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BMI Supports New Song Arts Academy Online Summer Songwriting Workshop Starting August 10

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From News, posted 7.07.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s summer online songwriting workshop starting Monday, August 10. The workshop is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC/Valencia consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the workshop’s “Advanced Song Craft Method”™… Read more...


BMI/NYU Scoring for Advertising Workshop an Online Success

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From News, posted 7.07.20. BMI composers Mark Suozzo and Eric Hachikian are lending their expertise to students interested in scoring for advertising this week. The BMI/NYU crash-course provides valuable insights on staying calm under the clock, as well as tips on how to write creative, effective music in only a few hours. The workshop,… Read more...


BMI/NYU TV Workshop Concludes Another Successful Year - Online

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From News, posted 7.01.20. The BMI/NYU 12-day TV workshop concluded another successful year, this time online. Led this year by BMI composers Sean Callery (24, Homeland), Blake Neely (Arrow, Riverdale) Peter Nashel (Book Club, I.Tonya, Iconoclasts), Lyle Workman (Good Boys, Superbad) and Chad Fischer (Scandal, Garden State), along with NYU’s Ron Sadoff and Mark… Read more...


Celebrating Black Music Month: BMI Executive Spotlight

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From News, posted 6.30.20. .thumbnail p {line-height: 1;}.text-right{text-align:right;} #content hr{width: 25%; border-top: 2px solid #ddd; margin: 20px auto; box-shadow: 0 1px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.055);} Black Music Month may be ending, but the influence and artistry of Black songwriters, composers and producers has no limit. From R&B to country, pop, hip-hop, jazz, and… Read more...


BMI Composer Harry Gregson-Williams Gives Online Presentation to NYU Film Scoring Students

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From News, posted 6.17.20. Multiple award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams recently presented online insights from his successful career to NYU Steinhardt film scoring students. The presentation, entitled “Behind the Film Score,” was an inside look at the many facets of creativity that go into scoring. Gregson-Williams not only presented his work and answered questions from… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Academy Online Songwriting Workshop Starting June 29

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From News, posted 6.04.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s next online songwriting workshop starting Monday, June 29. The workshop is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the workshop’s “Advanced Song Craft Method”™… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Renowned Sax Player and Composer Lennie Niehaus

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From News, posted 6.03.20. BMI is saddened by the passing of renowned composer and orchestrator, Lennie Niehaus. Niehaus is responsible for the scores to two dozen Clint Eastwood films, including the Oscar-winning Western Unforgiven, the Charlie Parker biopic Bird and the searing Bridges of Madison County. Having started out by playing alto sax and… Read more...


5 Tips for Making Your Lyrics Stand Out

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.20. At my songwriting workshops I stress the importance of including lyric and melodic elements in our songs that will compel listeners and decision-makers to choose our material over the tough competition. Let’s look at some ways to write lyrics that command attention. 1. Find a Fresh Angle It’s unlikely that… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 68th Annual BMI Student Composer Award Winners

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From News, posted 5.12.20. The BMI Foundation (BMIF), in collaboration with BMI, has announced the eight young classical composers, ages 18 to 27, who have been named winners of the 68th annual BMI Student Composer Awards. With the postponement of this year’s ceremony, Director of the Awards and BMIF President Deirdre Chadwick announced the… Read more...


BMI Salutes its Composers Featured in Projects Honored by Tribeca Film Festival’s Juried Awards

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From News, posted 5.07.20. Although New York’s Tribeca Film Festival, which was scheduled to take place April 15 - 26, was postponed due to COVID-19, the festival’s much heralded Juried Awards were announced online with BMI composers scoring many of the nominated and winning works. The awards span seven different categories that include both… Read more...


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