Five-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile has been tapped to perform an emotionally poignant song, “Carried Me With You,” for the end credits of the upcoming Disney and Pixar film “Onward.”
The song is written and produced by Carlile, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth, for the original motion picture soundtrack, available digitally from Walt Disney Records on February 28.
“‘Carried Me With You’ is a song about not taking love for granted—accepting love even when you don’t feel like you deserve it,” said Carlile. “It’s absolutely wonderful to be a part of a Pixar film! I can’t wait for my little girls to see it! It’ll no doubt have all the wonder, imagination and creative life lessons our family has come to love about Pixar films.”
Woody, Buzz and the gang are back in the highly anticipated Disney and Pixar animated film, “Toy Story 4.” Accompanying the film is Walt Disney Records’ soundtrack album, which reunites the Toy Story franchise with the Academy Award-winning composer and songwriter Randy Newman. The soundtrack features two new songs “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” and “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy.” The end credit version of “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” is performed by multi-Platinum, Grammy-winning musician Chris Stapleton. The song is available today as a single and lyric video. The soundtrack will be available from Walt Disney Records on June 21 as the film opens in U.S. theaters nationwide.
“The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” was written from Woody’s perspective. Newman said, “Woody feels like he was a lonesome cowboy until someone comes along and changes his world.” Newman was excited to hear Chris Stapleton would record the end credit version of the song and felt he’d bring Woody’s feelings to life perfectly. “Chris Stapleton did a great job on this song.”
Stapleton said, “To me what has made the ‘Toy Story’ films hold up over time has been the strength of the stories and the songs and the writing and the characters. There’s something for people of all ages to enjoy in the world that is ‘Toy Story.’ It’s a tremendous honor to get to sing a Randy Newman song in what is without question one of the most iconic animated franchises in history.”
The Toy Story 4 original motion picture soundtrack is now available for physical pre-order. “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” performed by Chris Stapleton is available at streaming and download services.
The much-anticipated soundtrack to one of the cinematic events of the year, the Elton John musical fantasy Rocketman, will be released on May 24 by Interscope Records. Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture features the vocal performances of the film’s star Taron Egerton, and producer-composer Giles Martin reinterpreting Elton’s landmark hits, tailoring the music specifically to complement the movie narrative.
The first track from the album, “Rocket Man,” was Zane Lowe’s World Record today (Wed, May 1st) on Apple Music’s Beats 1. In the film, the track, with its “submerged” intro feel, has Egerton, as Elton, in the depths of a swimming pool, before climaxing at Dodgers Stadium. Fans who pre-order Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture will receive “Rocket Man” instantly.
“It was so important that the music I composed and recorded had to be sung by Taron,” says Elton John. “I wanted his interpretation of me, through Bernie Taupin’s lyrics and my music — not just acting. I left Taron in the hands of Giles Martin, who I trusted implicitly because he’s brilliant.
“I didn’t want to be in Taron’s shadows, watching over the process, I trusted them to do what they needed to do, artistically, and listening back I’ve been astonished with the results. Getting the music right was the most important thing, as the songs in the film are integral to the story.”
Egerton adds: “The beauty of having Elton involved with the film is that we’ve been able to work with him to see how far we can take these classic songs. Giles Martin has impeccable taste and massive skills to bring the songs to a place where they are faithful and daring as well.”
Observes Martin: ‘The great thing about Elton is that he is a true artist and he wants people to expand on his work — he wants interpretations done, it’s refreshing for him. We had scope to play around with things and think how we address the songs. The songs are the story of the movie, the heartbeat of what happens. Once the songs start a whole world opens up. In Taron I’ve never known a singer who dedicates himself so much to the process. I don’t think anyone else could have played Elton.”
Working closely with the makers of Rocketman, Martin supervised such highlights as the transformation of ‘Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting’ into an epic ensemble piece, and turning ‘I Want Love’ into a moment of heartbreaking conflict around young Reg Dwight’s family meal. The soundtrack also features a brand new John-Taupin composition, ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,’ performed by Elton and Taron Egerton. This is co-produced by Martin and Greg Kurstin, with Martin handling all other production; the album was recorded between 2017 and 2019 at Abbey Road Studios and AIR Studios in London. The executive album producers are Elton John, David Furnish, Matthew Vaughn and Dexter Fletcher.
