Stoked I stumbled across this!
Came across Score by chance while doing a deep dive into Ramin Djawadi’s work and I’m so glad I did. I’m a production manager so don’t really get to be involved in scoring but I’ve been obsessed with film and television score since I was a little girl and I’ve never had anyone to geek out with on this stuff. I was thrilled to find a podcast that was as enthusiastic about this stuff as I am. It’s a ton of fun and I learn so much. Love it!
Score is great
Love the format with the different segments. Name That Score is a fun one to play for family and friends. The interviews with the different composers are really interesting and eye opening. I played in the music industry for years but did very little film music, so to hear about the familiar parts with composing and recording combined with the unfamiliar (for me) terms like “cue” and difficult scenarios with directors, composing processes, collaborating with other artists... It is very inspiring and entertaining. Keep it up!!
A Blast of a Podcast!
As an aspiring 16 year old composer, it is such a cool thing for me to be able to hear the composers I love talk about everything. I will say, the occasional language is not my favorite, but otherwise, it is seriously inspiring and helpful, some of the tips the composers give. I can’t wait to get to get out into the field of film composing!
- (Son of the owner of this account)
Best film scoring podcast!
As a professional media composer, this podcast is the most enjoyable and my favorite to listen to!Robert, Kenny, and all of the guests are well spoken in touch on topics in depth. I don’t know how a person learns to ask questions like Robert Kraft does, but I hope to be as insightful as him someday. Thanks to the team for making such a wonderful podcast that makes me enjoy sitting in traffic! And please!!! Bring back: Name. That. Score!
Learning Week After Week
Kevin in Highland
This podcast, coupled with the documentary, is a big factor for me, as a musician, wanting to write and compose again. It is so awesome to hear how all these big time composers got to where they are today. The lucky breaks, the hard work and all the projects along the way are astounding to hear about. After every podcast is over I always say to myself, "I wish they were even longer. I want to hear more." Kenny, Robert, Carol and Matt all know their stuff and bring us the best talent in the business each and every week. Thank you for taking time to do this and I hope it goes on for a long time. I can talk music all day (unfortunately no one wants to listen), but this podcast is a way for me to get that same fix every week. Cheers and Thank You, again!
Best Podcast Around
This Podcast is phenomenal. It’s incredible to get chances to hear from some of the best film composers around and get really interesting insights into their background and their music. Huge fan and highly recommend it to anyone interested.
I Can’t Get Enough
This podcast is amazing. I could listen to it for hours. Robert has extensive experience which makes his comments insightful and his questions well Krafted (I-thank-you) while Kenny is delightful in his eagerness to share his passion for movies and learn about the ins and outs of film music. This podcast is funny, entertaining, and inspiring.
I’m relatively new to a love of film scores but hearing firsthand from composers about the magic that they produce is thrilling and a truly wonderful. I know everybody else has probably said the same thing, but I really hope Johnny Williams is on the show one day
Season two’s opener with Bear McCreary was one of the best interviews I’d heard with a composer. I’m so hooked. I’m going through season one now and can’t get enough!
Whatever happened to “Name That Score” though?? Bring it back!
My new fav podcast
2 episodes in and I’m sold! Cant stop listening. This is a treasure trove of inspiring stories and tips for anyone interested in scores of all kinds.
A treat for film music enthusiasts
My name is Kathryn and I’m a Score addict. Full disclosure: Fresh out of USC Cinema, in the late 80s, I landed a job with a film music talent agency. I got to sit at the feet of the greats like Mancini and Bernstein while rooting for the up-and-comers with a dream in their hearts and a Synclavier - some who are now the titans in the industry. While my career took me in a different direction, you could never take the love of film music out of this girl. Listening to the podcast is like a homecoming for me. I’m enjoying every minute of it. I loved the documentary and I’m loving the podcast. It’s quick-paced, interesting, informative and fun to listen to. Give me more!
Film Score Nuts: The Made This For Us
Aaron Daniel Jacob
The title says it all. I’ve never experienced something that I feel was catered specifically for me as a buddy composer. I commend the creators for creating something that engages in a world I love so much, and helping me fall in love with it more and more every single day. It’s intuitive, insightful, and entertaining. A staple of my morning and afternoon commute.
please don't interrupt guests
Infomative. Good choice of film composers that unfortunately can't share a complete idea without being interrupted. Last episode, Henry Jackman was interrupted more than 50 times (counted them). Mr. Kraft, Mr. Holmes: please relax and listen, don't interrupt guests, we can't hear what they say if you talk over them.
Can’t wait to check out more!
Hearing Sean Callery admit that he’s a “jazzer at heart” and then croon-scat the melody to Ornithology is podcasting at its finest
WOW! Just WOW!
This podcast is amazing! A highlight of my week—entertaining, funny, interesting, and inspiring. There’s nothing quite like it in podcast land, and I can’t recommend it more highly.
