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Indie Spotlight: Irontom

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From News, posted 5.05.17 “It’s like Led Zeppelin and the Beatles had a baby, and it was raised by wolves.” That’s how Charlie Sheen described Irontom to Rolling Stone (Sheen had a cameo as a masked man in their 2014 video debut, “The Minista”). The band, made up of vocalist Harry Hayes, guitarist Zach… Read more...


BMI Composer Alexandre Desplat Wins Two World Soundtrack Honors

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From News, posted 11.19.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. congratulates prolific composer Alexandre Desplat on his wins at the 2014 World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony and Concert on October 25, the closing event of the 41st Film Fest Ghent in Belgium. The awards are bestowed annually to recognize outstanding achievements in scoring music for motion pictures. Desplat… Read more...


10 Questions With Cliff Martinez

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.22.13 Cliff Martinez is humble beyond belief. When asked what it meant to him to be honored with the Richard Kirk Award at the 2013 BMI Film & TV Awards, he said, jokingly, “I think it means that they’re starting to run out of people to give it to…but I’m flattered… Read more...


Cliff Martinez and Top Composers Honored at the 2013 BMI Film & TV Awards

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From News, posted 5.16.13 Broadcast Music, Inc. saluted the composers of music featured in the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs at its annual Film & TV Awards, which took place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on May 15, 2013. Renowned composer… Read more...


Q&A: Cliff Martinez Trades Rock Stage for Soundstage

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.06.11 Known for brooding, ambient film scores filled with emotional tension, you’d never know composer Cliff Martinez started out as a drummer for rock/punk bands like Captain Beefheart, The Dickies, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But an opportunity to score then-newcomer Stephen Soderbergh’s Sex, Lies and Videotape launched him on… Read more...


Hollywood Undead’s Raucous Rap Rock

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.24.09 With their debut album Swan Songs, rap-rockers Hollywood Undead answer a rhetorical musical question: What do you get when you combine the hip-hop fury of Eminem with the metalloid Sturm und Drang of Limp Bizkit? Fusing urban and suburban musical sensibilities, Hollywood Undead’s evocative gangsta-rock seem apropos for a band… Read more...


George Clinton to Become BMI Icon at Urban Music Awards

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From News, posted 7.28.09 Ceremony Slated for Sept. 10 in New York Funk originator George Clinton will be named a BMI Icon at the organization’s annual Urban Awards ceremony Thursday, September 10. Staged at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, New York City, the… Read more...


Al Jardine

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.18.08 Forty-five years may be a long time in the music business before making your first proper solo album, but founding Beach Boys member Al Jardine isn’t interested in such chronologically-derived measurements. After all, his forthcoming album, A Postcard from California, features appearances by such guests as Brian Wilson, Neil Young,… Read more...


Monte Negro

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.05.07 You are what you eat. Monte Negro, a bilingual Los Angeles based rock band, has devoured enough music genres over the years to do justice to the bilingual and bicultural musicians that constitute the group. Digesting healthy portions of Jane’s Addiction, The Cure, The Clash, and the… Read more...


BMI L.A. Gives It Up for The Godfather Of Funk

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From News, posted 4.17.07 The BMI Los Angeles office was treated to a visit by the Godfather of Funk himself, George Clinton. Clinton, the mastermind behind bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, has had a lucrative solo career and has had success as a producer with projects such as The… Read more...


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