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BMI to Honor Cliff Martinez with Richard Kirk Award at 2013 BMI Film & Television Awards

BMI will present the Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement to prolific composer Cliff Martinez at the Company’s 2013 Film & Television Awards. The annual ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 15, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills

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HMMA Presents The Real Deal: Music In Visual Media Success Summit – April 7th, 2013

February 27, 2013

Produced by Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA), The Real Deal™ Music In Media Success Summit features keynote speakers including film & TV directors, indie filmmakers, show creators, composers and a composer agent representative that all attendees will have personal access

Composer Joel Goodman Launches Urgent Signature Drive After Being Rejected By ASCAP For Board of Directors Election Ballot

December 23, 2012

After having been rejected last week by ASCAP’s Nominating Committee, veteran NY film/TV composer Joel Goodman has announced an urgent signature drive in an effort to earn a position on the ASCAP Board of Directors election ballot. 1,792 signatures on petitions must be sent by postal mail and email by December 24 in order to meet ASCAP’s tight deadline.

Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Music Composition Is Accepting Students For Its February And August 2013 Residencies

October 15, 2012

This rapidly growing low-residency Masters Program offers five areas of focus: Music for Media (Film, TV & Game Scoring); Contemporary Composition (i.e. concert music); Electronic Music; Songwriting; and Jazz

The Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) Now Accepting Submissions

August 14, 2012

The Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) is now accepting submissions for nomination consideration in all visual categories!

California Federal District Court Awards Cinesamples LLC $379,050 in Digital Piracy Suit

March 14, 2012

Los Angeles. On March 9, 2012, in a judgment given by Federal District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee of the U.S. District Court of Central California, Cinesamples LLC, a California corporation specializing in creating and marketing virtual sample libraries for film/TV/game production, was awarded $379,050 in damages and lost profits plus attorney fees against Pablo Vargas Casas

Pacific NW Film Scoring Program Announces Summer Intensive Program in Film Scoring

March 13, 2012

The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program is pleased to announce it’s 2012 Two Week Summer Intensive Program in Film Scoring. The program runs from Monday July 16th to Friday, 27th and is being offered in Seattle, Washington

Pacific NW Film Scoring Program Announces New Master of Music (MM) in Film Composition Degree

January 24, 2012

In September of 2011 the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program merged with the Seattle Film Institute – the Northwest‘s largest film school. Under the SFI umbrella, which already offers an MA in Film Producing and an MFA in Filmmaking, we are now offering the first and only one year Master of Music (MM) in Film Composition in the United States.

TuneSat Launches Revolutionary New Internet Monitoring Service Incl. Administrative Services to Pursue Unlicensed and Unpaid Music Usages

January 24, 2012

Multi-Media Uses Can be Detected on Millions of Sites World Wide

Supreme Court Rejects ASCAP’s Argument That Music Downloads Are Public Performances

October 5, 2011

The Supreme Court let stand on Monday a ruling against ASCAP that a traditional Internet download of sound recording does not constitute a public performance of the recorded musical work under federal copyright law. The justices refused to review a ruling by an appeals court in New York that the download itself of a musical work does not fall within the law’s definition of a public performance of that work. ASCAP says the ruling has profound implications for the nation’s music industry, costing its members tens of millions of dollars in potential royalties each year.