BMI CEO Hints at YouTube Deal During Film and TV Awards; David Arnold Receives Richard Kirk Award
BMI CEO Hints at YouTube Deal During Film and TV Awards; David Arnold Receives Richard Kirk Award

LOS ANGELES -- BMI expects to sign a deal with YouTube within the next few weeks over rights payments, BMI president and CEO Del Bryant cryptically announced Wednesday at the BMI Film and TV awards gala.

Bryant did not identify YouTube or its parent company Google by name, but sources confirmed YouTube was the website he was referring to when he said "popular video site."

Announcement of the settlement brought cheers inside the Beverly Wilshire hotel ballroom as did Bryant's declaration that the performing rights organization would continue to pull in more than $100 million per year. After his speech and a tribute to the recently deceased composer John Berry, awards were handed out to the composers associated with high-grossing films and popular TV shows.

Oscar-winner Atticus Ross and Brian Tyler were among the multiple winners on hand at the gala. Harry Gregson-Williams was honored four times -- for scoring "The Town," "Unstoppable," "Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time" and "Shrek Forever After." Pete Townshend, Blake Neely, Steve Jablonsky, David Buckley, Daniel Licht, Keb' Mo', Doug Bossi, Matt Koskenmaki, Andy Kubiszewski and Michael Suby also received multiple prizes as BMI celebrated the composers of music featured in the past year's top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs.

Doreen Ringer Ross, vice president, Film/TV Relations, joined Bryant in handing out the trophies. The ceremony also featured the presentation of the Richard Kirk Award to David Arnold. The Richard Kirk Award is bestowed on composers who have made significant contributions to the realm of film and television music. Arnold's films include the James Bond installments "Tomorrow Never Dies," "The World is Not Enough," "Die Another Day," "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace."

FILM MUSIC AWARDS

THE A-TEAM
Alan Silvestri

THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU
Thomas Newman

BATTLE: LOS ANGELES
Brian Tyler

BLACK SWAN
Clint Mansell

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER
David Arnold

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES
Edward Shearmur

DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS
Theodore Shapiro

THE EXPENDABLES
Brian Tyler

FAST FIVE
Brian Tyler

GET HIM TO THE GREEK
Lyle Workman

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1
Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)

HOP
Christopher Lennertz

THE KING'S SPEECH
Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT
Blake Neely

THE LINCOLN LAWYER
Cliff Martinez

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
Steve Jablonsky

PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME
Harry Gregson-Williams

SEX AND THE CITY 2
Aaron Zigman

SHREK FOREVER AFTER
Harry Gregson-Williams

THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Atticus Ross

TAKERS
Paul Haslinger

TANGLED
Alan Menken

THE TOWN
David Buckley (PRS)
Harry Gregson-Williams

TRON: LEGACY
Daft Punk

UNKNOWN
John Ottman

UNSTOPPABLE
Harry Gregson-Williams

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER

THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Atticus Ross

TELEVISION MUSIC AWARDS

AMAZING RACE
Christopher Franke
Vaughn Johnson
Lee Sanders

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
Jos Jorgensen
Andy Love

THE BACHELOR
Rob Cairns

BLUE BLOODS
Mark Morgan
Rob Simonsen

BODY OF PROOF
Daniel Licht

BONES
Scott Kirkland

CRIMINAL MINDS
Mark Mancina

CSI
Pete Townshend (PRS)

CSI: MIAMI
Kevin Kiner
Pete Townshend (PRS)

CSI: NEW YORK
Bill Brown
Pete Townshend (PRS)

THE DEFENDERS
Danny Saber

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
Danny Elfman
Steve Jablonsky

THE GOOD WIFE
David Buckley (PRS)

GREY'S ANATOMY
Carim Clasmann (PRS)
Galia Durant (PRS)

HARRY'S LAW
Michael Fratantuno
Terence Yoshiaki

HAWAII FIVE-0
Keith Power (SOCAN)
Brian Tyler

HOUSE
3D (PRS)
Daddy G (PRS)
Mushroom (PRS)

LAW & ORDER: LA
Mike Post

THE MENTALIST
Blake Neely

MIKE & MOLLY
Keb' Mo'

NCIS
Brian Kirk

SECRET MILLIONAIRE
Doug Beiden
Doug Bossi

$#*! MY DAD SAYS
Ben Folds
Nick Hornby (PRS)

TWO AND A HALF MEN
Chuck Lorre

UNDERCOVER BOSS
Kenneth Berry
Matt Koskenmaki
John Nooney
Craig Owens

SPANISH-LANGUAGE TELEVISION MUSIC AWARDS

LA REINA DEL SUR
Teodoro Bello

TERESA
Baltazar Hinojosa

CABLE MUSIC AWARDS

AMERICAN CHOPPER: SENIOR VS. JUNIOR
Ritchie Cordell
Joan Jett
Matt Koskenmaki
Martin Kupersmith
Kenny Laguna

THE COLONY
Andy Kubiszewski

DEADLIEST CATCH
Bruce Hanifan

DEXTER
Rolfe Kent
Daniel Licht

FLYING WILD ALASKA
Doug Bossi
Tony Elfers
Mat Morse

MEMPHIS BEAT
Milton Addington
Dickey Lee
Keb' Mo'
Allen Reynolds

THE O'REILLY FACTOR
Phil Garrod
Reed Hays
Scott Schreer

PAIR OF KINGS
Jamie Dunlap

THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR
Adam Berry

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
Michael Suby

PROJECT RUNWAY
Biff Sanders
Adam Sanborne
Michael Suby

THE SITUATION ROOM
Herb Avery

STORAGE WARS
Andy Kubiszewski

TRUE BLOOD
Nathan Barr
Jace Everett