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Rick Baitz Composing for the Screen Workshop Has Another Successful Year

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From News, posted 9.20.19. BMI again this year is providing an opportunity for nine emerging film composers to participate in a high-level music for media workshop. Led by BMI composer Rick Baitz, the workshop meets in BMI’s New York office where attendees study and share their work in a supportive environment. As part of… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Winners and Nominees

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From News, posted 9.19.19. This past weekend was a hugely significant one for many of BMI’s affiliates in the Film, TV and Visual Media community, as ceremonies for the 71st Annual Creative Arts Emmys were held over two nights at the Microsoft Theater at LA Live in Los Angeles. Additionally, two events were organized… Read more...


Harry Gregson-Williams Shares Insights at “State of the Music in Media” Conference

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From News, posted 9.16.19. This past weekend, BMI composer Harry Gregson-Williams brought his inspiration, expertise and experience to share with attendees of the “State of the Music in Media” conference, presented by the Guild of Music Supervisors at the Los Angeles Film School. Renowned for his work on films such as Shrek, The Martian,… Read more...


Emmy-Winning Composer Jeff Beal Talks Evolution of Blockbuster Series ‘House of Cards’

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From News, posted 9.13.19. BMI composer Jeff Beal provided unique insights into his Emmy-winning music for House of Cards, during a masterclass and concert held recently at NeueHouse in Los Angeles. The ‘Evolution of a Series’ event marked the final season of the award-winning series, capping off with a reception for Beal, who is… Read more...


Ken Burns Explores Country Music in New PBS Documentary Series

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From News, posted 9.12.19. On September 15, master storytellers Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey’s new eight-part documentary, Country Music, will debut on PBS. The much-awaited series chronicles the evolution of country music and explores the question most asked about the genre, especially in today’s world, “What is country music?” The Emmy-winning trio… Read more...


BMI Supports Guild of Music Supervisors Annual Conference

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From News, posted 9.05.19. On Saturday, September 14, the Guild of Music Supervisors will present its 5TH annual ‘State Of Music In Media’ conference at the Los Angeles Film School. The event grants participants the opportunity to network with some of industry’s top leaders, plus attend a variety of informative panels on subjects covering… Read more...


Emmy-Winning BMI Composer Laura Karpman Shines a Light on Female Composers at the Hollywood Bowl

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From News, posted 9.04.19. Laura Karpman’s new orchestral piece “All American” brings to light the work of three early 20th century female composers, Anita Owen, Mildred Hill and Emily Wood Bower. As a co-founder of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, Karpman seeks to bring to the forefront the important contributions of women that… Read more...


BMI Composers Celebrate Women Warriors Who Have Changed the World

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From News, posted 9.04.19. Even the concert’s name, Women Warriors: The Voices of Change, evokes powerful inspirational imagery. Now, this groundbreaking live-action event promises to take that emotion to the next level by celebrating some of the world’s most compelling women at 8PM on September 20, at New York City’s Alice Tully Hall. Performed… Read more...


John Williams Front and Center at the Hollywood Bowl

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From News, posted 9.03.19. The legendary music of John Williams, as well as the beloved master of cinematic scores himself, was featured at the Hollywood Bowl over the weekend in front of a mesmerized audience. Williams, whose scores include all of the Star Wars films, Jurassic Park, ET and dozens of others, not only… Read more...


“America in Space” Takes Flight With Works by BMI Composers

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From News, posted 8.28.19. On August 15, BMI composer Penka Kouneva’s dream of celebrating U.S. trips to space took flight when her out-of-this-world music, as well as that of several other composers, was featured during “America in Space” at the Hollywood Bowl. Performed by the LA Philharmonic and conducted by BMI composer/conductor David Newman,… Read more...