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License To Thrill Music Signs Composer Inon Zur

License To Thrill Music, an independent music publisher providing one-stop music synchronization and licensing for advertising, films, television, radio, movie trailers, video games and new media, today announced a music publishing partnership with composer Inon Zur

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BlinkerActive Launches Music Synchronization Division and Licensing Platform for App Developers

BlinkerActive, IRIS’s branded entertainment and music marketing agency, announced the launch of two new music licensing services:

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The Jim Henson Company and Spirit Music Form Film & TV Music Joint Venture

The Jim Henson Company, a long time leader in family entertainment, and Spirit Music Group, a top independent music publishing company, have entered into an global, multi-year joint venture in which the companies will co-own and co-publish songs, scores and soundtracks from Henson’s future output of new film, television and web-based programming

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Megatrax Production Music Announces NYC Office

Megatrax Production Music, a leading independent production music source for film, broadcast, advertising and multimedia, has announced the opening of its first office in New York City

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MTV and Sony ATV's Extreme Music to Launch Hype Production Music

MTV and Extreme Music, the production music arm of Sony/ATV, have announced the launch of Hype Production Music: a newly created hybrid music production and licensing partnership fueled by new and emerging independent talent

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Seattle Film Institute Offers Professional Film Scoring Certificate Program Taught By Emmy Award Winning Composer Hummie Mann

The Seattle Film Institute is now offering a Professional Film Scoring Certificate Program taught by Emmy Award winning composer Hummie Mann. The two time Emmy-Award winning composer/arranger is founder of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program which now operates as a division of the Seattle Film Institute.

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Composers Guild of America Launched; Partners with WGA to Educate Writers about Hiring Composers

The launch of the Composers Guild of America (CGA), a new nonprofit music advocacy group, has been announced by the group’s founder, composer Alan Elliott. The group announced a successful presentation to the Writers Guild of America Show Runners Training program on February 5 to help educate television writers about how the composer hiring process works, how live musicians can be used in television productions, and how to successfully and cost effectively work with composers

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BMI Presents Digital Orchestration Workshop with Fletcher Beasley March 7

BMI will present “Digital Orchestration Workshop” with composer Fletcher Beasley on March 7, 2011 at 7:00pm at BMI’s offices located at 8730 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles

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NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker Announced – Application Deadline April 1

ASCAP has announced the 2011 NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker

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Former WB Music President Doug Frank Joins Mind Technologies, Inc.

Mind Technologies, Inc., a leader in thought controlled technologies, announced that Doug Frank, former President of Music Operations at Warner Pictures, has joined the company’s “Brain Trust for Medicine and Technology.”

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SESAC Announces Signing of Composer/Music Supervisor John Houlihan

SESAC has announced the signing of composer/music supervisor John Houlihan for representation

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Ravel Orchestral Study Group LA To Meet February 25

The Ravel Orchestral Study Group in Los Angeles will meet on February 25, 2011 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Vitello’s Restaurant, 4349 Tujunga Ave in Studio City, CA

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NARIP Presents Music in Games Event in NYC March 9

The National Association of Recording Industry Professionals (NARIP) Presents “Music in Games” on March 9, 2011 at 6:00pm at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City

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NARIP Presents Music Licensing Event March 9 in San Francisco

The National Association of Recording Industry Professionals (NARIP) will present “Show Me The Money: Evolving Deals in Music Licensing” on March 9, 2011 at the SAE Institute of Technology in San Francisco

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Paramount Pictures Works With Berklee Students On Film Music Project

Paramount Pictures is working with a team of 40 student interns from Boston’s Berklee College of Music to create the first full-function database of its immense archive of film music

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Film Musicians Sue Spyglass Entertainment For Access to Records; Allege Breach of Contract and Negligence

The Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund (FMSMF), representing union studio musicians, has sued film producer and distributor Spyglass Entertainment demanding access to books and records relating to the distribution of fifteen feature films.

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ASCAP Election Begins, Selected "Opponents" Announced

ASCAP has launched its writer and publisher board elections, held each 2 years, with the distribution of ballots containing the names of the incumbents plus “opponents” selected by the nomination committees.

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ASCAP Board Member Doug Wood Announces Campaign Website

Composer, music library owner and ASCAP Board Member Doug Wood has announced the launch of his ASCAP Board election campaign website, www.DougWoodforASCAP.com

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MusicBox Announces Distribution Deal With Reality Composer Russ Landau

MusicBox, an original music production and music licensing company which provides over 18,000 songs and tracks from its original music catalogs, has announced a distribution deal for the EPIC catalog from top reality composer Russ Landau

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ole Signs Admin Publishing Deal For "Yo Gabba Gabba!" Children's TV Series

Indie music publisher ole has announced a North American deal with the award-winning entertainment company, W!LDBRAIN, for the administration of the top-rated and critically-acclaimed hit children’s series Yo Gabba Gabba!

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Universal Music Publishing Announces Deals With James Newton Howard, HBO and DreamWorks

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has announced recently completed deals with HBO, DreamWorks, and veteran score composer James Newton Howard

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Group Copyright Infringement Insurance Announced for Songwriters and Composers from NSAI

Group Copyright Infringement Insurance coverage for songwriters, artist-songwriters, composers and self-published songwriters throughout the U.S. and internationally is now being offered by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and Frost Specialty Inc

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NARIP "Music in Games" Event Feb 9 in San Francisco

The National Association of Recording Industry Professionals will present “Music in Games” on February 9 in San Francisco

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Legendary Composer John Barry Dies at 77

Legendary composer John Barry, best known for his scores for “Born Free,” “Midnight Cowboy,” “Dances with Wolves,” and 11 films in the James Bond series, has died of a heart attack at age 77.

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Powell, Zimmer, Desplat, Rahman, Reznor & Ross Top Oscar Music Nominations

John Powell, Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat, A.R. Rahman and Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross top the best original score nominations announced today for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards

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Atticus Ross, Trent Reznor and Diane Warren Win Golden Globe Music Awards

Atticus Ross, Trent Reznor and Diane Warren have been awarded Golden Globe awards for their music by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

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2011 Rick Baitz Film Scoring Workshop Announced

The 2011 Rick Baitz Film Scoring Workshop for 2011 has been announced for February and March in New York City.

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Zimmer's Remote Control Productions Releases Inception – The App Featuring "Augmented Sound to Induce Dreams"

Hans ZImmer’s Remote Control Productions has announced the release of “Inception – The App”, described by the company as “a dream machine that transforms the world around you into a dreamworld. It uses augmented sound to induce dreams through the headset of your iPhone or iPod Touch. It will change your perception of reality.”

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MVP Loops Offers Free Loops and Sounds To Composers and Producers

Sample sound and loop library development MVP Loops is now offering over 750MB of free sounds and loops when signing up to their Free Sounds Newsletter

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Legendary Composer Earle Hagen Inducted Into Television Academy Hall of Fame

Earle Hagen became the first composer ever to enter the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame when he was posthumously inducted on January 20 in Beverly Hills

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