News

May 2011 | "EPIC" PRODUCTION MUSIC LIBRARY NOW AVAILABLE
MusicBox presents Russ Landau's library of over 1,500 tracks which crosses all genres and media. The energy and excitement of the music from EPIC adds the perfect finish to any production, while the beauty of these selections makes them accessible to convey all moods and emotions.

February 2011 | SURVIVOR 22 - REDEMPTION ISLAND
The battle unfolds in Nicaragua where the 18 castaways will compete against each other with the same ultimate goal: to be the Sole Survivor. While 16 of the contestants are new to the competition, two are former castaways who will be given another chance to compete for the million dollar prize and one last shot at redemption.

February 2010 | SURVIVOR 20 - HEROES VS. VILLAINS
The 20th season of Survivor features and all-star cast of past Survivors, teaming up once again for the groundbreaking series' 10th anniversary. The latest "Ancient Voices" theme aptly rises to the occasion and even features a bonus dance remix -- the "AV 20 Lord Gaga Mix."

March 2009 | PRO TOOLS 8 INTERVIEW
In the time-intensive world of TV and film production, deadlines are everything. For the composers behind the music, it’s a non-stop series of moving targets, with last-minute changes followed by more of the same. Creativity is just the beginning – fresh ideas need to come fast and furious, and your creative tools need to keep pace. [read more...]

September 2008 | EMMY WIN FOR PIRATE MASTER THEME
At the 60th Annual Creative Arts Primetime Emmys on September 13th, 2008 Russ won his first Emmy for his inspired main title to the reality TV series Pirate Master. The theme features a possessed violin melody over the top of an epic nautical shanty. Russ was previously nominated for his themes to Survivor and seaQuest 2032.

August 2008 | PRESS FEATURE - Litchfield County Times
When fans of the hit reality television series Survivor hear the familiar opening notes of the show's soundtrack, it's likely that someone grabs the remote and turns up the volume. That music, easily hummed by people who enjoy watching teams of outdoor trekkers face challenges in wild, out-of-the-way places, has become part of the "Survivor" phenomenon... [read more...]

May 2008 | OUT TAKES ALBUM RELEASED
This album is a collection of pieces spanning almost two decades of musical explorations -- Out Takes, not merely "leftovers" from the back shelf of the fridge, but as tasty morsels of re-discovered bits of Russ' past, present and future.