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David Bowie’s “Heroes” Inspires Quest into New Technologies at Sundance 2017

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From News, posted 1.17.17. Set to BMI songwriter David Bowie’s iconic track “Heroes,” Creative Director Melissa Painter and her key collaborators have crafted a multidimensional experience using 2-D, virtual reality, and augmented reality headsets. The stage is the historic Theater at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles where the film component was created, and the… Read more...


BMI Supports “Patriots Day” With BMI Composer Atticus Ross

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From News, posted 1.12.17. BMI composer Atticus Ross, along with co-composer Trent Reznor, provided compelling insights into the various instrumental techniques they employed for writing the score to what is turning out to be a blockbuster film, Patriots Day, at the Society of Composers and Lyricists’ screening of the movie on January 6 in… Read more...


BMI Announces Line-Up for Composer/Director Roundtable at Sundance 2017

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From News, posted 1.12.17. BMI and Sundance Institute have proudly announced the line-up for the 19th annual Composer/Director Roundtable and 15th annual Snowball during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah BMI’s roundtable, “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” will take place on Tuesday, January 24, at Festival Base Camp, presented by… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 BAFTA Nominees

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From News, posted 1.11.17. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has honored several BMI composers with Best Original Music nominations to recognize their excellence in supporting films. In fact, BMI-affiliated composers created or co-created the music for four out of the five films up for the award. The prestigious ceremony will take… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Justin Hurwitz on His Two Big Golden Globe Wins

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From News, posted 1.09.17. Last night was a huge night for BMI composer Justin Hurwitz who took home Golden Globes for both Best Original Song and Best Original Score for his work on La La Land. Lyrics to the film’s award-winning song, “City of Stars,” were penned by Benj Pasek* and Justin Paul*, who,… Read more...


BMI Composer Justin Hurwitz’s Dreams Come True in “La La Land”

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From News, posted 1.09.17. From the campus of Harvard University to the multi-Golden Globe-winning film La La Land, BMI composer Justin Hurwitz and writer/director Damien Chazelle seem to pull out all of each other’s creative stops in whatever project they take on. While still in college, the duo, who also played in a band… Read more...


BMI Writers Take Major GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.27.16. After another prolific year of incredible music, BMI songwriters made a strong showing in the nominations for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, slated to be presented Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Earning multiple nods across the prestigious Recording Academy accolade’s 84 separate categories, the… Read more...


BMI Composer Thomas Newman Named SCL Ambassador

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From News, posted 12.19.16. The Society of Composers & Lyricists provided yet another milestone for renowned BMI composer Thomas Newman, who was inducted as an SCL Ambassador at the organization’s 28th annual holiday dinner Wednesday, December 14. The dinner, which took place at the Skirball Cultural Center in LA, was filled with tributes and… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 Golden Globe Nominees

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From News, posted 12.13.16. On January 8, the winners of the 2017 Golden Globes will be announced and BMI composers and songwriters are in key positions to win the coveted music trophies. Heavily sought-after composer Justin Hurwitz is up for both Best Original Score and Best Original Song for his magical music in La… Read more...


BMI Sponsors Special Holiday Concert in LA With Inspiring Composer & Singer/Songwriter Craig Richey

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From News, posted 12.05.16. BMI affiliate Craig Richey’s original holiday songs both entertain us and deeply touch the emotions we all struggle with beneath the cheer of the season. This December, BMI is proud to sponsor a special holiday concert where a lucky few will hear firsthand the insightful music of this… Read more...