How Movie Songs by Kendrick Lamar, Kesha and Troye Sivan Hope to Last Beyond Their Films (Video)

Oscars Best Original Song Contenders: Sounwave, Diane Warren, Keegan DeWitt and more join TheWrap’s panel discussion

Producer Sounwave is used to “throwing paint on the wall” when he works with Kendrick Lamar. However, both he and Lamar were presented with an immense challenge and opportunity when they were asked to write original songs for Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther.”

Knowing that the movie could easily be the biggest film of the year (they were right), they had to find a way to make their songs fit the flow of individual moments, but also consider how their song might sound on the radio.

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Brian Welk

Brian Welk

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