July 9, 2013

BMI and White Bear PR to Present ‘The Character Of Music’ Panel Discussion at 2013 Comic-Con

Media Alert

WHO: Broadcast Music Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, and White Bear PR will return to 2013 Comic-Con to present a dynamic panel discussion about the working relationship between film composer and executive director. Other topics will include the role of music as a character in story and the intense process of scoring film projects. BMI Director, Film/TV Relations Anne Cecere and White Bear PR Founder Chandler Poling will serve as panel moderators. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

WHAT: “The Character of Music” panel at 2013 Comic-Con will feature the following composers and executive producers:


Friday, July 19, 2013
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Room 32AB
Photo/press call time is at 2:30 p.m., Room 22


San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101


The highest-rated series and specials on television feature the scores of BMI composers, who craft the theme and/or background music for nearly three-quarters of all primetime network programs. BMI’s composers, such as the legendary John Williams, also contribute to billions of dollars in box office receipts, with film scores in many of the year’s top films. Promoting the role of music in film, BMI partners with the Sundance Film Festival and other industry workshops to enhance the role of music in film and television.

About Comic-Con:

Comic-Con was established in 1987 in Oakland, California, as “The Wonderful World of Comics Convention.” The show was the brainchild of Bay Area comics retailer John Barrett, who called on a number of friends and associates to help realize his vision, including Bob Borden, Bryan Uhlenbrock, Rory Root and Mike Friedrich. With the third year, “WonderCon” became the official name of the convention. The original show included all the classic comics convention features: an Exhibit Hall with dealers selling old and new comics and other items, programming, anime screenings and games. In 2001, after the 15th event, then co-owners Mike Friedrich and Joe Field (another prominent Bay Area comic retailer) decided they could no longer devote the time needed to maintain the quality of the show they helped create. They contacted Comic-Con International in hopes that the organization could fold WonderCon into the Comic-Con family of convention - See more at:

About BMI
Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 7.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 600,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through BMI’s Facebook page.


About White Bear PR:
White Bear PR provides integral PR services to the media-hungry markets of Music, Film and Entertainment. Raising awareness for composers, independent film and events, we get our clients visible, talked about, and propel them into a position of demand.  Learn more about us at


For BMI:
Marlene Meraz / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Office 310-289-6325 / Cell 310-500-7177

For White Bear PR:
Chandler Poling / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Office 818-605-2237