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Sundance Blog: Peter Golub on Orchestrating a Celebration of Music and Film

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From Blog, posted 1.26.10 Peter Golub here. I’m at the Festival as Director of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program and also as composer of the film, Countdown to Zero. We had an amazing concert on Sunday night. It’s always a challenge, as the films aren’t announced until Thanksgiving and we always want to… Read more...


Lionsgate and BMI Toast The Boxmasters at Sundance Film Festival

From News, posted 1.28.09 During the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, BMI Vice President, Film/TV Doreen Ringer Ross, BMI Senior Director, Film/TV Linda Livingston, and Lionsgate Vice President of Film Music Tracy McKnight co-hosted a cocktail party celebrating The Boxmasters’ new album, Modbilly, slated for release April 21 this year. Held Monday, January 19 at… Read more...


Dwight Yoakam: Honky-Tonk Experiments

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.23.08 An exponent of West Coast honky-tonk whose success as a mainstream country artist helped redefine country’s relationship to its past, Dwight Yoakam has enjoyed an exemplary, far-ranging career as a singer, songwriter and film actor. Born in the eastern Kentucky town of Pikeville on Oct. 23, 1956, Yoakam grew up… Read more...


A Conversation with Moby at SXSW

From News, posted 3.17.08 BMI sponsored an in depth conversation with internationally distinguished musician Moby at the Austin Convention Center during SXSW on March 11. Moderated by Doreen Ringer Ross, BMI’s Vice President, Film & Television Relations, Moby discussed his music’s relationship with cinema, the challenges and rewards accompanying the composition of original scores… Read more...


You’d Better Watch Out for ‘Bad Santa’

From News, posted 11.04.03 BMI composer David Kitay is finishing up his score for the December 5 release of the holiday comedy "Bad Santa," starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham and the late John Ritter. The film, directed by Terry Zwigoff of "Ghost World" fame, is the story of two criminals who… Read more...


Warren Zevon Offers a Lesson in Living

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.29.03 As a songwriter, Warren Zevon is one of the most articulate and witty observers of the vicissitudes, absurdities and ironies of modern life. He's given us glimpses at the "Werewolves Of London, the "Excitable Boy" and "Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner." He has called for "Lawyers, Guns… Read more...


Mos Def: Most Definitely A Two-Pronged Talent

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.30.02 Acclaimed for his compelling hip-hop recordings, film performances and stage work, rapper/actor Mos Def apparently won't be satisfied until he has won an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy and a Tony. Indeed, though he only emerged recently from the streets of his native Brooklyn, Mos Def has already demonstrated… Read more...


Earl Scruggs Brings Out the Best

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.31.02 A bunch of billies blend their genre-clashing talents on the latest bluegrass musical masterpiece, Earl Scruggs and Friends. There's British-billy Elton John joining the maestro in the down-home Elton/Bernie Taupin tour de fields "Country Comfort." Sounding anything like a "Sir," Elton launches visions of… Read more...


Billy Bob Thornton

From News, posted 3.26.02 BMI songwriter Billy Bob Thornton (center) takes a break from rehearsals for his European tour to say hello to BMI London's Brandon Bakshi and Phil Graham. Read more...


Marty Stuart

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.28.01 Need a renaissance man? Grammy-winning vocalist and instrumentalist, hit songwriter and producer, acclaimed photographer, writer-journalist - and Hollywood Hillbilly - that's Marty Stuart. Newly inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, Stuart tallied hits on major labels and crafted such ambitious projects as his critically acclaimed concept album… Read more...


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