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BMI Congratulates its Class of 2019 National Recording Registry Inductees

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From News, posted 3.25.20. This morning, the Library of Congress announced the newest works to be listed in the prestigious National Recording Registry, with several BMI songwriters and composers receiving the honors. The inductions will become part of an elite group of recordings destined for special preservation and scholarship attention due to their “cultural,… Read more...


BMI Postpones Pop Awards and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

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From News, posted 3.20.20. BMI is postponing both its Pop Awards and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards, which were scheduled to take place in May in Los Angeles. We will continue to monitor the developing impact of COVID-19 and reschedule both events when we can safely celebrate the achievements of BMI’s songwriters, composers… Read more...


Recording Tips for Building a Better Bass Track

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.18.20. In my experience, electric bass has always been one of the most confounding instruments to record. For one thing it’s seldom a set-it-and-forget-it operation—levels that worked great on one session may be less effective the next time, particularly when working with different dynamics or instrumentation. In other words, it’s helpful… Read more...


BMI LA Goes ‘Back to the Future’ at Opera House Manchester

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From News, posted 3.06.20. GRAMMY-winning BMI composer Alan Silvestri has another hit on his hands. This time it’s with the new score and original songs he co-wrote with Glen Ballard for Back to The Future the Musical. The 1985 movie and pop culture phenomenon that’s now more loved than ever has been transported to… Read more...


Composers Mychael and Jeff Danna Create Their Own Tale of Two Brothers in “Onward”

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From News, posted 3.06.20. Animation provides the opportunity for viewers to suspend reality. By choosing to watch an animated film, you open yourself to the idea that anything can happen, and good animation can make you feel a deep emotional connection to the characters, and to the overall story. With the limitless range of… Read more...


Crowds Believe in Magic at Lovin’ Spoonful Tribute Concert

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From News, posted 3.03.20. For the first time since their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction 20 years ago, the surviving original members of the iconic band Lovin’ Spoonful, John Sebastian, Steve Boone and Joe Butler, performed together during a tribute concert in their honor at the Alex Theatre in Los Angeles. As… Read more...


Zigzagging Through Genres, BMI Composer Aaron Zigman’s Music Transcends Boundaries

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From News, posted 2.27.20. As a classically trained pianist, conductor and composer, Aaron Zigman brings to his work a degree of versatility that’s rarely seen. His deep classical roots, combined with his background in writing and producing songs for many of music’s greatest performers, has given him the ability to traverse all genres of… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of “Dark Shadows” Composer Bob Cobert

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From News, posted 2.25.20. BMI is saddened by the passing of GRAMMY and Emmy-nominated composer Bob Cobert. Classically trained, The Dark Shadows musical scribe, who was responsible for the top 10 hit “Quentin’s Theme” from the renowned soap, also wrote the score to the acclaimed Winds of War, created the folk opera Frankie and… Read more...


BMI Composer Kris Bowers Talks the Minds Behind the Music at CCC

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From News, posted 2.21.20. BMI composer Kris Bowers provided both his business and creative insights recently in composing his Emmy-nominated score for Netflix’s When They See Us, during a panel discussion presented by the California Copyright Conference entitled “When They See Us – The Minds Behind the Music.” The multi-talented Bowers, who already won… Read more...


Jeff Beals’ Music Shines in “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans”

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From News, posted 2.20.20. As promised, the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s world premiere of Jeff Beal’s score to FW Murnau’s 1927 classic film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans delighted the audience. Conducted by Grant Gershon, with sopranos Holly Sedillos and Suzanne Waters, along with tenor Michael Lichtenauer, the award-winning BMI composer’s musical take,… Read more...


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