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

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 10:  Composer Kurt Farquhar arrives to the 2017 BMI Film, TV And Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)

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."

Published May 16, 2017

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.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 13:  Composer Kurt Farquhar attends the 2015 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 13, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by 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."

Being Mary Jane, Ep 410 - Gabrielle Union as Mary Jane Paul. (Photo: Wilford Harewood/BET)

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!

Written by Milena Toro

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