GRAMMY-winning artists T Bone Burnett, Paul McCartney and U2, and GRAMMY-nominated artist Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are among the nominees for the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards to be held on Jan. 17 in Los Angeles. Burnett, along with Ryan Bingham, McCartney and U2 received nominations in the Best Original Song — Motion Picture category for their contributions to the films Crazy Heart, Everybody's Fine and Brothers, respectively. GRAMMY-nominated composer/lyricist Maury Yeston was also nominated for "Cinema Italiano" from the film Nine. O, along with Carter Burwell, earned a nomination for Best Original Score — Motion Picture for the soundtrack to the film Where The Wild Things Are. Additional nominees in this category include GRAMMY-winning composers Michael Giacchino for Up, Marvin Hamlisch for The Informant! and James Horner for Avatar. (12/16)
Swift Makes Billboard Hot 100 History
GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift will become the second female in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to debut multiple tracks in the top five during a calendar year as "Mine," the first single off her forthcoming Speak Now, will enter the chart at No. 3 tomorrow. Swift's "Today Was A Fairytale" debuted at No. 2 on Feb. 6. The only other female artist with multiple top five debuts is GRAMMY winner Mariah Carey, who opened at No. 1 with both "Fantasy" and "One Sweet Day," with Boyz II Men, in 1995. Overall album sales for the week ending Aug. 8 totaled 5.26 million units, down 13 percent from the comparable sales week last year. Year-to-date album sales are at 180.2 million, down 12 percent compared to the same period last year. (8/11)
WSA Announces Nominees For 2010 Awards
The World Soundtrack Academy announced nominees for its 2010 awards ceremony with GRAMMY-winning composer Hans Zimmer receiving two nods for Film Composer of the Year for Despicable Me, It's Complicated and Sherlock Holmes, and Best Original Film Score of the Year for Sherlock Holmes. GRAMMY winner James Horner also received two nods for the film score of Avatar and Best Original Song Written Directly For a Film for "I See You" from Avatar, performed by Leona Lewis and written with GRAMMY winners Simon Franglen and Kuk Harrell. Additional nominees included Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett, Paul McCartney, and Randy Newman. Winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards 10th Anniversary Gala during the Ghent Film Festival Oct. 23 in Belgium. (8/11)
By Paul Grein
The Academy Award for Original Song went to "Let It Go" from "Frozen." We'll have to wait until next Feb. 8 to see if the power ballad also wins a GRAMMY in a songwriting category. Over the years, 20 songs have received both honors — an Oscar for Original Song and also a GRAMMY in a songwriting category. Here's a complete list.
The list covers more than 50 years of film music. Ballads dominate, as you might expect, but disco, rock, hip-hop, and children's music are also represented.
The chances of a song winning both awards increased in 1987, when The Recording Academy introduced a new category, Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or Television.
(Alan Menken is sure to enjoy this list. He co-wrote four of the 20 songs that have achieved this double play.)
"Moon River" from Breakfast At Tiffany's. Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer co-wrote this gorgeous ballad, which won an Oscar in 1961 and a GRAMMY for Song Of The Year that same year.
"Days Of Wine And Roses" from the movie of same name. Mancini and Mercer struck again with this melancholy ballad, which won an Oscar in 1962 and a GRAMMY for Song Of The Year the following year.
"The Shadow Of Your Smile" from The Sandpiper. Johnny Mandel and Paul Francis Webster co-wrote this sensuous ballad, which won an Oscar in 1965 and a GRAMMY for Song Of The Year that same year.
"The Way We Were" from the movie of the same name. Alan and Marilyn Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch co-wrote this instant standard, which won an Oscar in 1973 and a GRAMMY for Song Of The Year the following year. Marilyn Bergman was the first woman to win both awards for co-writing a song.
"Evergreen (Love Theme From A Star Is Born)." Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams co-wrote this lovely ballad, which won an Oscar in 1976 and tied with "You Light Up My Life" for a GRAMMY for Song Of The Year the following year.
"You Light Up My Life" from the movie of the same name. Joe Brooks wrote this earnest ballad, which won an Oscar in 1977 and tied for a GRAMMY for Song Of The Year that same year. Brooks was the first person to win both awards for a song that he wrote by himself.
"Last Dance" from Thank God It's Friday. Paul Jabara wrote this heartfelt disco classic, which won an Oscar in 1978 and a GRAMMY for Best Rhythm & Blues Song that same year.
"Let The River Run" from Working Girl. Carly Simon wrote this anthemic song, which won an Oscar in 1988 and a GRAMMY for Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or Television the following year. Simon was the first woman to win both awards for a song she wrote by herself.
"Under The Sea" from The Little Mermaid. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken co-wrote this delightful children's song, which won an Oscar in 1989 and a GRAMMY for Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television the following year. This was the first song from an animated movie to win both awards.
