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Renowned Film Composer James Newton Howard Premieres Timely Cello Concerto

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From News, posted 3.25.19. Royce Hall in Los Angeles was the venue. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with principal cello Andrew Shulman was the ensemble. And the music? None other than by composer James Newton Howard, who last night premiered his newest work, “When we were one,” a riveting concerto inspired by politics and the… Read more...


SCL Honors BMI Composers Terence Blanchard and Harry Gregson-Williams With Ambassador Awards

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From News, posted 12.22.18. The Society of Composers & Lyricists honored notable composers Terence Blanchard and Harry Gregson-Williams with the organization’s prestigious Ambassador Award during two annual holiday parties given in NY on December 11, and in Los Angeles on December 19. In New York, five-time GRAMMY-winner Blanchard received the award with renowned director Spike… Read more...


John Williams Honored With Special Award at 34th Annual BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

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From News, posted 5.10.18. Previous year’s top film, TV and visual media composers also honored, along with composers Laura Karpman, Miriam Cutler, Lolita Ritmanis and Rick Baitz at Beverly Hills ceremony. Read more...


John Frizzell Tackles an Animated Version of Three Chords and the Truth in “Tales From the Tour Bus”

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From News, posted 4.03.18. Every country music fan knows that there are more than a few tales about country stars that sound almost too unbelievable to be true. These stories work extremely well with the film genre of animated documentary, which is exactly what it sounds like: an animated version of the truth. What better… Read more...


BMI and Composer Thomas Newman Present Film Scoring Scholarship During BMI Day at Berklee

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From News, posted 11.14.17. BMI Vice President of Film, TV & Visual Media Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, and award-winning BMI composer Thomas Newman proudly presented this year’s film scoring scholarship to Berklee College of Music student Kara Talve on November 13. The BMI-sponsored scholarship is presented each year to a film scoring student selected by Berklee’s… Read more...


BMI Visits Music Revenue Data in Toronto

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From News, posted 7.10.17. BMI’s Barbie Quinn paid a visit to Music Revenue Data while in Toronto, Canada recently. MRD’s business focus is global royalty management for film & TV music with BMI-affiliated composers Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna, Nicholas Britell, James Newton Howard and Andrew Lockington, among others, as clients. Read more...


BMI Composer Thomas Newman Named SCL Ambassador

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From News, posted 12.19.16. The Society of Composers & Lyricists provided yet another milestone for renowned BMI composer Thomas Newman, who was inducted as an SCL Ambassador at the organization’s 28th annual holiday dinner Wednesday, December 14. The dinner, which took place at the Skirball Cultural Center in LA, was filled with tributes and performances… Read more...


BMI Day at Berklee Features Women Composers Lolita Ritmanis and Miriam Cutler

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From News, posted 11.22.16. BMI composers Lolita Ritmanis and Miriam Cutler completed a full day of giving expert first-hand advice to Berklee College of Music students during BMI Day at Berklee on November 14. The curriculum for the highly anticipated day included a master class taught by the award-winning composers, as well as a key… Read more...


BMI and SCL Honor Creative Arts Emmy Nominees at Pre-Award Reception

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From News, posted 9.15.16. On Thursday, September 8, the Society of Composers & Lyricists celebrated its Creative Arts Emmy nominees at the Montage Beverly Hills, where BMI executives were on hand to honor our BMI nominated composers. This year, the BMI nominees included Mac Quayle, who won Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 68th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Nominees

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From News, posted 7.15.16. The nominations are out for this year’s Creative Arts Emmys and BMI is proud to announce that many of the major nods went to BMI writers and composers! The ceremony that will present the winners with their prestigious trophies will take place at the Microsoft Theater at LA Live, and will… Read more...


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