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Film Music is Alive and Playing Thanks to David Newman

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From News, posted 4.28.16. Judging by his resume, David Newman’s last 25 years have been chock full of accomplishments that most composers and/or conductors only wildly dream about. His more than 100 film and TV scores (War of the Roses, Behaving Badly, Tarzan, as well as a slew of works for top-grossing comedies, animated… Read more...


Oscar Winner and BMI Icon Alexandre Desplat to Receive Max Steiner Award at ‘Hollywood in Vienna’

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From News, posted 4.27.16. Renowned composer Alexandre Desplat will be honored with the “Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award” during the 9th annual Hollywood in Vienna gala, to be held October 14, 2016, at the historic Concert Hall (Konzerthaus) in Vienna, Austria. Desplat, who has won two BAFTA Awards, a Golden Globe and two… Read more...


Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Marks 20 Years of Keeping Music in Schools

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From News, posted 4.26.16. To celebrate their 20 year anniversary, The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation hosted a gathering at the home of MHOF Board member and producer of the original film Mr. Holland’s Opus, Robert Cort. The Foundation, which was founded by composer Michael Kamen and manager Robert Urband, donates musical instruments… Read more...


Composer David Heymann Awarded BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Scholarship

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From News, posted 4.22.16. BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, and Program Director, UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies, Pascale Cohen-Olivar, proudly announced that David Heymann has won the 2016 BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship at UCLA Extension. The announcement was made at BMI’s Los Angeles office with BMI’s Assistant Vice President, Film/TV Relations, Ray… Read more...


BMI Goes to Emerson College to Talk Music for Media

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From News, posted 4.22.16. BMI’s Assistant Vice President of Film/TV Relations, Ray Yee, joined BMI composer Nathan Barr, music supervisor Jen Ross and music editor Lisa Jaime in a panel discussion entitled “The State of the Industry – Music for Media” at Emerson College in LA on Tuesday April 19th, 2016. The roundtable conversation… Read more...


Executives from Universal Pictures Visit BMI’s LA Office

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From News, posted 4.22.16. BMI’s Distribution and Administration Services team met with executives from Universal Pictures at the Company’s Los Angeles office on Tuesday, April 5th. The informative discussion included Universal’s upcoming release schedule, as well as company updates and emerging trends in the music industry. Read more...


Legendary Engineer Dennis Sands Teaches Cutting-Edge Technology for Music in Films to USC Students

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From News, posted 4.20.16. As part of the University of Southern California’s Scoring for Motion Pictures & Television (SMPTV) program, Emmy/GRAMMY-winner, and 4-time Oscar-nominee, Dennis Sands teaches students how to mix their scores via the use of Dolby-Atmos, a cutting-edge technology that can capture individual sounds and place them in distinct areas around the… Read more...


BMI Helps Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Celebrate 20 Years of Keeping Music in Schools

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From News, posted 4.20.16. BMI proudly hosted a Board meeting and celebration of the 20 year anniversary of The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which keeps music alive in schools by donating musical instruments to under-funded music programs. The foundation, founded by composer Michael Kamen and manager Robert Urband, helps provide young people… Read more...


BMI Composers Talk Women in Film, TV and Live Production Music

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From News, posted 4.19.16. On Tuesday, April 12, BMI’s Director of Film/TV Relations, Anne Cecere, along with BMI executives, Barbie Quinn, Krystina DeLuna and Cee Barrett, proudly supported several BMI composers who participated in a panel presented by the California Copyright Conference and the Society of Composers and Lyricists entitled “Breaking the Sound Barrier… Read more...


BMI Composers Talk Superheros and Video Games at WonderCon 2016 Panels

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From News, posted 4.12.16. Renowned BMI composers Brian Tyler (Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel’s Iron Man 3), Tyler Bates (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy), and Kevin Kiner (Star Wars Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) joined equally renowned composer John Debney (Marvel’s Iron Man 2, The Jungle Book) in lending their expertise in a… Read more...