SoundExchange Passes $5 Billion Mark in Streaming Royalty Distributions

With its December 2017 distribution, SoundExchange passed the $5 billion mark in cumulative digital royalty distributions since the company was founded in 2003. The company distributes royalties for the digital performance of sound recordings to more than 155,000 recording artists, rights owners, session musicians and background vocalists. Last year it diversified its offerings to include […]

With its December 2017 distribution, SoundExchange passed the $5 billion mark in cumulative digital royalty distributions since the company was founded in 2003. The company distributes royalties for the digital performance of sound recordings to more than 155,000 recording artists, rights owners, session musicians and background vocalists. Last year it diversified its offerings to include […]

Pandora Shares Surge as Fourth-Quarter Subscription Revenue Climbs 63%

Pandora reported mixed financial results for the fourth quarter of 2017, but its shares jumped more than 9 percent after it reported a substantial growth in subscription revenue. The company reported a 63% increase in subscription revenue, bringing its yearly total to $97.7 million. It also reported 5.48 million subscribers, up 25% year over year, and […]

Pandora reported mixed financial results for the fourth quarter of 2017, but its shares jumped more than 9 percent after it reported a substantial growth in subscription revenue. The company reported a 63% increase in subscription revenue, bringing its yearly total to $97.7 million. It also reported 5.48 million subscribers, up 25% year over year, and […]

Pandora Is Laying Off 5% of Its Employees

Pandora is pink-slipping about 5% of its workforce, a move the streaming-music company said will help it save $45 million annually. According to Pandora, the restructuring will shift employee resources to focus on ad-tech and audience development efforts and will combine certain roles. Pandora also announced plans to expand its presence and workforce in Atlanta, a […]

Pandora is pink-slipping about 5% of its workforce, a move the streaming-music company said will help it save $45 million annually. According to Pandora, the restructuring will shift employee resources to focus on ad-tech and audience development efforts and will combine certain roles. Pandora also announced plans to expand its presence and workforce in Atlanta, a […]

‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Top 2018 Art Directors Guild Awards

“The Shape of Water” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” emerged as big winners at the 2018 Art Directors Guild Awards, held Saturday night in Hollywood.

Paul Denham Austerberry, production designer on the Guillermo del Toro film, won in the category of Best Period Film. “Logan” designer Francois Audouy took Best Contemporary Film, while Dennis Gassner won Best Fantasy Film for “Blade Runner 2049.”

Of the five films nominated for the Oscar for Production Design, three (“Darkest Hour,” “Dunkirk” and “The Shape of Water”) were nominees in the ADG’s period category, while the other two (“Beauty and the Beast” and “Blade Runner 2049”) were recognized in the ADG’s fantasy category.

Also Read: Oscars: ‘The Shape of Water’ Swims Ahead With 13 Nominations

On the TV side, Hulu’s Margaret Atwood adaptation took the prize for best hourlong contemporary series for the work of production designer Juliem Berghoff. “Game of Thrones” won for single-camera fantasy series, and Netflix’s “Black Mirror” won for TV movie or limited series.

Lucasfilm chief and prolific producer Kathleen Kennedy was honored with the Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award from the guild, for her many credits including the Indiana Jones series, “Jurassic Park,” and the “Star Wars” franchise.

In the 21 years of the ADG Awards’ existence, one of its winners has gone on to win the Oscar for Art Direction or Production Design 14 times. Since the ADG split into its current alignment of period, fantasy and contemporary categories 11 years ago, eight of the Oscar winners were first ADG winners: four from the period category, three from fantasy and one from contemporary.

No film has ever won the Oscar for design without first being nominated for a ADG Award.

Read the full list of winners:

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM:

1. PERIOD FILM

DARKEST HOUR
Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood
DUNKIRK
Production Designer: Nathan Crowley
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Production Designer: Jim Clay
THE POST
Production Designer: Rick Carter
*WINNER: THE SHAPE OF WATER
Production Designer: Paul Denham Austerberry

2. FANTASY FILM

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood
*WINNER: BLADE RUNNER 2049
Production Designer: Dennis Gassner
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
Production Designer: James Chinlund
WONDER WOMAN
Production Designer: Aline Bonetto

3. CONTEMPORARY FILM

DOWNSIZING
Production Designer: Stefania Cella
GET OUT
Production Designer: Rusty Smith
LADY BIRD
Production Designer: Chris Jones
*WINNER: LOGAN
Production Designer: Francois Audouy
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Production Designer: Inbal Weinberg

4. ANIMATED FILM

CARS 3
Production Designers: William Cone, Jay Shuster
*WINNER: COCO
Production Designer: Harley Jessup
DESPICABLE ME 3
Art Director: Olivier Adam
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
Production Designer: Grant Freckelton
LOVING VINCENT
Production Designer: Matthew Button

