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Composer Jermaine Stegall on Scoring “Coming 2 America” During Pandemic

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From News, posted 3.19.21. The year 2020 was challenging for many artists. During this unprecedented time, composer and conductor Jermaine Stegall navigated scoring one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, Craig Brewer’s Coming 2 America, the sequel to the 1988 hit film, Coming to America. Beyond that, Stegall also scored projects for… Read more...


BMI Talks Music for Film at Woodstock Online Film Festival

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From News, posted 9.15.20. There are both differences and commonalities between scoring for live action and for an animated film. Find out what they are in an insightful online conversation, “Music For Film: The Collaborative Process Between the Composer and the Director,” which will be moderated by BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross during this year’s Woodstock film… Read more...


Jongnic Bontemps Talks a Life of Musical Opportunities

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From News, posted 6.23.20. Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story composer breaks down the music that propels the compelling documentary Read more...


BMI Celebrates its Top Composers at 36th Annual BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

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From News, posted 6.15.20. Tyler Bates, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Atli Örvarsson, Mac Quayle and Brian Tyler Lead With Multiple Awards Legendary Composer Mike Post Honored with a BMI Spotlight Award to Celebrate His Work on the Longest Running Drama in TV History, Law & Order: SVU Read more...


BMI Sponsors USC Students in Mentorship Program With Revered Engineer Dennis Sands

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From News, posted 4.20.20. Emmy, GRAMMY and 4-time Oscar-nominee Dennis Sands again this year mentored University of Southern California’s Scoring for Motion Picture & Television students with an instructional mixing program. The renowned opportunity, which was offered virtually, gives participants the ability to mix their scores and cues with Dolby Atmos surround-sound technology, then have… Read more...


BMI Supports Several Award-Winning Composers at LA Comic Con

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From News, posted 11.05.19. Los Angeles Comic Con was the place to be to hear behind the scenes insights from BMI affiliates on many fan favorites, including Batman and Space Station Earth, as well as horror, thrillers, and to even things out, box office smash musicals that took the stage at The Hollywood Bowl. BMI’s… Read more...


BMI Sponsors Groundbreaking Mixing Program at USC with Renowned Sound Engineer Dennis Sands

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From News, posted 3.29.19. As part of The University of Southern California’s Scoring for Motion Picture & Television, a remarkable program overseen by Professor of Practice at USC Thornton School of Music, Dan Carlin that gives its students an edge in our competitive industry by providing the greater ability to communicate with audio professionals, BMI… Read more...


From the Composer of “The Simpsons” Theme Comes a Compelling Surprise

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From News, posted 3.25.19. Award-winning composer Danny Elfman’s violin concerto proves he can do it all Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 Annie Nominees

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From News, posted 12.05.18. The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced its 2019 Annie Award nominees, and BMI composers have made a strong showing in both musical categories. The Annie Awards, which will celebrate its 46th year in 2019, honor outstanding contributions to the art of animation. The prestigious awards ceremony will take place… Read more...


Danny Elfman Celebrates 25 Years of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” at the Hollywood Bowl

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From News, posted 10.29.18. Just in time for Halloween, celebrated BMI film composer and Richard Kirk Award recipient Danny Elfman brought to life his score to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas for three nights at Los Angeles’ historic Hollywood Bowl. Conductor John Mauceri led the L.A. Philharmonic live to the beloved Disney motion picture… Read more...


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