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Nile Rodgers Honored as BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards


From News, posted 8.29.15. BMI proudly presented its BMI Icon award to GRAMMY-winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers, at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The star-studded event, held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on August 28, also celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs of… Read more...

BMI Writers Set the Bar High at 2015 ACL Fest


From News, posted 8.25.15. 24 bands will hit the BMI-sponsored stage and raise the bar for all the performances at the 2015 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Held over two weekends in Austin, TX, October 2-4 and October 9-11, the festival will take place in the famed Zilker Park and BMI’s stage will kick… Read more...

BMI Composer Bill Goldstein Talks Instant Composition and the Importance of Emotional Connectivity


From News, posted 8.24.15. BMI composer and Master Class instructor, Bill Goldstein, has perfected the art of instant composition, now using his musical gifts to helps others explore their creative processes. In this engaging video, which highlights the importance of emotional connectivity, Goldstein gives valuable advice to all music creators and artists:… Read more...

BMI and Lucas Richman Host 18th Annual Conducting Workshop


From News, posted 8.21.15. Continuing their partnership, BMI, along with composer/conductor Lucas Richman, held their 18th annual conducting workshop series with the finale held on the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA, on August 15. The series provided eight rising composers the chance to hone their conducting skills and multi-meter… Read more...

BMI Rolls With Annual ‘Don’t Knock the Rock’ Roundtable


From News, posted 8.19.15. BMI proudly presented its annual roundtable discussion entitled “Music in Film, TV and New Media ’15” on Saturday, August 15, at the Don’t Knock the Rock Film & Music Festival, held at Cinefamiliy in Los Angeles. Moderated by BMI songwriter and entertainer Michael Des Barres, the discussion focused on how… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: August


From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.15. 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: September 15, November 17, December 8, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...

What to Look For in a Demo Singer


From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.15. Running a Nashville recording studio for almost twenty years, I’ve seen - and heard - an incredible number of vocalists. When it comes to demo singers specifically, I’ve found that the best ones have a very specific and highly developed skill set that allows them to deliver beautiful, compelling renditions… Read more...

Brian Reitzell and Harry Manfredini Conjure Up Horror With Dark Delicacies


From News, posted 8.13.15. In keeping with the genre’s rituals, BMI composers Brian Reitzell and Harry Manfredini spent time with fans of horror at the store known for horror, Burbank’s Dark Delicacies. The store, which has been in business since 1994 and was named by the New York Times as LA’s Best Horror/Fantasy Bookstore,… Read more...

Composer Joe Kraemer Helps Make ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ Possible


From News, posted 8.13.15. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is currently the #1 movie at the box office, but BMI supported the film’s composer at a private screening and Q&A presented by the Society of Composers & Lyricists on the lot at Paramount Pictures in LA. Moderated by journalist and author, Jon Burlingame, the… Read more...

A Conversation With Dustin O’Halloran


From News, posted 8.13.15. BMI composer Dustin O’Halloran has the intricate job of musically shadowing the lives of a family who discovers that their father is transgender in Amazon’s Golden Globes award-winning show Transparent. From the haunting opening piano theme to the humorous side of the “dramedy,” O’Halloran’s music accompanies every scene… Read more...

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