For the second year in a row John Dickson has received the ASCAP award for Top Television series for his work on the hit USA Network show Burn Notice.
ASCAP – the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers – represents over 8.5 million copyrighted musical works from more than 350,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. The Top Television Series Award is presented to an ASCAP composer who has written themes and underscores for a high rated TV series in the previous year. John Dickson is no stranger to the award, having also received it for Burn Notice in 2008.
“Burn Notice is a really fun show to write for,” Dickson said. “From the initial viewing of each episode to the final mix of the score it’s always entertaining. Each character is so unique, so well fleshed out, that they inspire me to keep coming up with cool music for them.”
In addition to Burn Notice, Dickson’s credits include Killer Per Caso, A Galaxy Far Far Away and the films Mammoth, Alien Lockdown, Larva and Pterodactyl. His compositions and arrangements have also featured in Who Killed the Electric Car, XXX, Cool World, The Oprah Winfrey Show, General Hospital and many other television and film projects. In addition he has performed with singers such as Barbra Streisand, Elton John, and Ray Charles.
When asked about season 3 Dickson had the following to say. “It’s great to be back at work with [creator and executive producer] Matt Nix and the Burn Notice team,” Dickson says. “The show just gets better and better.”