• Songwriter Lera Lynn

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Songwriter Lera Lynn Talks 'True Detective' Season 2 Music & More!

    After an amazingly popular first season of HBO's True Detective, season two has had a lot to live up to, with a new story and new stars taking on different characters. One big change came when the songwriter for the series, Oscar winner T. Bone Burnett brought in the relatively unknown singer-songwriter Lera Lynn for the season two soundtrack music. We all figured it would be a great match because fans of the crime series know that writer and creator Nic Pizzolatto is a very meticulous showrunner, but when we heard Lynn's voice on the song "The Only Thing Worth Fighting For" in the teaser trailer for the 2015 episodes, we were blown away. Thanks to Lera's haunting voice, we were sold on the new season.
  • 'Sonic Highways' Score Cover Artwork

    Interview: Scoring Foo Fighters' 'Sonic Highways' Documentary with Bryan Lee Brown

    Though it may have seemed like the rollout of new music from Foo Fighters may have been the soundtrack to the band's HBO documentary Sonic Highways, the actual musical map of the show came from its score work. The low, ambient tones, the dobro, just the right amount of drama and intrigue marked Dave Grohl and co.'s personal and musical journey across the U.S.
  • Rudimental Governors Ball 2015

    Rudimental On Collaborating With Steely Dan, George Clinton [INTERVIEW]

    Normally one looks towards the United States for some of the world's most soulful acts, but recently the music industry has turned its gaze across the pond towards the UK for some of the best new talented breed of acts combining soul with various elements of pop, house and hip-hop. One of those artists leading the way is UK electronic band Rudimental. We recently had the chance to catch up with the group for an interview to discuss their album and who they decided to collaborate with on the project.
  • Rudimental Governors Ball 2015

    Rudimental Talk 'We The Generation,' Major Toms [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

    UK electronic outfit Rudimental have been responsible for some of the most soulful dance tracks of the past few years. Music Times had a chance to catch up with the band a short while ago before a listening party and we chatted with Rudimental about the album, the challanges they faced making it, Major Toms and much more.
  • [Exclusive Interview] 'Orange is the New Black' Music Composer Gwendolyn Sanford

    [Exclusive Interview] 'Orange is the New Black' Music Composer Gwendolyn Sanford

    Orange is the New Black is easily one of the biggest show's on Netflix and this year's third season has already taken over the summer of 2015. Executive producer Jenji Kohan certainly knows how to bring audiences engaging television, having previously worked on the Showtime series Weeds, so we're not surprised that she brought along her longtime musical collaborators for the streaming show. Songwriter Gwendolyn Sanford teams with her husband Brandon Jay and collaborator Scott Doherty to create the music for the genre-crossing series, exploring our favorite characters' backstories and more with each passing episode. Sanford recently sat down with Music Times to discuss season three and much more!
  • Paul Eden Movie

    Eden Co-Writer Sven Hansen-Løve On Daft Punk Involvement, Realism, EDM Evolution

    EDM, which can fill nightclubs, festival grounds and arenas, may have found a movie which has the potential to fill the seats at movie theaters. Mia Hansen-Løve & Sven Hansen-Løve's new film Eden has been garnering a fair amount of press from music publications for its connection to Daft Punk and its ability to artistically portray the growth of the 1990s French house scene from the light of a struggling DJ in a much more humanist and realistic approach.
  • 'Tyrant' FX Series Composers Mychael (R) & Jeff Danna (L) [EXCLUSIVE Q&A]

    'Tyrant' FX Series Composers Mychael & Jeff Danna [EXCLUSIVE Q&A]

    Season two of one of FX's most compelling drama series, Tyrant premieres this week, bringing us back into the tumultuous lives of some of TV's best characters from executive producer Howard Gordon. Based in the Middle East, this show brings American audiences to the forefront of many hot topics in politics, religion and most importantly, family, which is why we love the fact that brothers Mychael and Jeff Danna are the composers responsible for the layered underscore of the series, helping to tell the story of the Al-Fayeeds.
  • Brian Tyler

    Composer Brian Tyler Talks 'Furious 7' & 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Scores, Franchise Movies' Music & More [EXCLUSIVE Q&A]

    Two of the biggest, most successful movies of 2015 are Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Though these films broke box office numbers and garnered plenty of acclaim from fans, they have one other very important element in common: composer Brian Tyler. The multitalented songwriter is used to having many projects on his plate, working with top producers and directors, and delivering important musical moments that help guide the overall effect of a movie. In our exclusive Q & A interview with Tyler, we discussed the emotional side of Paul Walker’s final Furious appearance, creating emotional responses with the audience, working on franchises and much more!
  • DJ PON-3 Presents: 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic REMIXED'

    'DJPON3 Presents My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Remixed' Album Preview & Tracklist [EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE]

    The world of Equestria in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has always been filled with music. From the inescapable theme song to bops like "Winter Wrap Up" and "Love Is in Bloom," Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and friends have always been all about breaking out in song. It didn't take long for My Little Pony to break out of its targeted 9- to 13-year-old girl demo to the world of Bronies, and with that, unofficial EDM remixes of fan favorite tracks have been bumping from convention halls to earbuds all across the world. And now, Hasbro Studios is getting in on the action with the release of DJPON3 Presents My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Remixed.
  • Dyro Miami 2015

    Dyro Exclusive Interview

    Dutch DJ, producer Dyro, real name Jordy van Egmond, has grown from a small, undiscovered producer making beats in his bedroom to a global phenomeom with his own label and performing at some of the biggest clubs and festivals in the world in just a short four years. He was discovered by Laidback Luke as a promising producer on his forum and was quickly snatched up by Hardwell onto his Revealed Records label.
  • [Exclusive] Hot 97's Ebro Talks Summer Jam, Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj Surprise & Most Memorable Sets

    Hot 97's Ebro Talks Summer Jam, Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj Surprise & Memorable Sets [Exclusive]

    We're a day away from Hot 97's annual Hip Hop and R&B concert, Summer Jam, and with an epic line up that includes top artists such as: Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Childish Gambino, Fabolous -- just to name a few -- Music Times exclusively spoke to Ebro In the Morning host and radio legend, Ebro, to get inside scoop of what fans should expect and surprise are in store at the Met Life Stadium.
  • [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] Composer & Producer Photek Talks 'How to Get Away with Murder' Score

    [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] Composer & Producer Photek Talks 'How to Get Away with Murder' Score

    Electronic music DJ, record producer and three-time Grammy nominated remix artist Photek (a.k.a. Rupert Parkes) has always had a full plate when it comes to his career in the music industry, but his newest role as composer for the hit ABC crime drama How to Get Away with Murder definitely stretches his talents to the fullest. In a new exclusive interview with Music Times, Photek spoke to us about scoring the Viola Davis series, working on tight deadlines with short turnarounds, his relationship with showrunner Peter Nowalk, and taking on the composing world as an electronic producer.
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