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BMI and SCL Celebrate Oscar Nominees

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From News, posted 2.26.15. The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) hosted its annual Champagne Reception in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Music Branch Governors, along with BMI, ASCAP and SESAC, on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at La Bohéme in West Hollywood, Calif. The gathering celebrated the music nominees… Read more...


BMI Writers Sweep the 2015 Oscars

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From News, posted 2.23.15. The 87th Annual Academy Awards gave Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters and composers something to celebrate, with wins in both music categories of the evening. The winners were announced during a star-studded ceremony broadcast live February 22, 2015, from Hollywood, California, which kicked off with a lively tribute to cinema’s history,… Read more...


10 Questions With BT

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.19.15. If you’re a fan of trance and electronic dance music (EDM), you are most definitely a fan of Brian Transeau, who is heralded as a pioneer of the hugely popular genres. Listening to his flawless rhythmic cuts, it is no surprise that the BMI composer was nominated for a GRAMMY… Read more...


Alexandre Desplat Wins BAFTA Award for Best Original Music in ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

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From News, posted 2.11.15. BMI congratulates composer Alexandre Desplat (SACEM) on winning the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award in Best Original Music for the film, Grand Budapest Hotel. On the same evening, across the pond, Desplat’s work in the same film also won a GRAMMY in Best Score… Read more...


Kathryn Bostic Scores PBS Documentary on Playwright August Wilson

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From News, posted 2.10.15. Enriching the audience’s viewing of a documentary through music is part and parcel of Kathryn Bostic’s deft touch. Her score for the documentary, American Masters — August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand, adds emotional depth to the story of Wilson, an award-winning playwright whose work illuminated… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Win More Than Half of 2015 GRAMMYs

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From News, posted 2.09.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. congratulates all of its GRAMMY-winning songwriters and composers, announced during a star-studded event full of performances by top artists Sunday night in Los Angeles. Sam Smith, the winner of the coveted Best New Artist trophy, was also the winner of the Best Pop Vocal Album for In… Read more...


Harry Gregson-Williams Discusses the Role of Music in Film

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From News, posted 2.04.15. BMI’s Vice President, Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross recently attended “Art of the Score: A Performance and Discussion with Harry Gregson-Williams” on Friday, January 30, 2015, during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The event explored Gregson-Williams’ approach to film music (the BMI composer has scored several Hollywood hits,… Read more...


Jónsi Wins Annie Award for Best Music in an Animated Feature Production

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From News, posted 2.02.15. BMI congratulates singer-songwriter-composer Jónsi on winning an Annie Award for Best Music in an Animated Feature Production for the How To Train Your Dragon score, which he worked on with John Powell. The film won a total of six awards, including Best Animated Feature. This is Jónsi’s first Annie Award,… Read more...


BMI’s Composer/Director Roundtable Dives Into Music’s Role in Film at 2015 Sundance Film Festival

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From News, posted 1.29.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. hosted its annual Composer/Director Roundtable, “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at the Sundance Filmmaker Lodge in Park City, Utah. Focused on the relationship between composer and director, the panel is a cornerstone event at the… Read more...


BMI Co-sponsors Alliance for Women Film Composers Event at Sundance

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From News, posted 1.29.15. As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the diversity efforts of the Alliance for Women Film Composers (AWFC), BMI co-sponsored the organization’s inaugural brunch during the Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at Café Terigo in Park City, Utah. AWFC celebrated the 15 female composers whose work… Read more...