BMI honors latest Spidey sound man


Composer Christopher Young received the Richard Kirk Award at BMI's Film & Television Awards held Wednesday night at the Beverly Wilshire.

The award, named after the late BMI vp Richard Kirk, is given annually to a composer who has "made significant contributions to film and television music." Young's recent credits include "Spider-Man 3," "Untraceable," "Ghost Rider" and "The Grudge" and its sequel.

Peter Golub, head of the Sundance Institute's Film Composers Lab, received the Classic Contribution Award for his role in enhancing music in independent film.

More than 80 BMI Crystals were presented to the composers of music featured in the past year's top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest- ranking cable network programs, as well as those composers who won Emmys.

Pete Townshend took home a leading three awards for his work on the "CSI" dramas. Double winners included Steve Jablonsky, Rupert Gregson-Williams, George Fenton, Mychael Danna, Aaron Zigman, Kevin Kiner, Mike Post and Matt Koskenmaki.

Ann Donahue is senior editor at Billboard.