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Lost in Space Composer Chris Lennertz Shows Off His Songwriter Skills in Animated Musical UglyDolls

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From News, posted 4.18.19. The vocal credits on the songs written by award-winning BMI composer Christopher Lennertz, along with Glenn Slater, for the new animated musical UglyDolls reads like a who’s who in music today. From Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas and Janelle Monáe, to Bebe Rexha, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, and more, the… Read more...


From Rocker to Film & TV Composer, Fil Eisler’s Sights Are Now on the Concert Stage

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From News, posted 4.18.19. Fil Eisler credits his early years as a rock guitarist with giving him a background in producing records, which he says has been essential in his career as a film composer. But it wasn’t just anybody’s records the multi-talented Eisler cut his teeth on. As a co-writer on Robbie Williams’… Read more...


5 Tips for Songwriting Success in Today’s Music Industry

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.18.19. I taught my first songwriting class at Los Angeles’ Pierce College in 1991. Back then, if my car radio were tuned to a pop station, it was likely I would hear chart-topping artists such as Michael Jackson, Wilson Phillips, Janet Jackson, Michael Bolton, Poison, and Roxette. During that same era,… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: April ‘19

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.16.19. WORKSHOPS BMI/Cliff Goldmacher Songwriter Workshop-The Organized Songwriter: Nashville Being Creative isn’t all it takes to be successful in the music business. This workshop is designed to help songwriters create a work flow from when they first write a song all the way through pitching their finished demo so that… Read more...


BMI Awards Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship to UCLA Extension Student Antoni Mairata March

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From News, posted 4.15.19. BMI Vice President, Creative, Film, TV & Visual Media Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, along with UCLA Extension Program Director Pascale Cohen-Olivar, proudly presented composer Mairata March with this year’s prestigious BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship. Named in honor of the late Oscar and Emmy Award-winning film and television composer, the BMI/Jerry… Read more...


BMI Sponsors Beal Institute and Offers Film/TV and Visual Media Students LA Workshops

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From News, posted 4.11.19. BMI’s Los Angeles office hosted several students from the Eastman School of Music as part of the Company’s sponsorship of the school’s Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media. The institute was generously endowed by alumni award-winning BMI composer Jeff Beal (House of Cards, Blackfish, The Queen of Versailles,… Read more...


Mad Decent Advice: Nathan Olivas, A&R for Mad Decent Publishing, Shares Tips to Navigating the Industry

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From News, posted 4.05.19. The brainchild of renowned DJ and producer Diplo, Mad Decent is a formidably influential, Los-Angeles-based record label that has been shaping the trajectory of dance music since 2006. What started as Diplo’s pet project to highlight genre-blurring, underground sounds has become a musically eclectic powerhouse that continues to innovate and… Read more...


BMI Composers Featured at Intimate K17 Concert

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From News, posted 4.05.19. K17, in collaboration with Sundance Institute’s Film Music Program, presented a uniquely intimate concert on March 30 that included world premieres and original works by BMI composers Harry Gregson-Williams (Gone, Baby Gone), George S. Clinton (Osmosis), Peter Golub (The 8 Miniatures – world premiere), Anna Drubich (LUV – world premiere),… Read more...


BMI Announces Top Honors for its 67th Annual Pop Awards

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From News, posted 4.03.19. BMI is pleased to celebrate an evening of exceptional songwriting at its 67th Annual BMI Pop Awards.  In an event 22 years in the making, Sting, already a BMI Icon, will be honored for his enduring hit single “Every Breath You Take,” which has become the Most Performed Song in… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Nipsey Hussle

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From News, posted 4.01.19. BMI is mourning the loss of Nipsey Hussle, a phenomenal rapper, songwriter, philanthropist and dedicated community activist who passed away Sunday at the age of 33. Originally from the Crenshaw district of South Los Angeles, Hussle’s name quickly rose to prominence on the back of various influential mixtapes, notably the… Read more...


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