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BMI Composer Randy Edelman Honored as SCL Ambassador at Annual Holiday Dinner

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From News, posted 12.07.17 The Society of Composers & Lyricists awarded prolific composer Randy Edelman with the SCL Ambassador honor at the organization’s 2017 annual holiday dinner Tuesday, December 5. The dinner, which took place at the Skirball Cultural Center in LA, included a performance by Edelman, who treated the audience to several of… Read more...


BMI Composer Thomas Newman Named SCL Ambassador

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From News, posted 12.19.16 The Society of Composers & Lyricists provided yet another milestone for renowned BMI composer Thomas Newman, who was inducted as an SCL Ambassador at the organization’s 28th annual holiday dinner Wednesday, December 14. The dinner, which took place at the Skirball Cultural Center in LA, was filled with tributes and… Read more...


Like Father, Like Son: A Conversation With Hit Songwriters Steve and Andrew Dorff

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 Songwriting, like any art form, is shaped by both nature and nurture. Hit songwriter and composer Steve Dorff – who has been honored with more than 40 BMI Awards, 11 Billboard #1 songs, and multiple GRAMMY and Emmy nominations – could have viewed his adolescent son Andrew’s interest in writing… Read more...


Christopher Lennertz is an Agent of Change When it Comes to Scoring ABC’s ‘Agent Carter’

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From News, posted 6.23.16 Having scored nearly 50 feature films, numerous network television series, many of the world’s biggest interactive titles, and spending weeks on the Billboard charts, BMI composer Christopher Lennertz is fast becoming one of the industry’s hottest composers. Add to this his new score for ABC’s Agent Carter, which stars Hayley… Read more...


BMI Executives and Music Creators Attend SCL’s Holiday Dinner in Beverly Hills

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From News, posted 12.18.15 BMI executives, songwriters, and composers got into the holiday spirit during the Society of Composers & Lyricists’ 27th annual Holiday Dinner, held at LA’s Skirball Cultural Center on Tuesday, December, 15. Aside from dinner and a cocktail reception, the evening featured special performances by BMI songwriter Common and BMI composer… Read more...


BMI Supports Composer Patrick Williams’ Live Recording Session For New Album

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From News, posted 4.20.15 Renowned arranger/composer and BMI Richard Kirk Award recipient Patrick Williams recently hosted two invitation-only live recording sessions March 25 and 26 for his highly anticipated upcoming album, Home Suite Home. Held at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA, BMI’s Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross attended in support of the composer,… Read more...


A Conversation With Joel McNeely

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From News, posted 5.24.14 BMI composer Joel McNeely knows how to stay busy. With more than 100 film and television credits to his name, McNeely also produces, conducts and arranges music. He has scored works by directors including George Lucas and James Cameron, written the music for all of Disney’s Tinker Bell movies, brought old film… Read more...


Úbeda Film Music Festival Spotlights Leading Composers

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From News, posted 8.12.10 The International Úbeda Film Music Festival celebrated the music of the movies in incomparable style for the sixth consecutive year July 14-18. Staged in Ciudad de Úbeda, Spain, the event revolved around numerous panel discussions, screenings, a three-day film music workshop and four breathtaking film music concerts. Featured guests included… Read more...


Legendary Composer Lalo Schifrin Becomes SCL Ambassador

From News, posted 1.06.09 The Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) held their 20th annual holiday dinner December 8 during which legendary BMI composer Lalo Schifrin and composer Hal David were honored by becoming the SCL’s newest Ambassadors, a title bestowed on composers and lyricists whose contributions to their profession have helped shape and… Read more...


BMI’s ‘Coffee Talk’ Serves a Refreshing Cup of Conversation

From News, posted 7.07.08 BMI Vice President Film/TV Los Angeles, Doreen Ringer Ross one again hosted BMI’s Coffee Talk session, one of many opportunities offered by the Los Angeles Film Festival. Featured at the 2008 installation of Coffee Talk were Dave Grusin and David Newman, two of today’s most prominent film composers. Staged Sunday,… Read more...


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