Friday, 8 June 2012
American musicians complain about film work
American musicians have complained that the music featured in the Avengers Assemble movie is distinctly unpatriotic - with British musicians hired to perform and record the sound track. Members of the American Federation of Musicians demonstrated outside Marvel Studios saying that whilst the film had benefited from $30 million in tax breaks, producers 'ran overseas and exported US jobs' when it came to the music. The UK's Musicians Union responded by pointing out that many film scores were recorded at studios such as Abbey Road and Air Studios in London, and cheaper recordings could be achieved in Eastern Europe. A similar protest took place in January in protest at the music for The Hunger Game being recorded in Britain, where it is estimated 90% of Hollywood films scores are produced.