I am a huge fan of movies scores and classical music. I am so happy theirs a podcast of music I enjoy. I am can’t play any instruments but I am gonna learn the piano in my mid 30’s. I got my brother listening to the podcast now. We usually play a version of name that score when we are in the car. Again thank you for the amazing podcast and keep up the great work
Excellent Film Music Podcast
As a composer and cinephile, I love this podcast. It’s both entertaining and educational. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves film music!
It’s a decent pod
James Grover Windham
It’s a decent pod. They do have tons of composers in the industry on, but I feel it’s not leveraged very well. I could do with the constant attempts to be “funny”. It comes off quite cheesy, but that’s just my opinion.
Incredible podcast about film scoring
I just recently discovered this podcast, binged it (gonna listen to each episode more than once) and I am a massive fan of the work done by Matt, Kenny, & Robert! The interviews and insights have been super informative to my aspirations of being a film composer, moving from NC to LA in late 2018. Thank you all for your amazing hard work, as you are providing a very motivating podcast for lovers of film music and aspiring composers!
Your Friendly Neighborhood Muzikm4n (Adam Robert Galloway)
I "Scored" finding this podcast!
I loved "Score: A Film Music Documentary" and was simply thrilled to see that they created a podcast! Matt, Kenny, Robret, and all their incredible guests make you laugh, and I have learned so much about film music, which is a true personal passion. Every episode in season 1 has been a joy, and I can't wait to see what they do in season 2! Thank you to the whole Score team for creating this!!
Needs More Substance
The beginning banter always overstays its welcome. The conversations with composers include too much name dropping, industry connections, etc. I wish they spent more time analyzing the processes and the actual music of these talented composers. The "Name That Score" game inevitably frustrates when the hosts fail to recognize obvious cues. Come on, guys. Aren't you supposed to be the experts?
This podcast is a great way to dive into the behind the scenes of movie composition and music in general. It’s entertaining, informative, and lots of fun. Listen to it!
My favorite podcast!
Have listened to 13 of these so far and just absolutely love this podcast. A great mix of hosts ask intriguing questions and provide an inside look to scoring films that I am thankful to learn about. What a great spinoff of the documentary for those of us wanting more. Love “Name That Score” each week! Would love to have Jordan Bieber as a guest-host! Great job Matt, Kenny and Robert! Robert’s industry insight is amazing. Thank you for this podcast!
Such fun to get a peek into the world of film composing!
Score: The Podcast is truly a delight every week! Kenny, Robert (and Matt) are fun and funny (the drops are hilarious guys) and it’s an enjoyable inside look into the world of composing for film by the incredible composers themselves! As a film music fangirl, this is just fantastic! Keep up the great podcast!
Incredible and Inspiring
Every episode of this podcast leaves me inspired to write music. I love it.
Make sure to start from Episode 001 and go through in order. A lot of the chit-chat is based around inside jokes from 3 or 4 episodes earlier, so you'll miss a lot if you don't start from Episode 001.
I hope they can find a way to take out some of the meaningless chit-chat so they can focus on the meaningful conversation.
And I hope they can find a way to stop talking over each other.
Fantastic Soundtrack Podcast!!!
I love the format. A little news, then they get down to the interview. Love the name that score contest! I appreciate that the people behind this podcast actually work in the industry. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to that John Williams interview, hint hint.
I love this podcast so much! FINALLY a podcast about the real stars of the movies!
An excellent podcast with loads of insight on some of your favorite scores.
As a die-hard film fan and longtime score collector, I was thrilled to hear that someone was doing a doc about composers and their work - if a little jealous that I didn’t come up with the idea.
Saw the film and loved it. Then, when I heard the filmmakers were doing a podcast, signing up was a no-brainer... and I haven’t been disappointed.
The podcast is fairly new and has already done long-form interviews with some of my favorite current composers... and while they haven’t gotten the man who is arguably the big get (John Williams) yet, I’m confident it’s only a matter of time.
I’ve met and worked with a lot of my cinematic heroes - from Spielberg and Cameron to Hans Zimmer, Dario Marianelli, and John Powell. I’ve had fascinating conversations with many of them over the years, but the conversations here are gold... even for the casual listener. Focused and fascinating...
Dive in. You won’t be disappointed.
This podcast is the highlight of my work week. The hosts are incredibly knowledgeable and shed a lot of insight into the world of film scores and the guests
composers/musicians are a huge bonus as well. I love being able to listen, discover new music, play along with the game, and then interact online with fellow fans after. I highly recommend Score: The Podcast!
So Much Better than 5 Stars
I absolutely love this podcast. I listen to podcasts all day at work and Tuesdays are by far the best days as I'll have new Score episodes to listen to. The hosts are engaging, the content is excellent, and Name That Score is super fun. Can't recommend this podcast enough.
