BMI Announces Programming for 2020 Sundance Festival

BMI® (Broadcast Music, Inc.®) has announced its programming for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Highlights include the 22nd edition of the Composer/Director Roundtable “Music & Film: The Creative Process” on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Kimball Arts Center, followed by the 18th annual BMI Snowball on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at The Shop. Throughout the years, both events have always brought in a full house of attendees that includes a mixture of emerging composers, directors, songwriters, industry tastemakers and music fans.

BMI’s signature roundtable panel explores the role of music in film and focuses on the relationship between composers and directors. This year's panelists include director of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program Peter Golub; composer Nathan Barr and director Alan Ball (Uncle Frank); composer Ed Shearmur and director Rodrigo García (Four Good Days); composer Ben Lovett and director David Bruckner (The Night House); composer Tamar-kali and director Josephine Decker (Shirley); composer Anthony Willis and director Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman); composer T. Griffin and director Amanda McBaine (Boys State); composer Fil Eisler (Us Kids); composer Joe Wong and director John James (Siempre, Luis); and composer Mark Orton and director Andrew Cohn (The Last Shift). Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI's Vice President of Creative Relations, will moderate and guide the conversation as participants discuss what goes into producing a successful film score.

This year’s BMI Snowball features an all-female roster of highly talented musicians, headlined by GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb, who began her career with the hit song “Stay (I Missed You),” from the original movie soundtrack Reality Bites, which landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. She’s since released 14 studio albums, including five children’s albums and two illustrated children’s books with music, with her 15th album A Simple Trick to Happiness, set to be released Feb. 7. Also joining the line-up is California-native songstress Chloé Caroline, who will take the stage with an alt-pop acoustic set followed by Georgia Ku, the songwriter behind numerous worldwide hits including “Scared to Be Lonely” (DJ Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa), “So Close” (Georgia Ku & Captain Cuts), and her debut single “What Do I Do?”

Memorable performances from previous years have included Death Cab for Cutie, Christina Perri, Dawes, Terence Blanchard, Rita Wilson, K.T. Tunstall, Patty Smyth, Devo, Keb’ Mo’, Donovan, Rodriguez, Neyla Pekarek (formerly of the Lumineers), Hailey Knox, Robert Randolph and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Percy Sledge and Spooner Oldham, among others.

Below you will find event details. For more information and coverage of the Festival, visit BMI follow #BMISundance on Twitter and Instagram (@BMI)—and stay connected through Facebook.

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Composer and Director Roundtable “Music & Film: The Creative Process” Kimball Arts Center (1401 Kearns Blvd, Park City). The event is open to Festival credential holders.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 Doors 7:30 p.m. 
The BMI Snowball Showcase: The Shop (1167 Woodside Ave, Park City) The event is open to Festival credential holders.