Oscar-nominated movies scored in Sibelius

In the entertainment business of movies, music and TV, the first couple of months of each year are dominated by glitzy awards ceremonies. As the company behind the industry-standard tools for audio production, video editing and music notation, Avid always gets to bask in the reflected glory of plenty of winners at each of the […]

Composer Yalil Guerra scores Univision’s World Cup theme

Cuban-born composer and Sibelius user Yalil Guerra has arranged, orchestrated and co-produced the theme music that will accompany the coverage of this summer’s football World Cup on America’s primary Spanish-language television network, Univision, and I got in touch with him to find out more about this project. Yalil Guerra first trained as a classical guitarist, […]

Sibelius helps Australian Idol to sing

Australian Idol is part of the global phenomenon that is the “Idol” franchise, which has spawned no fewer than 42 different shows around the world since its debut in the UK as Pop Idol in 2001. The show has aired in Australia since 2003, and has so far crowned seven talented winners. Sibelius has always […]

Human Target scores direct hit with orchestral soundtrack

In these days of low budgets and high technology, it’s unusual for a weekly episodic television show to have an orchestral soundtrack performed by a live orchestra. For many years, the only show in Hollywood to feature a live¬†orchestral score every week was The Simpsons, composed and orchestrated by Sibelius user Alf Clausen. Though there […]