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From the creators of the hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY comes this weekly show that invites you into the studios of Hollywood's most cutting-edge, beloved and imaginative musical storytellers. Hosted by Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes.

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    • Film Interviews
    • 4.8 • 344 Ratings

From the creators of the hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY comes this weekly show that invites you into the studios of Hollywood's most cutting-edge, beloved and imaginative musical storytellers. Hosted by Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes.

    #15 | Howard Shore: The King of the Rings

    #15 | Howard Shore: The King of the Rings

    Robert and Kenny begin this Season Finale with special guest, Matt Schrader discussing the trailer release of The Batman, Travis Scott & Ludwig Göransson's chart-topping single release for TENET, Hans Zimmer's new cue for WW84 and checking Score: The Mailbox. Plus, the team reflects on their favorite moments of this season of the show.
    Later, 3x Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore joins sharing stories of his iconic work on The Lord of the Rings trilogy and why he couldn't turn the project down, why the maestro spends so much time finding the proper venue for recording the orchestra, the tricky task of underscoring Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire and why he had to write his own version of the "Happy Birthday" song for Big, which later got cut from the film.
    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 37 min
    #14 | Blake Neely's college suggested he quit music

    #14 | Blake Neely's college suggested he quit music

    Robert and Kenny begin the show with special guest, Matt Schrader discussing the season finale release of Blockbuster and checking Score: The Mailbox, with questions about composer compensation, live-to-picture film music concerts and how to present music to a director.
    Later, Emmy-nominated composer Blake Neely joins the show to share how he overcame the early doubters, the excitement of scoring superhero crossover episodes like Arrow and The Flash, why his relationship with Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman is all about trust, the secret to scoring the tension in Greyhound and advice on preparing aspiring composers for rejection.
    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 26 min
    #13 | Max Richter has to fall in love with a project

    #13 | Max Richter has to fall in love with a project

    Robert and Kenny begin the show answering questions from Score: The Mailbox about why album versions of scores sometimes differ from the film version, the use of diegetic music in film and if there is a common starting point for writing a score.
    Then, Emmy-nominated composer Max Richter joins to discuss his brilliant artist career, including his new album ‘Voices,’ why director Ari Folman called out of the blue demanding he score Waltz with Bashir, his use of laments in Taboo and why he took real space travel data and converted it into music for Ad Astra.
    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 22 min
    Bonus | Jim Johnston electrified WWE fans for 32 years

    Bonus | Jim Johnston electrified WWE fans for 32 years

    In this special Theme Song Throwback, longtime WWE composer Jim Johnston breaks down his process for writing entrance themes for some of the most iconic characters in sports entertainment. Jim reveals how John Williams' themes for Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker inspired his approach to good guys and bad guys, his experience writing songs with rock bands like Motorhead and P.O.D. and why he only attended one Wrestlemania in his 32 year run with the business.
    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

    • 41 min
    #12 | Ludwig Göransson has the Midas touch

    #12 | Ludwig Göransson has the Midas touch

    Kenny and Robert begin the show with a special “Theme Song Throwback” segment joined by longtime WWE composer Jim Johnston. The maestro of the squared circle reveals his secrets for writing the most iconic entrance themes of professional wrestling’s top superstars including The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Goldust.
    Then, Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Ludwig Goransson joins the show sharing what surprised him about Christopher Nolan while recording the score for his upcoming blockbuster film Tenet, his mesmerizing first trip to Jon Favreau’s office when meeting about writing his now Emmy-nominated score for The Mandalorian, how a song on Community led to a collaboration with Childish Gambino that won the 2019 grammy for record of the year and how he heard his music played by an orchestra for the first time at age seventeen.
    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
    #11 | Alexandre Desplat’s dream was to get to Hollywood

    #11 | Alexandre Desplat’s dream was to get to Hollywood

    Kenny and Robert begin the show discussing the 2020 Emmy nominations, the updated theatrical rollout plan for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, composer Alan Menken achieving EGOT status with a Daytime Emmy win and checking Score: The Mailbox with a question about why all film scores aren’t released.
    Then, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning composer Alexandre Desplat joins the show to discuss his new film with Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch, his transition from French cinema to Hollywood films and how the scoring process is different, writing songs for Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming live-action Pinocchio, how he lost his favorite pair of glasses when first meeting John Williams and the advice Ennio Morricone gave him that he constantly thinks about.
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
344 Ratings

344 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.

MTNDAN333 ,

This is a name for name recital of the most amazing composers in the last Century!

If you even have a brief affiliation with the film music scene, or a deep appreciation, this is the show for you. Being able to draw inspiration from the greatest minds in cinematic music is an experience some can’t even pay a life savings for! The shows are well-structured and provide a balanced look at a composer’s entire essence. I hope this show continues to do the amazing things that they continue to do each week!

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