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Robert Kraft - Beat Generation - Joe
Robert Kraft - Beat Generation - Joe's Pub (10.30.13)
Published: 2013/12/09
Channel: Joe's Pub
Robert Kraft: Visiting Artists at Berklee Valencia Campus
Robert Kraft: Visiting Artists at Berklee Valencia Campus
Published: 2012/11/27
Channel: Berklee Valencia Campus
How To Become A Film Studio Music Executive – Robert Kraft – MUBUTV Pt 1 SE.3 EP.35
How To Become A Film Studio Music Executive – Robert Kraft – MUBUTV Pt 1 SE.3 EP.35
Published: 2014/07/01
Channel: MUBUTV
Robert Kraft on the Music Business behind Titanic and Life of Pi
Robert Kraft on the Music Business behind Titanic and Life of Pi
Published: 2017/10/24
Channel: Behind the Audio
Inside the Hans Zimmer Mind (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Inside the Hans Zimmer Mind (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Published: 2015/02/28
Channel: SCORE: A Film Music Documentary
Brian Tyler on Writing for an Orchestra (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Brian Tyler on Writing for an Orchestra (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Published: 2015/04/24
Channel: SCORE: A Film Music Documentary
"Who played that theme?" #88 - "Who
"Who played that theme?" #88 - "Who's The Boss?" (Season 5 Intro, 1988)
Published: 2015/08/05
Channel: WhoPlayedThatTheme?
MUBUTV: Insider Video Series Season 3 Episode #36 Songwriter, Producer, Artist Robert Kraft  Pt.2
MUBUTV: Insider Video Series Season 3 Episode #36 Songwriter, Producer, Artist Robert Kraft Pt.2
Published: 2014/09/02
Channel: MUBUTV
Music in Everything with J. Ralph (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Music in Everything with J. Ralph (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: SCORE: A Film Music Documentary
Composer Portrait: William Kraft (Part 2: "On Composing")
Composer Portrait: William Kraft (Part 2: "On Composing")
Published: 2011/07/11
Channel: Theodore Presser
Second Nature
Second Nature
Published: 2015/02/11
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
Composers Joseph Trapanese & Christopher Lennertz (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Composers Joseph Trapanese & Christopher Lennertz (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Published: 2016/06/13
Channel: SCORE: A Film Music Documentary
Who
Who's Seducin Who?
Published: 2015/02/11
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
Cafe Society
Cafe Society
Published: 2015/02/11
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
Harry Gregson-Williams at the Piano (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Harry Gregson-Williams at the Piano (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: SCORE: A Film Music Documentary
Who
Who's the boss - Madame est servie (Larry Carlton, Robert Kraft) - Piano solo arrangement and tuto
Published: 2016/04/30
Channel: Mathieu Baudoux
Bon Voyage
Bon Voyage
Published: 2015/02/11
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
A Jump For Miles
A Jump For Miles
Published: 2015/02/11
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
False Start
False Start
Published: 2015/02/11
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
Down In Frames
Down In Frames
Published: 2015/02/11
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
"Who played that theme?" - "Day By Day"
"Who played that theme?" - "Day By Day"
Published: 2015/07/10
Channel: WhoPlayedThatTheme?
Tyler Bates GuitarViol Jam (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Tyler Bates GuitarViol Jam (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: SCORE: A Film Music Documentary
Junction Boulevard
Junction Boulevard
Published: 2015/02/11
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
What Price Glory?
What Price Glory?
Published: 2014/09/23
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
Single, Solo
Single, Solo
Published: 2014/09/23
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
Fathoms Below (from "The Little Mermaid")
Fathoms Below (from "The Little Mermaid")
Published: 2017/02/18
Channel: ShIP'S Chorus - Topic
Hoverkraft
Hoverkraft
Published: 2015/02/11
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
Bear McCreary Rocks the Hurdy Gurdy (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Bear McCreary Rocks the Hurdy Gurdy (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Published: 2017/11/02
Channel: SCORE: A Film Music Documentary
I Wonder What You
I Wonder What You're Like
Published: 2014/09/23
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
Maugre
Maugre
Published: 2017/06/15
Channel: KRAFT - Topic
Under the Sea (From "The Little Mermaid"/ Soundtrack Version)
Under the Sea (From "The Little Mermaid"/ Soundtrack Version)
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: Samuel E. Wright - Topic
SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY (2017) | Official Trailer
SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY (2017) | Official Trailer
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: SCORE: A Film Music Documentary
Carnegie Woogie
Carnegie Woogie
Published: 2015/10/17
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
At My Most Beautiful
At My Most Beautiful
Published: 2016/11/19
Channel: R.E.M. - Topic
Íðilfagra Sjöfn
Íðilfagra Sjöfn
Published: 2015/10/30
Channel: Egill Olafsson - Topic
Bajo el mar
Bajo el mar
Published: 2014/11/20
Channel: Michael Cruz - Topic
White Noise
White Noise
Published: 2015/01/19
Channel: Various Artists - Topic
I Can
I Can't Say No
Published: 2015/10/17
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
Manhattan
Manhattan
Published: 2015/10/17
Channel: Various Artists - Topic
Don
Don't Turn Away
Published: 2015/10/17
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
Nigel North Plays Lute Music by Robert Johnson
Nigel North Plays Lute Music by Robert Johnson
Published: 2008/09/29
Channel: Bonproducer
Research
Research
Published: 2014/05/22
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
Alexandre Desplat Interview (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Alexandre Desplat Interview (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: SCORE: A Film Music Documentary
Happy Ending (From "The Little Mermaid"/ Soundtrack Version)
Happy Ending (From "The Little Mermaid"/ Soundtrack Version)
Published: 2015/06/10
Channel: Various Artists - Topic
Beautiful Maria of My Soul
Beautiful Maria of My Soul
Published: 2015/01/20
Channel: Virtuoso - Topic
Teach Me How To Kiss You
Teach Me How To Kiss You
Published: 2014/09/17
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
Humotion
Humotion
Published: 2014/05/22
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
Heartbeat of Film James Cameron (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Heartbeat of Film James Cameron (Bonus Feature) | SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Published: 2017/01/12
Channel: SCORE: A Film Music Documentary
Les Poissons (From "The Little Mermaid”/Soundtrack Version)
Les Poissons (From "The Little Mermaid”/Soundtrack Version)
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: René Auberjonois - Topic
Can We Be in Love Again
Can We Be in Love Again
Published: 2014/09/23
Channel: Robert Kraft - Topic
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Robert Kraft
Born United States
Genres Film score
Occupation(s) Songwriter, film composer, record producer

