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What happened to "Music Composed and Conducted by" on soundtrack covers??

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Not every composer is a conductor... this isn’t anything new. There are many composers who conduct who are crappy conductors so just because someone does it doesn’t mean they’re good. I think they just want to make cover with less text.

 

John Powell conducted Ferdinand but the ost says music by... same goes for Harry Gregson-Williams who usually conducts his scores.

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I honestly don't care. If you care you'll know who composed it and there should probably be something about the conductor on the inside cover. I don't know.

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47 minutes ago, JTWfan77 said:

Is it because Millennials won't buy anything that contains the words "composed and conducted by" because that's "old people's music", and it's associated with classical music?

 

That's my theory anyway.

 

:rolleyes:

 

46 minutes ago, Bespin said:

I think less and less movie composers are able, firstly, to compose a score alone, and secondly, to conduct an orchestra (well, when there is an orchestra).

 

:rolleyes:

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1 minute ago, kaseykockroach said:

Because John Williams is too busy admiring Daisy Ridley's abs to bother conducting. 

I think you mean Adam Driver's abs.

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Pretty sure it was that damn Torontonian who started it all, what with having solely his named on the cover, up and above and centered over everything else!!!

 

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Also, LdC is fugly in teal and orange.

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The composer has all the main credit.

 

This works on a cover:


Avatar: Music composed and conducted by James Horner, performed by the orchestra so-and-so.

 

This no works:

 

How to Train Your Dragon: Music composed by John Powell, conducted by Gavin Greenaway, orchestrated by a third guy,  performed by the orchestra so-and-so, and with extra composition and orchestration by Michael, Anne, Jordan, Peter and Ezekiel..

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I care more about songtracks claiming to be 'Original Soundtracks' than a score album not crediting its conductor.

 

I understand there's a buzz from reading those words on an album cover if it's your favourite composer, but it can be taken to the extreme. I notice that a lot of press releases and album announcements have loads of spiel about the composer, their background, etc, then right at the end a 'Music composed by xxx' as a kind of 'sign off'. I never understand why that's there apart from people wanting to read those words.

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Both new Star Wars scores and even Lincoln just say 'Music By', even though Williams conducted the majority of them (all in Lincoln's case, I believe). 

 

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On 3/24/2018 at 4:17 PM, kaseykockroach said:

I said what I meant and meant what I said.

Image result for daisy ridley abs

Those abs are faithful 100%.

 

Wow. Beautiful AND strong. She is awesome. Where is that clip from?

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3 hours ago, Cherry Pie That'll Kill Ya said:

She was lean and fit looking in TFA, but she looked like a brick shithouse in TLJ. To the point where she looked a bit... manly.

 

Yes to the first point. Uh...no to the second point; not at all.

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