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Music Plays a Big Part in ‘Little Ellen’


From News, posted 9.13.21. If you think of some of the most popular animated children’s series over the past few decades—Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blue’s Clues, Phineas and Ferb, SpongeBob SquarePants—it’s impossible to do so without conjuring a memory of the music featured in those shows. From iconic theme songs to charming musical narratives… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners


From News, posted 9.13.21. The winners of the 73rd Creative Arts Emmy Awards have been announced, with BMI composers and songwriters taking the majority of prestigious trophies. The ceremony will be broadcast on Saturday, September 18, at 8:00 PM ET/PT on FXX. We’re so proud of our BMI winners. Congratulations to all! Outstanding Music… Read more...

Jessica Rose Weiss Takes Off


From News, posted 9.10.21. While many people took the opportunity to slow down during the pandemic, Jessica Rose Weiss has been running full steam ahead. The composer/songwriter/producer has worked on a variety of projects with releases on the horizon, including Midnight Mission and the highly anticipated documentary Still Working 9to5. Her phone is likely… Read more...

BMI Grows Revenue and Distributions to Record Levels During Unprecedented Year


From News, posted 9.08.21. BMI has grown its revenue and distributions to record-setting levels, closing out a full fiscal year marked by ongoing challenges around the Covid-19 pandemic.  The company announced it has distributed and administered a record $1.335 billion to its songwriters, composers and publishers, its highest distribution ever, up $102 million or… Read more...

William Goldstein On the Art of Instant Composition


From News, posted 9.08.21. Imagine discovering, as a young child, that you have the ability to sit down at the piano and instantly play anything you hear. This skill is so natural to you—you don’t even recall not being able to do it—that it feels entirely normal. You don’t realize it’s unique until adults… Read more...

Catching Up with Composer Sandro Morales-Santoro


From News, posted 8.12.21. When approaching scoring a film or television project, Venezuelan born composer Sandro Morales-Santoro believes that the story comes first. Building upon the folk and popular music of his homeland — and his studies at the Berklee College of Music — he’ll introduce unexpected instruments and percussion to enhance that story,… Read more...

‘The Suicide Squad’s’ John Murphy Finds Inspiration in Antiheroes


From News, posted 8.12.21. While the road to success in the entertainment industry rarely involves following a conventional route, composer John Murphy was never afraid to forge his own path. Born in Liverpool, Murphy played in punk, new wave and electronic bands in the ‘80s before scoring his first film in the early ‘90s.… Read more...

Composer Dominic Lewis Talks Navigating the Industry


From News, posted 8.11.21. Once British-born composer Dominic Lewis decided to pursue a career as a film and television composer—aided by the strong mentorship of Rupert Gregson-Williams—he knew he’d have to move from London to Los Angeles in order to build relationships and develop his career. Since that transatlantic move, Lewis has made a… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its World Soundtrack Awards Nominees


From News, posted 8.10.21. Several talented BMI composers and songwriters are poised to win the coveted TV Composer of the Year, Film Composer of the Year, or Best Original Song Award at the 2021 World Soundtrack Awards. The ceremony and concert, which close out Film Fest Ghent, will be held on October 23, 2021.… Read more...

BMI Congratulates Documentary Emmy Award Nominees Gary Lionelli and Alan Menken


From News, posted 7.28.21. The nominations are in and two multi-award-winning BMI composers are poised to take the crown for Outstanding Music Composition at the 42nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards: Gary Lionelli for his score to HBO’s The Soul of America and Alan Menken for his work on the Disney+ Howard documentary.… Read more...

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