cliffmartinezBroadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) has announced today that Cliff Martinez will be honored with the Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement at this year’s BMI Film & Television Awards. The Grammy-nominated composer will be the first recipient of the award who is also in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Martinez started out in bands including Captain Beefheart, The Weirdos, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Dickies before scoring his first movie, Sex, Lies, and Videotape directed by Steven Soderbergh. He went on to collaborate with the director multiples times on such films as Kafka, The Limey, Traffic, Solaris and Contagion. The composer’s other film scoring credits include Drive (for which he received a Broadcast Film Critics Award nomination), Arbitrage, The Lincoln Lawyer, Narc, Wicker Park and Wonderland. He has recently scored two movies currently playing in theaters: Robert Redford’s The Company You Keepand Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers (co-composed with Skrillex). He also wrote the music for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives starring Ryan Gosling, which is set to be released in the US on July 19, 2013. Martinez follows previous Richard Kirk Award recipients John Williams, John Barry, Lalo Schifrin, Jerry Goldsmith, Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman, Thomas Newman, Michael Kamen, Rachel Portman, David Newman, Rolfe Kent, Mark Mothersbaugh, Alan Menken, Christopher Young, Harry Gregson-Williams, David Arnold, George S. Clinton and Mike Post. The BMI Film & Television Awards will be held on May 15, 2013 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.