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‘Echo Boomers’ Composer Dara Taylor on Process, Collaboration & Mentorship


From News, posted 11.17.20. Born and raised in New York, Dara Taylor built upon her lifelong love of music to bring a fresh and innovative approach to composing for film and television projects. Never shying away from learning a new instrument or attacking the most challenging part of a project first, she enjoys how… Read more...

BMI and Renowned Composer Ludwig Göransson Celebrate “BMI Day” at Berklee College of Music


From News, posted 11.11.20. This year’s BMI film scoring scholarship was presented to Berklee College of Music student Xiyue “Diana” Lizhao by BMI’s Executive Vice President of Creative & Licensing, Mike Steinberg and world-renowned Academy and GRAMMY award-winning composer Ludwig Göransson. During the 22nd annual event, which was held virtually this year, Göransson dove… Read more...

BMI and Rick Baitz Conclude Another Successful Year of ‘Composing for the Screen’


From News, posted 11.02.20. Sponsored by BMI and directed by composer Rick Baitz, this year’s “Composing for the Screen,” which was held online, featured composers Fabian Almazan, Katie Jenkins, Ryan Majoris, Noah Marconi, Alicia Jo Rabins, Hal Rosenfeld, Aurélie Webb, Adele Woodson and Kerwin Young. The prestigious high-level workshop, now in its 13th season,… Read more...

BMI Partners With Education Through Music-LA to Present ‘Halloween Uncanceled’


From News, posted 11.02.20. Over the weekend, Education Through Music-Los Angeles presented a stunning virtual concert entitled “Silent Films Live: Halloween Uncanceled.” The BMI-sponsored event was filmed at Blake Neely’s Cow on the Wall Studios, as well as Bandrika Studios, which is owned by BMI composer Nathan Barr and features a state-of-the-art facility custom-built… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its World Soundtrack Award Winners


From News, posted 10.26.20. The World Soundtrack Academy has once again celebrated the hottest composers in the world, with several BMI composers taking center stage in the virtual awards ceremony. Hildur Guðnadóttir, who took the trophy last year for TV Composer of the Year with her score for HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl, has this year… Read more...

Caroline Beasley Elected Chairman of BMI Board of Directors


From News, posted 10.22.20. BMI today announced the election of Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Media Group, LLC as Chairman of the BMI Board of Directors, effective immediately. Beasley, who joined the Board in 2014, most recently served as Vice Chairman of the BMI Board. She succeeds… Read more...

Legendary BMI Television Composer Takes Center Stage at TV Sales Conference


From News, posted 10.19.20. BMI television composer Mike Post highlighted the NAB Sales & Marketing TV Exchange by sitting down recently (10/15) to do a one-on-one interview that gave television executives from across the country insight into how he became the most successful composer in TV history. Post told the stories behind some the… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Winners


From News, posted 9.21.20. One by one the names of BMI composers were called out as winners of this year’s Creative Arts Emmys, winning every composer category. The announcements, which started online last Monday, gathered momentum and ended with thundering virtual applause for the talented music creators. Congratulations to all the winners! Below is… Read more...

BMI Supports International Film Program With Informative Online Panel


From News, posted 9.16.20. Cinematic scores and soundtracks have the power to transport us to another world in a film. But what about in a series? BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross will be starting the conversation with insights on this topic from the music teams behind Little Fires Everywhere, composer Mark Isham and music supervisor Mary… Read more...

BMI Talks Music for Film at Woodstock Online Film Festival


From News, posted 9.15.20. There are both differences and commonalities between scoring for live action and for an animated film. Find out what they are in an insightful online conversation, “Music For Film: The Collaborative Process Between the Composer and the Director,” which will be moderated by BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross during this year’s Woodstock… Read more...

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