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American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers Honors Mike Post


From News, posted 9.26.16. One of the most successful composers in television history, Mike Post was honored recently by the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers at a luncheon held at CATALINA’s jazz club in LA. The discussion that followed, which was moderated by noted BMI composer, guitarist, arranger, record producer and long-time… Read more...

BMI Continues Mentorship Participation at ‘Composing for the Screen’ Workshop in NYC


From News, posted 9.26.16. BMI’s Vice President of Film, TV & Visual Media Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, lent her expertise to one of six sessions during the annual “Composing for the Screen” film scoring mentorship program in New York City. Directed by renowned BMI composer Rick Baitz, the program provides the opportunity for nine emerging… Read more...

BMI’s Sponsors IFP Panel Focusing on the Importance of Music in Documentaries


From News, posted 9.21.16. BMI proudly partnered once again with the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) on September 20 to sponsor a panel discussion entitled “How Music Makes the Doc,” featuring directors Rachel Boynton and Kristi Jacobson, and BMI composers T. Griffin and Nathan Larson. Moderated by BMI’s Vice President of Film, TV & Visual… Read more...

It’s a Great Day for White Sun


From News, posted 9.20.16. The evocative new age band White Sun’s second album, White Sun II, just went #1 in Billboard after making its debut at #2. Comprised of BMI composers Adam Berry and Gurujas, the duo has made another name for itself far and away from the impressive resumes of each composer. Berry… Read more...

BMI and SCL Honor Creative Arts Emmy Nominees at Pre-Award Reception


From News, posted 9.15.16. On Thursday, September 8, the Society of Composers & Lyricists celebrated its Creative Arts Emmy nominees at the Montage Beverly Hills, where BMI executives were on hand to honor our BMI nominated composers. This year, the BMI nominees included Mac Quayle, who won Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original… Read more...

How to Write and Pitch Songs for the J-Pop and K-Pop Markets


From MusicWorld, posted 9.13.16. J-Pop and K-Pop, respectively, refer to wildly popular (and lucrative) genres of pop music recorded in Japan and South Korea. In many instances, these songs garner airplay and sales in additional Asian countries, and are sometimes translated into Mandarin for promotion in the Chinese market, as well. Young hopeful artists… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: September


From MusicWorld, posted 9.13.16. 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: November 15, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN) Who: Aspiring… Read more...

BMI Supports Songs of Hope Benefit’s Worthy Cause


From News, posted 9.12.16. BMI is proud to announce its support for the 12th Annual ‘Songs of Hope’ event on September 15 in Los Angeles, a special star-studded evening of music benefiting City of Hope, an independent biomedical research institution and cancer treatment center. This year’s iteration will feature storied recorded executive, producer and… Read more...

From Iceland to LA, BMI Composer Atli Örvarsson’s Music Soars


From News, posted 9.12.16. The breadth of Atli Örvarsson’s music is as vast and captivating as the Northern Lights are over his home country of Iceland. As a composer, he provides the edge-of-your-seat scores to the immensely popular NBC TV series Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med. He also wrote the 2016 HARPA… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 68th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Winners


From News, posted 9.11.16. BMI is proud to congratulate the BMI composers who went home with prestigious Emmys last night! In total, BMI had an astounding 17 nominees, all of whom contributed greatly to the success of their shows. To experience the excitement of the ceremony that took place at the Microsoft Theater at… Read more...

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