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Learning the Ropes With J.R. Rotem

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.21.16. Writer-producer J.R. Rotem is having another great year, with a BMI Pop Award for Fall Out Boy’s “Centuries” in May and an incredible 10 tracks on Gwen Stefani’s No. 1 album This Is What the Truth Feels Like. But even though the South African-born, Bay Area-raised phenom can claim a… Read more...


BMI Welcomes Composer Alison Plante and Her Exciting New Additions to Berklee’s Curriculum

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From News, posted 7.18.16. BMI is proud to welcome composer Alison Plante as a new member of BMI. Plante, whose work includes documentaries for PBS, the History Channel and the Annenberg Channel, as well as independent films, national television spots, museum installations, and live theater, just became chair of the film scoring department at… Read more...


BMI and White Bear PR Return To Comic-Con and Claim ‘I Love That Song!’

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From News, posted 7.14.16. BMI’s Anne Cecere and White Bear PR’s Chandler Poling will again return to Comic-Con with another lively and informative panel discussion about music. This year’s edition, “I Love That Song! Composing, Scoring, and Singing Superhero Style,” will highlight the importance of music in superhero properties featuring renowned Emmy Award-winning composers… Read more...


BMI Continues to Support the Sundance Institute Film Music Program

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From News, posted 6.29.16. BMI is proud to continue its support of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program, which is collaborating for the fourth year with Skywalker Sound to host the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound. The first 2016 session of the Lab, which begins July 7 at Skywalker… Read more...


BMI Composer Craig Richey Enlightens At Musicians Institute 2016 Film Music Intensive Program

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From News, posted 6.28.16. BMI composer and artistic director of the Musicians Institute Film Music Intensive, Craig Richey, recently invited esteemed guests to serve as advisors on his panel exploring the creative collaboration between film composer and director, which was held at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles on June 22. Richey, who moderated… Read more...


The Music of Alexandre Desplat and Other Award-Winning Composers Celebrated at Krakow Music Festival

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From News, posted 6.24.16. Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat received yet another accolade at this year’s Krakow Film and Music Festival, where he was awarded the prestigious Kilar Prize for his significant contributions to film music. His brilliant scores for Roman Polanski’s most recent films, Venus In Fur, Carnage and The Ghost Writer, were all… Read more...


Christopher Lennertz is an Agent of Change When it Comes to Scoring ABC’s ‘Agent Carter’

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From News, posted 6.23.16. Having scored nearly 50 feature films, numerous network television series, many of the world’s biggest interactive titles, and spending weeks on the Billboard charts, BMI composer Christopher Lennertz is fast becoming one of the industry’s hottest composers. Add to this his new score for ABC’s Agent Carter, which stars Hayley… Read more...


BMI Composers Participate in SCL’s FX Network Night

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From News, posted 6.16.16. The Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) recently hosted an evening of discussion with FX composers, which included BMI affiliates Mac Quayle, Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna. The event was held on June 8 at the Lynwood Dunn Theater in Los Angeles, and was moderated by SCL Board member Lynn… Read more...


BMI Composers Discuss Their Craft at the 2016 LA Film Festival

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From News, posted 6.15.16. BMI’s composers in the world of independent cinema made another strong showing at the 2016 LA Film Festival between June 1 and June 9. The BMI team showed up in force to support our affiliates at the festival’s various film premieres, panels and screenings throughout the action-packed, nine-day event. Among… Read more...


Alan Menken’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Enchants Audiences at the Hollywood Bowl

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From News, posted 6.06.16. BMI composer Alan Menken’s award-winning music to The Little Mermaid was the focus of the legendary Hollywood Bowl Orchestra this past weekend when they performed the score live, as the classic Disney film was viewed on the Bowl’s mammoth screen by a mesmerized audience. Menken, who has won more Academy… Read more...