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Randy Newman

Randy Newman is a songwriter, film composer, artist, and arranger who is known for the biting social satire of his pop songs as well for as his many award-winning film scores. Among the films he has provided music for are The Natural, Ragtime, Three Amigos, Awakenings, Seabiscuit, and 5 Pixar films including Toy Story and Cars. He has also been singled out for numerous awards, including an Emmy, an Academy Award (Oscar), four Grammy Awards, and the Governor's Award of the Recording Academy. Until his first Oscar win in 2001, Newman held the record for the most consecutive nominations without a win (fifteen). Newman was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 2002. Most recently, Newman wrote the songs and score for Disney’s The Princess and the Frog as well as Toy Story 3. He has earned two more Academy Award nominations(19 total) in the Best Original Song category for Almost There and Down In New Orleans. On June 2nd 2010 Newman received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Randy Newman, songwriter, film composer, artist, and arranger talks about how he got started in the music business. The many topics he touches on include his early years, his song writing, working on movie scores, and some of the frustrations he has with the music industry.

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September 2006
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