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BMI to Host Panel on Music in Animation at WonderCon


From News, posted 3.30.15. Yu-Gi-Oh and Sonic X composer Joel Douek will join Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion and Kristopher Carter, composers of Justice League and Avengers Assemble, to discuss their work during an in-depth panel entitled “Drawing Notes: Inside the Music of Animation” on April 3, 2015, during WonderCon. Moderated by BMI’s Director, Film/TV… Read more...

2015 BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship Awarded to UCLA Extension Student Martin Ulikhany


From News, posted 3.30.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross and Pascale Halm, Program Director, UCLA Extension, have announced that Martin Ulikhanyan has been awarded the 2015 BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship. The scholarship is an annual award that is presented to a UCLA Extension student in the school’s Film Scoring… Read more...

Congress Continues to Lend Support for Songwriters


From News, posted 3.30.15. Representative Karen Bass (D-CA-37) (@repkarenbass), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, has signed on as a co-sponsor of H.R. 1283, the Songwriter Equity Act of 2015. Reintroduced in March by Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-9) (@RepDougCollins), the bill continues to gain the support of members of… Read more...

BMI Participates in ‘Bringin’ Down the House’ Panel at House of Blues


From News, posted 3.25.15. BMI Executive Director, Distribution & Administration Services Michael Crepezzi recently supported the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation’s “Bringin’ Down The House,” as a participant in the “Music As A Business” panel which took place on Saturday, March 14, at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA. The panel,… Read more...

A.R. Rahman’s Life and Career Featured in Film at Indian Film Festival L.A.


From MusicWorld, posted 3.23.15. The life of multi-award winning BMI composer A.R. Rahman, who brought the world the music to the box office smash Slumdog Millionaire, among many other films, will himself be featured in the film Jai Ho at this year’s Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA). Described as the world’s most… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: March


From MusicWorld, posted 3.23.15. WORKSHOPS Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville BMI’s popular Songwriters’ Workshop Series in Nashville is held monthly under the tutelage of hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume. When: April 14, May 12, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...

Show—Don’t Tell: 3 Steps to Writing Better Lyrics


From MusicWorld, posted 3.23.15. Our goal, when we share a song, is to evoke emotion in our listeners—to have them not only know what the singer is feeling, but to empathize—to feel the emotion. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is by bringing your audience inside the world of your… Read more...

10 Questions With A.B. Quintanilla


From MusicWorld, posted 3.22.15. Early on, A.B. Quintanilla figured out what he wanted to do with his life. It wasn’t to be in the spotlight, but to help one special woman under it shine — his sister. His focus was on writing and producing music for his sibling Selena, the Latin pop sensation. Penning… Read more...

10 Preguntas Con A.B. Quintanilla


From MusicWorld, posted 3.22.15. Desde muy joven, A.B. Quintanilla se dio cuenta de lo que quería hacer en su vida. No deseaba ser el centro de la atención, sino ayudar a brillar a una mujer muy especial que ya atraía todas las miradas: su hermana. De ese modo, se enfocó en componer y producir… Read more...

House Members Continue to Rally Support for Songwriters


From News, posted 3.19.15. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40) (@RepRoybalAllard) has joined her Democratic colleague Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8) (@RepJeffries) and the growing list of co-sponsors of H.R. 1283, the Songwriter Equity Act of 2015. This bill, reintroduced by Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-9) (@RepDougCollins) on March 4, continues to… Read more...

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