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BMI Congratulates its 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Nominees

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From News, posted 7.16.19. The nominations for this year’s Creative Arts Emmys have the names of BMI composers and songwriters written all over them. The prestigious awards will be given out in ceremonies on September 14 & 15 at the Microsoft Theater at LA Live. Congratulations to all with a special call out to… Read more...


BMI Composers Bates and Newman to Turn Up the Volume With Live Concerts at Comic-Con

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From News, posted 7.12.19. July 18 and 19 will be prime time for this year’s Comic-Con, when the music of BMI composers Tyler Bates and David Newman will take over the stages for live concerts during the already immensely popular long-weekend event, that this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Bates will start off… Read more...


BMI Announces Participants of 2019 Conducting Workshop for Visual Media Composers

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From News, posted 7.10.19. BMI has announced the selected participants for its 22nd annual Conducting Workshop for Visual Media Composers, led by BMI Classic Contribution Award winner, conductor and composer Lucas Richman. Beginning August 13, the elite group will spend two weeks sharpening their conducting skills to music written by BMI film composing legends… Read more...


BMI/NYU TV Scoring Workshop Mentors Aspiring Composers

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From News, posted 6.28.19. BMI and NYU again this year partnered in June on presenting a 12-day television scoring workshop for emerging composers. Participants received hands-on experience from award-winning BMI composers that included John Kaefer (Shark Tank, America’s Got Talent), David Schwartz (Arrested Development, Trading Places), Sean Callery (Bones, 24), Mandy Hoffman (I Love… Read more...


BMI’s Acoustic Lounge Hosts Lucky Daye and Audio Push

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From News, posted 6.21.19. On Tuesday, June 18, BMI hosted an Acoustic Lounge featuring R&B singer/songwriter Lucky Daye and the hip-hop duo Audio Push, at Live House in Los Angeles. The stripped-down showcase was sponsored by Fender and treated fans and industry VIPs to the melodic and up-tempo tunes by the rising stars. Audio… Read more...


BMI Supports Composer Kris Bowers at Screening and Concert

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From News, posted 6.21.19. BMI composer Kris Bowers treated the audience to a performance of part of his score for When They See Us at a recent Emmy consideration screening of the first episode of the Netflix series in LA. The gathering also provided film goers with a Q&A discussion about the collaborative process… Read more...


Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” Transfixes the Audience at World Premiere

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From News, posted 6.17.19. The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ commitment to commission new operas that reflect the diversity of modern American experience was stunningly reflected over the weekend in the world premiere of BMI Icon Terence Blanchard and award-winning writer librettist Kasi Lemmons’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones. Based on the memoir… Read more...


Composer Ed Shearmur’s Music Stuns in “Escape at Dannemora”

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From News, posted 6.14.19. Having premiered on Showtime last November, Escape at Dannemora is based on the true story of the escape and manhunt for two convicted killers who are aided by a female employee of the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York. The plot of the seven-episode series would be compelling enough… Read more...


BMI Icon Terence Blanchard Named First Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies at UCLA

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From News, posted 6.14.19. Recently named a BMI Icon at the Company’s Film/TV & Visual Media awards, Terence Blanchard has also been named the first Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. The multiple GRAMMY-winning jazz trumpeter, composer and music educator also this year was nominated for… Read more...


BMI Supports Award-Winning Composer Brian Tyler at Screening of “Yellowstone”

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From News, posted 6.12.19. BMI composer Brian Tyler’s exquisite music for the series Yellowstone was an interesting topic of discussion at the Paramount Network/SCL screening, held recently at the London Hotel in West Hollywood. Tyler’s comments were part of a Q&A conversation, moderated by film music journalist Tim Greiving, that provided insight into his… Read more...