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BMI Continues to Support the Sundance Institute Film Music Program


From News, posted 6.29.16. BMI is proud to continue its support of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program, which is collaborating for the fourth year with Skywalker Sound to host the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound. The first 2016 session of the Lab, which begins July 7 at Skywalker… Read more...

BMI Songwriter MAJOR. Performs in LA Office 


From News, posted 6.29.16. BMI singer/songwriter MAJOR. stopped by the LA office and treated the BMI staff to a phenomenal performance, while making rounds during BET week. Accompanied by fellow Berklee alumnus Darien Dorsey on piano, MAJOR., already renowned as a fresh new voice in soul-pop music, performed a selection of acoustic renditions, including… Read more...

BMI Composer Craig Richey Enlightens At Musicians Institute 2016 Film Music Intensive Program


From News, posted 6.28.16. BMI composer and artistic director of the Musicians Institute Film Music Intensive, Craig Richey, recently invited esteemed guests to serve as advisors on his panel exploring the creative collaboration between film composer and director, which was held at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles on June 22. Richey, who moderated… Read more...

Mexican Pop Group Borchardt Stops by BMI Los Angeles to Perform New Music


From News, posted 6.27.16. BMI’s Latin team welcomed Borchardt to the BMI Los Angeles offices on Wednesday, June 22, for a special, intimate performance of music from their debut album Dulces de Menta, which was released on June 17. The Latin pop group from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico performed several songs from the new album,… Read more...

The Music of Alexandre Desplat and Other Award-Winning Composers Celebrated at Krakow Music Festival


From News, posted 6.24.16. Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat received yet another accolade at this year’s Krakow Film and Music Festival, where he was awarded the prestigious Kilar Prize for his significant contributions to film music. His brilliant scores for Roman Polanski’s most recent films, Venus In Fur, Carnage and The Ghost Writer, were all… Read more...

Christopher Lennertz is an Agent of Change When it Comes to Scoring ABC’s ‘Agent Carter’


From News, posted 6.23.16. Having scored nearly 50 feature films, numerous network television series, many of the world’s biggest interactive titles, and spending weeks on the Billboard charts, BMI composer Christopher Lennertz is fast becoming one of the industry’s hottest composers. Add to this his new score for ABC’s Agent Carter, which stars Hayley… Read more...

BMI Board of Directors Extends President and CEO Mike O’Neill’s Contract Through 2021


From News, posted 6.22.16. The Board of Directors of BMI has extended Mike O’Neill’s contract as President and CEO for five years, through 2021. Paul Karpowicz, Chairman of the BMI Board of Directors and President, Meredith Local Media Group, made the announcement today. “BMI has continued to thrive and evolve under Mike’s leadership, providing… Read more...

5 Tips for a Happy Marriage of Music & Lyrics


From MusicWorld, posted 6.17.16. Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join together this music with this lyric in holy matrimony … As it relates to songwriting, the marriage of words and music is referred to as prosody. When prosody is effectively employed, a song’s music and lyrics present a united front that… Read more...

BMI Composers Participate in SCL’s FX Network Night


From News, posted 6.16.16. The Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) recently hosted an evening of discussion with FX composers, which included BMI affiliates Mac Quayle, Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna. The event was held on June 8 at the Lynwood Dunn Theater in Los Angeles, and was moderated by SCL Board member Lynn… Read more...

BMI Composers Discuss Their Craft at the 2016 LA Film Festival


From News, posted 6.15.16. BMI’s composers in the world of independent cinema made another strong showing at the 2016 LA Film Festival between June 1 and June 9. The BMI team showed up in force to support our affiliates at the festival’s various film premieres, panels and screenings throughout the action-packed, nine-day event. Among… Read more...

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