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BMI Composer Justin Hurwitz Shares Insights About the Music of “La La Land”


From News, posted 10.27.16. BMI composer Justin Hurwitz’s music for the delightful new film La La Land, which is capturing the hearts of audiences everywhere, was the subject of a lively Q&A after a screening of the film by the Society of Composers & Lyricists on October 25 in LA. The film, which is… Read more...

BMI Congratulates Composer Lalo Schifrin on his Prestigious Commandeur of Arts and Letters


From News, posted 10.26.16. BMI is proud to congratulate BMI composer, conductor and pianist Lalo Schifrin, who will be honored as Commandeur of Arts and Letters by France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres on November 8, 2016. Schifrin, who has written more than 100 film and TV scores including the iconic Mission Impossible… Read more...

BMI Composers Jeff Beal and Joe Kraemer Winners at World Soundtrack Awards


From News, posted 10.25.16. On Wednesday, October 19, the World Soundtrack Academy announced the winners of the 2016 World Soundtrack Awards in Capitole, Ghent, where award-winning BMI composer Jeff Beal was named Television Composer of the Year and highly regarded BMI composer Joe Kraemer won the prestigious Discovery of the Year award. Film Fest… Read more...

BMI Helps Take American Youth Symphony Back to the Future


From News, posted 10.24.16. BMI composer Alan Silvestri’s score to the iconic film Back to the Future will hit the big screen once again – this time with an accompanying special performance by the American Youth Symphony, led by multi award-winning BMI composer/conductor David Newman. This exuberant LIVE-to-picture event, of which BMI is a… Read more...

BMI Goes to Vienna to Honor Oscar-Winning Composer Alexandre Desplat


From News, posted 10.22.16. BMI was proud to support Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and César winning composer Alexandre Desplat, when he was honored October 14 by the City of Vienna with the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award during the 2016 Hollywood in Vienna gala concert. During the tribute, Desplat’s long time collaborator,… Read more...

BMI Brings Together Popular “Music in Film” Panel at Woodstock Film Festival


From News, posted 10.21.16. As a sponsor of the annual Woodstock Film Festival again this year, BMI produced and moderated its insightful “Music in Film” panel on Saturday, October 15 at Kleinert James Gallery in Woodstock, New York. Featuring a case study of BMI composer Paul Cantelon’s music from the film festival’s official selection,… Read more...

BMI Supports “Once Upon a Time” Composer Mark Isham


From News, posted 10.20.16. BMI dropped by Mark Isham’s scoring session for the sixth season of ABC’s hit show “Once Upon a Time” at The Bridge in Glendale, CA. This season features actress and BMI affiliate Karen David as Princess Jasmine who was also in attendance to experience the magic of Isham’s music. Read more...

BMI Supports Composer Nathan Wang at ASMAC Luncheon


From News, posted 10.20.16. BMI was in attendance when the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers featured guest speaker and BMI composer Nathan Wang at their luncheon on Wednesday, October 19, at CATALINA’s Jazz Club in Los Angeles. A prolific and versatile composer and pianist, Wang has expertly written music for films, television,… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: October


From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16. 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, January 10, April 18, 2017, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square… Read more...

Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist


From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16. To grab our listeners’ attention we need to separate our songs from the competition, and one way to accomplish this is by including an unexpected twist—an element of surprise. This article examines various ways to incorporate twists into lyrics and melodies. Story Songs With Surprise Endings “Ol’ Red” (written by… Read more...

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