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BMI Unveils Additional Lineup for 2019 Sundance Film Festival

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From News, posted 1.17.19. Patty Smyth to Headline BMI’s 17th Annual Snowball; Composer and Director for The Sunlit Night and The Report to Join BMI’s 21st Edition Roundtable Read more...


GRAMMY-Nominated Songwriter Helps BMI Educate Midwest Restaurant Owners on Music Copyright Issues

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From News, posted 1.16.19. BMI conducted a seminar recently on music licensing (1/14/19) at the Mid-America Restaurant Expo in Columbus, Ohio, where attendees learned about Copyright Law and how to legally offer live or recorded music in a restaurant or bar. The presentation included remarks from GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Will Bowen, who spoke to the group… Read more...


5 Tips for Strengthening Your Song’s Melodic Hooks

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From The Weekly, posted 1.15.19. Melodic hooks can be the heartbeat of a song. These tasty bits of ear candy can make the difference between an “almost” – and a life-changing hit. They can be instrumental or sung and can occur in any section of a song – the intro, verse, chorus, pre-chorus, post-chorus, bridge, or… Read more...


BMI Writers Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall & John Prine to be Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 1.15.19. BMI is exceptionally proud of its affiliates being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for 2019. As announced on Saturday, January 12, the Hall will soon welcome in BMI songwriters Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall and recent BMI Troubadour Award recipient John Prine. Dedicated to honoring the contributions of the… Read more...


George S. Clinton’s “The Rose of Sonora” to Blossom in April With Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra

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From News, posted 1.14.19. Award-winning composer George S. Clinton spent last week recording his new symphonic composition “The Rose of Sonora……..a concerto in five scenes,” featuring renowned violinist Holly Mulcahy. Held at the Capitol Records studios in Hollywood, BMI’s Vice President Creative - Film, TV & Visual Media Doreen Ringer-Ross got a sneak preview of… Read more...


Composer/Conductor Cliff Eidelman’s Music is Full of Color and Craft

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From News, posted 1.14.19. Cliff Eidelman broke into film scoring at the age of 22 when a performance recording of one of the concert music commissions he composed at Santa Monica City College reached director Monica Teuber. Teuber was so impressed that she asked him to write some music based on the reading of a… Read more...


BMI Band Rocks Ohio Craft Brewers Conference

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From News, posted 1.11.19. BMI partnered with the Ohio Craft Brewers Association recently(1/9) to present a special concert by Liz Cooper & The Stampede at the 5th annual Ohio Craft Brewers Conference in Columbus. The intimate performance took place at Land Grant Brewing, a craft brewery in the Columbus area that features live music and… Read more...


BMI Partners With Project Decibel to Protect Musicians’ Ears

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From News, posted 1.11.19. Project Decibel is a hearing wellness initiative for the music community that BMI has been proud to partner with during several of our festival events, including Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. The initiative’s values, brought about by a passion for music and the music industry, embody convenience, affordability, education, and… Read more...


Golden Globe-Winner Justin Hurwitz Shares his Creative Process for Scoring “First Man”

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From News, posted 1.10.19. It takes extraordinary bravery to travel into space, much less be the first person to walk on the moon. It also takes extraordinary talent to compose a score that captures the excitement of such a harrowing journey in a movie. But Justin Hurwitz’s music to First Man does just that. Every… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 BAFTA Nominees

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From News, posted 1.09.19. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has named the 2019 nominees for their prestigious awards, with several BMI composers and songwriters leading the pack for Original Music. They are: Terence Blanchard for BlacKkKlansman, Alexandre Desplat for Isle of Dogs, and Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and Lukas Nelson for A… Read more...


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