Ex-Oingo Boingo leader to receive Crystal Award

Composer Danny Elfman will receive a BMI Award for Outstanding Career Achievement at the performing rights org’s annual Film/TV Awards dinner on May 15.

Elfman will be presented with the Crystal Award, named in honor of BMI Los Angeles vice president Richard Kirk. The award is given out annually to the composer who has made significant contributions to the world of Film and TV music.

The former leader of the rock band Oingo Boingo, Elfman’s recent scoring credits include “Spider-Man,” “Men in Black II,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Spy Kids” and “A Simple Plan.” Elfman won a Grammy Award for “Batman.”

The BMI Film/TV Awards recognize the composers of the top grossing films and the highest-rated primetime television shows of the year.

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