1 The Bitch Is Back (Introduction) 2 I Want Love 3 Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting) 4 Thank You For All Your Loving 5 Border Song 6 Rock & Roll Madonna – Interlude 7 Your Song 8 Amoreena 9 Crocodile Rock 10 Tiny Dancer 11 Take Me To The Pilot 12 Hercules 13 Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 14 Honky Cat 15 Pinball Wizard – Interlude 16 Rocket Man 17 Bennie and the Jets 18 Don’t Let The Sun Go Down – Interlude 19 Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word 20 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 21 I’m Still Standing 22 (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again
Mondo is bringing the iconic score to Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia to vinyl for the first time. The 3-LP set features all of the film’s songs by Aimee Mann and the complete score by Jon Brion. The vinyl goes on sale January 17, 2018.
Magnolia was released in 1999 following the crossover success of Boogie Nights. The sprawling saga featured Anderson’s most star-studded ensemble, including Julianne Moore, Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Baker Hall, William H. Macy, John C. Reilly, and more. Cruise was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
Mondo will release the original songs and score not only on vinyl for the first time, but also for the first time in a single release. The collection features new artwork from Joao Ruas and is pressed on 180 gram colored vinyl. The set is also available on 180 gram black vinyl.
Disc 1 – Songs by Aimee Mann Side A 1. One 2. Momentum 3. Build That Wall 4. Deathly
Side B 5. Driving Sideways 6. You Do 7. Nothing Is Good Enough (Instrumental) 8. Wise Up 9. Save Me
Disc 2 & 3 – Original Score by Jon Brion Side C 1. A Little Library Music / Going To A Show 2. Showtime
Side D 3. Jimmy’s Breakdown 4. WDKK Theme 5. I’ve Got A Surprise For You Today
Side E 6. Stanley / Frank / Linda’s Breakdown
Side F 7. Chance of Rain 8. So Now Then 9. Magnolia
The Baby Driver soundtrack is coming to both vinyl and CD, and hits stores on June 23rd via Columbia Records imprint 30th Century Records.
Spanning 30 tracks tram a variety of different decades, this album features artists such as Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Beach Boys, The Damned, T. Rex, Beck, Blur, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Golden Earring, Simon and Garfunkel, and so much more. Of particular note is a new song from Sky Ferriera called “Easy”.
Those who pre-order the soundtrack right now will immediately receive “Chase Me” by Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels and Big Boi as well as “Baby Driver” by Simon and Garfunkel.
Here is the synopsis of the eagerly anticipated film: A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx.
01. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “Bellbottoms” 02. Bob & Earl – “Harlem Shuffle” 03. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – “Egyptian Reggae” 04. Googie Rene – “Smokey Joe’s La La” 05. The Beach Boys – “Let’s Go Away For Awhile” 06. Carla Thomas – “B-A-B-Y” 07. Kashmere Stage Band – “Kashmere” 08. Dave Brubeck – “Unsquare Dance” 09. The Damned – “Neat Neat Neat” 10. The Commodores – “Easy (Single Version)” 11. T. Rex – “Debora” 12. Beck – “Debra” 13. Incredible Bongo Band – “Bongolia” 14. The Detroit Emeralds – “Baby Let Me Take You (in My Arms)” 15. Alexis Korner – “Early In The Morning” 16. David McCallum – “The Edge” 17. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – “Nowhere To Run” 18. The Button Down Brass – “Tequila” 19. Sam & Dave – “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby” 20. Brenda Holloway – “Every Little Bit Hurts” 21. Blur – “Intermission” 22. Focus – “Hocus Pocus (Original Single Version)” 23. Golden Earring – “Radar Love (1973 Single Edit)” 24. Barry White – “Never, Never Gone Give Ya Up” 25. Young MC – “Know How” 26. Queen – “Brighton Rock” 27. Sky Ferreira – “Easy” 28. Simon & Garfunkel – “Baby Driver” 29. Kid Koala – “Was He Slow (Credit Roll Version)” 30. Danger Mouse (feat. Run The Jewels and Big Boi) – “Chase Me”
Check out the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack list below.
Awesome Mix Vol. 2, Track Listing
1. “Mr. Blue Sky,” Electric Light Orchestra 2. “Fox on the Run,” Sweet 3. “Lake Shore Drive,” Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah 4. “The Chain,” Fleetwood Mac 5. “Bring it On Home to Me,” Sam Cooke 6. “Southern Nights,” Glen Campbell 7. “My Sweet Lord,” George Harrison 8. “Brandy You’re a Fine Girl,” Looking Glass 9. “Come a Little Bit Closer,” Jay and the Americans 10. “Wham Bang Shang-A-Lang,” Silver 11. “Surrender,” Cheap Trick 12. “Father and Son,” Yusuf / Cat Stevens 13. “Flashlight,” Parliament 14. “Guardians Inferno,” The Sneepers featuring David Hasselhoff (an original track, co-written by Gunn and score composer Tyler Bates)
The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cast includes the return of Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, and Sean Gunn as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, who plays Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface and Kurt Russell as Ego, the Living Planet.
Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Directed and written by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Opening in theaters on May 5, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be followed by Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7 and Thor: Ragnarok on November 3. Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled to open on May 4, 2018.
A new, two-disc deluxe edition of the soundtrack to Singles – Cameron Crowe’s look at Generation X living in early Nineties Seattle – will feature previously unreleased songs by Mudhoney, Chris Cornell, Paul Westerberg and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, among others. The album is set for release on May 19th.
The release, which will be available digitally, as well as a two-CD and two-LP set, features a bonus disc of previously unreleased songs and other rarities, including songs heard in the film but not on the original 13-track release. The vinyl edition will feature all of the original music and include a CD of the bonus disc.
The rarities include Cornell’s 1992 EP, Poncier (named after Matt Dillon’s character in the movie, Cliff Poncier), which features an early version of “Spoonman.” For the first time on CD, it will also include “Touch Me I’m Dick,” the song by the movie’s fictional grunge band Citizen Dick that included Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament backing “frontman” Dillon. (The song is a snarky take on Mudhoney’s “Touch Me, I’m Sick.”)
The set will also feature new liner notes and a track-by-track breakdown of its songs by Crowe.
Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Deluxe Edition Track List
1. Alice in Chains – “Would?” 2. Pearl Jam – “Breath” 3. Chris Cornell – “Seasons” 4. Paul Westerberg – “Dyslexic Heart” 5. The Lovemongers – “Battle of Evermore’ 6. Mother Love Bone – “Chloe Dancer”/”Crown of Thorns” 7. Soundgarden – “Birth Ritual” 8. Pearl Jam – “State of Love and Trust” 9. Mudhoney- “Overblown” 10. Paul Westerberg – “Waiting for Somebody” 11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “May This Be Love” 12. Screaming Trees – “Nearly Lost You” 13. Smashing Pumpkins – “Drown”
1. Citizen Dick – “Touch Me I’m Dick” (first time on CD) 2. Chris Cornell – “Nowhere but You” (Poncier) 3. Chris Cornell – “Spoon Man” (Poncier) 4. Chris Cornell – “Flutter Girl” (Poncier) 5. Chris Cornell – “Missing” (Poncier) (first time on CD) 6. Alice In Chains – “Would?” (live) – (first time on CD) 7. Alice In Chains – “It Ain’t Like That” (live) – (first time on CD) 8. Soundgarden – “Birth Ritual” (live) – (first time on CD) 9. Paul Westerberg – “Dyslexic Heart” (acoustic) – (first time on CD) 10. Paul Westerberg – “Waiting for Somebody” (score acoustic) – (previously unreleased) 11. Mudhoney – “Overblown” (demo) – (previously unreleased) 12. Truly – “Heart and Lungs” 13. Blood Circus – “Six Foot Under” 4. Mike McCready – “Singles Blues 1” (previously unreleased) 15. Paul Westerberg – “Blue Heart” (previously unreleased) 16. Paul Westerberg – “Lost in Emily’s Words” (previously unreleased) 17. Chris Cornell – “Ferry Boat #3” (previously unreleased) 18. Chris Cornell – “Score Piece #4” (previously unreleased)
Soundtracks play an important role in setting the tone in movies and TV shows. When done right, the music enhances the scene and helps the audience make an emotional connection with the characters.
There was a time when TV and movie soundtracks were composed on-demand, and usually by established artists. Today, music directors and producers use music from a variety of artists, depending on their needs. As a result, soundtracks can revive the careers of older artists, and launch the careers of newer artists. Take the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, a group of songs by artists from the late 70s that have all seen a major resurgence thanks to the popularity of that movie. The Garden State soundtrack is another example of music from less well-known artists getting wider exposure, thanks to its inclusion in a movie. Even television shows are getting into the act with shows like The Vampire Diaries using music from new, independent, and up-and-coming artists.
If you are a musician who is interested in getting your music onto a TV or Movie soundtrack, here are some tips on how to make that happen.
The Easy Way
If you’re going to have the slightest chance of someone using your music in a movie, you have to actually get the music in front of them – which is not such an easy task if you’re in Athens, GA and they’re in Vancouver, BC and have never heard of you.
