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Composer John Williams Honored by Young Musicians Foundation

(October 29, 2004)

Composer John Williams received the 2004 Magic Baton, Young Musicians Foundations highest accolade, in recognition of his illustrious career as a composer and a conductor, and inaugural APM/YMF Film & TV Music Business Fellow Chanda Dancy was recognized at the 50th Annual ?Command Performance Benefit Gala at the Beverly Hilton last week. 

The APM/YMF Film & TV Music Business Fellowship is designed to expose young musicians to professional opportunities in the business of film and television music production, supervision and licensing.  Dancy was selected from dozens of applicants to participate in 16 sessions dealing with various aspects of film and television scoring, including primers on music copyrights, licensing and clearances, as well as assisting APM on music searches for the studios and networks, and attending live scoring sessions and final audio mixes.

APM Film & TV Music Business Fellow Chanda Dancy celebrates with Composer John Williams at the 50th Annual YMF "Command Performance" Gala at the Beverly Hilton. Photo By: Alex Berliner

Associated Production Music, a joint venture of EMI Music Publishing (the worlds largest music publisher) and BMG Music Publishing (a division of Bertelsmann AG) provides the United States and Canada with music selection services and exclusive licensing rights to 20 different music libraries specifically for use in film, television, radio, recording and new media.

With more than 175,000 different musical tracks to choose from, APMs catalog comprises one of the largest and most diverse collections of original music available to entertainment and media producers.  For more information about APM, please visit:

Young Musicians Foundation has been a national treasure and the Los Angeles "home team" for 50 years. Founded in 1955, YMF is one of the oldest and most respected organizations on the West Coast serving young musicians both locally and nationwide by providing performance opportunities, financial assistance, and music education programs to thousands of young musicians at all stages of development each year.


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