Platoon To Release THE PIGEON TUNNEL—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Digitally October 20

Platoon is set to release The Pigeon Tunnel – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, an original score from composer Philip Glass and Paul Leonard-Morgan composed for Errol Morris’ documentary THE PIGEON TUNNEL. In the film, AcademyAward-winning documentarian Errol Morris pulls back the curtain on the storied life and career of former British spy David Cornwell—better known as John le Carré, author of such classic espionage novels as “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “The Constant Gardener.”

The soundtrack will release October 20th, timed to the theatrical release and global launch on Apple TV+, and will be available on all digital platforms including Apple Music. The soundtrack has been nominated by the Critics Choice Association Documentary Awards for Best Score.

The film is produced by Errol Morris, Dominic Crossley-Holland, Steven Hathaway, Simon Cornwell and Stephen Cornwell, Hossein Amini, P.J. van Sandwijk, Michael Lesslie, Joe Tsai, Arthur Wang, Michele Wolkoff and Katherine Butler serve as Executive Producers on the film.

“It is our pleasure to share The Pigeon Tunnel soundtrack,” say Philip Glass and Paul Leonard-Morgan. They add, “The orchestral journey this score took us on, combining the cimbalom of 60’s espionage soundtracks with symphonic orchestral work, led to 80 minutes of score, almost the entirety of the film.”
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Milan Records releases The Walking Dead: Dead City (Original Television Series Soundtrack) with music by Ian Hultquist

Milan Records releases The Walking Dead: Dead City (Original Television Series Soundtrack) with music by Ian Hultquist. The 20-track album is available today, June 23, on digital platforms here. The series is available now on AMC and AMC+.

Similar to the show, the music is dark and industrial, using sampled organic and environmental sounds. Sampled in abandoned warehouses and various other deteriorated areas, these sounds include banging on pipes, vibrating grain silos, playing instruments such as brass and guitar sounds and repitching, looping, and reverberating them in the studio.

“[I had] a few friends design samples & sounds specifically for the show. They helped create a lot of the booms & percussion, and the drones in [episode 5]. My assistant Ben Van is an avid field recordist and spent his holiday break in Maine recording sounds in abandoned warehouses. They literally look like Dead City sets,” says Ian.

The underscore supported vulnerable moments in the show, using strings, drums, synths, Therevox, distorted Baritone guitar, and Guitarviol.


Forspoken Original Soundtrack Released

Forspoken Original Soundtrack ReleasedSquare Enix® announced today that the original soundtrack for the Action RPG Forspoken is now available for purchase through the Square Enix Store. A digital download version of the soundtrack is also available for purchase.

With music by Garry Schyman and Bear McCreary, Forspoken puts players in the shoes of Frey Holland, an ordinary young woman who must harness her magical abilities to survive in a fantastical and dangerous land called Athia. Frey takes center stage in Forspoken, exploring an unknown world and facing treacherous trials to unravel the mystery behind Athia.

Composer Garry Schyman’s award-winning music can be heard in nearly every audio-visual media, including feature films, prime-time television, and video games. His haunting orchestral scores for the globally acclaimed video games Bioshock, Bioshock 2, and Bioshock Infinite have earned him multiple awards, including top honors for Best Original Score from the British Academy of Film & Television (BAFTA) and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.

As one of the world’s most celebrated composers of video game music, Schyman is notable for his versatility of style and unique ability to fluidly draw from multiple eclectic sources of inspiration. He captured the fantasy world of Tolkien for the adventure game Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (nominated for a BAFTA award) and Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War and paid playful homage to ’50s sci-fi with his score for the 2005 game Destroy all Humans! (followed by two sequels). He accelerated heartbeats with his thunderous orchestral scores in action games like Resistance: Retribution and Dante’s Inferno and gave a nod to the hypnotic style of Bernard Herrmann in the mystery game Voyeur.


