BMI’s roundtable, “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” was a behind-the-screens discussion among directors and composers about what it takes to make a great film. This year’s edition, moderated by Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI VP, Creative Relations, took place on Sunday, January 26th, at Kimball Arts Center.
Director of the Sundance Film Music Program
BMI VP, Creative Relations
With an amazing all-female lineup, the Snowball showcase celebrated some of today’s best, brightest and most buzzworthy performers on Tuesday, January 28th, at The Shop.
Lisa Loeb is a GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter, musician, and philanthropist who began her career with the 1994 hit, “Stay (I Missed You).” The Reality Bites track was the first song by an unsigned artist to go to #1 and led Loeb into a major record deal. Since then, she has released 14 albums, including five children’s albums and two books with music. She is also founder of Camp Lisa, which sends underserved kids to summer camp, while also having created Lisa Loeb Eyewear. Additionally, she provides voice talent for the animated series, Creative Galaxy, and has composed original songs for the Emmy-nominated, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. Her recent film and TV appearances include AP Bio, John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight, About A Boy, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, and King of the Nerds. Her voice can also be found in commercials for Alfa Romero, Foster Farms Chicken, and Chili’s, and her next studio album, A Simple Trek to Happiness, will debut in February
Chloe Caroline is an indie singer, songwriter, and vocalist whose sound radiates SoCal warmth. With influences ranging from Stevie Nicks and Amy Winehouse to Shawn Mendes and Ed Sheeran, her music has been featured in films and BBC features, and her DIY music videos and electric stage presence have led to a passionate fanbase of over 200K. Caroline is currently an Artist in Residence with Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas.
Georgia Ku is a multitalented songwriting sensation known for writing hit singles for some of today’s biggest stars including Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa (“Scared to be Lonely”), Rita Ora, Fifth Harmony, Skrillex, Kiiara, and more. The Newcastle native has now stepped into the spotlight as a solo artist, and the video for her acclaimed debut single, “What Do I Do?” was directed by Sebastian Sdaigui, who has worked with 2 Chainz, Ariana Grande, and Future. Her collaboration with NOTD and Flex Jahen, “So Close,” is a streaming hit and marked Ku’s TV debut when she performed on Live with Kelly and Ryan. She was recently featured on “Hold On” by Illenium and is currently working on new music.
Both the Composer/Director Roundtable and Snowball embody BMI’s focus on supporting our composers and songwriters at every stage of their careers. We are so proud of our long-standing relationship with Sundance Institute to promote the value of music in film, and look forward to continuing that incredible rapport again this year. In addition to the talented composers participating in these events, BMI’s incomparable roster of renowned composers also includes John Williams, Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman, Rachel Portman, David Newman, Thomas Newman, Harry Gregson-Williams, James Newton Howard, Mark Mothersbaugh, Justin Hurwitz, Laura Karpman and Alexandre Desplat, among others.
Performs her hit song, “Stay,” and talks about playing the BMI Snowball showcase at Sundance 2020.