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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.

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    • 4.8 • 365 Ratings

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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.

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    #11 | Randy Newman built his own legacy

    #11 | Randy Newman built his own legacy

    Kenny and Robert begin this Season Finale joined by Composer Carol and Matt Schrader reminiscing on the best moments of Season 4 and recapping the Emmy winners in the music categories.
    Subscribe to MORE SCORE on Patreon for year-round interviews, film music talk and even cool merch: http://Patreon.com/MoreScore 
    Then, legendary songwriter and composer Randy Newman (Toy Story franchise, Monsters Inc., Meet The Parents, Meet The Fockers, Marriage Story, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug's Life) joins to share stories about his early days growing up around his uncles Alfred and Lionel, closely watching maestros Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams evolve into film music titans, revealing why Frank Sinatra passed on what became one of Randy's greatest songs and explaining why he decided to score Toy Story, which catapulted his film scoring legacy.
    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

    • 1 hr 22 min
    More Score #17 | The Newton Brothers

    More Score #17 | The Newton Brothers

    Andy Grush and Taylor Newton Stewart (better known as the composing duo THE NEWTON BROTHERS) preview their upcoming miniseries MIDNIGHT MASS on Netflix. How Andy came to be a series regular, and why they recorded the cover of a classic song inside a car.

    While Internet service in Los Angeles allows (there was a Spectrum Cable outage) we also talk about their rise with director Mike Flanagan on the Haunting of Hill House and Haunting on Bly Manor, and what kind of series they're hoping to do next. The Newton Brothers!

    More Score #16 | Cristobal Tapia de Veer

    More Score #16 | Cristobal Tapia de Veer

    Cristobal Tapia de Veer is a Chilean-born composer working in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

    His family fled Chile during the military coup of the 1970s, and ended up in France and then eventually in Montreal.

    Cristobal's pop band ONE TON signed to Warner Music in 2001, before he turned his attention back to film and TV scoring.

    He has scored the British TV series UTOPIA, Amazon Prime's ELECTRIC DREAMS, the finale of Netflix's BLACK MIRROR season 4, and most recently HBO's smash hit miniseries THE WHITE LOTUS.

    In this interview for MORE SCORE with Robert Kraft, Cristobal talks about his artistic and idiosyncratic approach to scoring, and how he draws from other artistic mediums to inform sounds that are often strange and create a unique emotional effect.

    #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

    • 1 hr 14 min
    More Score #15 | Music Video Review

    More Score #15 | Music Video Review

    Robert (an award-winning songwriter!) and Matt (not one) take a trip down memory lane and tell some stories behind iconic songs on the past few decades in this music video review!

    PLAYLIST:

    Beat It, Michael Jackson (1982)
    I Want A New Drug, Huey Lewis & The News (1983)
    Aaliyah, Journey to the Past, Aaliyah (1997)
    Higher Love, Steve Winwood (1986)
    Walk This Way, Aerosmith/Run DMC (1986 cover of 1976 song)
    I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Whitney Houston (1987)
    Lady Marmalade, Lil Kim, Mya, Pink, Christina Aguilera (2002)
    Gettin' Jiggy Wit It (1998)
    Shape of My Heart, Backstreet Boys (2000)
    All The Small Things, Blink-182 (2000)
    Seven Nation Army, The White Stripes (2003)
    Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Green Day (2004)

    #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

    • 1 hr 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
365 Ratings

365 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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