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From the creators of the hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY comes this award-nominated podcast inviting you into the studios of Hollywood's most brilliant, beloved and imaginative musical storytellers. Hosted by Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/score/support

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 364 Ratings

From the creators of the hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY comes this award-nominated podcast inviting you into the studios of Hollywood's most brilliant, beloved and imaginative musical storytellers. Hosted by Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/score/support

    #10 | James Newton Howard says be great at making a demo

    #10 | James Newton Howard says be great at making a demo

    Kenny and Robert begin the show discussing recent scores they've been checking out including Jordan Peele's take on Candyman by composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and HBO's popular series The White Lotus by composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer.

    Subscribe to MORE SCORE on Patreon for year-round interviews, film music talk and even cool merch: http://Patreon.com/MoreScore

    Then, 9x Oscar-nominated composer and friend of the show James Newton Howard (News of the World, Jungle Cruise, Raya and the Last Dragon, Fantastic Beasts series, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, King Kong, The Hunger Games series, The Sixth Sense, Signs) joins the show sharing why he dropped out of USC after three months on a music scholarship, revealing a question he once asked that immediately got him fired from an early film scoring gig, discussing how he connected with Metallica to collaborate for Jungle Cruise and why that may not be the last time they work together, and defining the most important skill a film composer should master.

    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio

    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com

    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes

    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader

    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto

    © 2021 Epicleff Media


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    #9 | Dan Romer was lured by the creative freedom of film music

    #9 | Dan Romer was lured by the creative freedom of film music

    In another loaded double-guest episode, Kenny and Robert begin the show chatting with World Soundtrack Awards Film Composer of the Year nominee Nainita Desai (The Reason I Jump, For Sama, American Murder: The Family Next Door) about her early years working as an engineer and mixer, overcoming "imposter syndrome," the art of writing music for documentary and keeping the authenticity of true stories and why she was caught by surprise when she learned she was nominated by the WSA.

    Subscribe to MORE SCORE on Patreon for year-round interviews, film music talk and even cool merch: http://Patreon.com/MoreScore

    Later, award-winning composer and record producer Dan Romer (Luca, Beasts of the Souther Wild, Beasts of No Nation, Wendy, Superman and Lois) joins the show to sharing what he learned about scoring Italian influenced music, revealing what motivated him to create unique sound palettes for his scores, and details what happened with No Time To Die and why being replaced on that film only made him stronger.

    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio

    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com

    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes

    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader

    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto

    © 2021 Epicleff Media


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/score/support

    • 1 hr 52 min
    #8 | Rupert Gregson-Williams loves being cheeky

    #8 | Rupert Gregson-Williams loves being cheeky

    Robert and Kenny begin the show discussing the nominees for the 2021 World Soundtrack Awards, including many former guests and friends of the show. Kenny also shares why Blake Neely had an exciting and unexpected surprise while watching the Tokyo Olympics over the weekend.   

    Subscribe to MORE SCORE on Patreon for year-round interviews, film music talk and even cool merch: http://Patreon.com/MoreScore 

    Later, Emmy-nominated composer Rupert Gregson-Williams (Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Hacksaw Ridge, Veep, Catch 22, The Crown, Behind Her Eyes and more) joins the show sharing his early stories of growing up with his brother and fellow A-list composer Harry and why they only recently collaborated on a project after many years of success as solo composers, detailing why a particular cue on The Crown was his most challenging job to date, and revealing why Adam Sandler prefers to skip spotting sessions on his films.



    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio

    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com

    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes

    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader

    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto

    © 2021 Epicleff Media


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/score/support

    • 1 hr 31 min
    #7 | Carter Burwell still doesn't have a career in mind

    #7 | Carter Burwell still doesn't have a career in mind

    Robert and Kenny begin the show discussing the trailer release and score cues of Dune with original score by Hans Zimmer. Kenny asks Robert to explain why the music used in trailers most often doesn't reflect the score/sound of the film.

    Subscribe to MORE SCORE on Patreon for year-round interviews, film music talk and even cool merch: http://Patreon.com/MoreScore

    Later, Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning composer Carter Burwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Morning Show, Space Force, Fargo, Carol, Twilight series, No Country For Old Men, True Grit, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Tragedy of Macbeth and so many more) joins the show sharing that his initial leap into film was as an animator, how he connected with the Coen Brothers and why their bond has only gotten stronger after more than a dozen films together, explaining why he never left the east coast, and detailing his first earthquake encounter in 1994 while scoring Airheads, which happened to be one of the most catastrophic earthquakes in history.

