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BMI Postpones Pop Awards and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

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From News, posted 3.20.20. BMI is postponing both its Pop Awards and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards, which were scheduled to take place in May in Los Angeles. We will continue to monitor the developing impact of COVID-19 and reschedule both events when we can safely celebrate the achievements of BMI’s songwriters, composers… Read more...


BMI LA Goes ‘Back to the Future’ at Opera House Manchester

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From News, posted 3.06.20. GRAMMY-winning BMI composer Alan Silvestri has another hit on his hands. This time it’s with the new score and original songs he co-wrote with Glen Ballard for Back to The Future the Musical. The 1985 movie and pop culture phenomenon that’s now more loved than ever has been transported to… Read more...


Composers Mychael and Jeff Danna Create Their Own Tale of Two Brothers in “Onward”

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From News, posted 3.06.20. Animation provides the opportunity for viewers to suspend reality. By choosing to watch an animated film, you open yourself to the idea that anything can happen, and good animation can make you feel a deep emotional connection to the characters, and to the overall story. With the limitless range of… Read more...


Zigzagging Through Genres, BMI Composer Aaron Zigman’s Music Transcends Boundaries

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From News, posted 2.27.20. As a classically trained pianist, conductor and composer, Aaron Zigman brings to his work a degree of versatility that’s rarely seen. His deep classical roots, combined with his background in writing and producing songs for many of music’s greatest performers, has given him the ability to traverse all genres of… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of “Dark Shadows” Composer Bob Cobert

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From News, posted 2.25.20. BMI is saddened by the passing of GRAMMY and Emmy-nominated composer Bob Cobert. Classically trained, The Dark Shadows musical scribe, who was responsible for the top 10 hit “Quentin’s Theme” from the renowned soap, also wrote the score to the acclaimed Winds of War, created the folk opera Frankie and… Read more...


“Make Music All Day!”: GRAMMY-Winner Mark Nilan Jr. Shares What Works for Him

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From The Weekly, posted 2.25.20. Having honed his chops via a diverse musical background, Mark Nilan Jr. is comfortable in many roles. A promising producer, songwriter, arranger, composer and multi-instrumentalist, the Detroit-born and California-based BMI affiliate has put to work what he learned earning a Masters in Jazz at the California Institute of the Arts… Read more...


BMI Composer Kris Bowers Talks the Minds Behind the Music at CCC

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From News, posted 2.21.20. BMI composer Kris Bowers provided both his business and creative insights recently in composing his Emmy-nominated score for Netflix’s When They See Us, during a panel discussion presented by the California Copyright Conference entitled “When They See Us – The Minds Behind the Music.” The multi-talented Bowers, who already won… Read more...


Jeff Beals’ Music Shines in “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans”

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From News, posted 2.20.20. As promised, the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s world premiere of Jeff Beal’s score to FW Murnau’s 1927 classic film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans delighted the audience. Conducted by Grant Gershon, with sopranos Holly Sedillos and Suzanne Waters, along with tenor Michael Lichtenauer, the award-winning BMI composer’s musical take,… Read more...


From the Streets to the Studio: BMI Composer Kurt Farquhar Shares His Incredible Story

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.19.20. As one of the most talented TV and film composers working today, Kurt Farquhar knows the value of a good story better than most. Having composed for series including CBS’ King of Queens, BET’s Being Mary Jane and dozens more, the Chicago native also created several enduring theme songs—including the… Read more...


BMI Participates in “Women in Music: Making Change Happen” at Cal Lutheran

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From News, posted 2.14.20. On Wednesday, February 12, BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross, Vice President, Creative Relations, participated in a panel entitled “Women in Music: Making Change Happen” at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. The discussion focused on the changing dynamics and landscape of the music industry through the growing presence of women in prominent… Read more...