The Man Behind Being Mary Jane's Soundtrack Wins BMI Award

Kurt received a BMI Film and TV Music Award for his musical score of "Being Mary Jane."

You’ve heard his music selections in many of your favorite shows, including The Game, Moesha, Girlfriends, Sister, Sister, The Parkers, The Proud Family and our personal favorite, Being Mary Jane! Who’s the man behind it all, you ask? His name is Kurt Farquhar and he’s one of the most multi-faceted composers in the television music industry.

Being Mary Jane
'Go-Go' by Kurt Farquhar - Kurt Farquhar is a film and television composer, best known for crafting the music on King of Queens.(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BMI)

On May 10, 2017, BMI held its 2017 Film, TV & Visual Media Awards in Beverly Hills, California, where Kurt received a BMI Film and TV Music Award for his musical score of Being Mary Jane Season 4. Farquhar is a six-time BMI award winner, including four for The King of Queens, one for The Game and now one for our very own Being Mary Jane.

In an interview with BMI, Kurt described his work process as soulful. He said, "My method of work is less technical than soulful; I write from my soul and from the heart of the characters on screen. These days I'm very attracted to simplicity and color, silence and overtones. I'm constantly telling the music to just breathe."

What everyone loves about BMJ is the way the series takes an unflinching look at romance, friendship, family relationships and the work life of the modern Black woman. Mr. Farquhar is responsible for the soundtrack of Mary Jane’s extraordinary yet ordinary life. Beyond the incredible score, the show highlights artists such as Dave East, Laura Mvula, Kehlani, Johnny Gill, Billy Holiday and so many more. See the full list of each episode's playlist here. Being Mary Jane will be back this July. Be sure to watch only on BET!

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