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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...


BMI Congratulates Composers Honored at 2018 World Soundtrack Awards

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From News, posted 10.18.18. Over the years, Film Fest Gent has become a meeting place for film music composers from all over the world. To consolidate this growing focus on music in cinema, the World Soundtrack Academy was created in 2001, and today maintains a voting membership of 385 professionals throughout the industry. Honored… Read more...


BMI Hosts Dinner and Panel Focusing on the Life of “Snuffy” Walden at Woodstock Film Festival

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From News, posted 10.17.18. W.G. “Snuffy” Walden’s musical transformation from hard-core rock ‘n roller to award-winning composer was brought to life on the screen at the Woodstock Film Festival this year by filmmaker Mark Maxey in his new documentary Up To Snuff. During his storied career, Walden served as a band member of Stray… Read more...


BMI Composer Justin Hurwitz Provides Musical Insights into “First Man”

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From News, posted 10.17.18. BMI’s Philip Shrut and Evelyn Rascon were part of an eager audience during a private screening of the Universal Pictures film First Man starring Ryan Gosling, at the Linwood Dunn theatre in Hollywood over the weekend. Hosted by The Society of Composers & Lyricists, the screening was followed by an… Read more...


BMI Attends 5TH Annual Production Music Conference

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From News, posted 10.10.18. BMI executives and staff joined other music industry leaders for two days of panels and networking during the Production Music Association’s fifth annual Production Music Conference (PMC). The conference kicked off with the 4th Annual Mark Awards, held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. BMI’s Michael Crepezzi was a judge and… Read more...


BMI Supports Composers at Tenerife International Film Music Festival

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From News, posted 10.07.18. Several BMI composers had their works featured last week at the International Film Music Festival held in Tenerife. The festival, which was created from the ground up by composer/conductor Diego Navarro, has gained international prominence and now boasts an exceptional orchestra and world class concert venue. This year, the festival… Read more...


BMI Attends Special Performances Presented by the Oak Tree Group

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From News, posted 10.05.18. BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross and Reema Iqbal recently attended two special performances put on by the Oak Tree Group in Los Angeles. On September 14, Ringer-Ross attended the musical set of notable composer Rolfe Kent, who mesmerized the audience with his intriguing melodies at the Theatricum Botanicum’s outside stage, while on… Read more...


BMI’s Chris Dampier Moderates Musicians Institute Panel

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From News, posted 10.04.18. On September 26, BMI’s Associate Director of Creative Film, TV & Visual Media, Chris Dampier, moderated a panel at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. The panel, which included BMI composers Jesi Nelson, Ronit Kirchman, Craig Richey and George S. Clinton, director Fritz Bohm and music supervisor/editor Tom Villano, explored the… Read more...