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BMI Congratulates Its 2019 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 2.11.19. BMI Congratulates Its 2019 GRAMMY Winners Music’s biggest night returned to Los Angeles’ Staple Center, last night, for the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards, and true to form, a robust showing of BMI affiliates went home with the gold.  Childish Gambino’s incendiary single “This is America” made history by being the… Read more...


BMI Brings a Stellar All-Female Lineup to 17th Annual Snowball Showcase at Sundance 2019

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From News, posted 2.01.19. BMI hosted the 17th annual Snowball music showcase at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, January 29, at The Shop in Park City, Utah. Performing artist, singer/songwriter and composer Tamar-kali kicked off the evening with a captivating set, accompanied by an all-strings ensemble. Her performance was followed by a… Read more...


BMI Hosts Exclusive Dinner for Film Composers and Directors During Sundance 2019

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From News, posted 1.30.19. Composers, directors and industry tastemakers gathered together to celebrate the power of music in film at BMI’s annual dinner on Monday, January 28, during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The exclusive event, which took place at the Blind Dog in Park City, Utah, was hosted by BMI’s Vice President of… Read more...


Composer Jeff Beal’s “The Great Circle” Captures the Four Natural Elements

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From News, posted 1.30.19. Five-time Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal was recently commissioned by the New West Symphony to write a new orchestral work, The Great Circle, following the cataclysmic fires and mudslides in Southern California during 2017/2018. In a healing move to address those affected by the disasters (including the composer himself), Beal’s intention… Read more...


BMI Spotlights the Importance of Music in Film During Composer/Director Roundtable at Sundance 2019

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From News, posted 1.29.19. BMI proudly presented its 21st edition of “Music & Film: The Creative Process” at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, January 27, at the Kimball Arts Center in Park City, Utah. This year’s roundtable discussion included priceless moments from top BMI composers who shared their journeys in discovering and… Read more...


Composer Matt Mahaffey Animatedly Talks About Life With Shrek, The Ninja Turtles, and More

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.23.19. When songwriter, composer and producer Matt Mahaffey started scoring for animated projects with the game-changing Shrek, the transition was not only serendipitous, but also a kind of full-circle turn. Mahaffey was just four years old when he started writing songs and playing drums, and soon honed his craft performing at… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 Oscar Nominees

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From News, posted 1.22.19. On Sunday, February 24, 2019, the 91st Academy Awards will decide the winners of this year’s Oscars, and several talented BMI composers are positioned to take home the coveted statues. In addition to those receiving their first Oscar recognition, veteran nominees include Alexandre Desplat (10 nods with 2 wins for… Read more...


BMI Unveils Additional Lineup for 2019 Sundance Film Festival

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From News, posted 1.17.19. BMI is pleased to announce additional lineup for its programming at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, featuring the 21st edition of the Composer and Director Roundtable, “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at the Kimball Arts Center, followed by the 17th annual BMI Snowball on… Read more...


George S. Clinton’s “The Rose of Sonora” to Blossom in April With Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra

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From News, posted 1.14.19. Award-winning composer George S. Clinton spent last week recording his new symphonic composition “The Rose of Sonora……..a concerto in five scenes,” featuring renowned violinist Holly Mulcahy. Held at the Capitol Records studios in Hollywood, BMI’s Vice President Creative - Film, TV & Visual Media Doreen Ringer-Ross got a sneak preview… Read more...


Composer/Conductor Cliff Eidelman’s Music is Full of Color and Craft

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From News, posted 1.14.19. Cliff Eidelman broke into film scoring at the age of 22 when a performance recording of one of the concert music commissions he composed at Santa Monica City College reached director Monica Teuber. Teuber was so impressed that she asked him to write some music based on the reading of… Read more...