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Pete Shelley Dies: Buzzcocks Frontman & Film/TV Soundtrack Stalwart Was 63

Pete Shelley, singer and guitarist for influential British punk and power pop pioneers Buzzcocks, has died. He was 63 and passed away today in Estonia from a suspected heart attack, according to news accounts. A spokesperson for Buzzcocks confirmed the death with Deadline’s sister publication, Rolling Stone. "It's with great sadness that we confirm the death of Pete Shelley, one of the UK's most influential and prolific songwriters and co-founder of the seminal original… Read


Disney Unveils ‘Galaxy’s Edge’ Teasers, Including New John Williams Music, Ride Previews

Composer John Williams will lend a touch of canon to the Star Wars-themed Galaxy’s Edge at Disney theme parks, providing an original score for the attractions, it was announced today at a Disney-sponsored event in Orlando. Also revealed: teaser clips on the two new attractions from Galaxy’s Edge. The Galaxy’s Edge attractions, highlighting the alien world of Batuu and under construction at Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, are… Read


‘Love Sonia’: A.R. Rahman & Bishop Briggs Team On Original Tune “I Am More” For Indie Sex Trafficking Exposé

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winning composer and music producer A.R. Rahman and breakout recording artist Bishop Briggs are collaborating on a new song for Love Sonia, the human trafficking drama that marks the directorial debut of Slumdog Millionaire line producer Tabrez Noorani. Rahman and Briggs have recently been in-studio laying down the tune "I Am More" ahead of the film's release in India on September 14. Earlier this summer, the movie that shines a light on the global sex… Read


Universal Film Music Teams With Dreamworks Animation To Discover Young Composers

Universal Pictures

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group's (UFEG) Global Talent Development & Inclusion group has announced the eight finalists of the Universal Film Music Composer Initiative: DreamWorks Animation. The inaugural initiative is designed to identify up-and-coming composers to create original scores for two DreamWorks Animation short films currently in production. The initiative also aims to identify and develop talent with a focus on underrepresented groups in the film music… Read


‘Stranger Things’ Music Supervisor Nora Felder Builds Out Duffer Brothers’ World With Sounds For Cast Of New Characters

In its basic conceit, Stranger Things has always been about what's transpiring beneath the surface—specifically in the haunting alternate dimension The Upside Down, lurking underneath the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. And while Hawkins would be nothing without its underground realm, the Duffer Brothers' series wouldn't be what it is without the on-point selection of atmospheric, period-authentic tracks underscoring each scene. The series' stellar soundtrack comes… Read


With ‘Unsolved’, Music Supervisor Lyah Beth LeFlore Captures Sound Of Hip-Hop’s Golden Age – Production Value Video Series

Lyah Beth LeFlore

From her beginnings as an assistant at Nickelodeon to her work as a development executive, television producer and bestselling author, Lyah Beth LeFlore has worn many hats in a varied and unusual career. “That's kind of my trademark, I think, as a creative entity,” LeFlore said sitting down for Deadline’s Production Value video series. A creative force to be reckoned with, LeFlore's multifaceted career has been based in an enduring "love and passion" for music. “Every day… Read