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BMI Set to Rock Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 2.02.16. BMI is pleased to announce the initial lineup for the 21st Annual Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Key West Songwriters Festival, presented by BMI. Set for May 4-8, 2016, the festival will feature top country hitmakers alongside up-and-coming talent in the most iconic venues of beautiful Key West. “This… Read more...


BMI to Present Annual ‘How I Wrote That Song’ Panel Featuring Top Hitmakers

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From News, posted 2.02.16. BMI is pleased to announce its GRAMMY-infused “How I Wrote That Song”® event slated for February 13 at The Roxy in West Hollywood. Moderated by BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Catherine Brewton, the panel features some GRAMMY Award-winning and nominated heavyweights including Liz Rose, Stevie J, Jerry ‘Wonda’… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2016 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.01.16. BMI songwriters are again this year overwhelmingly leading the pack of 2016 ACM nominees. Eric Church, who is up for his first ACM Entertainer of the Year award, has an astounding five nods, including his third Male Vocalist of the Year nomination, Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood, as… Read more...


Recording Academy to Honor BMI Affiliates With 2016 GRAMMY Special Merit Awards

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From News, posted 1.14.16. BMI is very proud to share the news that several of our affiliates have been slated to receive 2016 GRAMMY Special Merit Awards. As accolades tailored specifically to music creators who have elevated the music industry and enriched our collective cultural heritage with their work and their art, the Recording… Read more...


BMI Members Get 10% Discount at Durango Songwriters Expo

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From News, posted 1.08.16. BMI is proud to be sponsoring the 11th Annual Durango Songwriters Expo/Santa Barbara Wine County, scheduled for February 25-27 at The Santa Ynez Valley Marriott near Solvang, CA. An unparalleled opportunity for networking and relationship building, this premier event will bring together songwriters, composers and music publishers with more than… Read more...


Song Arts Academy Starts New 5-Week Workshop in NY – Apply Now!

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From News, posted 1.04.16. Song Arts Academy, which evolved out of BMI’s Contemporary Songwriters Workshop, starts a new 5-week Workshop Intensive beginning Tuesday, February 16, and running five consecutive Tuesday evenings in midtown Manhattan. The Workshop, facilitated by music veteran Billy Seidman, focuses on teaching advanced song crafting techniques used by today’s top pop… Read more...


2015 Rewind: BMI Songs of the Year That Dominated the Airwaves

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From News, posted 12.29.15. BMI’s Song of the Year award, given out at the Company’s annual awards shows, celebrates the track that received the most performances on U.S. radio and TV within that genre in the previous year. Here’s a look back and a chance to listen again to the songs that… Read more...


Lady Gaga Celebrated as Billboard’s 2015 Woman of the Year

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From News, posted 12.16.15. 2015 was an incredible year for visionary songwriter and pop icon Lady Gaga, who was named Billboard’s 2015 Woman of the Year during its Women in Music event held December 11, at New York City’s Cipriani. In accepting the prestigious accolade, which is given to “a key influential figure who… Read more...


BMI Writers Receive Multiple GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.15.15. 2015 proved to be another explosive year for BMI songwriters. In advance of the 58th Annual GRAMMY awards, BMI is very proud to congratulate all of our many affiliates who have earned impressive nominations for their musical contributions across a wide range of genres, including Taylor Swift and Maroon 5… Read more...


BMI and Singer-Songwriter Dean Dillion Partner to Present Mountain High Music Festival

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From News, posted 12.10.15. BMI and BMI Icon, ACM Poet Award honoree and world renowned singer-songwriter, Dean Dillon, have partnered with LMG, SunTrust Bank, Texas Roadhouse, HD Radio, Bedell Guitars and more to present the Mountain High Music Festival, January 13 to 17, 2016, in majestic Crested Butte, Colorado. The festival will present a… Read more...