Joyful Noise

Working on the new movie Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise, a musical film starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, has just been released, and I had the chance to work on the music for the film in a variety of behind-the-scenes aspects, including preproduction, keyboard work, drum programming, horn arranging, engineering, and assisting the composer for the movie, Mervyn Warren.

From the IMDB entry: “Joyful Noise is the story of a small town choir out to win a national competition despite overwhelming odds. A story of faith and determination by the choir leaders (Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton) and the young talent who give their all to win God’s praise and beat the competition for the grand prize.”

The soundtrack includes gospel classics, modern classics, and new original songs written by Mervyn Warren, and Dolly Parton. An all-star roster of players graced the recordings, including Paul Jackson Jr, the Jerry Hey horns, Reggie Hamilton, Kirk Franklin, as well as Dolly and Queen themselves.

New: The #AI lawsuit that's shaking up the music world. This new frontier of #GenerativeAI music is being pushed by #Suno and #Udio, but there are serious concerns. https://youtu.be/Hy8Or6af98c

ICYMI: 1 of my most popular #choral arrs ever is this SAB of Pierre Passereau's playful Il Est Bel Et Bon (16th century). Traditionally 4-part SATB, Perfect for emerging choirs to tackle vocal technique & part independence. #choir

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I think it’s safe to say when Instagram tries to launch their nth new feature copied from another rival platform, their chances of success now become 1/n.

An interesting comment in light of the fact that the work of millions of human creators has been vacuumed up by OpenAI without consent or compensation.

Happy birthday to this dude (@aaronscottlazar) who is working on a project of a lifetime in the middle of a battle of a lifetime and is making everyone stronger for it. Thank you for being in my life bro and so glad we get to make some magical music together. @youralsnetwork

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