Composer

Gustavo Dudamel is leaving Los Angeles. But the city has a few years to brace itself for the looming departure of one of its favorite sons. The famed conductor will move to New York and take on the position of music director for the New York Philharmonic beginning in 2026.…

The 2016 film, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as an aspiring actress and a jazz musician, won six Oscars.

On the eve of Grammys weekend, a group of sexual assault survivors came together to call on the music industry to take action against sexual predators and those who enable them. “We need to take concrete steps to make sure that the music industry is safe and equitable,” said Melissa…

Nino Rota’s soundtrack for Federico Fellini’s 1976 film “Il Casanova,” which is getting a re-release via Italian record label CAM Sugar, has been a favorite of Alexandre Desplat’s ever since the Oscar-winning French composer first listened to it at 15 years old. The magnificently staged film stars Donald Sutherland as…

Berklee College of Music and Electronic Arts (EA) Music announced the “Next Gen” scholarship program, which will provide an annual scholarship and mentorship to a woman or non-cisgender composer in the screen scoring department each semester in an effort to increase diversity in the field. Through the mentorship program, the…

Mexican singer Marco Antonio Solis is still having a moment, and it will last all of 2023. On Jan. 30, the esteemed balladeer announced he’s going to embark on a solo tour that will make stops in 40 cities in North America and Spain later this year. The artist was in…

Shekhar Ravjiani, one of the composers of Bollywood megahit “Pathaan,” has launched Indie record label Garuudaa Musiic. The label is envisioned as a creative platform through which Ravjiani composes, sings and collaborates with new talent while also showcasing the musician’s own output. The idea for the label was born during…

GÖTEBORG, Sweden – Jan Troell, the 91-year-old Swedish director and 1972 Oscar nominee for “The Emigrants,”  is giving interviews in a Göteborg hotel, his leg propped on a chair, a walking stick, his daughter, Johanna, and wife, Agneta, both collaborators on his films, by his side. The director, who turned…

Barrett Strong, one of Motown Records’ original hitmakers and the songwriter for “Money (That’s What I Want),” and many other soul classics, has died. He was 81. Strong is perhaps best known for his collaborations with fellow Motown hitmaker Norman Whitfield, which include Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the…

M.M Keeravaani, “RRR” composer and “Naatu Naatu” songwriter; Catherine Martin, costume designer, production designer and producer on “Elvis”; Claudio Mirando, cinematographer of “Top Gun: Maverick”; and Florencia Martin, production designer for “Babylon” are among the recipients of Variety’s Artisans Awards. The honorees will be feted at the Santa Barbara Film…

Longtime friend and “Hairspray” composer Marc Shaiman said working with him “was a total joyfest.”

FESTIVALS Leslie Shampaine and Pip Gilmour‘s feature documentary “Call Me Dancer” will have its world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, in competition for best documentary, on Feb. 9, followed by its New York premiere at the Dance on Camera Film Festival at the Lincoln Center on Feb.…