Robert Kraft is an award winning American songwriter, film composer, recording artist and record producer. As President of Fox Music from 1994 to 2012, he supervised the music for more than 300 Fox feature films, as well as dozens of TV shows.[1][2] He produced the 2017 Score: A Film Music Documentary about film composers and the evolution of Hollywood film music.

Education[edit]

Kraft attended the Lawrenceville School and graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1976.

Recording and songwriting[edit]

Kraft has worked extensively in the recording industry, producing or co-producing such artists as Linda Ronstadt, Dr. John, Bette Midler, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Johnny Mathis, Bruce Willis, Jimmy Buffett, Don Henley, George Benson, Ozzy Osbourne, Southside Johnny, Albert Collins, Vonda Shepard, and Melissa Manchester. His songs have been recorded by The Manhattan Transfer, Bette Midler, Roberta Flack, Los Lobos, Diane Schuur, Bruce Willis, Joy Enriquez, Dr. John, and Kermit the Frog. As a solo artist and with his band, Robert Kraft and The Ivory Coast, he has released four albums on RCA, RSO, and Sonic Edge Records. In October 2013, Milan Records released “Consensual Sets”, a compilation of Kraft’s greatest hits from 1979-1989. In November 2013, VIVID SOUNDS released a boxed set of Kraft's five original CDs, including "Robert Kraft Live at the Newport Jazz Festival, Town Hall NYC, 1980."

Film music[edit]

In 1989, Kraft co-produced the Academy Award-winning song, "Under The Sea", plus the Grammy Award-winning double-platinum soundtrack of The Little Mermaid, along with co-authors Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. In 1992, Kraft was nominated for an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for co-writing "Beautiful Maria of My Soul", the theme song from the Warner Bros. feature, The Mambo Kings. Kraft was also the film's composer and Executive Music Producer, producing the Gold soundtrack, which spent four weeks at Number One on Billboard's Latin Music chart. In 1999, Kraft was nominated for a second Golden Globe for co-writing the song, "How Can I Not Love You" for the 20th Century Fox film, Anna and the King, with songwriter Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and film composer George Fenton. Kraft also co-produced the long-charting soundtrack on Billboard's Jazz charts, Swing Kids.

As a writer, Kraft's other feature film credits include story co-author (with Bruce Willis) and score co-composer (with Michael Kamen) on the Tri-Star film, Hudson Hawk. He produced the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for the Jim Henson Productions' film, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and composed the score to the Warner Bros. feature, Seven Minutes in Heaven. Kraft was songwriter and musical producer on Adventures in Babysitting and Heartbreak Hotel. His television credits include co-writing theme songs for Who's The Boss? and Day by Day, as well as writing new themes for Wide World of Sports and songs for Fame.

Kraft composed the music for the ballet, "Thriller", choreographed by Matthew Diamond. (World Premier, Jacob's Pillow August 1981.) In 1992 Kraft founded the record label, Jim Henson Records, and as the Vice President of Music at Jim Henson Productions, inaugurated their music division.

