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BMI Welcomes Composer Roc Chen to Los Angeles

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From News, posted 8.16.18. After his recent move from China, respected film and TV composer Roc Chen visited BMI’s LA office to meet with BMI’s Barbie Quinn, Chris Dampier, and Raymond Rodriguez, who were pleased to meet Chen in person and welcome him into the LA film and TV scene. Chen, who has been… Read more...


Award-Winning Composer Brian Tyler Shares What He’s Learned

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From News, posted 8.15.18. With his compelling score for the new film, Crazy Rich Asians, opening on August 15, and the new epic scripted dramatic series Yellowstone starring Kevin Costner, Formula 1 theme composer Brian Tyler can take yet another victory lap. In addition to these 2018 accomplishments, the talented BMI scribe is also… Read more...


Emmy-Nominated Composer Harry Gregson-Williams Has Captured Hollywood’s Attention

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From News, posted 8.10.18. With The Equalizer 2 out June 20, The Meg to be released on August 10, and his first Emmy nod earlier in July for The Commuter (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams), it’s more than fair to say that Harry Gregson-Williams is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after composers. And for good… Read more...


BMI Supports Composer Christopher Lennertz at “Shaft” Scoring Session

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From News, posted 8.09.18. BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross recently attended a scoring session for the reboot of the 1970’s action film, Shaft, with music by BMI composer Christopher Lennertz. Directed by Tim Story, the highly-anticipated film, which includes an expanded reworking of Isaac Hayes’ classic “Theme from Shaft,” is slated for a June 2019 release.… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Celebrated BMI Composer Patrick Williams

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From News, posted 7.26.18. BMI is saddened by the news that Emmy, GRAMMY and BMI Richard Kirk Award-winner Patrick Williams passed away yesterday at the age of 79. Among the legendary projects on Williams’ unsurpassed resume were scores for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, The Streets of San Francisco, Columbo,… Read more...


David Newman Conducts John Williams’ “Jaws” Live to Picture at the Hollywood Bowl

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From News, posted 7.25.18. Once again, the Hollywood Bowl audience was captivated over the weekend by BMI composer John Williams’ unforgettable score to the blockbuster Jaws, proving that no matter how many times the legendary film is viewed, it still resonates a deliciously disturbing foreboding for both repeat and new movie-goers. Add to that… Read more...


Award-Winning Conductor/Composer Lucas Richman Completes BMI’s 21st Annual Conducting Workshop

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From News, posted 7.24.18. BMI completed its 21st annual two-week conducting workshop series led by BMI Classic Contribution Award winner, conductor and composer Lucas Richman. For the final session that took place on July 21st, the eight hand-selected composers conducted a 32-piece orchestra live to picture at BMI composer Nathan Barr’s newly built Bandrika… Read more...


BMI and Skywalker Sound Complete Another Successful Year of Supporting Sundance Institute Lab

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From News, posted 7.23.18. Again this year, BMI proudly continued its support of the Sundance Institute Film Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound in California. The Lab, which for the first time included a majority of female composers, provided participants the opportunity to collaborate and develop music and sound for fiction and… Read more...


BMI Proudly Congratulates its 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Nominees

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From News, posted 7.13.18. The nods for this year’s Creative Arts Emmys are in with BMI composers poised to win several of the prestigious trophies on September 8 and 9. In fact, BMI composers swept the nominations for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score), with Ramin Djawadi receiving nominations for both… Read more...


NYU Steinhardt/BMI Scoring for Advertising Workshop a Resounding Success

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From News, posted 7.12.18. The BMI-sponsored NYU Steinhardt crash-course advertising workshop, led by Soundcat Productions founder and BMI composer Eric Hachikian (Marco Polo, When We First Met), completed another successful round on July 2. Aimed at giving composers the tips they need to write creative, effective music under the relentless clock associated with producing… Read more...