    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio

    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com

    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes

    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader

    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto

    © 2021 Epicleff Media


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    #6 | Elliot Goldenthal looks behind the actors’ eyes

    #6 | Elliot Goldenthal looks behind the actors’ eyes

    In our third double-guest episode in a row, Kenny and Robert begin the show chatting with rockstar songwriter, musician and composer, Isabella Summers (Little Fires Everywhere, Panic, Physical) aka “The Machine” from Florence + The Machine. Isa reveals that she always wanted to work in film and even scored and directed her own horror films as a kid, explains how she jumped head first into film scoring and continues to learn as she goes and breaks down the differences between scoring with a partner and writing solo.

    Subscribe to MORE SCORE on Patreon for year-round interviews, film music talk and even cool merch: http://Patreon.com/MoreScore

    Later, Oscar-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal (Frida, Batman Forever, Heat, Interview with the Vampire, Alien 3, Pet Sematary, Demolition Man and so many more) joins the show to discuss growing up in Brooklyn and absorbing multiple styles of music, his working relationship with late director Joel Schumacher, how Jim Carrey’s Riddler influenced his themes for Batman Forever, why he compares a tight deadline to a car crash, and shares his secret for overcoming writer’s block.

    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio

    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com

    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes

    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader

    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto

    © 2021 Epicleff Media


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/score/support

    • 2 hr 8 min
    #5 | Mark Isham never stops learning something new

    #5 | Mark Isham never stops learning something new

    In another loaded double-guest episode, Kenny and Robert begin the show chatting with mega-talent Isobel Waller-Bridge, composer of Emma (2020), Fleabag, Vita & Virginia and more! Isobel shares stories of early collaborations writing songs with her sister Phoebe, why she likes to sneak "easter egg" sounds and lyrics into her scores and why she loves to tackle musical projects outside of her wheelhouse.

    Subscribe to MORE SCORE on Patreon for year-round interviews, film music talk and even cool merch: http://Patreon.com/MoreScore

    Later, Emmy and Grammy-winning composer Mark Isham (HBO's The Nevers, Godfather of Harlem, Judas and the Black Messiah, Bill & Ted Face the Music, Crash (2004), A River Runs Through It, Once Upon a Time and so many more) joins the show sharing his unbelievable tale of how he got his first film scoring gig that involved a lot of luck, explains how scoring for TV has drastically changed over the course of his career, reveals why he got fired from the 1995 film Waterworld and what he's learned from experiences like that, and why he is motivated to collaborate with first-time film composers.

    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio

    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com

    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes

    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader

    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto  © 2021 Epicleff Media


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/score/support

    • 1 hr 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
364 Ratings

364 Ratings

Disciple-of-Newman ,

This Podcast is truly for EVERYONE!

Why "everybody"?
Well, I assume everyone reading this:
1. Has some favorite movies/ tv shows...
2. Likes to listen to music...
3. Was born sometime after the Jazz Singer came out (in 1927).

If anyone meets these 3 criteria, they should treat themselves to the deep and colorful insights on the often unseen world of film scoring. (Musicians and music makers will not be able to get ENOUGH of this podcast). This podcast came forth after the creators of "Score, the Documentary" decided to venture even further into its subject and grace us with alluring interviews with film composers and some of the highest profile musicians.

Since it's early beginning, this podcast has consistently sat its listeners at the feet of some of Hollywood's greatest musical icons. Over an hour in length, these giants of film scoring offer stories about their careers and truly compelling experiences which are often not heard anywhere else on the internet. They cover the industry, the challenges and excitement of working on film and tv, their time spent with the directors, and their unique contributions to the wonderful art of film scoring. They're thorough without being tedious. They're passionate without becoming overwhelmingly geeky or too nerdy for your average person.

Additionally, everything is curated at such a great pace. For example, sprinkled in the podcast are a few mini-segments, keeping it light and fresh, and keeping you far from listening fatigue. My favorite has to be from music psychologist Siu-Lan Tan. As a musician myself, I love hearing her explain and comb through some fine details of a different film score segment. Fellow composers will truly enjoy these gems from Siu.

And everyone will surely look forward to "Name! That! Score!" the unique game that will test everyone's film score trivia skills by challenging you to identify an audio segment played backwards. It's addictive! Honestly somebody should make a whole tv show based on that concept. But you have that and more, here in Score: the Podcast.

littlebird1983 ,

Love. But...

I do love this podcast. Brilliant Hosts, amazing guests... but sometimes the hosts talk over each other and often talk more than the guests get to talk. Would love to hear more from the guests❤️

ch3ckerfred ,

Great podcast for film music fans

This podcast is great for anyone fascinated by how music scores are written for film. Great insight into the intersection of the film and music business and always excellent interviews with composers.

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