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BMI Goes to NYU to Talk Music in Advertising – Apply for Workshop by June 3

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From News, posted 5.25.16. The NYU/BMI Music in Advertising workshop is back and better than ever! Spearheaded by award-winning BMI composer Andy Bloch (Human: Music and Sound Design), the three-day seminar is dedicated to the business and techniques of producing and composing music for advertising, corporate branding and music production libraries. Esteemed BMI composer… Read more...


BMI-Affiliated Songwriters Take Home Majority of Ivor Novello Awards

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From News, posted 5.20.16. BMI congratulates our members as well as international affiliates, who license their music through BMI in the U.S., for their impressive showing yesterday at the 61st Ivor Novello Awards, held at the Grosvenor House in London. Acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards for music creators, the Ivors celebrate… Read more...


Warner Brothers Television Executives Visit BMI’s LA Office to Salute Retiring WB TV Vice President

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From News, posted 5.20.16. BMI’s Distribution and Administration Services team met with executives from Warner Brothers Television at the Company’s Los Angeles office on Friday, May 13, to discuss industry events and to honor soon to be retiring and longtime friend of BMI, Gay DiFusco. Pictured (L-R back row): Brownwyn Savasta, Senior Vice President,… Read more...


BMI Foundation Reinstates Pete Carpenter Fellowship With Sonic Fuel Studios

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From News, posted 5.18.16. The BMI Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 to encourage the creation, performance, and study of American music, proudly announced the reinstatement of the annual Pete Carpenter Fellowship, a competitive residency for aspiring film, television, and video game composers. The newly enhanced program will award a $3,000 stipend for… Read more...


Composer James Newton Howard Honored as BMI Icon at 2016 Film/TV Awards

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From News, posted 5.12.16. BMI proudly presented its Icon Award to music creator James Newton Howard at the Company’s annual Film/TV Awards, held last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. The ceremony was hosted by BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, and BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill, who… Read more...


Famed BMI Songwriter Mike Stoller and Wife Corky Hale Stoller “Stand By” Project Angel Food

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From News, posted 5.11.16. Mike Stoller, one-half of the legendary BMI songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, who are responsible for Ben E. King’s megahit “Stand By Me,” along with his acclaimed jazz musician wife, Corky Hale Stoller, have a history of coming to the rescue of organizations in need. Project Angel Food in… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Winners

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From News, posted 5.03.16. Several BMI affiliates made their way to the top of the winners list for Daytime Creative Arts Emmys on Friday, April 29, as the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored their work in popular shows. The complete list of BMI winners is below. Congratulations to all on jobs… Read more...


Award-Winning Pianist-Composer Peter Manning Robinson Debuts New ‘Refractor Piano’

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From News, posted 5.03.16. On Thursday evening, April 28, 2016, BMI and Emmy Award-winning composer Peter Manning Robinson made musical history by performing live with his unique invention, “The Refractor Piano,” at a concert in Santa Monica. An adapted Steinway piano, the “Refractor Piano” is capable of producing an array of raw acoustic sounds… Read more...


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...