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Composer Ed Shearmur’s Music Stuns in “Escape at Dannemora”

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From News, posted 6.14.19. Having premiered on Showtime last November, Escape at Dannemora is based on the true story of the escape and manhunt for two convicted killers who are aided by a female employee of the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York. The plot of the seven-episode series would be compelling enough… Read more...


BMI Icon Terence Blanchard Named First Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies at UCLA

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From News, posted 6.14.19. Recently named a BMI Icon at the Company’s Film/TV & Visual Media awards, Terence Blanchard has also been named the first Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. The multiple GRAMMY-winning jazz trumpeter, composer and music educator also this year was nominated for… Read more...


BMI Supports Award-Winning Composer Brian Tyler at Screening of “Yellowstone”

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From News, posted 6.12.19. BMI composer Brian Tyler’s exquisite music for the series Yellowstone was an interesting topic of discussion at the Paramount Network/SCL screening, held recently at the London Hotel in West Hollywood. Tyler’s comments were part of a Q&A conversation, moderated by film music journalist Tim Greiving, that provided insight into his… Read more...


Leanna Primiani’s Score to “The Bad Seed” Blossoms into Greatness for the Award-Winning Composer

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From News, posted 6.12.19. Based on the 1954 novel by William March, the 1954 play, and the 1956 film, A&E Lifetime’s new version of The Bad Seed takes the horror/thriller to new heights with an incredibly compelling score by award-winning composer Leanna Primiani, which perfectly complements the expert direction of Rob Lowe, who also… Read more...


BMI Composer Sean McMahon Named New Chair of Berklee Film Scoring Department

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From News, posted 6.10.19. BMI proudly congratulates BMI film composer and orchestrator Sean McMahon for his new title as chair of the film scoring department at Berklee College of Music. McMahon, who is a Berklee alumnus, scored the films The Grudge III, 400 Days, and The Great White Storm, and has composed additional music… Read more...


Brian Tyler Takes Out His Cello and Creates the Modern Western in “Yellowstone”

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From News, posted 6.10.19. Year after year, vacationers from all parts of the world visit America’s first national park, Yellowstone, but rarely do they see its outskirts and the stories held within. Enter Paramount Network’s series Yellowstone, which takes the viewer on a compelling journey through the eyes of the Dutton family, owners of… Read more...


Composing for the Screen 2019: A Film Scoring Mentorship Program – Apply Now!

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From News, posted 5.29.19. This is an opportunity for nine emerging film composers to participate in a high-level workshop, where music for media will be examined from many perspectives: compositional, psychological, dramatic, stylistic—and more. Using the elegant facilities of BMI’s NYC offices’ media room, participants will explore a wide range of excerpts – studying,… Read more...


In Songwriting or Film Music, for John Murphy it’s Still All About the Hook

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.19. There isn’t any aspect of writing music that John Murphy hasn’t experienced. From scoring films like 28 Days Later and Kick-Ass, to capturing prospective movie-goers with trailers to Captain America and Avatar, to writing music in ad campaigns for Nike, Google and Apple, he’s been a one-stop shop for directors.… Read more...


Terence Blanchard Honored as a BMI Icon at BMI’s 2019 Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

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From News, posted 5.16.19. BMI proudly held its 35th annual Film, TV & Visual Media Awards last night to celebrate the top performing composers in film, TV and visual media of the past year. The highest honors of the evening went to film composer and multiple award-winning jazz musician, Terence Blanchard, who was named… Read more...


BMI Composer Adam Schoenberg’s “Orchard in Fog” is Clearly Enjoyed By Audiences

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From News, posted 5.06.19. As one of the most performed living classical composers, Adam Schoenberg is no stranger to approving audiences, and this certainly held true over the weekend in Los Angeles. His concerto for violin and orchestra, Orchard in Fog, was clearly evidence of the BMI composer’s deserved stature. Written specifically for renowned… Read more...