However, if you join a synchronization, or sync, licensing program through a major music publisher, your music will become part of a library that is available to movie producers and music supervisors all over the world. Even if there are movie producers and supervisors in your area, that doesn’t mean they’ll be exposed to your work.
A lot of movie professionals use sync licensing catalogs and databases, like TuneCore sync licensing, to find music for their projects. With a database they can search by genre to find the music they need, and all of the licensing is taken care of so that it’s one less thing that they have to worry about. Artists who license their music with these companies have a better chance getting their music in front of the right people.
Another advantage to the artist is that these types of services reach a broad range of people, because anyone who needs licensed music will go to the catalog. This means that your music could be used in any visual presentation, from movies and TV to commercials and documentaries.
The Not-So-Easy Way
The not-so-easy way involves a lot of research and legwork on your part. Instead of putting your work in a central library where produces and music supervisors can find you, you have to go out and find them.
You can find listings of music supervisor at the Film & Television Music Guide or at The Guild of Music Supervisors. You can also run into them at industry conventions and panel discussions at events like South by Southwest. It’s important to cultivate strong professional relationships with these people because, if a music supervisor knows who you are, he might be more likely to consider your work when he’s looking for music, or even refer other people to you. He is also more likely to take your calls, or read your emails, when it’s time for you to pitch your music to.
In addition to cultivating strong industry relationships, you also need to stay on top of which projects are in production, by checking trade journals, and websites like IMDB Pro. Keep in mind that there could be hundreds of movies and TV shows in production at any given time.
If a music supervisor expresses interest in your music, you need to make sure you get a copy to him by overnight delivery, and that it’s a broadcast-quality finished master. You also need to send two or three tracks, with your best piece first.
If you have already had some of your music appear on movie or TV soundtracks, going the not-so-easy way could work out very well for you, because you already have an established track record with some music supervisors.
However, if you are just starting out, adding your work to a sync licensing database is a great way to get your foot in the door.
Regardless of which method you use, you should also make sure that any music you submit is registered with the U.S. Electronic Copyright Office, to ensure that no one else can claim it as theirs. Do not try mailing a CD to yourself as a poor man’s copyright, that method is no longer considered valid.
MONDO, under license from Marvel Music and Hollywood Records, unleashes the cooler than cool 1970s soundtrack on vinyl from the blockbuster hit space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Pre-order for this deluxe vinyl package begins today and will be available for sale on MondoTees.com for $50.
The cover artwork from artist Tyler Stout is an appropriately epic collage of misfits featuring the instantly iconic heroes and villains of the summer’s most beloved film. Tyler Stout continues his stellar work for Marvel films that began with Marvel’s Iron Man and has continued throughout the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Available for pre-order, MONDO is pleased to present a deluxe vinyl release of the Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Volume 1 soundtrack featuring original artwork by Tyler Stout. What makes this release deluxe, beyond Tyler’s amazing artwork, is that every copy comes pressed on 180 Gram Purple Infinity Stone colored vinyl, and this is Mondo’s very first screen-printed album packaging.
Printed by D&L Screenprinting, each jacket will have the look and feel of a Tyler Stout screen-printed poster. Also, as an additional bonus, each record comes with one of nine randomly inserted screen-printed handbills featuring various characters from the film.
Because of the hand-done nature of this project, both in the vinyl and packaging, we do not expect these to begin shipping until Early 2015. Please note that this is a pre-order before purchasing.
1. Hooked on a Feeling – Blue Swede 2. Go All the Way – Raspberries 3. Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum 4. Moonage Daydream – David Bowie 5. Fooled Around and Fell in Love – Elvin Bishop 6. I Want You Back – The Jackson 5 7. I’m Not in Love – 10cc 8. Come and Get Your Love – Redbone 9. Cherry Bomb – The Runaways 10. Escape (The Piña Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes 11. O-O-H Child – The Five Stairsteps 12. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Check out the number of feel-good tunes on the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, better know as Star-Lord Peter Quill’s “Awesome Mix Vol. 1.”
Director James Gunn released the full track list on his Facebook page, and it’s packed with classic pop and rock tunes! The soundtrack will be available on July 29, 2014.
1. Blue Swede – Hooked on a Feeling 2. Raspberries – Go All the Way 3. Norman Greenbaum – Spirit in the Sky 4. David Bowie – Moonage Daydream 5. Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around and Fell in Love 6. 10CC – I’m Not in Love 7. Jackson 5 – I Want You Back 8. Redbone – Come and Get Your Love 9. The Runaways – Cherry Bomb 10. Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song) 11. The Five Stairsteps – O-O-H Child 12. Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough