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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...

BMI Congratulates its World Soundtrack Award Nominees


From News, posted 9.14.20. The nominees for this year’s World Soundtrack Awards have been announced, with several BMI-affiliated composers in the running for the prestigious accolades. This year, Alexandre Desplat, who is also up for Film Composer of the Year and holds the record for most wins in that category, is the event’s Guest… Read more...

Record Number of Composers Hone Their Skills in BMI’s Conducting Workshop for Visual Media Composers


From News, posted 9.11.20. BMI Classic Contribution Award winner, conductor and composer Lucas Richman led a record-number of composers in this year’s Conducting Workshop for Visual Media Composers. Held virtually for the first time, this year also marks the first time in the workshop’s history that it featured alumni from previous workshops, with 65… Read more...

Not Enough Time Shows We Can’t Get Enough of Dave Grusin’s Music


From News, posted 8.27.20. Legendary pianist, producer and composer Dave Grusin has been nominated for 38 GRAMMYS (winning 10), one Emmy award and four Golden Globe awards. Of his 8 Academy Award nominations, he took home the Oscar for Best Original Score for The Milagro Beanfield War. He has worked with a boundless list… Read more...

Andrew Hollander Talks Composing for “Words On Bathroom Walls” With the Chainsmokers


From News, posted 8.20.20. With a slew of award-winning films on his extensive resume, including one of the highest grossing independent films in history, Waitress, Andrew Hollander is undoubtably a uniquely gifted composer. But his story goes on to tell the other half of his impressive creativity, and that’s what a talented songwriter and… Read more...

How Songwriting Makes You A Better Innovator


From MusicWorld, posted 8.19.20. After over 30 years of writing songs, I’ve come to the realization that while songwriting, in and of itself, is a wonderful thing, the benefits extend far beyond the boundaries of music. Among the many areas that learning to write songs can develop are a set of seven skills uniquely… Read more...

BMI Composers Mentor Sundance Lab Fellows Online


From News, posted 8.19.20. BMI continued its support of the Sundance Institute Film Music and Sound Design Lab, which worked in collaboration with Skywalker Sound to present an online version of the Lab that this year brought together Fellows Aaron Parks, Ariel Marx, Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman, Cora (Yi-Huan) Chung, DeAndre Allen-Toole and Sultana Isham.… Read more...

BMI Composer Tony Morales on How He Found His Musical Voice


From News, posted 8.12.20. Like many composers, Tony Morales discovered his love for music as a child, taking up guitar when he was 9 years old. After studying music throughout high school and playing in different bands, Morales attended the Berklee College of Music, where he completed a degree in film scoring. He then… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Emmy-Winning Composer and Songwriter Billy Goldenberg


From News, posted 8.05.20. BMI is saddened by the passing of Billy Goldenberg, theme composer for the immensely popular Kojak, Harry O, Rhoda, The Sixth Sense, Executive Suite, Delvecchio, The Lazarus Syndrome, Skag, Love, Sidney, and Our House, as well as Emmy-winning composer of the TV-movie Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, which morphed into… Read more...

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