The Music of ‘Twilight Saga: New Moon’ discussed at Film and TV Music Conference

twilight-new-moon-soundtrack-album-art-400x400The Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference was held at the Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Panels were  devoted to the music of the Twilight Series. The upcoming feature “Twilight Saga: New Moon” and it’s soundtrack was discussed. The soundtrack is currently #1 on the Billboard Chart.

In attendance at the first panel were the film’s Music Supervisor Alexandra Patsavas and Livia Tortella from Atlantic Records. They shared their premise behind choosing the music for the film. Every song was specifically written for the movie. The two note that this movie feels more male oriented than the last one which seemed to make it easier for the music team to make song and band selections this time around. Bands from around the world, pitched material to the film’s director, Chris Weitz,  and Summit Entertainment, before the final song selection was chosen.  The result is a collection of songs that Patsavas feels could all easily go together. “You could easily attend a Lollapalooza-like music concert and see all of these artists on the same bill”, Patsavas said.

What also sets this soundtrack apart from others is that every song in the movie is on the soundtrack, which is rare. Many radio stations are already treating the soundtrack as a concept album and are playing it from straight through from beginning to end. The soundtrack features the music of Death Cab For Cutie, Thom Yorke, Anya Marina and more. After having a song on the first soundtrack,  one sought after artist’ s work will not be included this time around, the film’s star, Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward.  Patasavas notes that he didn’t want a second track. He’s a private artist and music is his hobby so he declined a chance to put a song on “New Moon”. Summit definitely wants to feature his music on future soundtracks should he change his mind.  They will ask him again when selecting music for the next film,  “Eclipse” and  hopes that he reconsiders.

The clever marketing  and cross-promotion campaign that was instrumental in the success of the first Twilight

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Death Cab For Cutie's "Meet Me On The Equinox" appears on The Twight Saga: New Moon Sountrack (Photo: tickettalk.com)

film, will repeat again. Some of the bands whose music is featured on the soundtrack and cast members from the film will be heading out on tour at Hot Topic locations and various sites across the country. Headlining the tour’s opening date will be  Death Cab for Cutie, who has the first single off of “New Moon”, “Meet Me On The Equinox.”

Tour Schedule:

The New Moon tour will kick off  in Los Angeles at the Hollywood & Highland mall, with  performances by Death Cab For Cutie, Band of Skulls, Sea Wolf and Anya Marina, as well as a Q&A session with some of the cast members.

Official dates and locations of the Twilight Saga: New Moon Talent Tour are as follows:

11/06 Hollywood – Hollywood & Highland Hot Topic (feat. Death Cab For Cutie, Band of Skulls, Sea Wolf, Anya Marina)
11/10 Chicago – Fox Valley Mall (Anya Marina)
11/10 Philadelphia – Cherry Hill Mall (Hurricane Bells)
11/11 Minneapolis – Mall of America (Anya Marina)
11/12 Boston – Natick Collection (Hurricane Bells)
11/12 Seattle – Westfield Southcenter (Anya Marina)
11/14 Salt Lake City – Fashion Place (Anya Marina)

“Twilight: New Moon” opens Friday, November 20. The original movie “Twilight” will be re-released in theaters for one  day only on the 19th, as way for film goers to see both films on the big screen again and to create even more excitement for the new film.

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Cast Of Twilight To Appear At Hot Topic w/ Paramore

Twilight Signing and Paramore “The Lost Show” Performance
November 18 at 4pm
Want to meet the actors portraying your favorite Twilight characters Jacob, Rosalie, Emmet and Jasper? How about seeing an exclusive performance by Paramore? Well, you’ll get your chance at Hollywood & Highland Center. Purchase the $30 Twilight Tour t-shirt or the $30 Exclusive Paramore t-shirt at the Hollywood & Highland Center Hot Topic location ONLY and receive a wristband that grants you preferred access to “The Lost Show” performance by Paramore at 4pm on Tuesday, November 18th in the Central Courtyard, level 2. Purchasing the Exclusive Paramore t-shirt also guarantees the opportunity to meet the band immediately following the concert at Hot Topic, level 3. Purchasing the Twilight Tour t-shirt guarantees the opportunity to meet Taylor Lautner (Jacob), Nikki Reed (Rosalie), Kellan Lutz (Emmet) and Jackson Rathbone (Jasper) at 5:30pm at Hot Topic.

Need more info? Contact the Hollywood & Highland Center Hot Topic at 323.462.2590.

Limit one wristband per person. Offer valid while supplies last. Space is limited. No cameras allowed. One autograph per person. Wristband valid for Paramore performance and Twilight cast signing ONLY

Annie Coming To Los Angeles


Annie
Leapin’ Lizards! America’s most beloved musical, ANNIE, is back in its 30th anniversary tour, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope. Boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including It’s A Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, N.Y.C. and Tomorrow, it is a delightful theatrical experience for the entire family.

For more info: http://www.annieontour.com

Tuesday, January 13 at 7:30 PM (B)

Wednesday, January 14 at 7:30 PM (B)

Thursday, January 15 at 7:30 PM (B)

Friday, January 16 at 7:30 PM (A)

Saturday, January 17 at 2PM (A) & 7:30PM(A)

Sunday, January 18 at 1PM (A) & 6:30PM(B)

Price Group A:

$85/$72.50/$65/$55/$47.50/$32.50

Price Group B:

$80/$67.50/$60/$50/$42.50/$27.50

Group Discounts available for 15+

Call (323) 308-6333

Air Force Week 2008 EXPO Celebrated In LA

AIR FORCE WEEK EXPO
November 14-16
Experience the kick-off celebration for Air Force Week 2008. Opening Ceremonies begin Friday, November 14th in the Central Courtyard at 10:30 a.m. A Proclamation by Top Dignitaries, select Air Force officials and distinguished guests will open the week during a ceremony spotlighting ‘Today’s Airmen’ followed by an incredible multi-ship flyover of Air Force planes. The ceremonies include the Air Force Marching Band and the incredible precision rifle-bearing Honor Guard. The Air Force Expo will display super sized models of aircraft, historical military photos, satellite pictures and flight posters from the Air Force’s history through its reach to the future. Visits by Astronauts and Pilots for autographs will be a highlight. The USAF 80 foot long tour van “Do Something Amazing” showing Air Force flight videos, an F-22A mini jet, a flight video game, the Air Force Falcon, and a spinning gyro chair will amaze every age group. Rifle combat demonstrations, martial arts demos, performances by a variety of musical genre Air Force bands, special lectures on survival tactics, a real F-16 jet engine and daily flyovers will be a part of the weekend experience.

The event is open to the public in the Central Courtyard, Awards Walk & Hollywood Blvd.

Visit: http://www.airforceweeklosangeles.com