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PERRY BOTKIN, JR., GRAMMY® WINNING, OSCAR-NOMINATED TV AND FILM COMPOSER/ARRANGER/PRODUCER PASSES AT 87

Perry Botkin, Jr.    Photograph by Lillian Elain Wilson  Composer of TV Themes For The Young The & Restless, Mork And Mindy, The ABC Friday/Sunday…

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ASMAC President Gayle Levant Honored by Television Academy

Harpist Gayle Levant received a special 2019-2020 Primetime Emmy Award for “Contributions to the Emmy Award, Winning Achievement, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series…

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‘There’s Light at the End of the Tunnel’ for Music Writers, says ASMAC VP Ira Hearshen

Finally, some hopeful news for those of us who write music for a living. After repeated assaults on our ability to be compensated fairly for…

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GRAMMY NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

The Grammy nomination for the 63rd year have been announced and include ASMAC member Jeremy Levy and the musical Soft Power, both featured at recent…

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In Groundbreaking Election, Stephanie O’Keefe Named First Woman President in LA Musicians Union’s 123-Year History

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 5, 2021) – Members of the American Federation of Musicians Local 47 shattered a more than century-old glass ceiling by electing…

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Nathan Wang Mentors LA Inception Orchestra Students

Here is a report from Akira Nakano from LA Inception Orchestra about Nathan Wang’s mentoring of students. “Nathan was amazing. He picked out an animation…

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Don’t Get Screwed with Erin M. Jacobson

There’s a lot of confusing information in the music business:  copyright, different types of royalties, how to get paid, and how to not sign over…

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News from John Clayton: Tribute to Johnny Mandel November 23, 2020

ASMAC received this message from composer, arranger, bass player, and bandleader, John Clayton: On Monday, November 23, 2020, I’ll be celebrating the music of composer,…

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Michael Giacchino’s debut solo album released October 30

Michael Giacchino’s first solo album, Travelogue: Volume 1, was released by Mondo Records on October 30, 2020. Performed by “Michael Giacchino & His Nouvelle Modernica…

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LA Inception Orchestra Presents a Day of Masterclasses

The LA Inception Orchestra, a nonprofit mentorship program for young composers, will present a day of masterclasses and presentations centered around music composition, featuring leading…

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