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BMI Congratulates its 2019 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.13.18. BMI is exceptionally proud to congratulate its many affiliates nominated for awards by the Recording Academy at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, scheduled to be held on February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Nominations for the music industry’s most prestigious accolades were announced on December 7. In… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 Golden Globe Nominees

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From News, posted 12.06.18. The Golden Globe nods are in and the compelling music of several BMI songwriters and composers was recognized in films spanning sci-fi, action, drama, animation and more. The 76th annual ceremony, which will take place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA, will air live on NBC on Sunday,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 Annie Nominees

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From News, posted 12.05.18. The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced its 2019 Annie Award nominees, and BMI composers have made a strong showing in both musical categories. The Annie Awards, which will celebrate its 46th year in 2019, honor outstanding contributions to the art of animation. The prestigious awards ceremony will take… Read more...


Composer Justin Hurwitz Gives Out of This World Q&A to Benefit Education Through Music

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From News, posted 12.03.18. Oscar-winning composer Justin Hurwitz (La La Land) has again teamed up with director Damien Chezell for the film First Man, which was recently screened at the Griffith Observatory in LA for the benefit of Education Through Music. The new movie, which is about astronaut Neil Armstrong, was a fitting tie-in… Read more...


Eban Schletter: On Work and Play

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.18. He’s an accomplished, successful composer for TV and film, but Eban Schletter is a man who sees the virtue in silliness. That could be because Schletter, who’s been making delightful music for SpongeBob SquarePants for nearly 20 years, was, in his own words, “a child too long.” But whatever forces… Read more...


BMI Supports Mychael Danna at Screening of “On the Basis of Sex”

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From News, posted 11.21.18. The riveting new film about the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg features a compelling score by Academy Award-winning composer Mychael Danna, which is paramount in setting the tone for the movie. Detailing the early days of Ginsburg’s fight for equal rights for women and her impact on… Read more...


Lalo Schifrin Honored with Governors Award by Academy

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From News, posted 11.20.18. The BMI composer behind the brilliant (and very memorable) scores to Mission: Impossible, Dirty Harry, Voyage of the Damned and Cool Hand Luke, in addition to many other popular films and TV series, was celebrated with an honorary Oscar Sunday night by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.… Read more...


BMI Composer Rob Simonsen’s Music is Front and Center at SCL Screening

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From News, posted 11.12.18. Rob Simonsen gave insights into his score for the new film The Front Runner during a Q&A that followed a screening of the film by the Society of Composers and Lyricists in Hollywood on November 7. Interviewed by film music journalist Tim Greiving, Simonsen also talked about working with director… Read more...


BMI Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of “BMI Day” At Berklee College Of Music 

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From News, posted 11.09.18. To kick off the celebration of the 20th anniversary of “BMI Day” on November 5 at Berklee College of Music, two-time Emmy award-winning BMI composer Trevor Morris traveled to Boston to conduct a special scoring session with the school’s film scoring students. Morris, who’s recognized for scoring films such as… Read more...


Danny Elfman Celebrates 25 Years of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” at the Hollywood Bowl

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From News, posted 10.29.18. Just in time for Halloween, celebrated BMI film composer and Richard Kirk Award recipient Danny Elfman brought to life his score to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas for three nights at Los Angeles’ historic Hollywood Bowl. Conductor John Mauceri led the L.A. Philharmonic live to the beloved Disney motion… Read more...