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BMI Unveils Additional Lineup for 2019 Sundance Film Festival

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From News, posted 1.17.19. BMI is pleased to announce additional lineup for its programming at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, featuring the 21st edition of the Composer and Director Roundtable, “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at the Kimball Arts Center, followed by the 17th annual BMI Snowball on… Read more...


George S. Clinton’s “The Rose of Sonora” to Blossom in April With Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra

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From News, posted 1.14.19. Award-winning composer George S. Clinton spent last week recording his new symphonic composition “The Rose of Sonora……..a concerto in five scenes,” featuring renowned violinist Holly Mulcahy. Held at the Capitol Records studios in Hollywood, BMI’s Vice President Creative - Film, TV & Visual Media Doreen Ringer-Ross got a sneak preview… Read more...


Composer/Conductor Cliff Eidelman’s Music is Full of Color and Craft

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From News, posted 1.14.19. Cliff Eidelman broke into film scoring at the age of 22 when a performance recording of one of the concert music commissions he composed at Santa Monica City College reached director Monica Teuber. Teuber was so impressed that she asked him to write some music based on the reading of… Read more...


Golden Globe-Winner Justin Hurwitz Shares his Creative Process for Scoring “First Man”

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From News, posted 1.10.19. It takes extraordinary bravery to travel into space, much less be the first person to walk on the moon. It also takes extraordinary talent to compose a score that captures the excitement of such a harrowing journey in a movie. But Justin Hurwitz’s music to First Man does just that.… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 BAFTA Nominees

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From News, posted 1.09.19. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has named the 2019 nominees for their prestigious awards, with several BMI composers and songwriters leading the pack for Original Music. They are: Terence Blanchard for BlacKkKlansman, Alexandre Desplat for Isle of Dogs, and Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and Lukas Nelson for… Read more...


BMI Announces Not-to-Be-Missed Events at 2019 Sundance Film Festival

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From News, posted 1.07.19. BMI is proud to announce its programming for this year’s Sundance Film Festival, which will include the 21st edition of the Composer/Director Roundtable “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at the Kimball Arts Center, followed by the 17th annual BMI Snowball on Tuesday, January 29,… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Sweep 2019 Golden Globes

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From News, posted 1.07.19. BMI is proud to congratulate Justin Hurwitz, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt on their prestigious wins last night at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in California. The star-studded evening celebrated Hurwitz’s third Globe win, this time for Best Original Score for… Read more...


BMI Composer Terence Blanchard’s Music Speaks the Truth in “BlacKkKlansman”

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From News, posted 1.02.19. Terence Blanchard hit audiences hard in 2018 with another compelling score that once again helped evoke such a wide range of emotions that movie-goers could not stop feeling its impact well after they left the theater – this time in Spike Lee’s blockbuster film BlacKkKlansman. The five-time GRAMMY winner, who… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Lyricist Norman Gimbel

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From News, posted 12.28.18. BMI was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of renowned BMI songwriter Norman Gimbel, who died on December 19 at the age of 91. The lyricist is most known for his work in the fields of film and television, wherein he wrote the beloved themes to countless series like… Read more...


SCL Honors BMI Composers Terence Blanchard and Harry Gregson-Williams With Ambassador Awards

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From News, posted 12.22.18. The Society of Composers & Lyricists honored notable composers Terence Blanchard and Harry Gregson-Williams with the organization’s prestigious Ambassador Award during two annual holiday parties given in NY on December 11, and in Los Angeles on December 19. In New York, five-time GRAMMY-winner Blanchard received the award with renowned director… Read more...