Category Archives: Music’s Greatest

Best Original Score for a Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat won the Oscar for Best Original Score for “The Shape of Water.”   He stated on stage, ” ” Merci, c’est fantastique. I’m very grateful to the Academy. My mother is also turning 90 this year so I think she’d be very happy tonight. She’s Greek, by the way. Now, Guillermo, thank you.

Thank you for letting the music be the voice of your characters and convey the beautiful melancholy of love. That’s for you. I wish to thank Miles Dale, Fox Searchlight and the music department at Fox. All the musicians who played on the score and those downstairs here. I wish to thank Queen Renée Fleming, Laura Engel, Ray Costa, my friend Katz. And Solrey, you elevate my music, everything I write, by your musical genius, thank you. But this is not for you, it is for our daughters, Ninon and Antonia.”

(c)2018, AMPAS, all rights reserved.

Best Music Report (Februrary 2018)

Kimbra 

Kimbra states this week, “Primal Heart is about accepting ourselves with all that exists inside, realizing we are all made up of the same stories and fears. Having faith that despite all we encounter inside, we have the power to overcome and evolve. To turn our pain into strength. To keep trying to better ourselves and the world around us. It’s a path that takes immense courage because when you look at yourself clearly, there are things you’d rather not see. But I think it’s the only way to move forward.”

(courtesy: WBR)

One of the best new artists of our time, the lovely Kimbra has a stunning and unique voice who jumps from genre to genre brilliantly with ease.

With roots in the punk scene and an early punk band, MO is nothing short of brilliant and any other great word you can think of.

MO

A phenomenal band, Warpaint are heartbreakingly perfect in every way.

Warpaint

We have adored Fiona Apple since she first burst on to the scene in the 90’s, and of course, were there for her first tour.  We usually hate covers, and Across the Universe is one of our favorite Beatles songs. Fiona here however, of course does it great justice, with a beautiful rendition, perfect for our times. and is a great mindset to strive for while you’re at it.

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5 Time Grammy Award Winning Record Producer Devine Evans to Work on 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Justin Timberlake

5 Time Grammy Award Winning Record Producer Devine Evans Now Represented by Starpower Management–To Work on 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Justin Timberlake

Devine Evans

5 Time Grammy Award Winning Music Producer Devine Evans has been chosen as Creative Programmer / Sound Designer for the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Justin Timberlake.”

Five Time Grammy Award Winning Music Producer Devine Evans will be working on the next biggest musical performance in the world, with Justin Timberlake, for the 2018 Super Bowl LII  Halftime show to be held on February 4th, 2018 at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Leading Creative Programming and Sound Design for the show, the Super Bowl is not new to Mr. Evans, who worked with Beyoncé on her legendary 2013 Super Bowl Halftime performance.

A dominant figure in the music industry for over twenty years, Devine Evans got his start in Atlanta under the watchful eye of Left Eye Productions. Mr. Evans is now a five-time Grammy Award winning Producer, Songwriter / Engineer, and an Emmy Nominated Composer (The New Edition Story), who has worked with many of the world’s biggest recording artists and musicians including; The Chain Smokers, Janet Jackson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Hans Zimmer, and Selena Gomez, among more. Devine Evans received his most recent Grammy for his work on Pharrell Williams live version of the Billboard hit song “Happy.”

Over the past ten years, as the powerhouse behind the scenes of some of the biggest tours in music, Devine Evans has worked with stars including; The Chain Smokers, Bebe Rexha, Charlie Puth, The Roots (2017 NBA All-Star Performance), Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul 2 Soul tour, Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable World Tour, Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour, Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience Tour (now available on Netflix), and Pharrell Williams’ Dear Girl Tour.

Mr. Evans’ work in televised performances includes Creative Programming and Sound Design for Beyoncé’s 2013 Super Bowl Halftime performance, and up next, Creative Programming and Sound Design for the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime show with Justin Timberlake. Devine Evans is further expanding in to the film industry with his work on the upcoming film as a composer for BET’s Emmy Nominated Mini Series, “The New Edition Story,” as well as “Lycan,” starring Dania Ramirez (Entourage, Devious Maids, X-Men), for which he scored and provided original sound design.

Outside of music, Devine Evans focuses on positively impacting the music industry as well as his community with other creative projects including his first upcoming book titled “Sheet Music: The Diary of a Songwriter.” With this book, hailed by leaders in the music industry including Queen Latifah among others, Devine Evans brings to light the sexual injustices that some female artists can encounter while pursuing their dream of a career in the music industry. In an effort to empower these women, “Sheet Music” shares the stories of a variety of female artists’ personal experiences, as well as general advice on how to cope with and safeguard themselves against such abuse and injustice.

Visit the Official Devine Evans website at: www.devineevans.com

Read more about the book at: www.thediaryofasongwriter.com

For press / media, photo, interview requests, and booking for Devine Evans, contact Bruce Edwin at (011) 310-226-7176, or e-mail StarpowerManagementllc@gmail.com

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