Merce Cunningham: Moved by the Music of Our Time

Merce Cunningham New York, NY – April 17, 2002On the roof of the Cunningham Studios Filmed and Transcribed by Amanda MacBlane The Meaning of Dance Life Forms Dance Independent From Music Chance Operations Training Dance on Film and Motion Capture Computer Technology Newness in Dance vs. Newness in Music Suite for Five in Space and […]

CAP Awards $30,200 in Support of Premiere Performances

Twenty-one composers have been awarded grants totaling $30,200 to support the production of materials for a premiere performance of their work under the auspices of the American Music Center‘s Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance Program (CAP). In total this year, the AMC has awarded over $85,000 directly to composers across the nation. “The Copying Assistance […]

Webcasting Rate Set at .07¢ Across the Board

The debate over the appropriate royalty rates webcasters should pay for streaming music just got a little more interesting. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced his decision with regard to the rates and terms for webcasting and ephemeral recordings, setting a .07¢ performance fee (per performance) for “Internet-only” transmission and “radio retransmission” and […]

Rewarding the Risk Takers: ASCAP’s Awards for Adventurous Programming

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) joined the American Symphony Orchestra League and Chorus America in honoring symphony orchestras and choral ensembles, respectively, for their adventurous programming during the 2001 concert season. ASCAP’s Vice President of Concert Music, Frances Richard was on hand at each organization’s recent national conference to present the […]

BMI Student Composers Honored at 50th Annual Awards Presentation

Charles Wuorinen and Steven Mackey reminisce about winning their own Student Composer Awards Awards are great at any age, but few would argue that the practical aspect of a cash prize often has an especially powerful impact on a young career. “Not only can I pay my rent for the summer, but I bought a […]