Composer James Newton Howard to Receive Icon Award at 2016 BMI Film & Television Awards


Performing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc. will present a career achievement award to renown composer James Newton Howard at the corporation’s 2016 Film & Television Awards scheduled for Wednesday, May 11, taking place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. In addition, the event will celebrate the work and contribution of composers from previous year’s top-earning and highest-rated films, network television series and programs.

BMI is the global leader in music rights management and celebrates over 75 years of exemplary service and reputable presence amongst the music industry, providing services to songwriters, composers, music publishers and more.

Howard is set to receive the Icon Award for his credible and high-ranking achievements in the industry, and reputable presence amongst the domain of film and television.

“We are thrilled to honor James, an exquisite musician and prolific composer whose glorious music is as inspiring as he is,” BMI Vice President of Film and Television Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross announced. She added that Howard is also “one of the most revered film composers in the world because of his masterful chameleon-like skills.”

The exceptionally masterful composer holds the title for over 120 credits for his impeccable film and television scores, spanning over a 30-year career, with his work in The Prince of Tides being his first Academy Award nomination. In total, Howard has been nominated for eight Academy Awards amongst the ‘original song and music’ division and includes titles such as The Fugitive, starring Harrison Ford. His other distinguished titles include The Dark NightThe Hunger Games and The Sixth Sense.

Howard will accompany the event with many other distinguished and recognizable guests and artists, including David Newman, who is set to be awarded the Classic Contribution Award for his prestigious involvement and backing of multiple film music performances taking place in event and concert halls nationwide, with emphasis on his endeavor with the American Youth Symphony. In addition, the famed and impressive composer holds a monumental list of accreditation under his belt that includes titles like Scooby-DoThe Cat in the Hat, and The Ice Age.

Honorary Invitees also confirmed to attend are John Williams, David Arnold, Rachel Portman, Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman, Alexandre Desplat, David Newman, Rolfe Kent, Mychael Danna, Harry Gregson-Williams, Mark Mothersbaugh, Mike Post, Cliff Martinez, John Barry, Thomas Newman, Michael Kamen, Alan Menken, Lalo Schifrin, George S. Clinton, and Jerry Goldsmith.

During a recent interview with BMI, Howard discussed the upcoming honor, including the many esteemed and acclaimed topics about the exceptional history of his career. See what Howard had to say about the professional relationship held with notable director M. Night Shyamalan, and his involvement working with music icons like Elton John and Barbara Streisand, and more:


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