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A Conversation With Tree Adams

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.08.16. Tree Adams’ musical roots run deep. A seasoned composer, songwriter, musician and storyteller whose work has filled many a smoky roadhouse as well as several films, some of television’s most popular series and even the occasional video game, Adams thrills to playing both sides of the divide. His diverse string… Read more...


BMI’s Snowball Showcase Lights Up Sundance Film Festival 2016

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From News, posted 1.28.16. BMI and the Sundance Film Festival presented the annual Sundance Snowball music showcase during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Always a Sundance highlight, this year’s Snowball was held at the Festival Base Camp on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Festival goers braved the snow and were treated… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Music at 2016 Sundance Film Festival With Annual Dinner at Zoom

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From News, posted 1.27.16. Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations, hosted BMI’s annual dinner at Robert Redford’s restaurant Zoom on January 26, during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The dinner gave Sundance composers, directors and film executives an intimate setting to mingle and enjoy their time in Park City amongst a who’s… Read more...


BMI to Present 18th Annual Composer/Director Roundtable at 2016 Sundance Film Festival

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From News, posted 1.19.16. BMI will once again partner with the Sundance Institute to present the 18th annual “Music & Film: The Creative Process” Composer/Director Roundtable and 14th annual Snowball showcase during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The roundtable will take place on Monday, January 25, from 2:30 p.m. to… Read more...


Singer-Songwriter Amy Winehouse is the Subject of Oscar-Nominated Documentary

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From News, posted 1.15.16. The life of six-time GRAMMY winner and BMI via PRS affiliate, Amy Winehouse, has been meticulously captured on film by director Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees in the newly Oscar-nominated film AMY. Winehouse, who tragically died in 2011, at the age of 27 from substance abuse, tells the story of… Read more...


SCL Hosts Screening of ‘The Danish Girl’

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From News, posted 1.14.16. Alexandre Desplat’s intriguing music for Focus Features’ film The Danish Girl was the much deserved topic of discussion after the Society of Composers & Lyricists’ (SCL) screening of the film on Monday, January 11, at the Landmark West LA. The Q&A session, moderated by acclaimed journalist Jon Burlingame, highlighted the… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2016 Oscar Nominees

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From News, posted 1.14.16. The stars will be out for the 88th annual Academy Awards celebration at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 28, with BMI composers and songwriters who are nominated shining just as brightly. This year’s BMI nominees for Best Original Score are renowned composers Thomas Newman and John Williams. Newman,… Read more...


Big Wins for BMI Songwriters at 2016 Golden Globes

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From News, posted 1.11.16. Last night on NBC, multitudes of film and TV fans watched as Sam Smith humbly accepted his first Golden Globe for Best Original Song, “Writings on the Wall,” from the blockbuster film Spectre. Smith, a PRS affiliate who licenses his music in the United States through BMI, has certainly had… Read more...


A Conversation With John Williams

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From News, posted 12.22.15. Read more...


BMI Supports Composer/Songwriter Keegan Dewitt at SCL Screening of ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’

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From News, posted 12.18.15. Keegan DeWitt’s enchanting music in I’ll See You in My Dreams was the topic of discussion after the Society of Composers & Lyricists’ screening of the movie at the Rodeo Screening Room in Beverly Hills on December 16. In a Q&A moderated by SCL Board member Chris Farrell, DeWitt spoke… Read more...