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IndieWire – Exclusive: Junkie XL Talks The ‘Deadpool’ Soundtrack & Score On The Milan Records Podcast

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IndieWIRE Exclusive: Junkie XL Talks The ‘Deadpool’ Soundtrack & Score On The Milan Records Podcast By Edward Davis / The Playlist Musician Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, is perhaps one of the fastest rising film composers on the scene right now. He wrote the music for “Mad Max: Fury Road,” was tapped by Hans Zimmer to co-compose the music for “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice,” and this weekend his music was featured in the biggest movie on the planet: “Deadpool.” In case you missed it, “Deadpool” had a massive weekend, shattering the opening weekend record for an R-rated film...
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Popsugar – The Deadpool Soundtrack Is a Brilliant, Nostalgic Gold Mine

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PopSugar The Deadpool Soundtrack Is a Brilliant, Nostalgic Gold Mine By Shannon Vestal Robson Deadpool is Ryan Reynolds's raunchiest, wildest, and best movie in a long time, but we haven't even started to talk about the soundtrack. The music selected to accompany Marvel's baddest good guy is a nostalgia gold mine, including Salt-N-Pepa's classic "Shoop" and some well-chosen Wham! from George Michael's '80s group. If you've just seen the movie, you will want to listen to these jams over and over again, and you can do just that here. View Article
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#NowScoreThis – Deadpool – Composer Competition

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#NowScoreThis - Deadpool - Composer Competition Composer Competition Details Based on what you know about Deadpool - via comics, film trailers, social accounts - how do you interpret his personality musically? Enter on SoundCloud here: http://bit.ly/NSTDeadpool Prompt: What theme would you write for such a vulgar, humorous, yet heroic character? Without hearing most of my my score or even the full context of the film, I'd like to see what you come up with. Call it a pop quiz, if you will.... and submit your scores to my SoundCloud group by Thursday February 25th at Noon EST. Don't forget to...
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#NowScoreThis – Black Mass – Composer Competition – Winners Announced

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Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL's introduction video to thank all the composers who submitted this scores for the #NowScoreThis – Black Mass – Composer Competition. "These are my top 3 scores of the many many close contenders. A round of applause everyone. You all get the Junkie XL stamp of approval!" -Tom 1st Place: Sergey Asbel 2nd Place: Nik Sharshak 3rd Place: Efraín Alejandro Méndez ABOUT THE COMPOSER COMPETITION I've seen your studios and shown you how I work in mine. Now it's time to see what you can do! Here's your chance to show me your composition skills! What...
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#NowScoreThis – Black Mass – Composer Competition

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#NowScoreThis - Black Mass - Composer Competition Update: October 22, 2015 "WOW! So much talent. So much experience. And SO many submissions!! I'm gonna need some time to go through these.... Keep an eye out for the announcement date. -Tom ‪#‎NowScoreThis‬ Composer Competition Details I've seen your studios and shown you how I work in mine. Now it's time to see what you can do! Here's your chance to show me your composition skills! What theme would you have written for James “Whitey” Bulger from Black Mass? What instruments and notes would you have chosen to make viewers feel the...
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“Black Mass” Premiering at the Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2015

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(Hollywood, CA) August XX, 2015— Grammy nominated producer and composer Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL scores Warner Bros. Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures’ crime drama “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Dakota Johnson. Directed by Scott Cooper, “Black Mass” takes place in 1970s South Boston as FBI Agent John Connolly (Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster Jimmy “Whitey” Bulger (Depp) to collaborate with the FBI in order to eliminate their common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance as it spirals out of control. The film will have its world premiere at...
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Blastr – Exclusive: Mad Max: Fury Road composer Junkie XL on scoring a post-apocalyptic blockbuster

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Blastr Exclusive: Mad Max: Fury Road composer Junkie XL on scoring a post-apocalyptic blockbuster By Ernie Estrella July 10, 2015 One of the year's biggest and most memorable films, Mad Max: Fury Road, was a cinematic work of art. Even the score was no subtle bit of craft. Rather than compose a complimentary background piece, Tom Holkenborg, also known as "Junkie XL" created an insane rock opera for George Miller's dizzying masterpiece. Holkenborg's score and Fury Road were celebrated at Comic-Con International as a part of the Musical Anatomy of a Superhero Panel. The first track on Fury Road's score,...
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WAMG – Composer Tom Holkenborg Launching “Studio Time with Junkie XL” On May 26

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We Are Movie Geeks Composer Tom Holkenborg Launching “Studio Time with Junkie XL” On May 26 By Michelle McCue May 26, 2015 Grammy nominated producer and composer Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL is launching a new YouTube tutorial series “Studio Time with Junkie XL.” The series will give aspiring composers, producers, and musicians a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a Hollywood composer. The tutorial topics will range from technical advice, such as string and drum arrangements, to programming tips and advice on how to channel your musical influences. “Studio Time with Junkie XL” launches today (Tuesday, May 26)...
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Composer Tom Holkenborg Launches YouTube Tutorial Series “Studio Time with Junkie XL”

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Composer Tom Holkenborg Launches YouTube Tutorial Series “Studio Time with Junkie XL” Grammy nominated producer and composer Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL is launching a new YouTube tutorial series “Studio Time with Junkie XL.” The series will give aspiring composers, producers, and musicians a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a Hollywood composer. The tutorial topics will range from technical advice, such as string and drum arrangements, to programming tips and advice on how to channel your musical influences. “Studio Time with Junkie XL” will launch on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at youtube.com/junkiexlofficial In addition to music, teaching has...
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Film Music Reporter – YouTube Series ‘Studio Time with Junkie XL’ Announced

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Film Music Reporter YouTube Series ‘Studio Time with Junkie XL’ Announced May 22, 2015 Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL is launching a new YouTube tutorial series, Studio Time with Junkie XL. The series will give aspiring composers, producers, and musicians a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a Hollywood composer. The tutorial topics will range from technical advice, such as string and drum arrangements, to programming tips and advice on how to channel your musical influences. The project is an extension of Holkenborg’s previous teaching experience as an associate professor at ARTEZ, the Dutch music conservatorium where he developed...
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