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BMI Continues its Support of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program

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From News, posted 7.02.15. BMI is proud to continue its support of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program, which is collaborating for the third year with Skywalker Sound to host the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound in California. The first 2015 session of the Lab, which will begin July… Read more...


BMI Composer Christopher Lennertz and Music Supervisor Jen Ross Discuss Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’

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From News, posted 6.30.15. Award-winning BMI composer Christopher Lennertz and music supervisor Jen Ross recently discussed the soundtrack for Marvel’s Agent Carter during a panel hosted by the Society of Composers and Lyricists at Sonic Fuel Studios and moderated by BMI’s Asst. Vice President, Ray Yee. The evocative discussion covered Lennertz’ use of flutes,… Read more...


BMI Composer Junkie XL Launches New Video Tutorial Series

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From News, posted 6.30.15. BMI composer/artist Tom Holkenborg, also known as Junkie XL, renowned for his collaborations with Depeche Mode, Justin Timberlake and Coldplay, his video game music, and scoring films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, 300:Rise of an Empire and Divergent, recently launched a web tutorial series for aspiring musicians,… Read more...


BMI and Krakower Poling PR to Present ‘The Character of Music: Classic Horror Special Edition’ Panel

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From News, posted 6.29.15. BMI’s Director, Film/TV Relations, Anne Cecere and Chandler Poling of Krakower Poling PR, will return for their fifth consecutive collaboration to moderate “The Character of Music,” a classic Horror Panel at Comic Con, featuring composers Charles Bernstein (Nightmare on Elm Street), Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th), Laura Karpman (Carrie), Richard… Read more...


BMI Composers Danny Elfman and Thomas Newman Chat at LA Film Festival

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From News, posted 6.27.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. composers Danny Elfman, who wrote the music for Good Will Hunting and Milk, and Thomas Newman, the brains behind the music in The Player and American Beauty, participated in BMI’s “Coffee Talk” held June 13, 2015, during the Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by Film Independent. Moderated… Read more...


BMI Composers Talk Writing Music for TV at SCL Panel

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From News, posted 6.26.15. BMI composers Fil Eisler, known for his work on the hit TV show Empire, and Mac Quayle, the man behind the music for American Horror Story: Freak Show recently discussed how their music is used to heighten the drama and action of popular television shows on a panel for the… Read more...


Listening On-Demand

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.23.15. What do composers David Schwartz, Gwendolyn Sanford, Ed Rogers and Tony Morales all have in common besides, obviously, creating music? They all work on hit Netflix shows that people love to “binge-watch.” Even without popcorn, GRAMMY-nominated Schwartz helps mesmerize audiences with his music to Arrested Development, BMI award-winning Sanford composes… Read more...


Mychael and Jeff Danna Talk ‘Tyrant’ and Collaborating as Brothers

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From News, posted 6.16.15. The masterminds behind the music of the FX hit television show Tyrant, brothers Mychael and Jeff Danna drew inspiration from its Middle Eastern locale, using Arabic instruments such as the santoor, ney, kanun, oud and kamaan, in sync with an impressive 44-piece orchestra, to set the scene of an American… Read more...


BMI Sponsors 2015 IFP Filmmaker Labs in New York

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From News, posted 6.16.15. Broadcast Music Inc.’s Vice President, Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, traveled to Brooklyn, New York, on June 10 to serve as an advisor at the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) Narrative Labs. Ringer-Ross was joined by music supervisor Barry Cole to discuss budgeting for music, song placement in films, music rights and… Read more...


BMI Composer BT Gives Insight Into Electronica in Film at LA Film Fest

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From News, posted 6.15.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. composer BT offered in-depth information about electronica in film at a Q&A session at the LA Film Festival June 11. Moderated by BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross, BT answered questions about his life and career, with a presentation peppered with film clips of recent projects. BMI composer Christopher Tin… Read more...