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BMI Talks Music for Film at Woodstock Online Film Festival

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From News, posted 9.15.20 There are both differences and commonalities between scoring for live action and for an animated film. Find out what they are in an insightful online conversation, “Music For Film: The Collaborative Process Between the Composer and the Director,” which will be moderated by BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross during this year’s Woodstock… Read more...


Jongnic Bontemps Talks a Life of Musical Opportunities

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From News, posted 6.23.20 As any artist knows, there is no set path to a career in music. While a rewarding artistic career can take many shapes and forms, Jongnic “JB” Bontemps learned that patience is a key component, no matter what musical path you choose. Bontemps was drawn to writing and playing music… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its Top Composers at 36th Annual BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

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From News, posted 6.15.20 BMI announced its 36th annual Film, TV & Visual Media Awards celebrating the top-performing composers in film, TV and visual media of the previous year. The honorees were revealed across BMI’s social media and digital platforms, which features a selection of notable composers including multiple award winners Tyler Bates, Hildur… Read more...


BMI Sponsors USC Students in Mentorship Program With Revered Engineer Dennis Sands

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From News, posted 4.20.20 Emmy, GRAMMY and 4-time Oscar-nominee Dennis Sands again this year mentored University of Southern California’s Scoring for Motion Picture & Television students with an instructional mixing program. The renowned opportunity, which was offered virtually, gives participants the ability to mix their scores and cues with Dolby Atmos surround-sound technology, then… Read more...


BMI Supports Several Award-Winning Composers at LA Comic Con

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From News, posted 11.05.19 Los Angeles Comic Con was the place to be to hear behind the scenes insights from BMI affiliates on many fan favorites, including Batman and Space Station Earth, as well as horror, thrillers, and to even things out, box office smash musicals that took the stage at The Hollywood Bowl.… Read more...


BMI Sponsors Groundbreaking Mixing Program at USC with Renowned Sound Engineer Dennis Sands

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From News, posted 3.29.19 As part of The University of Southern California’s Scoring for Motion Picture & Television, a remarkable program overseen by Professor of Practice at USC Thornton School of Music, Dan Carlin that gives its students an edge in our competitive industry by providing the greater ability to communicate with audio professionals,… Read more...


From the Composer of “The Simpsons” Theme Comes a Compelling Surprise

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From News, posted 3.25.19 For anyone who’s ever gone to the movies and left humming the score, chances are good it was written by renowned BMI composer Danny Elfman. Elfman is famous for the driving sound of Beetlejuice, which became a hallmark for the comedy-fantasy film genre and for video games. He also provided… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 Annie Nominees

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From News, posted 12.05.18 The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced its 2019 Annie Award nominees, and BMI composers have made a strong showing in both musical categories. The Annie Awards, which will celebrate its 46th year in 2019, honor outstanding contributions to the art of animation. The prestigious awards ceremony will take… Read more...


Danny Elfman Celebrates 25 Years of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” at the Hollywood Bowl

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From News, posted 10.29.18 Just in time for Halloween, celebrated BMI film composer and Richard Kirk Award recipient Danny Elfman brought to life his score to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas for three nights at Los Angeles’ historic Hollywood Bowl. Conductor John Mauceri led the L.A. Philharmonic live to the beloved Disney motion… Read more...


BMI Supports Composers at Tenerife International Film Music Festival

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From News, posted 10.07.18 Several BMI composers had their works featured last week at the International Film Music Festival held in Tenerife. The festival, which was created from the ground up by composer/conductor Diego Navarro, has gained international prominence and now boasts an exceptional orchestra and world class concert venue. This year, the festival… Read more...


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