The Saga Continues Worldwide: Wu-Tang Clan And Nas Announce 2023 Dates For Global N.Y. State Of Mind Tour

Wu-Tang Clan And Nas Announce 2023 DatesToday, Hip Hop icons Wu-Tang Clan and Nas have announced the 2023 co-headline run of their N.Y. State of Mind Tour, which will be hitting multiple continents this year. Produced by Live Nation, the 32-date global tour kicks off on Tuesday, May 9th in Auckland, New Zealand at Spark Arena, with additional stops across New Zealand, Australia, North America and Europe before wrapping up on Sunday, October 22nd at Yaamava Theatre in Highland, CA.

The 2023 tour comes on the heels of the sold out 2022 N.Y. State of Mind Tour run that hit 25+ cities last year, including an iconic show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The tour was also recently nominated for Pollstar’s 2022 Hip Hop Tour of The Year – watch the 2022 N.Y. State of Mind Tour recap here.

Tickets will be available beginning with American Express® Early Access on Tuesday, February 28th in select North American markets. Additional presales will be available throughout the week before the general onsale starting Friday, March 3rd at 9am local time on


“Avatar: The Way of Water” Original Score Released, With Music By Simon Franglen

Avatar The Way of Water Original Score Released Simon FranglenHollywood Records has announced the release of Avatar: The Way of Water (Original Score) on all streaming platforms (listen here.) Featuring music by GRAMMY® Award-winning composer Simon Franglen, the 32-track album includes 11 additional score cues from the film not available on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

Franglen, who worked with composer James Horner on the original “Avatar” film, picked up where Horner left off following his tragic death in 2015, spending a large portion of the last three years composing the three-hour score to “Avatar: The Way of Water,” traveling to New Zealand to collaborate with James Cameron. Franglen was also responsible for the production and further composition of the music throughout “Pandora–The World of Avatar,” which opened at Walt Disney World in Florida in May 2017 and is working on the next “Avatar” sequel to be released in 2024.

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive and the tragedies they endure. Directed by James Cameron, “Avatar: The Way of Water” stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Giovanni Rabisi and Kate Winslet. The screenplay is from James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver.

“Avatar: The Way of Water” is currently playing in theaters.


A2A Music Releases “Pearl” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Pearl SoundtrackA24 Music has announced the release of the Pearl Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with music by Tyler Bates & Timothy Williams, listen here. The 19-track album is available today, September 23 on major digital platforms.

With only six weeks to assemble a 68-person orchestra, Bates brought in frequent collaborator Timothy Williams, who worked with the composer on Guardians of the Galaxy, to help him audition musicians, build the orchestra, rehearse over four days in Nashville, and record the score.

“In the style of mid-century melodramas,” says West, “Tyler Bates fashioned a sweeping, shrieking, strings-based score that lets the viewer know from the opening credits that Pearl will not be a subdued or quiet film. I said to him, ‘let’s do a romantic, melodramatic, old-school score for this movie.’”

He continues, “This wasn’t the first time I’ve used live instruments on a movie—but it was the first time I had a full orchestra. It was awesome. Tyler and Tim really hit it out of the park. The score is very much one of the film’s central characters, and that was important.”

“Ti expressed the musical approach to this film with us before filming,” says Bates & Williams. “We knew that the music would be based in an “Old Hollywood” approach, which stylistically is something we both love to do. This was a rare opportunity to write a lyrical score where the main theme permeates the music throughout the myriad emotional and psychological dynamics from beginning to end.”

Pearl had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, followed by its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

In a teaser that debuted at the end of the TIFF screening on September 12, it was revealed that A24 has greenlit MaXXXine, the third film of the X horror franchise. MaXXXine is written and directed by Ti West with Mia Goth reprising one of her two roles in X.

Pearl is showing in theaters now across the US.


Netflix’s “The Sandman” Season 1 Soundtrack Featuring Music By David Buckley Released

Soundtrack From  Netflix Original Series The Sandman Season 1 ReleasedWaterTower Music has announced the release of The Sandman: Season 1 (Soundtrack From the Original Netflix Series) which features music by composer David Buckley (The Good Wife, The Gifted). This 27-track score is available now on all major digital platforms for digital purchase and streaming.

“The Sandman is an incredibly eclectic story spanning everything from other-worldly magic to deep trauma and horror, but is always told with real human feelings,” says Buckley.

