Composer Guillaume Roussel Talks Scoring Disney’s Film “Black Beauty”

After churning out classics for decades now, it has become known that when you watch a Disney film, you are about to watch a heartwarming tale about family, friendship, courage or love. With amazing music to go along with it. This applies to Disney+’s new slate of films too, which include Lady and the Tramp and more recently Black Beauty starring Kate Winslet. This latest adaptation of Black Beauty was scored by French composer Guillaume Roussel. This marks his first foray into the Disney world, which he couldn’t be more thrilled about….

Feliz Navidad Celebrates 50 Years of the Christmas Spirit

“While I wish we all could be together in person, I’m so happy to be able to celebrate the holidays on the Feliz Navidad 50th (FN50) Anniversary Livestream Concert with my family and friends around the world,” said José Feliciano. “I’m thankful for the Anthem team who have come together to celebrate this humbling milestone of 50 years of ‘Feliz Navidad’. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!”

People’s Choice Winner TemperMental — A New Generation of LA Rockers Rising Up

LA rock band TemperMental started bringing their music to the public when they had only five original songs written—and some of the members were still in middle school. They would set up on a street corner and play those five songs over and over for three hours straight and try to impress as many people […]

Scoring Holiday Music with Chad Rehmann

With the holidays in full swing, we wanted to learn more about what goes in to crafting the perfect Christmas score, so we spoke exclusively to Rehmann. In this exclusive Making Music Magazine interview he talks about everything from what instrument he reserves solely for Christmas scores to how he keeps a fresh approach to all these films. Read the full interview here:

Jeremy Cohen’s Historic Prized Violin

Imagine a violin that has had a bigger career than most any musician… Times 10. Player Violinist Jeremy Cohen is the founder of Quartet San Francisco, an eclectic Grammy-nominated ensemble that regularly jumps boundaries, and Violinjazz, a jazz group and publisher of sheet music for modern string players. The QSF’s latest album is Pacific Premieres: […]

Strings Attached — The Accidentals on Their Terms

Female–fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trioThe Accidentals (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) have taken the scene by storm since the release of their critically acclaimed 2015 release, Bittersweet.  Since then, The Accidentals have continued to follow their passion for music in a multitude of exciting and diverse ways. The band tours internationally, averaging over 270 virtual and in person shows per year. Between shows, they can be found at local schools and universities, hosting master classes and workshops for students of all ages. The band’s most recent full album, Odyssey, was released in 2018 on Sony Masterworks….

Carmine Miranda: The Joy of Life as a Cellist

American cellist Carmine Miranda has quickly established an award winning international career and recognition as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist. Praised by many publications such as Fanfare Magazine for “fast becoming known for his ability to combine virtuosity with intense, well-thought-out interpretations” and by The Strad Magazine for “showing himself to be in full command….

Trombonist Melissa Gardiner’s Empowerment Through Music

Trombonist Melissa Gardiner has performed with several legendary musicians including Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Geri Allen, Wycliffe Gordon, Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Dave Matthews Band, and Vulfpeck. As a bandleader, she has released three albums, Transitions (2011), Second Line Syracuse (2016), and Empowered (2019), which features prominent jazz women Tia Fuller (Beyonce) and Ingrid Jensen…