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Nathan Barr Reveals His Part in Composers Reimagining Classic Silent Films

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From News, posted 4.24.19. On May 3 and 4, BMI will sponsor three unique events for movie-goers when several film, TV and visual media composers will unveil their new scores to classic silent films in “Silent Films Live 2.” The live-to-picture events will take place at Bandrika Studios in Los Angeles, a space custom-built… Read more...


Lost in Space Composer Chris Lennertz Shows Off His Songwriter Skills in Animated Musical UglyDolls

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From News, posted 4.18.19. The vocal credits on the songs written by award-winning BMI composer Christopher Lennertz, along with Glenn Slater, for the new animated musical UglyDolls reads like a who’s who in music today. From Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas and Janelle Monáe, to Bebe Rexha, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, and more, the… Read more...


From Rocker to Film & TV Composer, Fil Eisler’s Sights Are Now on the Concert Stage

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From News, posted 4.18.19. Fil Eisler credits his early years as a rock guitarist with giving him a background in producing records, which he says has been essential in his career as a film composer. But it wasn’t just anybody’s records the multi-talented Eisler cut his teeth on. As a co-writer on Robbie Williams’… Read more...


5 Tips for Songwriting Success in Today’s Music Industry

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.18.19. I taught my first songwriting class at Los Angeles’ Pierce College in 1991. Back then, if my car radio were tuned to a pop station, it was likely I would hear chart-topping artists such as Michael Jackson, Wilson Phillips, Janet Jackson, Michael Bolton, Poison, and Roxette. During that same era,… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: April ‘19

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.16.19. WORKSHOPS BMI/Cliff Goldmacher Songwriter Workshop-The Organized Songwriter: Nashville Being Creative isn’t all it takes to be successful in the music business. This workshop is designed to help songwriters create a work flow from when they first write a song all the way through pitching their finished demo so that… Read more...