The Sandman’s range of genres gave Buckley the opportunity to embrace a large palette for the score including full orchestra, choir, early music instruments, such as viola da gamba and baroque flutes, and some esoteric sounds. He combined historic classical music and instruments with modern electronic textures to bridge time within the music.

One of the most notable experimentations is that of Dream’s theme, using bells to portray his character’s ruling of the sleeping world, reminding the viewer of a midnight chime. The bells are sometimes warped or dissonant, mimicking the inconsistency and eclecticism of dreams. As an Endless, Dream’s theme is ubiquitous, being used throughout episodes regardless of his on-screen presence.

The emotional score switches from dark to dainty themes episode to episode while still remaining cohesive and homogenous. Buckley created sounds unique to every moment of the series, making the music feel alive and distinctive.


Diane Warren To Receive Honorary Oscar

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Randy Jackson presenting Diane Warren the Hollywood Music In Media Awards in 2017

The songwriter, musician, and record producer is set to receive an Honorary Award alongside Peter Weir, Euzhan Palcy, and Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient Michael J. Fox.

This will make Warren the first person ever to receive an Honorary Oscar for songwriting.

“The Academy’s Board of Governors is honored to recognize four individuals who have made indelible contributions to cinema and the world at large,” said Academy President David Rubin in a press statement.

“Michael J. Fox’s tireless advocacy of research on Parkinson’s disease alongside his boundless optimism exemplifies the impact of one person in changing the future for millions. Euzhan Palcy is a pioneering filmmaker whose groundbreaking significance in international cinema is cemented in film history. Diane Warren’s music and lyrics have magnified the emotional impact of countless motion pictures and inspired generations of musical artists. Peter Weir is a director of consummate skill and artistry whose work reminds us of the power of film to reveal the full range of human experience.”

Warren, 65, has previously lost 13 Oscar nominations, all of which she lost, and was most recently just been up for the original song award earlier this year.

She has contributed original songs to more than 100 films including “Because You Loved Me,” “How Do I Live” and “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.”


Varèse Sarabande To Release The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift And Big Night

the fast and furious and big nightVarèse Sarabande Records will be releasing two soundtrack LPs for Record Store Day Drops 2022: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift will be released as a double LP with collector’s edition etching and Big Night on crystal clear vinyl.

These Varèse Sarabande Records titles will be available tomorrow, June 18, at thousands of independent record stores. For a list of participating stores and more information about these special LPs, visit

The Fast and the Furious is the most successful movie franchise of all time, with almost 6.5 billion dollars in box office receipts from ten films over the past 20 years. Tokyo Drift is often cited as one of the best of the lot, and the musical score is definitely one of the most lauded among score fans. Brian Tyler (Scream, Thor, Avengers) scored Tokyo Drift (with an assist from Slash on “Welcome to Tokyo”) and went on to score four of the five subsequent films.
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Varèse Sarabande Records To Release LP of The Iron Giant Original Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition)

Varese-Sarabande-Records-The-Iron-Giant-Original-SoundtrackVarèse Sarabande Records is set to release the LP of The Iron Giant (Deluxe Edition) Original Motion Picture Score with music by Michael Kamen. Varèse Sarabande has previously released Kamen’s The Iron Giant score as a 49-minute program single LP. The album will release August 5.

Creating The Iron Giant’s beautiful, sympathetic score was Michael Kamen, one of his last major scores and his first animated film, miles away from the action blockbusters for which he had become known.

This Deluxe Edition adds an additional 13 minutes of alternates, outtakes and rare demos—including a piano-and-guitar attempt at an unrealized song, “Souls Don’t Die,” based on Kamen’s theme, performed by Kamen and Eric Clapton. Tim Greiving’s new liner notes feature new interview material with director Brad Bird, music editor Christopher Brooks and orchestrator Blake Neely, going deep into Kamen’s working process and their adoration for the gifted, late composer.

A modern classic, The Iron Giant, directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol) tells the story of a young boy who befriends a giant alien robot during the Sputnik era of the Cold War. Based on the 1968 book The Iron Man by poet Ted Hughes, the film is a marvel of heartfelt storytelling, with timeless themes of friendship, caring and self-determination.
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