Blanchard, composer for many of Spike Lee’s films, was honored for his “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers,” said Bmi president-ceo Mike O’Neill. “His music makes powerful statements about American tragedies that must not be forgotten, while also encouraging all of us to heal.”
Said Blanchard, “We just want to express ourselves in an artistic way. We have a burning desire to say something that’s in us, and sometimes we don’t even know what it is that we’re trying to say. These projects give us room to do that.
“You are my heroes,” he told the black-tie crowd of film and TV composers. “Everything that I’ve written for the screen,