The Hit Soundtracks of ‘Fast and Furious’ Explained by Universal’s Mike Knobloch

The Hit Soundtracks of ‘Fast and Furious’ Explained by Universal’s Mike Knobloch
If anyone can provide insight into the massive success of the music behind the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, it’s Mike Knobloch, president of global film music and publishing at Universal Pictures.

Highlights from the Grammy-nominated music supervisor and producer’s career includes four of the top nine highest-grossing films of all time, including “Avatar,” “Titanic,” “Jurassic World” and “Furious 7.” The latter featured “See You Again,” by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, and continues to break records. Just this past May, the song reached over 5 billion streaming views on YouTube.

On Friday, “F9” will be released. Ahead of that, Knobloch talks with Variety about the formula behind the franchise’s music and its soundtracks, as well as how he navigated “F9’s” delay due to the pandemic. He also talks about the new soundtrack featuring Ty Dollar $ign and Annita.

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