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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...


Get to Know “Righteous Gemstones” Composer Joseph Stephens

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From News, posted 5.08.20. While other kids were out doing what kids do, multi-instrumentalist composer/songwriter Joseph Stephens began experimenting and creating music with 4-track-tape machines, delay pedals, guitars, radios, and anything else he could get his hands on. Then in college, he wrote songs and scored student films, and the payoff came, because since then… 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 LA Goes ‘Back to the Future’ at Opera House Manchester

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From News, posted 3.06.20. GRAMMY-winning BMI composer Alan Silvestri has another hit on his hands. This time it’s with the new score and original songs he co-wrote with Glen Ballard for Back to The Future the Musical. The 1985 movie and pop culture phenomenon that’s now more loved than ever has been transported to the… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Oscar Shortlist Contenders

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From News, posted 12.17.19. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday unveiled the shortlists for nine Oscar categories including Best Original Score and Best Original Song. Academy members will choose the 2020 Oscar nominees in these categories from these reduced lists of awards hopefuls! Congratulations to all. Here’s the list of BMI… Read more...


BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross Elevated to New Role of Vice President, Creative Relations

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From News, posted 9.25.19. Natalie Baartz Named BMI’s Vice President, Creative, Film, Television & Visual Media 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 Helps Sundance Lab Fellows Explore Music’s Crucial Role in Storytelling

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From News, posted 7.24.19. BMI proudly supported this year’s fellows of the Sundance Institute Film Music & Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound: Ho-Ling Tang, Jorge Aragón Brito, Gene Back, Ghiya Rushidat, Aska Matsumiya, Ozie Cargile, Sara Broshofske and Emily Rice, who represent a variety of countries from Cuba, Hong Kong, Japan, Saudi Arabia, the… Read more...


BMI Composers Bates and Newman to Turn Up the Volume With Live Concerts at Comic-Con

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From News, posted 7.12.19. July 18 and 19 will be prime time for this year’s Comic-Con, when the music of BMI composers Tyler Bates and David Newman will take over the stages for live concerts during the already immensely popular long-weekend event, that this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Bates will start off the… Read more...


BMI Continues its Support of Acclaimed Sundance Institute Film Music and Sound Design Lab

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From News, posted 6.25.19. This year’s program will host an International group of composers, filmmakers and projects from a variety of countries. Read more...


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