Also Read: Read Motion Picture Academy’s New Process for Reporting Misconduct

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR TELEVISION ARE:

5. ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS: “The Bad Beginning: Part One,” “The Reptile Room: Part One,” “The Wide Window: Part One”
Production Designer: Bo Welch

THE CROWN: “A Company of Men,” “Beryl,” “Dear Mrs. Kennedy”
Production Designer: Martin Childs

*WINNER: GAME OF THRONES: “Dragonstone,” “The Queen`s Justice,” “Eastwatch”
Production Designer: Deborah Riley

MINDHUNTER: “S1:E1,” “S1:E4,” “S1:E9”
Production Designer: Steve Arnold

STRANGER THINGS: “Chapter Six: The Spy,” “Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer,” “Chapter Nine: The Gate”
Production Designer: Chris Trujillo

6. ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

AMERICAN GODS: “The Bone Orchard,” “The Secret of Spoons,” “Head Full of Snow”
Production Designer: Patti Podesta

*WINNER: THE HANDMAID’S TALE: “Pilot, Offred,” “Birth Day,” “Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum”
Production Designer: Julie Berghoff

THE HANDMAID’S TALE: “The Bridge”
Production Designer: Andrew Steran

MR. ROBOT: “eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h,” “eps3.1_undo.gz,” “eps3.2_legacy.so”
Production Designer: Anastasia White

TWIN PEAKS: “Ep. 1: Part 1,” “Ep. 8: Part 8,” “Ep. 15: Part 15”
Production Designer: Ruth De Jong

7. TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT: “Election Night,” “Winter of Our Discontent”
Production Designer: Jeff Mossa

BIG LITTLE LIES: “Somebody`s Dead,” “Living the Dream,” “You Get What You Need”
Production Designer: John Paino

*WINNER BLACK MIRROR: “USS Callister”
Production Designer: Joel Collins

FARGO: “The Narrow Escape Problem,” “The Law of Inevitability,” “Who Rules the Land of Denial?”
Production Designer: Elisabeth Williams

FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN: “Pilot,” “And the Winner is…,” “You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?”
Production Designer: Judy Becker

8. HALF HOUR SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

FUTURE MAN: “Pandora’s Mailbox,” “Beyond The Truffledome,” “A Date With Destiny”
Production Designer: Jessica Kender

*WINNER: GLOW: “Pilot,” “The Wrath of Kuntar,” “The Dusty Spur”
Production Designer: Todd Fjelsted

MASTER OF NONE: “Le Nozze,” “Thanksgiving,” “Amarsi Un Po”
Production Designer: Amy Williams

SILICON VALLEY: “Hooli-Con,” “Server Error”
Production Designer: Richard Toyon

VEEP: “Omaha”
Production Designer: Jim Gloster

9. MULTI-CAMERA SERIES

9JKL: “Pilot,” “Lovers Getaway,” “Set Visit”
Production Designer: Stephan Olson

THE BIG BANG THEORY: “The Romance Recalibration,” “The Separation Agitation,” “The Explosion Implosion”
Production Designer: John Shaffner

THE RANCH: “My Best Friend,” “Last Dollar (Fly Away),” “Wrapped Up in You”
Production Designer: Johb Shaffner

SUPERIOR DONUTS: “Pilot,” “Crime Time,” “Arthur`s Day Off”
Production Designer: Stephan Olson

*WINNER: WILL & GRACE: “Eleven Years Later,” “A Gay Olde Christmas”
Production Designer: Glenda Rovello

10. SHORT FORMAT: WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEO OR COMMERCIAL

APPLE: “Bulbs”
Production Designer: James Chinlund

CHANEL: “Gabrielle”
Production Designer: Shane Valentino

KATY PERRY: “Bon Appétit”
Production Designer: Natalie Groce

NIKE: “Equality”
Production Designer: Ruth De Jong

*WINNER: STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: “Rivalry / PS4”
Production Designer: Jason Edmonds

11. VARIETY OR COMPETITION SERIES/AWARDS OR EVENT SPECIAL

BILL NYE SAVES THE WORLD: “Earth Is A Hot Mess”
Production Designer: James Pearse Connelly

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS: “74th Annual”
Production Designer: Brian Stonestreet

*WINNER: PORTLANDIA: “Portland Secedes,” “Ants,” “Fred`s Cell Phone Company”
Production Designer: Schuyler Telleen

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: “Aziz Ansari + Big Sean,” “Alec Baldwin + Ed Sheeran,” “Larry David + Miley Cyrus”
Production Designers: Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimira, N. Joseph DeTullio

SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW: “STARRING LADY GAGA”
Production Designer: Bruce Rodgers

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“The Shape of Water” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” emerged as big winners at the 2018 Art Directors Guild Awards, held Saturday night in Hollywood.

