Alvin Bart, "the grand old man" repping composers and lyricists, died of heart failure in Berkeley, Calif., on Nov. 19. He was 86.
AFM, AFTRA the latest unions to endorse the newly formed Assn.of Media Composers and Lyricists.
Screen Actors Guild has joined the Writers Guild of America in backing the push by composers and lyricists to unionize
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WGA's endorsement of unionizing through the Teamsters was a big boost for the musicians.
Film and TV composers and lyricists seeking to unionize have gotten the backing of the Writers Guild of America, as well as a handful of Hollywood heavyweights.
Right now they're calling themselves the Assn. of Media Composers and Lyricists. If hundreds of Hollywood tunesmiths have their way, the AMCL could soon be part of Teamsters Local 399.
For the first time in more than a decade, composers and lyricists working in film, TV and videogames are considering unionization.
Harold Arlen (1905-86) is one of the 20th century's top tunesmiths, creating more than 500 published songs in collaboration with a host of legendary lyricists. Nearly three dozen of his better-known…