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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
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: Visiting Artists at Berklee Valencia Campus
Robert Kraft: Visiting Artists at Berklee Valencia Campus
Published: 2012/11/27
Channel: Berklee Valencia Campus
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Who's the boss - Madame est servie (Larry Carlton, Robert Kraft) - Piano solo arrangement and tuto
Published: 2016/04/30
Channel: Mathieu Baudoux
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
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
Momentum - William Kraft 8/8
Momentum - William Kraft 8/8
Published: 2011/11/18
Channel: UTArlingtonMusic
Score: A Music Film Documentary Trailer - Matt Schrader
Score: A Music Film Documentary Trailer - Matt Schrader
Published: 2017/05/27
Channel: SciFi Monkeys
Composer Portrait: William Kraft (Part 2: "On Composing")
Composer Portrait: William Kraft (Part 2: "On Composing")
Published: 2011/07/11
Channel: Theodore Presser
CMC Composer of the Month July 2007
CMC Composer of the Month July 2007
Published: 2007/06/28
Channel: CMCIreland
Anton Kraft - Cello Concerto in C-major, Op.4 (1805) (MUST HEAR)
Anton Kraft - Cello Concerto in C-major, Op.4 (1805) (MUST HEAR)
Published: 2013/07/04
Channel: KuhlauDilfeng2
Composer Portrait Preview: Pierre Boulez
Composer Portrait Preview: Pierre Boulez
Published: 2012/03/30
Channel: Miller Theatre
William Kraft: Theme and Variations (1970)
William Kraft: Theme and Variations (1970)
Published: 2013/01/19
Channel: Wellesz Theatre.
ACO Composer Portrait: Ryan Francis
ACO Composer Portrait: Ryan Francis
Published: 2010/11/23
Channel: American Composers Orchestra
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
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
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
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
(Excerpt) Tuba-Tuba (1973) Burr Van Nostrand, composer
(Excerpt) Tuba-Tuba (1973) Burr Van Nostrand, composer
Published: 2012/04/27
Channel: ACA Composers
WILLIAM KRAFT: Tympani Concerto- Movement III
WILLIAM KRAFT: Tympani Concerto- Movement III
Published: 2011/08/13
Channel: AlbanyRecordsUSA
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
Nigel North Plays Lute Music by Robert Johnson
Nigel North Plays Lute Music by Robert Johnson
Published: 2008/09/29
Channel: Bonproducer
Composer Robert Honstein
Composer Robert Honstein's Creative Process
Published: 2011/08/09
Channel: ncnewspress
William Kraft: Concerto for Percussion  and Orchestra
William Kraft: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra
Published: 2013/10/11
Channel: Jk Stevenson
Composer Journeys Trueman pt.2
Composer Journeys Trueman pt.2
Published: 2008/04/12
Channel: American Composers Orchestra
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
Margaret Fairlie-Kennedy, composer - Four Contrasting Images for piano
Margaret Fairlie-Kennedy, composer - Four Contrasting Images for piano
Published: 2012/08/18
Channel: ACA Composers
Behind the Scenes of the U.S. Space Program: An Unforgettable Account of NASA (2001)
Behind the Scenes of the U.S. Space Program: An Unforgettable Account of NASA (2001)
Published: 2015/06/10
Channel: The Film Archives
Peavey Composer Parlor Acoustic Guitar
Peavey Composer Parlor Acoustic Guitar
Published: 2012/09/21
Channel: Peavey Electronics
Composer Portrait: Wang Jie
Composer Portrait: Wang Jie
Published: 2010/10/06
Channel: American Composers Orchestra
Composer Portrait: Carman Moore
Composer Portrait: Carman Moore
Published: 2015/02/09
Channel: American Composers Orchestra
Robert Parris: Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra
Robert Parris: Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra
Published: 2013/06/22
Channel: Jk Stevenson
Shimmering Harmonics for Percussion Trio by Rob Lunn
Shimmering Harmonics for Percussion Trio by Rob Lunn
Published: 2011/03/12
Channel: Robert Lunn
A day In a Composer
A day In a Composer's Life - Documentary classical music, 1996 Long Beach
Published: 2015/06/21
Channel: Miguel del Aguila
Johann Nepomuk Hummel - Piano Concerto in A-minor, Op.85 (1816)
Johann Nepomuk Hummel - Piano Concerto in A-minor, Op.85 (1816)
Published: 2013/10/24
Channel: KuhlauDilfeng2
Hermann Goetz: Spring Overture
Hermann Goetz: Spring Overture
Published: 2013/10/25
Channel: James Levee
Composer Portrait: Peter Schickele
Composer Portrait: Peter Schickele
Published: 2010/01/05
Channel: Theodore Presser
Timpani Concerto "Raise the Roof" by Michael Daugherty
Timpani Concerto "Raise the Roof" by Michael Daugherty
Published: 2013/06/05
Channel: OU Percussion
Laura Karpman: Visiting Artist at Berklee Valencia Campus
Laura Karpman: Visiting Artist at Berklee Valencia Campus
Published: 2012/11/27
Channel: Berklee Valencia Campus
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L'oiseau dans l'espace: Concerto for Saxophone and Percussion - James M. David, composer
Published: 2012/11/08
Channel: jdcompcolo
Mary Russell - You Know What I Need (1979)
Mary Russell - You Know What I Need (1979)
Published: 2014/04/26
Channel: West Coast 99
A-List Composer: Peter Bateman
A-List Composer: Peter Bateman
Published: 2015/11/06
Channel: A-List Trailer Music
Özkan Manav - "Laçin" for Violin, Cello and Piano (2003)
Özkan Manav - "Laçin" for Violin, Cello and Piano (2003)
Published: 2014/04/02
Channel: AlbanyRecordsUSA
Extreme Makeover - Composer Johan De Meij - Kew Band Melbourne
Extreme Makeover - Composer Johan De Meij - Kew Band Melbourne
Published: 2011/04/06
Channel: dnotley
Yefim Bronfman on Lindberg
Yefim Bronfman on Lindberg's Piano Concerto No. 2
Published: 2012/05/03
Channel: New York Philharmonic
Prelude No. 4 in F Major - Robert Vandall
Prelude No. 4 in F Major - Robert Vandall
Published: 2014/10/26
Channel: Coz Chuf
Ganga feat. Hille Chirholm - The Wind
Ganga feat. Hille Chirholm - The Wind
Published: 2014/05/27
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You
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Published: 2010/05/13
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Rob Smith • Breaking Point
Rob Smith • Breaking Point
Published: 2010/04/02
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"Who played that theme?" - "Day By Day"
"Who played that theme?" - "Day By Day"
Published: 2015/07/10
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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]

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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