Tuesday, 1/25/11

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross nominated for an Academy Award!

The nominations are in, and the Trent and Atticus are nominated for the biggest award for a film score there is. The winners will be announced February 27th at 5pm PST.

The Social Network Score has won and been nominated for several awards over the past few months, and below we have compiled an almost-complete list. Huge congratulations to the pair, and good luck from everyone at The NIN Hotline for February!

Current Accolades

    San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS Award): Best Score
    Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA Award): Best Score
    Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS Award): Best Original Score
    International Press Academy (Satellite Award): Best Original Score
    Chicago Film Critics Assoc. (CFCA Award): Best Original Score
    Denver Film Critics Society (DFCS): Best Original Score
    Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC Award): Best Use of Music in Film
    Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA Award): Best Music/Score
    Las Vegas Film Critics Society (Sierra Award): Best Score
    Alliance of Women Film Journalists (EDA Awards): Best Film Music Or Score
    Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics Choice Award): Best Score
    Hollywood Foreign Press Assoc. (Golden Globe-USA): Best Original Score
    St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association (SLFCA Award): Best Music (Soundtrack or Score)
    Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFC Award): Best Score - Won runner-up prize
Friday, 1/21/11

Pretty Hate Machine Piano/Vocal/Guitar book released

Pretty Hate Machine song book The Hal Leonard corporation released an official piano/vocal/guitar songbook for Pretty Hate Machine back in early December, but for one reason or another, I kept forgetting to post about it. for $16.99 from or directly from Hal Leonard corp. You can probably request it at your local musical instrument shop as well.

If you'd rather buy digital copies, SheetMusicDirect will sell you Sibelius Scorch versions for $3.99 a song. (Clearly we've been marketing Know the Score wrong for all these years) -- you can also preview the first page of each song's sheet music there.

Last, and perhaps least, if you click on the thumbnail to the right, we've got a 1200x1600 version of the cover art.
Monday, 1/17/11

Some details on The Social Network disc-release features

The Social Network took home a number of accolades at last night's Golden Globes, taking Best Score (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross), Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), Best Director (David Fincher) and the evening’s big prize, Best Film: Drama. Released last week on two-disc Blu-Ray and DVD "collector's editions", the second disc of both releases is packed with behind-the-scenes features, which we mentioned mid-December.

  • "Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and David Fincher on the Score" (18:55) features sit-down interviews with Atticus, Trent, and later David, talking about the score, as well as in-studio interviews with Trent and Atticus as they demonstrate some of the techniques they used to create music for the score.
  • "In the Hall of the Mountain King: Reznor’s First Draft" (2:30) plays the regatta scene, allowing you to swap audio between the original draft and the final version, with and without the rest of the film audio
  • "Swarmatron" (4:28) again sits us down with Atticus and Trent as they demonstrate how the Swarmatron works, and how they orchestrated tracks throughout the score by multitracking the device.

These features are in HD on the bluray, and are accompanied by almost two hours of extra video about the visuals, post-production, rehearsals, just about every detail that goes into the making of the film. So if you're renting or buying, be sure to pick up the two-disc version.
Sunday, 1/16/11

Trent and Atticus win Golden Globe award for TSN Soundtrack

Hotline ImageCongratulations are again in order! Shortly after receiving the award, Trent Reznor spoke briefly online about winning his first Golden Globe:
"Holy shit!"

If you missed the Golden Globes lastnight, you can watch Trent and Atticus' acceptance on YouTube or on NBC. With any luck, their next stop will be the Academy Awards. Good luck!
Saturday, 1/15/11

Trent and Atticus win Critics Choice award for TSN Soundtrack

Hotline ImageCongratulations are in order, as Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' score for The Social Network took home the Critic's Choice Award for best score. The Social Network also won best picture, Fincher won best director, and Sorkin won best screenplay. Hopefully we'll see a repeat performance on Oscar night. You can find a full list of awards handed out at

Thanks to sheepdean, thevoid99 and acidpolly, who's posts on ETS I liberally scraped this information from.
Friday, 1/14/11

Trent to appear on Robbie Robertson's new album

Robbie Robertson, best known with his work with 60-70s rock group "The Band", is releasing his first album in 14 years this April, with Trent providing "additional textures" on instrumental track "Madame X".
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Robertson said
"It's a really cinematic piece of music. I wanted Trent to contribute something, and he understood exactly what I was talking about and did something completely beautiful and haunting."

How To Become Clairvoyant will be available April 5 on 429 Records
Saturday, 1/08/11

Trent & Atticus' next project: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The New York Times held a streaming media interview with Trent Reznor last night where it was announced that Trent and Atticus Ross would be scoring the soundtrack for David Fincher's version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Other announcements included more details on the Deluxe Edition of The Fragile and some teases at what the full-length album for How To Destroy Angels will sound. Our friends at NIN Army have all of the details including audio and video of the interview here.

Thanks to everyone who wrote in!