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BMI Mourns the Loss of Renowned Jazz and Bluesman Mose Allison

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From News, posted 11.17.16. BMI is saddened by the news that pianist, singer and songwriter Mose Allison passed away Tuesday at the age of 89. Born in 1927, Allison wrote his first song as a young teenager, “The 14-Day Palmolive Plan,” starting his career off early in the dryly satirical vein that became a… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Win Big at 2016 Blues Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.18.16. The Halloran Performance Center, which is the new addition to the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, provided the perfect venue for the Blues Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner on May 4, 2016, where BMI affiliates once again dominated the field of honorees. Bluesmen Jimmy Johnson, Eddy Clearwater, and John… Read more...


BMI Salutes its 2016 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 2.16.16. BMI songwriters had an amazing night at the 58th GRAMMYs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, on Monday, taking home top awards across the board. Taylor Swift continued her ascendance by winning Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of The Year for 1989, Mark Ronson snagged Record of… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Blues Singer Marion James

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From News, posted 1.06.16. Nashville’s Queen of the Blues and BMI affiliate known for her top 10 single “That’s My Man,” Marion James, passed away last Thursday at the age of 81. A veteran to Nashville’s blues music scene, James, who also toured worldwide, was a staple performer in the clubs on Music City’s… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees and Honorees

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From News, posted 6.30.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to congratulate its Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, Bobby Braddock, Willie Dixon, Toby Keith, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry, who together made up the majority of this year’s class of inductions into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 18, 2015. Congratulations also go to… Read more...


BMI Writers Crank Up the Volume at 2015 Blues Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.17.15. For the last several years, Broadcast Music, Inc. has been a proud sponsor of the Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards, which is the highest honor given to musicians and songwriters in blues music. This year, per usual, the 36th Blues Music Awards took place before a sell-out crowd in Memphis,… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Blues Great B.B. King

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From News, posted 5.15.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. mourns the loss of one of music’s most brilliant pioneers – the King of Blues, B.B. King, died last night at the age of 89. Famous for his undeniably blazing guitar he named Lucille, and vocals that demanded to be heard, the 15-time GRAMMY winner recorded more… Read more...


BMI Writers Rock the Stage at French Quarter Fest

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From News, posted 4.18.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. hosted a rocking stage in the courtyard of The Historic New Orleans Collection for the sixth consecutive year at the French Quarter Festival, a yearly event highlighting genres including contemporary and traditional jazz, funk, folk, gospel, rhythm and blues, Zydeco, classical and cabaret. The 32nd annual festival… Read more...


Majority of 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductions Go to BMI Writers

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From News, posted 4.15.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to congratulate its Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, who make up the majority of the 2015 class. The venerable institution, dedicated since 1969 to celebrating the work of composers and lyricists responsible for some of the world’s most popular music, will host the 46th annual… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Tell it Like it is at International Blues Challenge

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From News, posted 1.29.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. congratulates its songwriters who competed in the 31st International Blues Challenge, which took place January 20-24, 2015, in Memphis, TN. The competition featured songwriters from all over the globe competing in multiple categories and more than 200 affiliated blues societies from the U.S. and Canada, as well… Read more...