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BMI to Honor John Prine With Troubadour Award

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From News, posted 8.17.18. BMI is pleased to announce that revered singer-songwriter John Prine will be honored with the Troubadour Award at a private dinner held at BMI’s Nashville office on Monday, September 10. The Troubadour Award celebrates songwriters who have made a lasting impact on the songwriting community. The award, given only once previously,… Read more...


BMI Welcomes Composer Roc Chen to Los Angeles

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From News, posted 8.16.18. After his recent move from China, respected film and TV composer Roc Chen visited BMI’s LA office to meet with BMI’s Barbie Quinn, Chris Dampier, and Raymond Rodriguez, who were pleased to meet Chen in person and welcome him into the LA film and TV scene. Chen, who has been part… Read more...


Award-Winning Composer Brian Tyler Shares What He’s Learned

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From News, posted 8.15.18. With his compelling score for the new film, Crazy Rich Asians, opening on August 15, and the new epic scripted dramatic series Yellowstone starring Kevin Costner, Formula 1 theme composer Brian Tyler can take yet another victory lap. In addition to these 2018 accomplishments, the talented BMI scribe is also responsible… Read more...


How to Comp Your Way into a Great Recording

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.18. Tips for building a composite or “comped” master take using “best” sections culled from multiple versions of the same performance Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: August

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.18. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


Emmy-Nominated Composer Harry Gregson-Williams Has Captured Hollywood’s Attention

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From News, posted 8.10.18. With The Equalizer 2 out June 20, The Meg to be released on August 10, and his first Emmy nod earlier in July for The Commuter (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams), it’s more than fair to say that Harry Gregson-Williams is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after composers. And for good reason.… Read more...


BMI Supports Composer Christopher Lennertz at “Shaft” Scoring Session

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From News, posted 8.09.18. BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross recently attended a scoring session for the reboot of the 1970’s action film, Shaft, with music by BMI composer Christopher Lennertz. Directed by Tim Story, the highly-anticipated film, which includes an expanded reworking of Isaac Hayes’ classic “Theme from Shaft,” is slated for a June 2019 release. Gathered… Read more...


BMI Partners with Warner-Chappell Music, Warner Music Group for Fifth Annual ‘Write On’ Song Camp

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From News, posted 8.03.18. BMI was proud to partner with Warner/Chappell Music, and additionally this year Warner Music Group, for the fifth annual songwriting camp held on July 28 and 29 at the Atlantic Records Studio in Los Angeles. The “Write On” song camp provided a unique opportunity for an array of songwriters, producers and… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Celebrated BMI Composer Patrick Williams

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From News, posted 7.26.18. BMI is saddened by the news that Emmy, GRAMMY and BMI Richard Kirk Award-winner Patrick Williams passed away yesterday at the age of 79. Among the legendary projects on Williams’ unsurpassed resume were scores for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, The Streets of San Francisco, Columbo, Lou… Read more...


David Newman Conducts John Williams’ “Jaws” Live to Picture at the Hollywood Bowl

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From News, posted 7.25.18. Once again, the Hollywood Bowl audience was captivated over the weekend by BMI composer John Williams’ unforgettable score to the blockbuster Jaws, proving that no matter how many times the legendary film is viewed, it still resonates a deliciously disturbing foreboding for both repeat and new movie-goers. Add to that David… Read more...


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