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BMI’s Singer/Songwriter Lineup Impresses at First Acoustic Lounge of 2017


From News, posted 1.17.17. BMI held its Acoustic Lounge Showcase on Monday, January 9, 2017, at Genghis Cohen, a live music venue in Los Angeles, featuring performances by Rebecca Perl, Taylor John Williams, Hillary Bernstein, and Clay. The event is a part of a series of free monthly showcases that are open to the… Read more...

BMI Supports “Patriots Day” With BMI Composer Atticus Ross


From News, posted 1.12.17. BMI composer Atticus Ross, along with co-composer Trent Reznor, provided compelling insights into the various instrumental techniques they employed for writing the score to what is turning out to be a blockbuster film, Patriots Day, at the Society of Composers and Lyricists’ screening of the movie on January 6 in… Read more...

BMI Announces Line-Up for Composer/Director Roundtable at Sundance 2017


From News, posted 1.12.17. BMI and Sundance Institute have proudly announced the line-up for the 19th annual Composer/Director Roundtable and 15th annual Snowball during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah BMI’s roundtable, “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” will take place on Tuesday, January 24, at Festival Base Camp, presented by… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2017 BAFTA Nominees


From News, posted 1.11.17. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has honored several BMI composers with Best Original Music nominations to recognize their excellence in supporting films. In fact, BMI-affiliated composers created or co-created the music for four out of the five films up for the award. The prestigious ceremony will take… Read more...

BMI Congratulates Justin Hurwitz on His Two Big Golden Globe Wins


From News, posted 1.09.17. Last night was a huge night for BMI composer Justin Hurwitz who took home Golden Globes for both Best Original Song and Best Original Score for his work on La La Land. Lyrics to the film’s award-winning song, “City of Stars,” were penned by Benj Pasek* and Justin Paul*, who,… Read more...

BMI Composer Justin Hurwitz’s Dreams Come True in “La La Land”


From News, posted 1.09.17. From the campus of Harvard University to the multi-Golden Globe-winning film La La Land, BMI composer Justin Hurwitz and writer/director Damien Chazelle seem to pull out all of each other’s creative stops in whatever project they take on. While still in college, the duo, who also played in a band… Read more...

BMI Writers Take Major GRAMMY Nominations


From News, posted 12.27.16. After another prolific year of incredible music, BMI songwriters made a strong showing in the nominations for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, slated to be presented Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Earning multiple nods across the prestigious Recording Academy accolade’s 84 separate categories, the… Read more...

BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill & peermusic Honored at AIMP Holiday Mixer & Benefit


From News, posted 12.20.16. Kicking off the holiday season and coming together in a spirit of giving, the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Los Angeles chapter held its annual holiday mixer, awards presentation and benefit event at BMI’s LA office on Thursday, December 15, 2016. A great networking opportunity, the celebration also supported… Read more...

BMI Composer Thomas Newman Named SCL Ambassador


From News, posted 12.19.16. The Society of Composers & Lyricists provided yet another milestone for renowned BMI composer Thomas Newman, who was inducted as an SCL Ambassador at the organization’s 28th annual holiday dinner Wednesday, December 14. The dinner, which took place at the Skirball Cultural Center in LA, was filled with tributes and… Read more...

BMI Confirms “It’s a Wonderful Life” With Jake Heggie’s Music


From News, posted 12.14.16. When the Houston Grand Opera performed the world premiere of It’s a Wonderful Life, the audience, as well as BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross, ardently applauded BMI composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s operatic adaptation of the beloved story. The two act opera, which is a different take on Philip Van… Read more...

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