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BMI Composer Kathryn Bostic’s ‘The August Wilson Symphony’ Heralded by PSO

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From News, posted 1.30.18 On January 20, 2018, the GRAMMY-winning Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of also GRAMMY-winning BMI composer/conductor Lucas Richman, triumphantly premiered BMI composer Kathryn Bostic’s magnificent work, The August Wilson Symphony. The symphony, which consists of five movements, was inspired by poems and the ten plays of renowned playwright, August… Read more...


BMI Members Sweep 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards

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From News, posted 6.04.13 The 58th annual Drama Desk Awards were held on May 19, 2013, at Town Hall in New York City. Congratulations go out to BMI members David Byrne for Outstanding Music in “Here Lies Love,” Tim Minchin for Outstanding Lyrics in “Matilda,” and Billy Porter for Outstanding Actor in a Musical… Read more...


BMI Film & Television Awards Tout Composers of Year’s Top Film, Television, & Cable Music

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From News, posted 5.21.09 David Newman Honored for Outstanding Career Achievement; Mike Post Receives Classic Contribution Award BMI honored the composers of music featured in the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network television series, and highest ranking cable network programs tonight at its annual Film & Television Awards. Held at the Beverly Wilshire… Read more...


Key West Songwriters Festival Slated for April 29 – May 3

From News, posted 2.05.09 The 14th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival will invade the venues of its paradisiacal namesake April 29 through May 3, 2009, offering eclectic show lineups that introduce crowds to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs. The festival features more than 100 top songwriters and revolves around five days… Read more...


BMI’s UK Stars Honored at Annual Ivor Awards

From News, posted 5.29.03 Some of BMI's biggest British songwriters and composers were among the winners at the 48th annual Ivor Novello Awards presented on May 22 at Le Meridien Grosvenor House in London. The Ivor Novello Awards, presented by the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters in association with the PRS,… 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...


Sophisticated Soul Sounds Score for Thom Bell

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.30.02 From his groundbreaking '60s productions with the Delfonics to his acclaimed '70s work with the Spinners, the O'Jays and the Stylistics, Thom Bell's elegant r&b songs and arrangements have retained their champagne effervescence and timeless appeal. Combining urban melodies with semi-classical styling, Bell ranks as one of… Read more...