Paul Denham Austerberry, production designer on the Guillermo del Toro film, won in the category of Best Period Film. “Logan” designer Francois Audouy took Best Contemporary Film, while Dennis Gassner won Best Fantasy Film for “Blade Runner 2049.”

Of the five films nominated for the Oscar for Production Design, three (“Darkest Hour,” “Dunkirk” and “The Shape of Water”) were nominees in the ADG’s period category, while the other two (“Beauty and the Beast” and “Blade Runner 2049”) were recognized in the ADG’s fantasy category.

On the TV side, Hulu’s Margaret Atwood adaptation took the prize for best hourlong contemporary series for the work of production designer Juliem Berghoff. “Game of Thrones” won for single-camera fantasy series, and Netflix’s “Black Mirror” won for TV movie or limited series.

Lucasfilm chief and prolific producer Kathleen Kennedy was honored with the Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award from the guild, for her many credits including the Indiana Jones series, “Jurassic Park,” and the “Star Wars” franchise.

In the 21 years of the ADG Awards’ existence, one of its winners has gone on to win the Oscar for Art Direction or Production Design 14 times. Since the ADG split into its current alignment of period, fantasy and contemporary categories 11 years ago, eight of the Oscar winners were first ADG winners: four from the period category, three from fantasy and one from contemporary.

No film has ever won the Oscar for design without first being nominated for a ADG Award.

Read the full list of winners:

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM:

1. PERIOD FILM

DARKEST HOUR
Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood
DUNKIRK
Production Designer: Nathan Crowley
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Production Designer: Jim Clay
THE POST
Production Designer: Rick Carter
*WINNER: THE SHAPE OF WATER
Production Designer: Paul Denham Austerberry

2. FANTASY FILM

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood
*WINNER: BLADE RUNNER 2049
Production Designer: Dennis Gassner
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
Production Designer: James Chinlund
WONDER WOMAN
Production Designer: Aline Bonetto

3. CONTEMPORARY FILM

DOWNSIZING
Production Designer: Stefania Cella
GET OUT
Production Designer: Rusty Smith
LADY BIRD
Production Designer: Chris Jones
*WINNER: LOGAN
Production Designer: Francois Audouy
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Production Designer: Inbal Weinberg

4. ANIMATED FILM

CARS 3
Production Designers: William Cone, Jay Shuster
*WINNER: COCO
Production Designer: Harley Jessup
DESPICABLE ME 3
Art Director: Olivier Adam
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
Production Designer: Grant Freckelton
LOVING VINCENT
Production Designer: Matthew Button

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR TELEVISION ARE:

5. ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS: “The Bad Beginning: Part One,” “The Reptile Room: Part One,” “The Wide Window: Part One”
Production Designer: Bo Welch

THE CROWN: “A Company of Men,” “Beryl,” “Dear Mrs. Kennedy”
Production Designer: Martin Childs

*WINNER: GAME OF THRONES: “Dragonstone,” “The Queen`s Justice,” “Eastwatch”
Production Designer: Deborah Riley

MINDHUNTER: “S1:E1,” “S1:E4,” “S1:E9”
Production Designer: Steve Arnold

STRANGER THINGS: “Chapter Six: The Spy,” “Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer,” “Chapter Nine: The Gate”
Production Designer: Chris Trujillo

6. ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

AMERICAN GODS: “The Bone Orchard,” “The Secret of Spoons,” “Head Full of Snow”
Production Designer: Patti Podesta

*WINNER: THE HANDMAID’S TALE: “Pilot, Offred,” “Birth Day,” “Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum”
Production Designer: Julie Berghoff

THE HANDMAID’S TALE: “The Bridge”
Production Designer: Andrew Steran

MR. ROBOT: “eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h,” “eps3.1_undo.gz,” “eps3.2_legacy.so”
Production Designer: Anastasia White

TWIN PEAKS: “Ep. 1: Part 1,” “Ep. 8: Part 8,” “Ep. 15: Part 15”
Production Designer: Ruth De Jong

7. TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT: “Election Night,” “Winter of Our Discontent”
Production Designer: Jeff Mossa

BIG LITTLE LIES: “Somebody`s Dead,” “Living the Dream,” “You Get What You Need”
Production Designer: John Paino

*WINNER BLACK MIRROR: “USS Callister”
Production Designer: Joel Collins

FARGO: “The Narrow Escape Problem,” “The Law of Inevitability,” “Who Rules the Land of Denial?”
Production Designer: Elisabeth Williams

FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN: “Pilot,” “And the Winner is…,” “You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?”
Production Designer: Judy Becker

8. HALF HOUR SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

FUTURE MAN: “Pandora’s Mailbox,” “Beyond The Truffledome,” “A Date With Destiny”
Production Designer: Jessica Kender

