True Blood’s Nathan Barr and Jace Everett Honored at the BMI Awards
May 22, 2009 by Ollie Chong aka AdoreBill
Composer Nathan Barr and singer/songwriter Jace Everett were honored for their work on HBO‘s True Blood at the BMI Awards which was held at the at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles on May 20, 2009. Nathan Barr provides the original score to True Blood and Jace Everett sings the theme song, “Bad Things,” were recognized in the category of “Award-Winning Composers of Featured Music for Hit Television and Cable Series” along with Steve Jablonsky for perennial favorite Desperate Housewives, Tony Asher, Anton Sanko, and Brian Wilson for HBO dramedy Big Love, and Rolfe Kent and Daniel Licht for the groundbreaking series Dexter. Ferdinand Jay Smith was also honored for his composition of the ubiquitous HBO Main Theme.
The Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 375,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI reported $901 million for its 2008 fiscal year in performing right collections. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.
Congratulations to both Nathan Barr and Jace Everett for their well deserved win for their wonderful work and music on True Blood.
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