Society of Composers & Lyricists

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The Society of Composers & Lyricists is an organization founded in 1983 to represent composers and lyricists working in visual media, such as television and film.[1][2] It sought union status in 1984 after the dissolution of the Composers and Lyricists Guild of America, but the National Labor Relations Board denied the bid on the basis that songwriters were independent contractors. Another attempt to become a union in the 1990s was also unsuccessful.[3][4] Members of the organization also include orchestrators, arrangers, music supervisors, music agents, music attorneys, music editors, copyists, and audio engineers.[5]

Awards[edit]

Since 2020, the Society of Composers & Lyricists has presented annual awards for music in film, television, and other media.[6]

Ceremonies[edit]

# Date Location Host Ref.
1st January 7, 2020 Skirball Cultural Center [7]
2nd March 2, 2021 Virtual Michael Giacchino [8]
3rd March 8, 2022[a] Skirball Cultural Center Aloe Blacc [10]

Categories[edit]

As of 2022, the organization presents awards in seven competitive categories:[2][11]

Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Film[edit]

# Year Film Music by Ref.
1st 2020 Joker Hildur Guðnadóttir [12]
2nd 2021 Soul Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste [13]
3rd 2022 Encanto Germaine Franco [14]

Outstanding Original Score for an Independent Film[edit]

# Year Film Music by Ref.
1st 2020 Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Kathryn Bostic [12]
2nd 2021 Blizzard of Souls Lolita Ritmanis [13]
3rd 2022 The Green Knight Daniel Hart [14]

Outstanding Original Score for a Television Production[edit]

# Year Production Music by Ref.
1st 2020 Chernobyl Hildur Guðnadóttir [12]
2nd 2021 The Queen's Gambit Carlos Rafael Rivera [13]
3rd 2022 The White Lotus Cristobal Tapia de Veer [14]

Outstanding Original Song for a Dramatic or Documentary Visual Media Production[edit]

Prior to 2022, a single award was given for Original Song in a Visual Media Production, irrespective of genre.

# Year Song Production Song by Ref.
1st 2020 "Stand Up" Harriet Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo [12]
3rd 2022 "No Time to Die" No Time to Die Billie Eilish & Finneas O'Connell [14]

Outstanding Original Song for a Comedy or Musical Visual Media Production[edit]

Prior to 2022, a single award was given for Original Song in a Visual Media Production, irrespective of genre.

# Year Song Production Song by Ref.
2nd 2021 "Husavik" Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus, Rickard Göransson [13]
3rd 2022 "Just Look Up" Don't Look Up Nicholas Britell, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Taura Stinson [14]

Outstanding Original Score for Interactive Media[edit]

# Year Production Music by Ref.
1st 2020 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gordy Haab, Stephen Barton [12]
2nd 2021 Metamorphosis Garry Schyman, Mikolai Stroinski [13]
3rd 2022 Battlefield 2042 Hildur Guðnadóttir & Sam Slater [14]

David Raksin Award for Emerging Talent[edit]

# Year Production Music By Ref.
3rd 2022 Jupiter's Legacy Stephanie Economou [14]

Spirit of Collaboration Award[edit]

In addition, the group presents the non-competitive Spirit of Collaboration Award to a composer and filmmaker team.[15]

# Year Composer Filmmaker Ref.
1st 2020 Thomas Newman Sam Mendes [12]
2nd 2021 Terence Blanchard Spike Lee [13]
3rd 2022 Carter Burwell Joel Coen & Ethan Coen [14]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rescheduled from February 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mission and History". Society of Composers & Lyricists. Retrieved January 14, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Pond, Steve (January 4, 2022). "Nicholas Britell, Diane Warren Lead Noms for Society of Composers and Lyricists Awards". TheWrap. Retrieved January 14, 2022.
  3. ^ Eicke, Stephan (2019). The Struggle Behind the Soundtrack: Inside the Discordant New World of Film Scoring. McFarland. pp. 198–199. ISBN 9781476637006.
  4. ^ Verrier, Richard (November 18, 2009). "Composers, lyricists make a union pitch". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 14, 2022.
  5. ^ Newman, Melinda (January 8, 2020). "'Joker' Composer Hildur Gudnadóttir Scores Big at Inaugural Society of Composers & Lyricists Awards". Billboard. Retrieved January 14, 2022.
  6. ^ Willman, Chris (December 3, 2019). "Society of Composers & Lyricists Announces Nominees for Inaugural Film/TV Awards". Variety. Retrieved January 14, 2022.
  7. ^ Burlingame, Jon (January 8, 2020). "Women Win Big at Inaugural Society of Composers & Lyricists Awards". Variety. Retrieved January 14, 2022.
  8. ^ Burlingame, Jon (March 2, 2021). "'Soul,' 'Blizzard of Souls' Scores and 'Eurovision' Song Win Top Awards From Society of Composers and Lyricists". Variety. Retrieved January 14, 2022.
  9. ^ Pedersen, Erik (January 13, 2022). "Society of Composers & Lyricists' SCL Awards Rescheduled For March – Update". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 14, 2022.
  10. ^ Tapp, Tom (March 8, 2022). "Billie Eilish, Finneas O'Connell, Ariana Grande Top Society Of Composers & Lyricists' Awards – Full Winners List". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 9, 2022.
  11. ^ "The SCL Awards". Society of Composers & Lyricists. Retrieved January 14, 2022.
  12. ^ a b c d e f Anderson, Erik (January 8, 2020). "Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) Awards: Hildur Guðnadóttir a double winner for 'Joker,' 'Chernobyl'". AwardsWatch. Retrieved March 9, 2022.
  13. ^ a b c d e f Anderson, Erik (March 3, 2021). "'Soul,' "Husavik" are Society of Composers and Lyricists winners". AwardsWatch. Retrieved March 9, 2022.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h Anderson, Erik (March 9, 2022). "Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) winners: 'Encanto,' Billie Eilish and 'The White Lotus'". AwardsWatch. Retrieved March 9, 2022.
  15. ^ Vlessing, Etan (February 1, 2021). "Spike Lee, Terence Blanchard to Receive Collaboration Honor at Society of Composers & Lyricists Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 14, 2022.

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