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BMI Composers Talk Scoring for Anti-Heroes at WonderCon 2022

Posted in News on April 4, 2022
(L-R) Panelists John Murphy, Stephanie Economou and Kevin Kiner gather for a photo at WonderCon on April 1, 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
(L-R) Panelists John Murphy, Stephanie Economou and Kevin Kiner gather for a photo at WonderCon on April 1, 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Photo: Andy Wong for BMI

BMI and White Bear PR presented “The Music of Anti-Heroes: From Suicide Squad to Brainwave” panel at WonderCon 2022. The discussion featured prominent BMI composers Stephanie Economou (Jupiter’s Legacy), Kevin Kiner (Peacemaker) and John Murphy (The Suicide Squad). Throughout the exchange, the composers delved into their creative process and where they find their inspiration when scoring for some of the most iconic villains like Harley Quinn, Peacemaker and Brainwave. Each composer gave insights about their influences and explained the complex details behind some of our favorite gut-wrenching moments and how music plays a key role in bringing out those emotions.

Additionally, the panelists talked about the respective starts of their careers. Stephanie had a more traditional journey and graduated from UCLA, while Kevin and John both started out as musicians in bands. It was these formative experiences that helped make them the composers they are today and have helped shape their own creative styles and trajectories. The panel closed with an audience Q&A, during which the panelists shared some advice for up-and-coming composers.