TV composer Kurt Farquhar receives the Career Achievement Award at the 2022 Hollywood Music in Media Awards

Kurt Farquhar, who has scored more primetime television hits than any other African-American composer over the past three decades, will receive the Career Achievement Award at the 13th annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) ceremony on Nov. 16 at the Avalon in Hollywood.

Born in Chicago and now living in Los Angeles, Farquhar is a television and film composer, songwriter and producer, and founder/CEO of True Music, a music licensing company.

His credits include series such as The History Channel’s miniseries Abraham Lincoln; cbs’ The neighborhood and The King of Queens; The CWs Black Lightning; and Girlfriends; and numerous series for the BET network.

“We are so proud to honor Kurt,” HMMA executive producer Brent Harvey said in a statement. “He is an incredibly talented composer with an amazing message. After overcoming homelessness, he became a Hollywood success story. His journey is an inspiration to all.”

Farquhar joins past HMMA honorees such as Kenny Loggins, Smokey Robinson, Diane Warren, Earth, Wind & Fire, Glen Campbell, Dave Mason and film composers John Debney and Christopher Young.

HMMA nominees are selected in specific genres of music for film, television and video games, including dramatic feature, sci-fi/fantasy, documentary and animation. Submissions for this year’s awards are open until October. 15.

The Hollywood Music in Media Awards will be held at The Avalon, Hollywood, 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028 on Nov. 16. This is the first time since 2019 that the event will take place as a live, in-person ceremony after two years of virtual ceremonies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tickets for the ceremony will be available in October. 1.

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