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ASCAP Announces Award and Grant Recipients from its Annual Television and Film Scoring Workshops

October 3, 2011

ASCAP has announced that four aspiring composers who took part in this year’s Television and Film Scoring Workshops in Los Angeles and New York have been presented awards from The ASCAP Foundation and a grant from The Recording Musicians Association of Los Angeles (RMA-LA).

2012 BMI Student Composer Award Competition Opens

October 3, 2011

BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Foundation President Ralph N. Jackson have announced the opening of the 60th annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition.

Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program to Offer Professional Seminar Series in Los Angeles

September 6, 2011

The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program (PNWFS) has announced a series of 2-evening seminars in Los Angeles taught by composer and PNWFS program creator Hummie Mann. The first seminar, scheduled for September 27th and 28th, is titled “Harmonic Concepts” – A thorough overview of harmonic practice – from basic to advanced concepts – as used in contemporary film composition and songwriting.

Cody Westheimer Pens New Theme For Tour de France

August 15, 2011

With credits that include National Lampoon’s Cattle Call, TLC’s Little People Big World and the star-powered and soon to be released Conception, composer Cody Westheimer has composed a Hollywood-inspired theme that was used for this year’s Tour de France.

ABC Studios and Chop Shop/Atlantic Records Announce New “Grey’s Anatomy” Soundtrack Album

August 15, 2011

ABC Studios and Chop Shop/Atlantic Records announce the upcoming release of “Grey’s Anatomy Original Soundtrack Volume 4.” The album — the first new collection of music from and inspired by the hit ABC series in four years — arrives in stores and all demand-side platforms on September 13.

AMCL Composer Group Abandons Unionization Efforts “For Now”; CGA To Continue Composer Unionization Drive

August 4, 2011

What started out with a bang ended with a whimper last week as the group working with the Teamsters to unionize film and TV composers gave up their 2-year effort for recognition as a union by Hollywood producers and studios “for now.” In a statement, the Association of Media Composers and Lyricists (AMCL) said that the Teamsters advised them that “the traditional method of bargaining with the AMPTP will not be successful.”

NARIP Announces Music Supervisor Sessions in NY

August 4, 2011

NARIP has announced a special series of sessions with music supervisors in New York. The sessions will take place between September and November.

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