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This Month’s MusicWorld Online is In-Line With Your Career!

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From News, posted 1.30.15 In this issue you’ll gain insight on: How to use crowdfunding sites Where Pultizer Prize winner John Luther Adams finds inspiration What makes Still Alice composer Ilan Eskeri’s music so intense When the next round of BMI workshops start Why an award-winning artist was inspired… Read more...


10 Questions With John Luther Adams

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.29.15 In writing or analyzing a piece of music, the notion of space is both multifaceted and unavoidable. For John Luther Adams, it is the root. His environmentally-minded compositions aren’t just inspired by geography and places he finds meaningful. Sometimes their performance demands musicians forgo the stage, scattering strategically instead around… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.23.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. writers have a lot to celebrate following the announcement of the 2015 GRAMMY nominations. The winners will be revealed during the 57th annual GRAMMY awards, held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live February 8, 2015 on CBS. BMI writers are present in nominations… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer John Luther Adams

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From News, posted 4.16.14 BMI is honored to congratulate Alaskan composer John Luther Adams on winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Music. His orchestral work “Become Ocean,” commissioned by the Seattle Symphony last year, evokes the landscape of the waters of the Pacific Northwest, and was described by the Pulitzer board as “a haunting… Read more...


John Luther Adams To Receive Heinz Award

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From News, posted 9.19.11 BMI composer John Luther Adams, from Fairbanks, Alaska, has been named the recipient of a $100,000 Heinz Award. A groundbreaking “environmental composer,” Adams was recognized for his ability to connect people to nature through music. Now in its 17th year, the Heinz Awards honors visionaries who have made extraordinary contributions… Read more...


John Luther Adams, Finding a Way to Get Lost

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.01.10 Throughout his distinguished career as a composer, John Luther Adams has been considered an “outsider,” the moniker frequently bestowed on independently-minded artists (think John Cage and Morton Feldman) whose work places them outside the musical establishment. In many ways, this label fits. The New Yorker goes as far as to… Read more...


58th Annual BMI Student Composer Award Winners Announced

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From News, posted 5.17.10 Eleven young classical composers, ages 13 to 26, have been named winners in the 58th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards. Awards Chair Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, BMI President and CEO Del Bryant and BMI Foundation President Ralph N. Jackson announced the decisions of the jury and presented the awards at a… Read more...


John Luther Adams Receives Nemmers Prize in Composition

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From News, posted 5.07.10 BMI composer John Luther Adams was named 2010 recipient of the $100,000 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition. The announcement was made recently by the Northwestern University Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music, stewards of the honor made possible through a generous gift from the late Erwin E.… Read more...