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BMI Presents ‘Score to Screen’ at 2022 Sundance Film Festival

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From News, posted 1.19.22. BMI’s programming for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival includes two virtual Score to Screen panels featuring conversations between Common and Patrick Warren and Amy Poehler and David Schwartz. Each discussion gives an inside look at the creative process of incorporating music in film while diving into the relationship between a… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Composers and Songwriters Who Made the 2022 Oscar Shortlist

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From News, posted 1.14.22. BMI proudly congratulates our composers and songwriters who have been shortlisted for this year’s Best Original Song and Best Original Score Academy Award nominations. Below are the talented BMI affiliates who are being considered. Academy members will vote to determine the final 2022 Oscar nominees, which will be announced February… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 49th Annual Annie Award Nominees

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From News, posted 1.05.22. The Annie Awards, which celebrate the very best in animation, has announced its nominees for 2022 with several BMI composers and songwriters up for the coveted trophies within the music categories. Congratulations to all! Here’s the list of BMI affiliates who received nods: Best Music - TV/Media Blush Episode:… Read more...


Legendary BMI Composer David Newman Talks Working on “West Side Story”

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From News, posted 12.17.21. Renowned composer and conductor David Newman has scored more than 100 films throughout his 30-year career, including War of the Roses, Heathers, Girls Trip, Hoffa, Ice Age, and Anastasia, the last of which earned him an Academy Award nomination. A versatile composer, Newman is at home writing for comedies, dramas,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2022 Golden Globe Nominees

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From News, posted 12.14.21. The nominees for this year’s coveted Golden Globe Awards have been announced with several BMI composers and songwriters in the running. The 79th annual awards celebrate the best in TV and film, with the trophies to be presented on January 9. Congratulations to all! Here are the… Read more...


BMI Presents “The Power of Music in Superhero Storytelling” at Variety’s Music For Screens Summit

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From News, posted 11.29.21. BMI Senior Vice President, Creative, Alex Flores, will proudly introduce The Power of Music in Superhero Storytelling on Wednesday, December 1, at 11:45 AM (PT), as part of the Variety Music For Screens summit. The virtual panel will feature BMI composers Sherri Chung and Lolita Ritmanis, whose music is collectively… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Hollywood Music in Media Award Winners and Nominees

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From News, posted 11.18.21. BMI proudly congratulates all its Hollywood Music in Media Award winners and nominees. Honoring original music (song and score) in all visual media from around the globe including film, TV, video games, trailers, commercial advertisements, documentaries, and special programs, the HMMA nominations have historically been representative of the nominees of… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its World Soundtrack Award Winners

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From News, posted 10.25.21. On Saturday night in Ghent, Carlos Rafael Rivera, Nicholas Britell and Taura Stinson were announced as winners of some of the WSAcademy’s most prestigious honors during Film Fest Ghent’s presentation of the World Soundtrack Awards. Rivera was named TV Composer of the Year for his work on Hacks (season 1)… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Legendary Songwriter/Composer Leslie Bricusse

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From News, posted 10.20.21. BMI is saddened by the passing of renowned BMI songwriter and composer Leslie Bricusse, whose music won the hearts of so many throughout his storied career. Bricusse is responsible for such classics as “The Candyman” (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), “Talk to the Animals” (Doctor Dolittle), “What Kind of… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2021 London Award Winners

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From News, posted 10.11.21. BMI proudly honoured the top UK and European songwriters, composers and music publishers of the most-performed songs of the previous year at the 2021 BMI London Awards. Rising star Arlo Parks received the BMI Impact Award, a recognition given for groundbreaking artistry, creative vision and impact on the future of… Read more...