*WINNER: GLOW: “Pilot,” “The Wrath of Kuntar,” “The Dusty Spur”
Production Designer: Todd Fjelsted

MASTER OF NONE: “Le Nozze,” “Thanksgiving,” “Amarsi Un Po”
Production Designer: Amy Williams

SILICON VALLEY: “Hooli-Con,” “Server Error”
Production Designer: Richard Toyon

VEEP: “Omaha”
Production Designer: Jim Gloster

9. MULTI-CAMERA SERIES

9JKL: “Pilot,” “Lovers Getaway,” “Set Visit”
Production Designer: Stephan Olson

THE BIG BANG THEORY: “The Romance Recalibration,” “The Separation Agitation,” “The Explosion Implosion”
Production Designer: John Shaffner

THE RANCH: “My Best Friend,” “Last Dollar (Fly Away),” “Wrapped Up in You”
Production Designer: Johb Shaffner

SUPERIOR DONUTS: “Pilot,” “Crime Time,” “Arthur`s Day Off”
Production Designer: Stephan Olson

*WINNER: WILL & GRACE: “Eleven Years Later,” “A Gay Olde Christmas”
Production Designer: Glenda Rovello

10. SHORT FORMAT: WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEO OR COMMERCIAL

APPLE: “Bulbs”
Production Designer: James Chinlund

CHANEL: “Gabrielle”
Production Designer: Shane Valentino

KATY PERRY: “Bon Appétit”
Production Designer: Natalie Groce

NIKE: “Equality”
Production Designer: Ruth De Jong

*WINNER: STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: “Rivalry / PS4”
Production Designer: Jason Edmonds

11. VARIETY OR COMPETITION SERIES/AWARDS OR EVENT SPECIAL

BILL NYE SAVES THE WORLD: “Earth Is A Hot Mess”
Production Designer: James Pearse Connelly

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS: “74th Annual”
Production Designer: Brian Stonestreet

*WINNER: PORTLANDIA: “Portland Secedes,” “Ants,” “Fred`s Cell Phone Company”
Production Designer: Schuyler Telleen

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: “Aziz Ansari + Big Sean,” “Alec Baldwin + Ed Sheeran,” “Larry David + Miley Cyrus”
Production Designers: Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimira, N. Joseph DeTullio

SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW: “STARRING LADY GAGA”
Production Designer: Bruce Rodgers

Related stories from TheWrap:

Oscars Box Office: Can Best Picture Contenders Turn Nominations Into Big Bucks?

Oscars 2018: Host Jimmy Kimmel Seeks Therapy for a Year of 'Moonlight' Trauma in New Promo (Video)

Oscars 2018 Analysis: Voters Send Clear Message on Diversity in Race and Gender

Pandora CEO Roger Lynch Wants to Create the Podcast Genome Project

Pandora’s new CEO Roger Lynch has big plans for podcasts: Lynch told Variety on the sidelines of CES in Las Vegas Thursday that he wants to create “the equivalent of the podcast genome project” as the company plans to add many more podcasts to its catalog. Lynch, who joined Pandora as president and CEO in September, said […]

Pandora’s new CEO Roger Lynch has big plans for podcasts: Lynch told Variety on the sidelines of CES in Las Vegas Thursday that he wants to create “the equivalent of the podcast genome project” as the company plans to add many more podcasts to its catalog. Lynch, who joined Pandora as president and CEO in September, said […]

Pandora Names Aimée Lapic Chief Marketing Officer

Pandora today announced that Aimée Lapic will join the company as chief marketing officer, effective December 13. According to a press release, Lapic will lead the company’s consumer brand strategy, market positioning, performance-based and partnership marketing through digital, social and mobile marketing initiatives. She comes to the company after 13 years at Gap Inc., where she […]

Pandora today announced that Aimée Lapic will join the company as chief marketing officer, effective December 13. According to a press release, Lapic will lead the company’s consumer brand strategy, market positioning, performance-based and partnership marketing through digital, social and mobile marketing initiatives. She comes to the company after 13 years at Gap Inc., where she […]

Tidal and Pandora Get In-App Controls for Sonos Speakers

Tidal and Pandora both announced deeper integration with Sonos this week. Both services now allow their users to launch music playback on Sonos speakers without ever leaving the Tidal or Pandora apps, doing away with the need to use the Sonos mobile app for playback control. Pandora announced its partnership with Sonos on Tuesday, with […]

Tidal and Pandora both announced deeper integration with Sonos this week. Both services now allow their users to launch music playback on Sonos speakers without ever leaving the Tidal or Pandora apps, doing away with the need to use the Sonos mobile app for playback control. Pandora announced its partnership with Sonos on Tuesday, with […]