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The only show that takes you inside the studios of Hollywood composers, with engaging conversations and musical demonstrations. Based on the hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY, the weekly SCORE: THE PODCAST celebrates the musical heartbeat and emotive power of modern storytelling. Join hosts Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes as they open the door to the creative, musical and fascinating personalities of the men and women who create music for the world’s most popular films, TV shows and video games. Follow us @ScoreThePodcast.

Score: The Podcast Epicleff Media

    • Film Interviews
    • 4.8, 304 Ratings

The only show that takes you inside the studios of Hollywood composers, with engaging conversations and musical demonstrations. Based on the hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY, the weekly SCORE: THE PODCAST celebrates the musical heartbeat and emotive power of modern storytelling. Join hosts Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes as they open the door to the creative, musical and fascinating personalities of the men and women who create music for the world’s most popular films, TV shows and video games. Follow us @ScoreThePodcast.

    #5 | Siddhartha Khosla scored 'This is Us' pilot in his parents' basement

    #5 | Siddhartha Khosla scored 'This is Us' pilot in his parents' basement

    Robert and Kenny begin the show discussing the conclusion of the ESPN docuseries The Last Dance profiling Michael Jordan and the 90s Chicago Bulls, and the terrific use of both source music and the dramatic score by composer Thomas Caffey. Then, Mrs. America composer Kris Bowers joins the show to share how he and his team adapted to the coronavirus stay at home orders that went into effect in the middle of scoring the new FX series. Before the break, the team checks Score: The Mailbox
    Later, Emmy-nominated composer Siddhartha Khosla joins the show and discusses his early years as a touring frontman for his band Goldspot, how his college roommate Dan Fogelman convinced him to change his musical path and eventually led to scoring NBC's smash series This is Us and why he could be the first Chief Musical Officer of the USA.
    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
    © 2020 Epicleff Media

    • 1 hr 45 min
    #4 | David Arnold has unfinished business with 007

    #4 | David Arnold has unfinished business with 007

    Robert and Kenny begin the show discussing the HBO film Bad Education, which includes the latest score by Michael Abels. Over the weekend, Kenny also re-watched Avatar, a film Robert worked on with James Cameron and James Horner. Robert reveals that Beyoncé was the original choice for the end credits song, but she was too expensive.
    Then, Emmy and Grammy-winning composer David Arnold (James Bond franchise, Independence Day, Stargate, Good Omens, Sherlock) joins the show to talk about the benefits of having his studio inside AIR Studios in London, why a record store clerk might be the reason he got his first James Bond film, how he wrote the theme from Independence Day in a dream and the pressure of being music director for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
    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
    © 2020 Epicleff Media

    • 1 hr 30 min
    #3 | Rachel Portman is releasing her first solo album

    #3 | Rachel Portman is releasing her first solo album

    Robert and Kenny begin the show discussing Taika Watiti being chosen as the next Star Wars director, breaking down the rules changes for the Oscars, updating the flub announcement of Daft Punk scoring a new film and checking Score: The Mailbox.
    Then, Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman joins to talk about her first solo album "Ask The River" releasing on 5/8, her trailblazing career that started with learning piano from a teacher in her small village and her hope to one day score a western.
    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
    © 2020 Epicleff Media

    • 1 hr 19 min
    #2 | Jung Jae Il wrote the Parasite theme hungover

    #2 | Jung Jae Il wrote the Parasite theme hungover

    Robert and Kenny start off the show discussing the news of Daft Punk returning to film scoring, sharing shows they have been watching and check Score: The Mailbox for the first time.
    Then, legendary film critic Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie, hosts of Maltin on Movies, join the show to discuss the future of film and cinema after the COVID-19 pandemic and Leonard explains why he believes movie theaters will survive.
    Later, composer musician and music producer Jung Jae Il shares stories of his early years performing in a funk band, how he first connected with Oscar-winning director Bong Joon Ho on Haemoo, traveling to Macedonia to find the right sound for his Okja score and why a hangover may be the reason his Parasite score fit so perfectly in the 2020 Best Picture.
    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
    © 2020 Epicleff Media

    • 1 hr 27 min
    #1 | Danny Elfman: From Superfan To Spectacle

    #1 | Danny Elfman: From Superfan To Spectacle

    In this supersized Season 3 premiere, Robert and Kenny talk about changes to the show due to coronavirus, Kenny’s anxiety trying to land Danny Elfman for the season premiere, and listen to Randy Newman's amazing COVID-19 song.
    Then, Danny Elfman (Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Good Will Hunting, Men In Black, Spider-Man) joins for an extended interview about the series of wacky coincidences that kickstarted his musical career, and why he first questioned director Tim Burton wanting him to score movies. Later, Danny talks about teaching himself to write music, getting into scuffles in Oingo Boingo, not wanting to co-write the Batman score with Prince, and why he only scores four movies a year. He explains how The Simpsons theme earned him his SAG card, and hints at his top-secret plans for a punk-orchestra opening act at Coachella.
    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
    © 2020 Epicleff Media

    • 1 hr 40 min
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    Hosts Kenny Holmes & Robert Kraft take you inside the studios of Hollywood's greatest composers and musical storytellers.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
304 Ratings

304 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.

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.

Jand2010 ,

Fun Show

I love hearing all of the discussion and insight about this amazing music! It’s fun to hear the composers’ stories and background. I’m not a fan of the explicit stuff, but I’m glad the episodes are labeled to give warning. I love the games at the end of each episode! So fun!

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