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BMI Writer Glenn Erickson Wins Kauai Music Festival Songwriting Contest

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From News, posted 9.24.14. Glenn Erickson’s strengths as a songwriter span many genres: country, bluegrass, pop and blues. His themes include everything from love and relationships to narratives about freedom. While at the Kauai Music Festival, held in Kauai, HI, from July 30 to August 2, 2014, Erickson won the songwriting competition with “Margarita,”… Read more...


BMI and Lee Brice Celebrate #1 “I Don’t Dance”

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From News, posted 9.23.14. BMI co- hosted a gathering of music industry guests at Nashville’s Music City Tippler restaurant September 17, 2014, to celebrate Lee Brice’s  #1 single “I Don’t Dance.” Written by BMI songwriters Lee Brice and Dallas Davidson with Rob Hatch, “I Don’t Dance” is the title track from Brice’s new #1 album (#1 Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, #5… Read more...


New Nashville Duo Impresses at Municipal Lawyers Conference

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From News, posted 9.16.14. BMI treated more than 100 municipal lawyers to a special performance by up-and-coming Nashville duo Muddy Magnolias at the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) annual conference held recently (9/13) in Baltimore. Muddy Magnolias are Mississippi transplant Kallie North and Brooklyn native Jessy Wilson, who entertained the group with their unique… Read more...


BMI Writers Get Major Nods for 2014 CMAs

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From News, posted 9.11.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. is pleased to announce its songwriters are represented in every category of nominations for the 48th Annual Country Music Association awards, to be held November 5, 2014, aired live on ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. An impressive 12 songwriters have multiple nominations, including Miranda Lambert, matching a… Read more...


Vince Gill to be Named a BMI Icon at 2014 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 9.10.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. will celebrate the extraordinary songwriting career of Vince Gill by naming him a BMI Icon at the Company’s 62nd annual BMI Country Awards. The invitation-only event, which will be held on Tuesday, November 4, at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville, will honor Gill and the songwriters… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Perform for Windy City Radio Execs

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From News, posted 9.08.14. BMI presented a special songwriters showcase recently (8/14) to a select group of radio executives from the Chicago market at CBS Radio’s special performance stage. Award-winning BMI songwriters Brandon Kinney and Kendell Marvel performed for the Radio Broadcasters of Chicagoland (RBC), a task force of Chicago area radio execs dedicated… Read more...


BMI Supports Root 53 Foundation’s Gridiron & Guitars Music Benefit

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From News, posted 9.04.14. Broadcast Music, Inc.’s  Associate Director of Writer/Publisher Relations Perry Howard proudly attended Root 53’s Gridiron & Guitars Music Benefit, held at the Cannery Ballroom August 17, 2014. The event featured BMI songwriters performing their #1 hits to raise funds for Root 53, a foundation focused on healthy living initiatives for… Read more...


Texas Broadcasters Treated to Meet-and-Greet with Texas Hitmaker

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From News, posted 9.04.14. BMI brought in fellow Texan Pat Green for an intimate meet-and-greet with the hitmaker at the opening reception of the Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) Annual Convention held August 6th in Austin. The convention, which took place at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, was attended by more than 1,200 broadcast executives… Read more...


BMI Writer Caitlyn Smith Entertains Tennessee Broadcasters

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From News, posted 9.02.14. BMI artist and songwriter Caitlyn Smith was the featured entertainment at the opening reception of the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters Annual Conference held August 12th in Murfreesboro, TN. Smith’s songs have been recorded by a number of country music’s biggest stars such as: Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Dolly… Read more...


Special Concert by Country Superstar Sara Evans Highlights Beasley GM Meeting

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From News, posted 9.02.14. BMI partnered with Beasley Broadcast Group to present a special performance by RCA Nashville recording artist Sara Evans at the radio group’s annual General Managers meeting held recently (8/25/14) in Naples, FL. The platinum selling artist performed some of her biggest hits including “A Real Fine Place to Start,” “Suds in… Read more...