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The Lopez Family Meets Oscar!

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From News, posted 3.03.14. Please join us in congratulating BMI composers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who last night took home the 2014 Oscar for Best Original Song for “Let It Go” from Frozen. The husband and wife team met at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop in New York City in 1998… Read more...


BMI Writers Clinch Major GRAMMYs

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From News, posted 1.28.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters and composers enjoyed several spectacular moments at the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Multiple wins were given to Best New Artist sensations Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who performed the show-stopping “Same Love,” which was one of the evening’s most memorable highlights. Daft Punk, Nile… Read more...


BMI Composers Top Billboard 200, Earn Oscar Nom for Song in ‘Frozen’

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From News, posted 1.10.14. While much of the country has experienced extreme winter weather with brutally low temperatures recently, the Billboard charts have also been Frozen. The soundtrack for Disney's latest animated feature, Frozen, written by longtime BMI affiliates and husband-and-wife duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, has soared to the coveted No. 1… Read more...


BMI’s Pat Cook Hosts Panels at Dramatists Guild Convention

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From News, posted 9.30.13. BMI’s Pat Cook recently moderated “Writing the Comic Song,” a panel at the Dramatists Guild National Convention, held August 23, 2013, in Chicago. Pictured L-R at the panel are composers and couple Robert Lopez (Book of Mormon) and Kristen Anderson Lopez (In Transit), and BMI’s Director of Musical Theatre and… Read more...


BMI Honors Jill Abramovitz and Aron Accurso With Jerry Bock Awards

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From News, posted 6.13.13. The Jerry Bock Awards, which are given for the most promising new musical to be written in the Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, were presented at a luncheon at Broadcast Music Inc.’s New York office on June 10, 2013. With the sad death of Jerry Bock in 2010, the awards… Read more...


CISAC Summit Highlights Creators’ Role in Bringing Value to Global Commerce

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From News, posted 6.12.13. Day one of the CISAC World Creators Summit on June 4, 2013, in Washington, D.C., covered many diverse topics centering around intellectual property rights in the digital age and the future of the creative community. An address by Maria Pallante, U.S. Register of Copyrights, stressed the importance of “the well-being… Read more...


BMI Congratulates 2013 Tony Award Winners

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From News, posted 6.11.13. Broadcast Music, Inc. would like to congratulate Cyndi Lauper, who was awarded Best Original Score for a Musical for “Kinky Boots,” and Billy Porter who was named Best Actor in a Musical for his work in the same show. This is the third consecutive year that BMI has claimed the… Read more...


BMI Members Sweep 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards

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From News, posted 6.04.13. The 58th annual Drama Desk Awards were held on May 19, 2013, at Town Hall in New York City. Congratulations go out to BMI members David Byrne for Outstanding Music in “Here Lies Love,” Tim Minchin for Outstanding Lyrics in “Matilda,” and Billy Porter for Outstanding Actor in a Musical… Read more...


BMI Member Ben Toth’s ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ to Open in Pasadena

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From News, posted 6.04.13. Based on the beloved award-winning film, Sleepless in Seattle – The Musical opened at the Pasadena Playhouse on June 2, 2013, with music by BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop member Ben Toth. The musical promises to do justice to one of the Top 10 Best Romantic Comedies of all… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Winners of Outer Critics Circle Awards

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From News, posted 5.30.13. The score of the new musical “Kinky Boots” by Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriter Cyndi Lauper was recently celebrated with an Outer Critics Circle Award. In addition to Lauper’s contribution, BMI member Billy Porter won Outstanding Actor in A Musical for his performance in the same show.… Read more...