Emmys Reinstate Theme Song Category

Music branch of TV Academy votes to retain Main Title Theme award, forgo adding one for Composition for Nonfiction Programming

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ announcement last month that it would eliminate the Main Title Theme category for the 2010-2011 Primetime Emmys created a bit of a furor in the music branch.

So the ATAS Board of Governors decided maybe it should give the music branch a chance to weigh in.

The proposal was to eliminate the title theme category and replace it with a new category, Music Composition for a Nonfiction Program.

The results are in from the recent vote, and the outcome is that the title music category will remain and the nonfiction category will not be added.

Of 121 ballots returned by members of the music branch, 36 were in favor of the change and 85 were against it.