Best day of the week
The Zen monk
I look forward to this every Tuesday. I love hearing the composers talk about their films and what inspired them, it gives me hope for the future that one day I can do this too.
Excellent Film Music Podcast
Just subscribed the other day and binge listening. Love all the interviews and the name that score game.
Great, unpretentious discussion with my favorite composers
Just found this podcast and love it already. Perfect balance of casual banter and discussion, pieces of the composer's work, and interesting trivia. A must for a film score lover, but worthwhile for those who are just film fans in general.
My New Favorite Show!
This is truly a wonderful show for anybody who has intereset or a passion for music written for film. I always thought I was odd for loving film scores. Listening to the hosts of this show makes me know that I'm not alone and there is a community out there that can hear music from wonderful composers and get goosebumps from the orchestral sounds that are put to film.
I love the guests that are on the show. The hosts are great! Name That Score game is a great time in the car on my commute.
Perfect formula for a show. Thanks guys!
I have been listening to Score: The Podcast every week since the start and each week’s episode is just fantastic!
The Podcast is like an extension of the documentary, which I could watch a whole bunch of times and still learn something new. What I love about the podcast is that every week there is a new composer/ musician guest and they talk about their start in the industry, what it’s like collaborating, and much more! It’s great for aspiring and established composers.
Behind the Score is another amazing inclusion to the podcast. Around the middle of each episode, we get a quick peak at something perhaps outside of the episode. I love learning about the psychology of the music!
I also love the Name That Score game that is played at the end of every episode. If someone gets all 5 scores (played backwards) correctly, an audience member on twitter can enter to win something from that particular episode. You just need to use the hashtag #NameThatScore. It’s a great way to get the audience involved! Kenny, Robert, and Matt are just fantastic on the show.
I highly recommend this podcast to anyone interested in podcasts, movies, music, or just entertainment in general!
I loved the documentary and I love this podcast. Perfect 😁
The Interviews Continue!
This is the perfect continuation of the documentary.The conversations I feel on this allows more insight on the subject of scoring.I listen to it every week on my morning commute.
This is the podcast that I have been waiting for. This has great insight into the often overlooked world of film music.
Such great insight hearing the experiences of these composers. Especially for young composers or anyone going into media production, it’s just great to learn from these Master’s of the craft of composing for film. The hosts are down to earth and also add their own insight, and it’s just all around such a fun podcast to listen to, while being really informative. Keep it up guys!!
Really enjoying this podcast. Always felt like I was a “nerd” for being into film scores, so it’s nice to hear people talking about them with admiration. Only wish the episodes were longer so we could hear more from each composer!
The fact that I can learn from these musical giants while doing errands or working out is thrilling. Thank you guys so much for delivering such incredible value to young, aspiring composers like me.
These podcasts are really enjoyable to listen to with great insight.
I want to become a film composer so this is amazing.
This is a podcast I’ve waited for
I know that sounds over the top but I have scoured the web for a solid informative podcast about soundtracks with great guests. This is exactly what I wanted.
As a matter of fact, I wish each podcast ran a little longer. (hint, hint).
My one minor quibble: the “Name That Soundtrack” quiz segment has been way too easy so far. Who can’t identify Don Davis’ “The Matrix” score backwards?
Film Music Nerd Haven
Anybody obsessed with film, TV, and video game scores needs to listen to this podcast. The guys talk with the biggest working composrers and everybody is knowledgeable and it makes it a delight to listen in. Scores often seem under-appreciated, and this podcast delivers lots of goodies for those like me who need to know more.
My favorite podcast to date
After waiting what seemed like forever for the film to come out, i now also get to listen to a wonderful podcast about my favorite subjects. I love where this industry is going and where it will go. I am very happy I am not alone in the love I have for film,tv and video game music 🎵🎵🎵
Must listen for music buffs!
This is a great podcast for people who like scores and getting background info about the process. Music transforms what we watch, and more attention should be paid to it- this podcast is a good place to start. Also, I happen to love trivia so #NameThatScore is an awesome treat.
I never really got into podcasts, but I subscribed to this one after listening to two episodes today! Loved listening to the composers I admire so mcuh. Thanks for bringing this program to the virtual airwaves!!
Been Waiting My Whole Life For This
That may sound drastic, but it’s not an overstatement to say I’ve been a fan of movie scores as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories include holding the microphone of my little Sing-A-Lodean up to the tv speaker to record the scores of Apollo 13, The Lion King and ET. My obsession never ended. This podcast is a place of safe harbor as we get inside looks, sounds and knowledge to my favorite artistry of our time. Can’t thank you all enough for the time and effort put in. Looking forward to many, many, many more episodes.
I studied music in college and orchestral film scores have always been my favorite. Even if my teacher did not agree, so this podcast is a treat.