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BMI Congratulates its Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Winners


From News, posted 5.03.16. Several BMI affiliates made their way to the top of the winners list for Daytime Creative Arts Emmys on Friday, April 29, as the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored their work in popular shows. The complete list of BMI winners is below. Congratulations to all on jobs… Read more...

Award-Winning Pianist-Composer Peter Manning Robinson Debuts New ‘Refractor Piano’


From News, posted 5.03.16. On Thursday evening, April 28, 2016, BMI and Emmy Award-winning composer Peter Manning Robinson made musical history by performing live with his unique invention, “The Refractor Piano,” at a concert in Santa Monica. An adapted Steinway piano, the “Refractor Piano” is capable of producing an array of raw acoustic sounds… Read more...

Film Music is Alive and Playing Thanks to David Newman


From News, posted 4.28.16. Judging by his resume, David Newman’s last 25 years have been chock full of accomplishments that most composers and/or conductors only wildly dream about. His more than 100 film and TV scores (War of the Roses, Behaving Badly, Tarzan, as well as a slew of works for top-grossing comedies, animated… Read more...

Oscar Winner and BMI Icon Alexandre Desplat to Receive Max Steiner Award at ‘Hollywood in Vienna’


From News, posted 4.27.16. Renowned composer Alexandre Desplat will be honored with the “Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award” during the 9th annual Hollywood in Vienna gala, to be held October 14, 2016, at the historic Concert Hall (Konzerthaus) in Vienna, Austria. Desplat, who has won two BAFTA Awards, a Golden Globe and two… Read more...

Indie Spotlight: The Dose


From News, posted 4.27.16. Though comprised of only two members, The Dose still packs a weighty punch. Between multi-instrumentalists Indio Downey and Ralph Alexander, this versatile L.A. duo distills the raging guitars and emotive howls of `90s grunge into a thoroughly modern rock sound that’s both cathartic and infectious. Their debut self-titled, six-song EP… Read more...

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Marks 20 Years of Keeping Music in Schools


From News, posted 4.26.16. To celebrate their 20 year anniversary, The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation hosted a gathering at the home of MHOF Board member and producer of the original film Mr. Holland’s Opus, Robert Cort. The Foundation, which was founded by composer Michael Kamen and manager Robert Urband, donates musical instruments… Read more...

Carla Morrison Treats BMI LA Office to Acoustic Set


From News, posted 4.25.16. Latin GRAMMY award-winner Carla Morrison visited the BMI Los Angeles office on Thursday, April 21, to perform a few songs from her Coachella set for staff and invited media. This marks Morrison’s first time performing at the famous music festival in the Coachella Valley of California. The indie pop singer/songwriter… Read more...

Composer David Heymann Awarded BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Scholarship


From News, posted 4.22.16. BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, and Program Director, UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies, Pascale Cohen-Olivar, proudly announced that David Heymann has won the 2016 BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship at UCLA Extension. The announcement was made at BMI’s Los Angeles office with BMI’s Assistant Vice President, Film/TV Relations, Ray… Read more...

BMI Goes to Emerson College to Talk Music for Media


From News, posted 4.22.16. BMI’s Assistant Vice President of Film/TV Relations, Ray Yee, joined BMI composer Nathan Barr, music supervisor Jen Ross and music editor Lisa Jaime in a panel discussion entitled “The State of the Industry – Music for Media” at Emerson College in LA on Tuesday April 19th, 2016. The roundtable conversation… Read more...

Executives from Universal Pictures Visit BMI’s LA Office


From News, posted 4.22.16. BMI’s Distribution and Administration Services team met with executives from Universal Pictures at the Company’s Los Angeles office on Tuesday, April 5th. The informative discussion included Universal’s upcoming release schedule, as well as company updates and emerging trends in the music industry. Read more...

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