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BMI Mourns the Loss of Emmy-Winning Composer and Songwriter Billy Goldenberg

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From News, posted 8.05.20. BMI is saddened by the passing of Billy Goldenberg, theme composer for the immensely popular Kojak, Harry O, Rhoda, The Sixth Sense, Executive Suite, Delvecchio, The Lazarus Syndrome, Skag, Love, Sidney, and Our House, as well as Emmy-winning composer of the TV-movie Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, which morphed into the… Read more...


How to Avoid and Resolve Conflicts Between Songwriting Collaborators

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From The Weekly, posted 8.04.20. I’ve heard it said that most of us need to kiss a lot of proverbial frogs before finding collaborators with whom we share that elusive, inexplicable chemistry that can result in exceptional songs. I have collaborated with hundreds of writers on three different continents. Most of those writing sessions resulted in… Read more...


“The Sinner” Composer Ronit Kirchman Brings an Exploratory Spirit to Her Work

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From News, posted 7.31.20. Music scribe and mentor, Kirchman tells creators to be open to “happy accidents” whenever they come along. Read more...


“P-Valley” Composer Matthew Head on What Wouldn’t Have Happened if He Didn’t Speak Up

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From News, posted 7.31.20. When most people think of hip-hop producers or film and television composers, they’re likely thinking of two very different types of professionals on two different spectrums: a beatmaker banging out bops for a rapper, or someone crafting a serious-sounding orchestral arrangement. Matthew Head, the GRAMMY-nominated musician who’s won Emmy, NAACP Image,… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Lollapalooza Rewind Edition

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From News, posted 7.30.20. Every artist has a moment in their career that they consider a turning point. A benchmark. A milestone. For many of the artists featured in this edition of the Indie Spotlight, the BMI stage at Lollapalooza was home to their pivotal performance, one that fanned the flames of ambition to make… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Lolla Rewind: Lady Gaga

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From News, posted 7.30.20. There could be 100 people in the room, but there is only one Lady Gaga. Since her debut on the BMI stage at Lollapalooza in 2007, Gaga has become a “record-setting megastar,” according to Billboard magazine. Her first album, The Fame, catapulted her to superstardom with the Billboard Hot 100 chart… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Lolla Rewind: Cage the Elephant

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From News, posted 7.30.20. From the beginning of their career, Cage the Elephant has had something special. The five-piece band released their debut album in 2008, and one year later found themselves performing on the BMI stage at Lollapalooza. Since then, the Kentucky natives have released hit singles like “No Rest for the Wicked,” “Shake… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Lolla Rewind: Chance the Rapper

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From News, posted 7.30.20. Chicago native, Chance the Rapper, made his first appearance on the BMI stage at Lollapalooza in 2013. Having just released his first two projects at the time, 10 Day and Acid Rap, he wowed his hometown crowd with performances of songs like “Cocoa Butter Kisses” and “Juice.” His career skyrocketed from… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Lolla Rewind: Halsey

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From News, posted 7.30.20. A little rain didn’t stop a turquoise-haired Halsey from giving an unforgettable performance on the BMI stage at Lollapalooza in 2015. At the time, she had only released one EP, but her on-stage charisma captivated the audience, foretelling a successful career boosted by catchy melodies, personal lyrics, and a devoted fanbase.… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Lolla Rewind: Vic Mensa

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From News, posted 7.30.20. After initially starting his career as part of a hip-hop collective, a solo Vic Mensa made his debut on the BMI stage at Lollapalooza in 2014. With a distinct sound inspired by music of the ‘90s, he next joined J. Cole and Wale on the What Dreams May Come Tour before… Read more...


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