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BMI Continues its Support of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program

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From News, posted 7.02.15. BMI is proud to continue its support of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program, which is collaborating for the third year with Skywalker Sound to host the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound in California. The first 2015 session of the Lab, which will begin July… Read more...


BMI Writers Take More Than 54% of 2015 BETs

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From News, posted 7.01.15. The 15th annual BET Awards, which celebrate stars from music, television, radio, film and sports, was held at the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA on Sunday, June 28, with BMI superstars taking home more than 54% of the music category awards. In addition, BMI songwriter Janet Jackson was presented with… Read more...


BMI Composer Christopher Lennertz and Music Supervisor Jen Ross Discuss Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’

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From News, posted 6.30.15. Award-winning BMI composer Christopher Lennertz and music supervisor Jen Ross recently discussed the soundtrack for Marvel’s Agent Carter during a panel hosted by the Society of Composers and Lyricists at Sonic Fuel Studios and moderated by BMI’s Asst. Vice President, Ray Yee. The evocative discussion covered Lennertz’ use of flutes,… Read more...


BMI Composer Junkie XL Launches New Video Tutorial Series

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From News, posted 6.30.15. BMI composer/artist Tom Holkenborg, also known as Junkie XL, renowned for his collaborations with Depeche Mode, Justin Timberlake and Coldplay, his video game music, and scoring films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, 300:Rise of an Empire and Divergent, recently launched a web tutorial series for aspiring musicians,… Read more...


BMI and Krakower Poling PR to Present ‘The Character of Music: Classic Horror Special Edition’ Panel

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From News, posted 6.29.15. BMI’s Director, Film/TV Relations, Anne Cecere and Chandler Poling of Krakower Poling PR, will return for their fifth consecutive collaboration to moderate “The Character of Music,” a classic Horror Panel at Comic Con, featuring composers Charles Bernstein (Nightmare on Elm Street), Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th), Laura Karpman (Carrie), Richard… Read more...


Congresswoman Janice Hahn Lends Her Support to the Songwriter Equity Act

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From News, posted 6.29.15. Congresswoman Janice Hahn (D-CA-44) (@RepJaniceHahn) has joined lead Democratic co-sponsor Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8) (@RepJeffries) in supporting H.R. 1283, the Songwriter Equity Act of 2015. The bill, reintroduced in March by Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-9) (@RepDougCollins), continues to gain momentum as it garners the support of… Read more...


BMI Composers Danny Elfman and Thomas Newman Chat at LA Film Festival

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From News, posted 6.27.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. composers Danny Elfman, who wrote the music for Good Will Hunting and Milk, and Thomas Newman, the brains behind the music in The Player and American Beauty, participated in BMI’s “Coffee Talk” held June 13, 2015, during the Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by Film Independent. Moderated… Read more...


BMI Composers Talk Writing Music for TV at SCL Panel

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From News, posted 6.26.15. BMI composers Fil Eisler, known for his work on the hit TV show Empire, and Mac Quayle, the man behind the music for American Horror Story: Freak Show recently discussed how their music is used to heighten the drama and action of popular television shows on a panel for the… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: June

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.23.15. 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: July 21, August 11, September 15, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...


7 Tips for Instantly Better Lyrics

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.23.15. At its best, lyric writing is a magical mixture of creativity and storytelling that can bring your listener into a world you’ve created and hold them there for the length of your song. However, in order to create the perfect, tightly-scripted narrative that great lyrics possess, countless hours of writing… Read more...


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