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BMI Welcomes Composer Roc Chen to Los Angeles


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… Read more...

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


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… Read more...

How to Comp Your Way into a Great Recording


From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.18. Some days things are just happening—you pick up the guitar, you jump in front of the vocal mic, and, there it is, one take, done. Other times, not so good—for whatever reason you struggle to complete a plausible solo break, but in the end it took you about a dozen… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: August


From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.18. WORKSHOPS BMI/Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Stripping Down Your Demos & Getting Them Cut This workshop is for songwriters who would like to streamline the demo process, keep their demo budgets in check and maximize the return on their investment. The workshop also provides multiple examples of stripped-down demos that… Read more...

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


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… Read more...

BMI Supports Composer Christopher Lennertz at “Shaft” Scoring Session


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.… Read more...

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


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… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Celebrated BMI Composer Patrick Williams


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,… Read more...

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


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… Read more...

Award-Winning Conductor/Composer Lucas Richman Completes BMI’s 21st Annual Conducting Workshop


From News, posted 7.24.18. BMI completed its 21st annual two-week conducting workshop series led by BMI Classic Contribution Award winner, conductor and composer Lucas Richman. For the final session that took place on July 21st, the eight hand-selected composers conducted a 32-piece orchestra live to picture at BMI composer Nathan Barr’s newly built Bandrika… Read more...

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