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Percussion Primer – Tips for Adding Hooky Rhythms to Your Music Tracks

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.23.20. Some pointers for making percussion parts more potent Read more...


Caroline Beasley Elected Chairman of BMI Board of Directors

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From News, posted 10.22.20. BMI Board Extends President & CEO Mike O’Neill’s Contract; Six Directors Re-elected to the Board Read more...


Legendary BMI Television Composer Takes Center Stage at TV Sales Conference

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From News, posted 10.19.20. BMI television composer Mike Post highlighted the NAB Sales & Marketing TV Exchange by sitting down recently (10/15) to do a one-on-one interview that gave television executives from across the country insight into how he became the most successful composer in TV history. Post told the stories behind some the iconic… Read more...


Using Chords and Modulations as Musical Hooks in Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.24.20. The chords we choose to accompany our melodies not only contribute to the flavor of our songs, they can provide some of those magical musical moments that make our songs hooky, exceptional, and unforgettable. To keep our listeners’ attention we need to include hooks, elements that are catchy and memorable, not… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Winners

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From News, posted 9.21.20. One by one the names of BMI composers were called out as winners of this year’s Creative Arts Emmys, winning every composer category. The announcements, which started online last Monday, gathered momentum and ended with thundering virtual applause for the talented music creators. Congratulations to all the winners! Below is the… Read more...


BMI Supports International Film Program With Informative Online Panel

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From News, posted 9.16.20. Cinematic scores and soundtracks have the power to transport us to another world in a film. But what about in a series? BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross will be starting the conversation with insights on this topic from the music teams behind Little Fires Everywhere, composer Mark Isham and music supervisor Mary Ramos,… 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...


BMI Congratulates its World Soundtrack Award Nominees

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From News, posted 9.14.20. The nominees for this year’s World Soundtrack Awards have been announced, with several BMI-affiliated composers in the running for the prestigious accolades. This year, Alexandre Desplat, who is also up for Film Composer of the Year and holds the record for most wins in that category, is the event’s Guest of… Read more...


Record Number of Composers Hone Their Skills in BMI’s Conducting Workshop for Visual Media Composers

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From News, posted 9.11.20. BMI Classic Contribution Award winner, conductor and composer Lucas Richman led a record-number of composers in this year’s Conducting Workshop for Visual Media Composers. Held virtually for the first time, this year also marks the first time in the workshop’s history that it featured alumni from previous workshops, with 65 participants… Read more...


Not Enough Time Shows We Can’t Get Enough of Dave Grusin’s Music

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From News, posted 8.27.20. Legendary pianist, producer and composer Dave Grusin has been nominated for 38 GRAMMYS (winning 10), one Emmy award and four Golden Globe awards. Of his 8 Academy Award nominations, he took home the Oscar for Best Original Score for The Milagro Beanfield War. He has worked with a boundless list of… Read more...


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