Fox Filmed Entertainment[edit]

Kraft was the chief executive of Fox Music Inc. from 1994 until October 2012, supervising the scores and soundtracks for over 300 Fox Filmed Entertainment motion pictures.[3] Highlights during his tenure at Fox include the record-breaking scores and soundtracks from Avatar, Titanic, Waiting to Exhale, Moulin Rouge!, Garden State, Romeo + Juliet, The Full Monty, Ice Age, Dr. Dolittle, Bulworth, Walk the Line, Alvin and the Chipmunks,[4] Once,[4] Juno.,[4] Slumdog Millionaire, Black Swan,[5] Rio, and "Life of Pi". Kraft's division, Fox Music, also supervised the music for Twentieth Century Fox Television hits such as "Ally McBeal" and "X-Files", as well as shows "24", "American Dad!", "Family Guy", and "The Simpsons". Since 1994, television soundtracks from Fox Music have included the worldwide platinum albums from "Ally McBeal" and "X-Files", plus hit compilations from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Dark Angel", "The Simpsons", "Roswell" and "24".

Since Kraft became chief executive in 1994, Fox Music was responsible for the worldwide sales of over 60 million albums, producing 3 Platinum, 6 Multi-Platinum and 6 Gold records. Under his leadership, Fox Music garnered 10 Academy Award nominations, winning 4 Academy Awards, 20 Golden Globe nominations (including 5 Golden Globe Awards), 61 Emmy nominations with 11 wins, and 49 Grammy nominations including 14 Grammy Awards.

Other projects[edit]

In 1994, Kraft was elected to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors, Los Angeles Chapter. In 1995, Kraft became a member of the Music Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[6] Kraft was honored with the City of Hope Spirit of Life Award in 2002, and with the T.J. Martell Foundation's Spirit of Excellence in the Arts Award in 2010. As co-chairman of the Grammy Host Committee for the 2001 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Kraft and co-chair Tim Leiweke raised money to support Grammy In The Schools. In addition, Kraft founded entermusic.org in 2001 (now "MentorTainment.org"), a Music Mentoring organization affiliated with Hamilton High School in Los Angeles.[7] Kraft was elected to the Board of Directors of the Harvard Alumni Association in 2008, and is Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Harvard Office for The Arts. He has lectured on film music at Harvard University, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Brown University, New York University, UCLA, University of Southern California, and Syracuse University. In 2005, he spoke on "Music and Images" at MIDEM, the international music conference, and in 2009 and 2010 conducted film-music seminars at the Havana Film Festival in Havana, Cuba. Kraft is the Berklee College of Music Artistic Advisor, (International campus-Valencia, Spain);[8] He is also an Executive Board Member of the World Soundtrack Academy, where he was awarded the World Soundtrack Academy Industry Award for 2012, and is on the Board of the International Radio Festival, where he won the International Radio Festival Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012.[9]

Kraftbox Entertainment[edit]

In 2013, Kraft founded Kraftbox Entertainment, a Music and Media production, management, and consulting firm. Initial projects included When Albums Ruled the World, a documentary broadcast on BBC 4 (February 2013), "Wheels of Steel"(a comedic series for CBS Studios), and "No Can Do", an original musical feature set in NYC. In 2014, Kraft co-produced the hit Off-Broadway one-man show, "The Lion", starring Benjamin Scheuer. In 2015, Kraft signed singer, songwriter, and trumpeter Spencer Ludwig to Warner Bros. Records, and became Spencer's manager. Spencer's first WB Records single, "Diggy" (released July 2016) is the theme song for Target's Fall 2016 ad campaign. The film, "SCORE! The Film Music Documentary", co-produced by Kraft and premiering at several film festivals in 2016, is slated for a 2017 release. In addition, with partners Paula Wagner and Stephanie Allain, he is in development on the major motion picture,"The Sugar Hill Story" for Warner Bros. Studios. In 2014, Kraftbox became the Soundtrack Consultant for Warner Brothers Records. Additional Kraftbox consultancies include 21st Century Fox Studios and Maker Studios, the multi-channel network based in Culver City, CA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert Kraft ankles Fox Music". Variety. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Robert Kraft, President of Fox Music, Stepping Down | Billboard". Billboard.biz. 2012-09-28. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  3. ^ Burlingame, Jon (2010-04-12). "Robert Kraft: Last of a dying breed". Variety. 
  4. ^ a b c Donahue, Ann (2008-04-28). ""Chipmunks" help revive movie soundtracks". Billboard. Reuters. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  5. ^ "The film "Black Swan" has Harvard creators behind it | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2011". Harvardmagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  6. ^ Burlingame, Jon (2010-12-15). "Music branch can't please everyone". Variety. 
  7. ^ Hurwitz, Matt (2011-04-14). "Fox topper shows real class". Variety. 
  8. ^ "Robert Kraft to Teach "Music in Film" Workshop in Havana « Repeating Islands". Repeatingislands.com. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  9. ^ Teicholz, Tom (2009-09-16). "The Kraft of Movie Music | Tommywood". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 

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