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BMI Mourns the Loss of Country Music’s Freddy Powers

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From News, posted 6.22.16. BMI is saddened by the loss of BMI songwriter, producer and musician Freddy Powers, who died Tuesday at the age of 84. Powers is responsible for a number of chart-toppers for BMI legends Merle Haggard and George Jones, including “Let’s Chase Each Other Around the Room,” “A Place to Fall… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees and Honorees

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From News, posted 6.17.16. BMI is proud to congratulate Nile Rodgers and Chip Taylor, who led this year’s class of inductions into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, as well as BMI affiliates Seymour Stein, who was presented with the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award, and Nick Jonas, who received the Hal David Starlight… Read more...


Higher Learning: Josh Abbott Band Surveys the Music Scene

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.17.16. In 2006, Josh Abbott was just months away from earning his master’s degree at Texas Tech University when he decided to pursue music with his namesake band. The Josh Abbott Band, which he’d recently started with a couple of his fraternity brothers, was gaining momentum quickly, and Josh knew he… Read more...


Getting to Know Maggie Rose

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.17.16. Collaborations between country and rap artists aren’t unheard of. But Maggie Rose’s contribution to “Laid Back” with Mannie Fresh and Big Boi, from the album of her collaborative partner Dallas Davidson, Country Boy Swagger, might be one of the most wonderfully unusual country-rap mashups ever. For Rose, fast emerging as… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Helps Illinois Broadcasters Honor Neuhoff Media CEO

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From News, posted 6.17.16. The Illinois Broadcasters Association recently (6/14) honored radio industry leader Beth Neuhoff with their Broadcaster of the Year Award, and BMI was there to help pay tribute. Nashville-based BMI singer/songwriter Skye Claire was on hand at the awards ceremony to perform a few songs from her upcoming project as a… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Signing of Songwriter Alexander Palmer

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From News, posted 6.15.16. Newly signed BMI songwriter and producer Alexander Palmer dropped by the BMI Nashville office June 14 to snap a photo in celebration of his new status as a BMI writer. Palmer, born in Germany and living in LA, recently earned his first #1 country hit with his contribution to Dierks… Read more...


The Damsels Sign on with BMI

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From News, posted 6.14.16. Songwriters Aubree Bullock and Keenie Word, also known as The Damsels, visited the BMI Nashville office June 14 to officially sign as part of the BMI family. The Nashville-based country-pop duo has been recording new material and has two tours scheduled with the Armed Forces Entertainment, bringing their tunes to… Read more...


Rita Wilson Shines at BMI Los Angeles Office Performance

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From News, posted 6.13.16. Singer/songwriter and actress Rita Wilson visited the BMI LA office on Thursday, June 9, to provide a powerful performance of selections from her new self-titled album. Wilson’s set included “Along For The Ride,” “Strong Tonight,” “Even More Mine,” and “Crying, Crying,” showcasing her fruitful collaborations with some of country music’s… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy’s Summer Songwriting Workshop Starting July 26 - Apply Now

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From News, posted 6.10.16. BMI is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy, a unique learning destination for songwriters taught by NYU and New School faculty member Billy Seidman. The advanced workshop starts Tuesday, July 26, and runs five consecutive Tuesday evenings: 07/26, 08/02, 08/09, 08/16, & 08/23, from 7PM -… Read more...


BMI is Ready to Rock Lollapalooza’s 25th Anniversary in Chicago

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From News, posted 6.09.16. Lollapalooza 2016 is fast approaching and BMI is thrilled to announce an eclectic lineup of some of today’s rising stars for its annual BMI/Lollapalooza stage. From July 28- 31, beginning at 1:00 PM, festivalgoers can check out 24 of BMI’s most promising bands and songwriters from its roster of over… Read more...