Alex Patsavas Talks How to Get the Right Soundtrack Song

Alex Patsavas Talks about breaking into the music business and what she has learned from the Twilight Saga.

Have you experienced much Twilight mania first hand?

Yes, I have been to quite a few of the pre-release events over the years, especially if soundtrack artists are involved. It is a privilege to work on a project with a positive and enthusiastic fan base.

What were some of the trials and tribulations of putting the latest Twilight soundtrack together?

Only the masses of excellent (and unreleased) submissions we get at the Chop Shop offices for each film. Scores of truly memorable tracks and only 15-20 places in the movie. It was really wonderful working with Bill Condon – I am eagerly awaiting Breaking Dawn 2.

What have you learned from the success of Twilight over the years?

We tend to select a mix of established and respected alternative artists and performers that are less known but always the song that is selected is the best to tell the story. I do believe that is why these OST’s connect so strongly with the audience. They are hearing the songs for the first time, certainly and often are experiencing the bands for the first time as they watch the film. Heady stuff.

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Twilight Lexicon Interview: Alex Patsavas & The Breaking Dawn Soundtrack Artists

On the Breaking Dawn premiere carpet, we had the chance to interview legendary music supervisor, Alex Patsavas, and The Breaking Dawn Soundtrack artists: Cider Sky, Imperial Mammoth, and Mia Maestro who also plays Carmen.

We want to give a shout out to our Breaking Dawn premiere buddies: Twilight Examiner, Twilight facebook, and Twilight Series Theories!

Alexandra Patsavas Interviewed by Dose about the Twilight Saga Soundtracks

Dose has a great interview up with Alexandra Patsavas, the guru who has put together each of the Twilight soundtracks.

“Only the most try-hard of Twihards remember the exact rules of vampire baseball. But you might recall hearing Muse’s “Supermassive Black Hole” as the Cullen family stepped up to the plate in the first installment of the Twilight Saga. But then, maybe that’s not your favourite Twilight musical moment (scenes involving goofy baseball shirts so infrequently are). Maybe you’re more into swooning along to Iron & Wine’s “Flightless Bird” as Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) slow-dance at their school prom (Twilight). Or gasping over Bella’s near-death visions of Edward as Grizzly Bear’s “Slow Life” burbles up from the watery depths (New Moon). Whatever your favourite Twilight track is, though, Alexandra Patsavas had a part in it.”

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Chop Shop Wants Your Feedback


The crew at Chop Shop, the outlet that has put together the Twilight Saga soundtracks, notably headed by Alexandra Patsavas, wants your opinion of the artists on the soundtrack.  Click here and let them know what you think of the current choices (granted they are still in the process of rolling them out) and any that you might want to see in the future.

Billboard Music Conference Wrap Up

Our friends Lauren, from Twilight Facebook, and Matt and Andrew, from Imprint/Twilight Source, attended Billboard’s Film and TV Music Festival. Here is their report:

“Some of music’s top film and television producers, supervisors and editors were out in full force for Billboard’s Film and TV Music Festival on Thursday, October 29th at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. People from all corners of the industry were in attendance to cultivate and learn new information to apply to their careers, or even just to see what made these music supervisors so successful. Companies such as ABC/Disney showed off their impressive musical choices that have garnered them so much attention such as working with The Fray in Grey’s Anatomy and the ever popular show, Hannah Montana. However, the big buzz that surrounded this conference wasn’t because of a 16 year old girl with split personalities. That honor bestows upon this year’s hottest soundtrack and highly anticipated theatrical score for The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

The Official Twilight Facebook page and Twilight Source were on hand to experience two panels devoted to a behind the scenes look into the making and popularity of the series’ soundtrack and instrumental score. The first discussion involved Alexandra Patsavas (Chop Shop Music), Livia Tortella ( Marketing, Atlantic Records) and Paul Katz ( Music Consultant, Summit Entertainment, LLC.) These “masterminds” behind the multi-million selling soundtrack to “Twilight” discussed how exactly they put together the newest ensemble of songs for the film’s sequel, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon…”

See the rest of their report here.