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Renowned Film Composer James Newton Howard Premieres Timely Cello Concerto


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...

From the Composer of “The Simpsons” Theme Comes a Compelling Surprise


From News, posted 3.25.19. For anyone who’s ever gone to the movies and left humming the score, chances are good it was written by renowned BMI composer Danny Elfman. Elfman is famous for the driving sound of Beetlejuice, which became a hallmark for the comedy-fantasy film genre and for video games. He also provided the… Read more...

George S. Clinton’s “The Rose of Sonora” to Blossom in April With Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra


From News, posted 1.14.19. Award-winning composer George S. Clinton spent last week recording his new symphonic composition “The Rose of Sonora……..a concerto in five scenes,” featuring renowned violinist Holly Mulcahy. Held at the Capitol Records studios in Hollywood, BMI’s Vice President Creative - Film, TV & Visual Media Doreen Ringer-Ross got a sneak preview of… Read more...

Composer/Conductor Cliff Eidelman’s Music is Full of Color and Craft


From News, posted 1.14.19. Cliff Eidelman broke into film scoring at the age of 22 when a performance recording of one of the concert music commissions he composed at Santa Monica City College reached director Monica Teuber. Teuber was so impressed that she asked him to write some music based on the reading of a… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2019 GRAMMY Nominees


From News, posted 12.13.18. BMI is exceptionally proud to congratulate its many affiliates nominated for awards by the Recording Academy at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, scheduled to be held on February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Nominations for the music industry’s most prestigious accolades were announced on December 7. In the… Read more...

BMI Congratulates Composer Matthew Aucoin on his Prestigious MacArthur Fellowship


From News, posted 10.05.18. BMI is proud to congratulate composer Matthew Aucoin whose creative potential has just earned him a MacArthur Fellowship. Aucoin, who is this year’s only composer fellow, is currently artist-in-residence at the Los Angeles Opera and co-artistic director of the American Modern Opera Company. His compositions have been performed at such national… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2018 Latin GRAMMY Nominees


From News, posted 9.21.18. BMI affiliates made another strong showing in the nominations for the 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards, which were announced Thursday. In keeping with their continued ascent, a multitude of BMI’s Latin songwriters received multiple nominations to collect coveted GRAMMY gold for their groundbreaking work this year. Among this impressive list of music… Read more...

Composer Sarah Gibson Talks Toy Pianos and Sound Investments


From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. Born into a creative and artistic environment, Los Angeles-based composer and pianist Sarah Gibson has been writing songs since she was five years old. Noted as a “serious talent to watch” by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gibson often finds inspiration in visual art, and is equally comfortable composing music for a chamber… Read more...

A Hopeful and Healing Conversation With Composer Hannibal Lokumbe


From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. For more than four decades, composer and jazz trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe (né Marvin Peterson) has been celebrating and commemorating the African-American experience through music that leaves audiences and orchestras alike spellbound with its poignant and riveting historical rawness. His work, which can be defined as nothing short of a healing awakening,… Read more...

An Uncommon Woman: Composer Joan Tower Reflects Upon Six Decades in Classical Music


From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. Most artists hope for a long, rewarding career in the music industry, and composer Joan Tower has raised the bar with an action-packed career spanning more than six decades. Recognized by The New Yorker as “one of the most successful woman composers of all time,” Tower was born in New Rochelle,… Read more...

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Jan 19 2012 The Music of BMI Composer-in-Residence Adam Schoenberg: Nashville
May 14 2010 BMI Student Composer Awards: New York
Mar 10 2010 BMI Pick of the Month: New York
May 15 2009 BMI Student Composer Awards: New York
Jan 16 2009 BMI Pick of the Month: Los Angeles
Jul 30 2008 BMI “Vocal Workshop”: New York
Jul 23 2008 BMI “Vocal Workshop”: New York
Jul 16 2008 BMI “Vocal Workshop”: New York
Jul 9 2008 BMI “Vocal Workshop”: New York
Jun 25 2008 BMI “Vocal Workshop”: New York