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Renowned Composer Howard Shore to Receive the "Maestro Award" at 2014 Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Billboard (www.billboard.com / www.billboard.biz) and The Hollywood Reporter (thr.com) today announced that three-time Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore will be presented with the 2014 Maestro Award at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference, November 5 – 6, 2014.

The Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference, in its 13th year, is dedicated to all facets of music and its uses in television, film, advertising and new media.  The event brings together recording artists, composers, and executives from all branches of entertainment, music supervisors, publishers, filmmakers, managers and others to discuss the ever-changing entertainment landscape and opportunities for content creators and copyright holders. The conference will take place at The Globe Theater at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, CA, having sold out attendance the past two years.

Shore, who over the course of his distinguished career has composed scores for over 80 films, including Philadelphia, Hugo, The Aviator, Ed Wood, The Silence of the Lambs, Big, Naked Lunch and Mrs. Doubtfire, is best known for his music for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, for which he has won three Academy Awards. He is also the recipient of three Golden Globes and four Grammys.

"From The Lord of the Rings to High Fidelity to Crash, Howard Shore's talent spans not only genres but also proves to be timeless," said Janice Min, Co-President/Chief Creative Officer of the Entertainment Group of Guggenheim Media. "His work has resulted in some of Hollywood's most beloved scores, and we are honored to have him as our 2014 Maestro Award recipient."

Shore has scored three films due late in 2014: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (12/17), Maps to the Stars (5/21), and Rosewater (11/7), Jon Stewart's directorial debut, screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.

"I am grateful for the acknowledgement from these two esteemed publications," said composer Howard Shore. "Thank you and I look forward to seeing everyone in November."

The Maestro Award is an annual award presented to artists and composers who have made a lasting contribution to film and television music. Previous winners include Oscar- and multiple-Grammy-winning producer, musician and songwriter T. Bone Burnett, composers Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Alan Menken and Thomas Newman, as well as songwriter Diane Warren.

Please visit http://www.billboardevents.com/filmtv to view the full event schedule and registration details.

About Billboard
Billboard is the world's most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com which is the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry's most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike.

www.billboard.com / www.billboard.biz

About The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter is the entertainment industry's flagship media brand. With in-depth reporting, analysis, unprecedented access, world-class photography and video, and feature exclusives, The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive source for breaking entertainment and business news.

Founded in 1930 as a trade-only publication, The Hollywood Reporter reached an all-time high of 14.288 million individuals worldwide online at thr.com in March 2014, and over 224,000 readers in its weekly magazine, delivering news to an audience of industry power players and consumers deeply invested in entertainment content. The Hollywood Reporter's platforms include an award-winning weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, festival and awards season apps, tablet, iPad editions, social media, and branded events. Follow The Hollywood Reporter on Twitter @thr and on Facebook at facebook.com/HollywoodReporter. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter won a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award for The Hollywood Reporter in Focus: The Wolf of Wall Street.

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