James Newton Howard, David Newman to Be Honored at BMI's 2016 FILM/TV AWARDS

James Newton Howard, David Newman to Be Honored at BMI's 2016 FILM/TV AWARDSBroadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, will present the Icon Award to James Newton Howard. Howard is a GRAMMY and Emmy award-winning, and multiple Academy and Golden Globe Award-nominated composer and one of the most versatile and respected composers currently working in film. Howard's video interview discussing this honor as well as additional topics can be found at: http://www.bmi.com/special/james_newton_howard

David Newman will receive BMI's Classic Contribution Award for his advocacy of film music performances in concert halls, most notably through his work with the American Youth Symphony. Newman's candid interview discussing his honor, power of film music and more can be found at http://www.bmi.comnewsentryfilm_music_is_alive_and_playing_thanks_to_david_newman.

Additional guests include: Brian Tyler, Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL, Harry Gregson-Williams, Thomas Newman, Mark Mothersbaugh, Mychael Danna, Christopher Lennertz, Jeff Beal, Fil Eisler, Blake Neely, Mike Post, Atticus Ross, Paul Haslinger, Alan Silvestri, Singer-songwriter Gwendolyn Sanford, Lisa Loeb, Atli Örvarsson & more to be announced.

BMI bestows the BMI Icon Award to composers who have made significant contributions in the realm of film and television Music.

BMI's 2016 Film & TV Music Awards will also honor the composers of the past year's top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs from the company's repertoire of more than 8.5 million musical works.

ABOUT BMI: Celebrating 75 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 8.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 650,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI's repertoire, from chart-toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit www.bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.'s Facebook page.

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