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BMI & Los Angeles Times Announce 2nd Annual ‘How I Wrote The Song’ Panel

From News, posted 2.04.08 Marquee Lineup Includes Rodney Jerkins, Chris Daughtry, Mos Def, Ben Moody, Polow Da Don, Anthony Hamilton and Brian Howes BMI will pair with the Los Angeles Times to present the second annual “How I Wrote the Song” panel Saturday, February 9, from 1p.m. until 3p.m., at the Key Club in… Read more...


BMI Hands Out Over 100 Awards at Annual Film/TV Gala

From News, posted 5.12.04 Mark Mothersbaugh Honored for Outstanding Career Achievement BMI honored the composers and songwriters of the music from the past year's top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network television series and highest-ranking cable television shows at its annual Film & Television Awards dinner on May 12. Held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire… Read more...


Craig Wedren

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.08.03 For artist, composer and songwriter Craig Wedren, his current life is all about rock. Wedren just finished scoring as well as writing songs for director Richard Linklater's fall hit School Of Rock, starring Jack Black, as well as acting as musical director/kid-rock wrangler to the group… Read more...


Don Davis

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.28.03 The sci-fi trilogy The Matrix not only revealed a hidden world programmed by evil computers, it also cast a spotlight on Emmy-winning composer and orchestrator (“The Beauty and the Beast,” “Seaquest DSV”) Don Davis. "I knew these guys had quite a bit up their sleeves," says the… Read more...


LA Heroes Honored at Governor’s Luncheon

From News, posted 6.24.03 The Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy presented its annual Heroes Awards June 19 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Honorees included music industry executive Clarence Avant, film composer/songwriter Randy Newman and artist Lionel Richie who each received the prestigious Governors Award in recognition of their… Read more...


Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.13.02 It seems like Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been on the brink of stardom forever, even though the band has only been together for about two years. Tipped as one of New York City’s hottest young acts in everything from Rolling Stone to YM, the three-piece group is… Read more...


Stylistic Diversity puts Danny Elfman in a Class by Himself

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.30.02 Danny Elfman is in the control room at 20th Century-Fox's scoring stage, mixing the main-title music for Men in Black 2, his second big action movie of the summer. As he listens carefully to the playback of the orchestral track, he paces the floor in his stocking… Read more...


David Byrne: At the Head of his Class

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.30.02 "As an adolescent I wasn't sure if I wanted to be a scientist or an artist," David Byrne recently stated. "I eventually opted for art school because, A) the graffiti in the halls was better and, B) I wouldn't have to go through at least four years… Read more...


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From MusicWorld, posted 3.28.02 Magic Johnson knows something about the sophomore jinx: Athletes attempting to build on the success of their first year in the pros often run into stumbling blocks. The same pitfall awaits recording artists who, having poured a lifetime's worth of experience into their first recording, are asked to repeat… Read more...


Jim Pugliese

From News, posted 2.27.02 photo by Dana Rodriguez BMI composer Jim Pugliese (seated) is presented with a check by BMI Foundation officers Robbin Ahrold (VP), Gary Roth (VP) and Ralph Jackson (President) during his recent… Read more...


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