"Beauty And The Beast" from the movie of the same name. Ashman and Menken triumphed again with this graceful and eloquent ballad, which won an Oscar in 1991 and a GRAMMY for Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television the following year. Ashman's wins were posthumous: He died from AIDS in March 1991.
"A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)" from Aladdin. Menken kept his winning streak going following Ashman's untimely death. Menken and Tim Rice won an Oscar for this sprightly song in 1992 and GRAMMYs for both Song Of The Year and Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television the following year.
"Streets Of Philadelphia" from Philadelphia. Bruce Springsteen wrote this stark and somber ballad, which won an Oscar in 1993 and three GRAMMYs in songwriting categories the following year: Song Of The Year, Best Rock Song and Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television.
"Colors Of The Wind" from Pocahontas. Menken and Stephen Schwartz co-wrote this socially conscious ballad, which won an Oscar in 1995 and a GRAMMY for Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television that same year.
"My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic)." James Horner and Will Jennings co-wrote this classic power ballad, which won an Oscar in 1997 and two songwriting GRAMMYs the following year: Song Of The Year and Best Song Written For A Motion Picture Or For Television.
"If I Didn't Have You" from Monsters, Inc. Randy Newman wrote this lighthearted song about friendship, which won an Oscar in 2001 and a GRAMMY for Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media the following year.
"Lose Yourself" from 8 Mile. Jeff Bass, Eminem and Luis Resto co-wrote this inspirational hip-hop anthem, which won an Oscar in 2002 and a GRAMMY for Best Rap Song the following year.
"Into The West" from The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King. Annie Lennox, Howard Shore and Fran Walsh co-wrote this ethereal ballad, which won an Oscar in 2003 and a GRAMMY for Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media the following year.
"Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire. Gulzar, A.R. Rahman and Tanvi Shah co-wrote this festive song with global pop touches. The song won an Oscar in 2008 and a GRAMMY for Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media the following year. (Note: Shah won a GRAMMY, but not an Oscar, for co-writing the song.)
"The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)." Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett co-wrote this folkish ballad, which won an Oscar in 2009 and a GRAMMY for Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media the following year.
"Skyfall" from the movie of the same name. Adele and Paul Epworth co-wrote this elegant James Bond theme, which won an Oscar in 2013 and a GRAMMY for Best Song Written For Visual Media at the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26.
(Paul Grein co-wrote the liner notes for The Envelope Please…Academy Award Winning Songs [1934–1993]. He writes regularly for Yahoo Music.)
Music Nominees Will Not Perform At Oscars
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that nominated music artists will not perform during the 82nd Academy Awards telecast on March 7. Nominated songs will instead be featured during clips from their respective films. The five nominees in the Music (Original Song) category are GRAMMY winner Randy Newman's "Almost There" and "Down In New Orleans" from The Princess And The Frog; Frank Thomas and Reinhardt Wagner's "Paris 36" from Loin De Paname; Marion Cotillard's performance of "Take It All," written by Maury Yeston, from Nine; and Ryan Bingham and GRAMMY winner T Bone Burnett's "The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)" from Crazy Heart. (2/18)
Estefan, Jones To Record Spanish "We Are The World"
GRAMMY winners Emilio Estefan and Quincy Jones will record "Somos El Mundo," a Spanish version of "We Are The World," in Miami on Feb. 19 with all proceeds benefiting Haiti relief through the We Are The World Foundation. This will mark the first time the song has been recorded in another language and featured artists will include GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winners Gloria Estefan and Carlos Santana, Latin GRAMMY winner Alejandro Fernández, and Taboo of the GRAMMY-winning Black Eyed Peas, among others. The video will premiere March 1 on the Univision Network. (2/18)
Nielsen Study Reveals 79 Percent Would Avoid Paying Web Sites
A recent Nielsen study surveying more than 27,000 consumers across 52 countries found 79 percent of consumers would avoid using Web sites that charge for their service. Additionally, 62 percent said that paid-for content should be permissibly copied and shared, and 47 percent said they would willingly accept advertising to subsidize free content. Digital content that consumers are most likely to pay for, or are paying for already, include movies, music, games, and select videos, including television shows. (2/18)
Bingham, Burnett, Giacchino Win Music Oscars
"The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)," co-written by Ryan Bingham and 10-time GRAMMY winner T Bone Burnett, won the Oscar for Music (Original Song) at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. Five-time GRAMMY-winning composer Michael Giacchino won for Music (Original Score) for his score of Up. Giacchino's score also won the GRAMMY for Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media at the recent 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. (3/8)
Bundled Music Services Could Earn UK ISPs $156 Million
The UK bundled digital music services market could be worth more than $156.2 million by 2013, equaling 41 percent of the total retail value of the UK digital music market in 2009, according to a report from global IT company Ovum. Ovum's forecast is based on tier 1 UK ISPs such as Orange, Sky and Virgin Media launching bundled digital music services in 2010. The report calculates an accelerated adoption plan by UK ISPs could generate $306 million for the bundled digital music services market by 2013. (3/8)