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BMI Helps Celebrate Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton in Paris

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From News, posted 10.24.17 The music of BMI composer Danny Elfman from the films of Tim Burton has enthused audiences, with the concert of suites from the 15 scores Elfman has composed over three decades having traveled the globe. BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross witnessed the phenomenal program, in which Elfman himself sang a number of… Read more...


BMI Composer Danny Elfman Receives Max Steiner Award at Hollywood in Vienna

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From News, posted 10.07.17 On September 29, renowned BMI composer Danny Elfman received the prestigious Max Steiner Award at “Hollywood in Vienna,” the highly esteemed international film music festival and concert series. The honor is given each year by the City of Vienna to a composer whose contributions to the world of film music… Read more...


BMI Attends SCORE: A Film Music Documentary Featuring BMI Composers

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From News, posted 8.28.17 Hollywood’s premier composers were featured in a long overdue look at the integral part music plays in cinema in a new film entitled SCORE: A Film Music Documentary. Several BMI composers including John Williams, Danny Elfman, Thomas Newman and countless others spoke candidly during the piece, revealing their insights into… Read more...


Alan Silvestri Receives BMI Icon Award at 2017 BMI Film, TV and Visual Media Awards

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From News, posted 5.11.17 BMI proudly held its 2017 Film, TV & Visual Media Awards last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The ceremony was hosted by BMI Vice President, Film, TV & Visual Media Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross and BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill, who honored celebrated composer Alan… Read more...


BMI Continues its Sponsorship at ATMOS Studio for USC Thornton School of Music Scoring Students

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From News, posted 4.11.17 As part of the University of Southern California’s Scoring for Motion Pictures & Television (SMPTV) program, Emmy/GRAMMY-winner and 4-time Oscar-nominee, Dennis Sands, teaches students how to mix their scores via the use of Dolby-Atmos, a cutting-edge technology that can capture individual sounds and place them in distinct areas around the… Read more...


Writing and Placing Christmas and Holiday Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.16 Imagine receiving airplay and earning income from a song year after year and having that same song be recorded by multiple artists over a span of decades. That is what can happen with a holiday-themed song. For many songwriters and music publishers, landing a holiday recording that becomes the next… Read more...


Danny Elfman’s Music to “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Comes Alive at the Hollywood Bowl

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From News, posted 11.03.16 The Hollywood Bowl once again welcomed Halloween with Tim Burton’s 1993 masterpiece The Nightmare Before Christmas, featuring three performances of the classic film accompanied by live orchestral performances of BMI composer Danny Elfman’s iconic score last weekend. Conducted by John Mauceri, Elfman’s music further delighted audiences with reprise performances by… Read more...


BMI and SCL Honor Creative Arts Emmy Nominees at Pre-Award Reception

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From News, posted 9.15.16 On Thursday, September 8, the Society of Composers & Lyricists celebrated its Creative Arts Emmy nominees at the Montage Beverly Hills, where BMI executives were on hand to honor our BMI nominated composers. This year, the BMI nominees included Mac Quayle, who won Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 68th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Winners

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From News, posted 9.11.16 BMI is proud to congratulate the BMI composers who went home with prestigious Emmys last night! In total, BMI had an astounding 17 nominees, all of whom contributed greatly to the success of their shows. To experience the excitement of the ceremony that took place at the Microsoft Theater at… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 68th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Nominees

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From News, posted 7.15.16 The nominations are out for this year’s Creative Arts Emmys and BMI is proud to announce that many of the major nods went to BMI writers and composers! The ceremony that will present the winners with their prestigious trophies will take place at the Microsoft Theater at LA Live, and… Read more...


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