December 26, 2018

"Everyone has a dream job growing up: doctor, vet, ice cream taste tester. But how do you actually get the gig? Marketplace is looking into how with the occasional series "How to Be a ..."

An iconic TV or movie moment is often more than great acting or direction: the right music at just the right moment can heighten emotions, reveal what the dialogue doesn't, and push the story forward.

But while the actors who performed the scene and the musicians who played the song might get all the glory, there was someone who dug through the...

December 19, 2018

"The Guild of Music Supervisors has announced that Joel Sill will receive the organization’s Legacy Award for his contribution to music in film. Sill’s body of work includes “Forrest Gump,” “The Goonies,” “Blade Runner,” “The Color Purple” and “My Cousin Vinny.” He will be joined by Spotify’s RISE artist, King Princess, who will be performing as this year’s Spotlight Artist."

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December 19, 2018

"From Juan Gabriel to 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' the music in 'Roma' recreates the music and mood of Mexico City in the 1970s.

Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director at The Golden Globes for his acclaimed feature film Roma, which also took home the award for Best Foreign Language Film, and is expected to be a contender in the Best Picture category when Oscar nominations are announced on Jan. 22.

Now showing on Netflix, recreates the music and mood of Mexico City in the early 1970s.

“It was mostly about choosing songs that were on the radi...

December 18, 2018

Music supervisors step into the spotlight with new Grammy eligibility in soundtrack category.

But a small rules change may also herald a shift for an overlooked craft at the Grammys: music supervision. This is the first year in which supervisors are eligible to win Grammys in the compilation soundtrack album category. In a time when music curation plays an ever-more important role in film and TV, the Recording Academy is finally acknowledging the importance of this job in the dialogue between music and visual media.

Read more at L...

December 17, 2018

Mcgarrybowen's creation will be stuck in your head all season

Move over, Lil Yachty and Donny Osmond, because the world of branded hip-hop just got a new unexpected duet: Lil Jon and Kool-Aid Man.

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December 11, 2018

"Tunefind, a music discovery website that partners with Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter each month to help present the Top TV Songs list (ranking songs that appear in TV shows each month using a combination of multiple metrics from Tunefind, Shazam and Nielsen Music), has revealed its 2018 year-end data, ranking the top songs, shows, movies and more based on traffic and interaction on the Tunefind website.

For the second year in a row, no TV show had a bigger hand in the world of music than Grey's Anatomy. The ABC drama lead...

December 11, 2018

"Despite what you may have been led to believe, there’s more to gaming in 2018 than Fortnite.

Although the success of Epic’s freemium battle royale game and the closure of beloved indie developer Telltale Games this year proves a tectonic shift is well underway for the wider industry, 2018 was still a stellar year for games, whether we were playing the PS4 masterpiece God of War or Rez creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s brain-melting Tetris Effect.

It was also another fantastic year for video game soundtracks. FACT has picked 10 of the y...

December 10, 2018

"Don’t cry, don’t raise your eye, it’s only the best music cues of the year. And as in past years, there’s an embarrassment of riches to choose from. Certainly, the sounds of the ’80s remain television’s staple crop when it comes to using preexisting pop and rock songs to complement, comment on, and enhance the action onscreen: Pose, Narcos: Mexico, The Americans, and The Assassination of Gianni Versace feature almost nothing but. Yet the approaches they take are as varied as their styles and subject matter, and when you factor...

December 7, 2018

For those interested in sponsoring the GMS Awards - and enjoying our specialty events including the Nominee Reception, Green Room access and our first ever Nominee Medallion Ceremony - we encourage you to check out the GMS Awards Sponsorship deck with the link below.


The awards will take place at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on the evening of Wednesday, February 13, 2019. 

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December 7, 2018

GMS Podcast 08 features Stanley Kubrick's assistant and right-hand, Leon Vitali in a keynote address held at the GMS Conference. Recorded at the 4th Annual GMS

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