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BMI Affiliates Shine on 2021 Oscars Shortlist

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From News, posted 2.11.21. BMI proudly congratulates our composers and songwriters who have been shortlisted for this year’s Best Original Score and Best Original Song Academy Award nominations. Academy members will vote to determine the final 2021 Oscar nominees from the shortlist. Congratulations to all! Below are the extraordinary BMI songwriters and composers who… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 Golden Globe Nominees

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From News, posted 2.03.21. The prestigious 78th Golden Globe nominations were announced today with several BMI composers and songwriters in key positions to take this year’s coveted trophies in both music categories. All five films recognized for Best Original Score feature BMI composers. Golden Globe, Oscar and Emmy-winner Atticus Ross is notably up for… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its SCL Award Nominees

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From News, posted 2.01.21. The Society of Composers & Lyricists today announced the nominees for their 2nd annual SCL Awards, which salute composers and songwriters in all visual media. Members of the prestigious society include professional film, television, video game and musical theater composers and lyricists, as well as orchestrators, arrangers, music supervisors, music… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its HMMA Visual Media Award Winners

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From News, posted 1.28.21. The Hollywood Music In Media Award (HMMA) winners have been announced, with many BMI composers taking top Visual Media honors as well as nominations. The prestigious awards are the first in the year to honor original music (song and score) in all visual media from around the globe, including film,… Read more...


BMI Composers Add Virtual Magic to Sundance 2021

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From News, posted 1.22.21. Every year, BMI composers add an incredible audio dimension to films screening at the Sundance Film Festival, and this year is no exception. Although the 2021 festival is virtual, they are still adding the magic that only the right music can provide. From Kathyrn Bostic’s dazzling work in two biopics… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Iconic Composer Perry Botkin, Jr.

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From News, posted 1.22.21. BMI is saddened by the news that Perry Botkin, Jr., theme composer for the longest running daytime TV series in history, The Young and the Restless, has passed away at the age of 87. During his four-decade career, the GRAMMY-winning Botkin was also responsible for memorable themes to Mork and… Read more...


BMI Composer Atticus Ross Talks “Soul” and “Mank”

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From News, posted 12.08.20. Last week, BMI’s Executive Vice President of Creative & Licensing, Mike Steinberg, introduced the keynote conversation between award-winning BMI composer Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor during Variety’s “Music For Screens week.” The Emmy, GRAMMY and Oscar-winning duo, who have collaborated on several projects including The Social Network, The Girl with… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 11.24.20. In a year like no other, BMI is once again very excited to congratulate its many talented affiliates who received GRAMMY nominations in recognition of their contributions to the year’s most impactful music. As the industry’s highest accolade, the prestigious GRAMMY Awards celebrate the very best in the fields of… Read more...


‘Echo Boomers’ Composer Dara Taylor on Process, Collaboration & Mentorship

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From News, posted 11.17.20. Born and raised in New York, Dara Taylor built upon her lifelong love of music to bring a fresh and innovative approach to composing for film and television projects. Never shying away from learning a new instrument or attacking the most challenging part of a project first, she enjoys how… Read more...


BMI and Renowned Composer Ludwig Göransson Celebrate “BMI Day” at Berklee College of Music

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From News, posted 11.11.20. This year’s BMI film scoring scholarship was presented to Berklee College of Music student Xiyue “Diana” Lizhao by BMI’s Executive Vice President of Creative & Licensing, Mike Steinberg and world-renowned Academy and GRAMMY award-winning composer Ludwig Göransson. During the 22nd annual event, which was held virtually this year, Göransson dove… Read more...