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Composer Ed Shearmur’s Music Stuns in “Escape at Dannemora”

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From News, posted 6.14.19. Having premiered on Showtime last November, Escape at Dannemora is based on the true story of the escape and manhunt for two convicted killers who are aided by a female employee of the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York. The plot of the seven-episode series would be compelling enough to… Read more...


BMI Icon Terence Blanchard Named First Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies at UCLA

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From News, posted 6.14.19. Recently named a BMI Icon at the Company’s Film/TV & Visual Media awards, Terence Blanchard has also been named the first Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. The multiple GRAMMY-winning jazz trumpeter, composer and music educator also this year was nominated for an… Read more...


BMI Supports Award-Winning Composer Brian Tyler at Screening of “Yellowstone”

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From News, posted 6.12.19. BMI composer Brian Tyler’s exquisite music for the series Yellowstone was an interesting topic of discussion at the Paramount Network/SCL screening, held recently at the London Hotel in West Hollywood. Tyler’s comments were part of a Q&A conversation, moderated by film music journalist Tim Greiving, that provided insight into his successful… Read more...


Leanna Primiani’s Score to “The Bad Seed” Blossoms into Greatness for the Award-Winning Composer

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From News, posted 6.12.19. Based on the 1954 novel by William March, the 1954 play, and the 1956 film, A&E Lifetime’s new version of The Bad Seed takes the horror/thriller to new heights with an incredibly compelling score by award-winning composer Leanna Primiani, which perfectly complements the expert direction of Rob Lowe, who also stars.… Read more...


BMI Composer Sean McMahon Named New Chair of Berklee Film Scoring Department

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From News, posted 6.10.19. BMI proudly congratulates BMI film composer and orchestrator Sean McMahon for his new title as chair of the film scoring department at Berklee College of Music. McMahon, who is a Berklee alumnus, scored the films The Grudge III, 400 Days, and The Great White Storm, and has composed additional music for… Read more...


Brian Tyler Takes Out His Cello and Creates the Modern Western in “Yellowstone”

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From News, posted 6.10.19. Year after year, vacationers from all parts of the world visit America’s first national park, Yellowstone, but rarely do they see its outskirts and the stories held within. Enter Paramount Network’s series Yellowstone, which takes the viewer on a compelling journey through the eyes of the Dutton family, owners of the… Read more...


Tips for Using Reverb and Compression Effects on Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.19. Some practical approaches to using these popular tools of the trade Read more...


In Songwriting or Film Music, for John Murphy it’s Still All About the Hook

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.19. The BMI composer talks movies, trailers, ads and guitar riffs Read more...


From Carl Jung to Lady Gaga, Jazz Guitarist Alex Sill’s Music Speaks His Mind

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.19. Plenty of players and listeners have talked about music as a kind of interior cinema, but for 26-year-old guitarist and composer Alex Sill this extraordinary symbiosis between music and the mind has led to answers in his new debut album, Experiences: Real and Imaginary. As a masterful panoramic nine-track collection that… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: May

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.19. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


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