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Lucas Richman’s Music Inspires the Audience to Repair the World

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From News, posted 8.20.19. Lucas Richman’s newest work, Symphony: This Will Be Our Reply, made its West Coast Premiere on August 17 to an inspired crowd at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Conducted by Noreen Green of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, the three movements of music explore the contrasts of great… Read more...


John Williams’ Score to Jurassic Park Stuns the Crowd at the Hollywood Bowl

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From News, posted 8.20.19. The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by award-winning composer David Newman, delivered an awe-inspiring performance over the weekend of BMI composer John Williams’ iconic score to Jurassic Park. While the film and music are certainly enough to win over any audience, the Hollywood Bowl event also included stunning imagery and groundbreaking special… Read more...


5 Things to Do in the First 30 Seconds of Your Song

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.19. During a recent song critique, I turned off the recording after listening to the first verse and chorus. The writer protested, “But you’ve got to keep listening. It all comes together in the bridge and then the last chorus explodes!” That might have been the case, but the chances are miniscule… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: August

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.13.19. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


BMI Composers Newman and Silvestri Mesmerize With Scores to Galaxy Quest and Back to the Future

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From News, posted 8.08.19. The Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall was the place to be on July 19 and 20 when BMI composer David Newman’s hilarious score to Galaxy Quest and Alan Silvestri’s iconic Back to the Future were performed live-to-picture by the San Diego Symphony. In addition to the stunning performances by the… Read more...


BMI Composer Penka Kouneva’s Music Explores the Final Frontier at the Hollywood Bowl

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From News, posted 8.08.19. As a composer for film, television, video games and the concert stage, Penka Kouneva’s music has been called “fantastic” (Billboard) and “breath-taking” (NPR). Her many credits include the video game Prince of Persia, The Mummy VR game, the TV series Pandora, which she co-scored with BMI composer Joe Kraemer, festival film… Read more...


With Baton in Hand, Composer and Conductor Lucas Richman Talks Musical Storytelling

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From News, posted 8.07.19. From the moment GRAMMY-winning Lucas Richman stepped into BMI’s Earle Hagen Film Scoring Workshop as a student in 1987, BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross knew he was destined for greatness, and she was right. What she didn’t know was that she would have the opportunity to work with him for 22 years to… Read more...


BMI Hosts Summer Mixer with Performances by Trevor Jackson, Ceraadi and Ghoss

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From News, posted 7.30.19. BMI and Live Nation hosted a Summer Mixer for breakout artists Trevor Jackson, Ceraadi and Ghoss on Tuesday, July 23, in Beverly Hills. The intimate venue was the perfect setting for the performers and allowed attendees to mingle and network in a creative environment. Fans enjoyed live sets by the R&B… Read more...


BMI/NYU Scoring for Advertising Workshop Offers Composers What it Takes to be Successful

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From News, posted 7.26.19. Students who attended the recent BMI/NYU Scoring for Advertising Workshop got a highly-efficient four-day crash-course on how to write quickly and effectively under real-world conditions in the fast-paced world of advertising. Led by prolific Soundcat Productions founder Eric Hachikian (Marco Polo, When We First Met), the acclaimed workshop featured panelists and… Read more...


BMI’s and Warner Chappell’s Annual “Write On” Song Camp Unites a New Wave of Music Creators

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From News, posted 7.26.19. BMI and Warner Chappell Music hosted the 6th annual “Write On” song camp in collaboration with Warner Music Group on July 20 and 21, at the Atlantic Records Studios located in the heart of Hollywood. The event is designed to foster avant-garde collaborations and push the participants to break free from… Read more...


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