Jon Burlingame gives Oscar insights on NPR’s Here and Now

Jon Burlingame, a faculty member in USC Thornton’s Screen Scoring program, joined NPR’s Here and Now last week to give his take on the favorites to win the Oscar for Best Original Song. He said hit songs such as “Shallow” from A Star Is Born, or “All the Stars” from Black Panther, resonate with Oscar voters because they have a life outside of the film. “When a song enters the larger public consciousness outside of the context of the picture that’s always an important factor,” Burlingame explained.

Listen to the full interview here.

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