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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...


Brian Tyler’s ‘Are We Dreaming’ Rocks Reality for 30,000 Fans

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From News, posted 10.05.21. On Saturday, September 25, award-winning BMI composer Brian Tyler’s “Are We Dreaming,” a completely immersive audio-visual experience that explores the universe and our place in it, debuted live on the 400-foot main stage at Lost Lands Music Festival in a stunning two-hour midnight performance for a crowd of 30,000. The… Read more...


Music Plays a Big Part in ‘Little Ellen’

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From News, posted 9.13.21. If you think of some of the most popular animated children’s series over the past few decades—Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blue’s Clues, Phineas and Ferb, SpongeBob SquarePants—it’s impossible to do so without conjuring a memory of the music featured in those shows. From iconic theme songs to charming musical narratives… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners

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From News, posted 9.13.21. The winners of the 73rd Creative Arts Emmy Awards have been announced, with BMI composers and songwriters taking the majority of prestigious trophies. The ceremony will be broadcast on Saturday, September 18, at 8:00 PM ET/PT on FXX. We’re so proud of our BMI winners. Congratulations to all! Outstanding Music… Read more...


Jessica Rose Weiss Takes Off

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From News, posted 9.10.21. While many people took the opportunity to slow down during the pandemic, Jessica Rose Weiss has been running full steam ahead. The composer/songwriter/producer has worked on a variety of projects with releases on the horizon, including Midnight Mission and the highly anticipated documentary Still Working 9to5. Her phone is likely… Read more...


William Goldstein On the Art of Instant Composition

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From News, posted 9.08.21. Imagine discovering, as a young child, that you have the ability to sit down at the piano and instantly play anything you hear. This skill is so natural to you—you don’t even recall not being able to do it—that it feels entirely normal. You don’t realize it’s unique until adults… Read more...


Catching Up with Composer Sandro Morales-Santoro

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From News, posted 8.12.21. When approaching scoring a film or television project, Venezuelan born composer Sandro Morales-Santoro believes that the story comes first. Building upon the folk and popular music of his homeland — and his studies at the Berklee College of Music — he’ll introduce unexpected instruments and percussion to enhance that story,… Read more...


‘The Suicide Squad’s’ John Murphy Finds Inspiration in Antiheroes

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From News, posted 8.12.21. While the road to success in the entertainment industry rarely involves following a conventional route, composer John Murphy was never afraid to forge his own path. Born in Liverpool, Murphy played in punk, new wave and electronic bands in the ‘80s before scoring his first film in the early ‘90s.… Read more...