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- Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019
Warren, Rich named to HMMA Board
- HOLLYWOOD, Calif.
The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) has named songwriters Diane Warren and Allan Rich to the HMMA Advisory Board and Voting Academy. The acclaimed songsmiths join a group of entertainment professionals that include music artists/producers Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire), Dave Mason (Traffic), Nile Rodgers (Chic), Adam Gaynor (Matchbox 20) and film composers John Debney (The Greatest Showman) and Christopher Young (Pet Sematary)
Held in November, the HMMA historically have been over 80% accurate in awarding future recipients of iconic film, TV and videogame awards. For example in film: the 2018 HMMA winners included “Shallow” (A Star is Born) which later won the 2019 Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy. Also winning a 2018 HMMA was Ludwig Goransson for his score to Black Panther, which also garnered the 2019 Oscar and Grammy.
Warren is a 10-time Oscar nominated, Grammy and Golden Globe winning songwriter. She is the sole owner of her publishing company, Realsongs, and a three-time HMMA winner for “I’ll Fight” (from the RBG documentary), “Stand Up For Something” (from Marshall) and “Till it Happens to You” (The Hunting Ground documentary).
Rich is a two-time Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe nominated songwriter. He has co-written hit songs for Natalie Cole, “I Live For Your Love,” James Ingram’s #1 pop hit “I Don’t Have The Heart,” Whitney Houston’s “Run To You” from the 45 million-selling The Bodyguard movie soundtrack and much more.