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BMI Writers Win Nearly 80% of 2014 ACM Awards

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From News, posted 4.09.14. BMI songwriters took home nearly 80% of the 49th Annual ACM Awards presented on the show in Las Vegas on April 6, 2014. The star-studded show, which was hosted by BMI members Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, aired live on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In addition, BMI… Read more...


BMI Presents Paul Overstreet With More Than 30 BMI Country Awards Lost to Flood

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From News, posted 4.03.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. Vice President, WriterPublisher Relations, Nashville, Jody Williams, and the BMI Nashville Writer/Publisher team recently made the trip to Kingston Springs, TN, just outside of Nashville, to re–present songwriter, artist and country music mainstay Paul Overstreet with more than 30 BMI Country Awards to replace the ones lost… Read more...


10 Questions With John Oates

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.25.14. John Oates enters the coffee shop beneath his Nashville high-rise condo with a stack of posters tucked in the crook of an arm. One of these posters already hangs behind the cash register, advertising an upcoming solo show. What’s the 64-year-old legend doing toting around his own gig posters, distributing… Read more...


BMI Presents at Tin Pan South 2014

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From News, posted 3.20.14. Music festival season is officially in full swing, which means it is time again for Tin Pan South, one of the largest all-songwriter festivals in the world. Produced by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, last year's rendition featured nearly 350 songwriters playing at ten of Nashville's top music venues -… Read more...


BMI Joins Forces With Mid-Atlantic Radio Group in Presenting Songwriter Event

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From News, posted 3.18.14. BMI and Delmarva Broadcasting joined forces recently (3/8/14) to present the first annual WSTW-FM Songwriters Workshop in Wilmington, DE, that focused on the craft of songwriting and culminated in a singer-songwriter showcase at the World Cafe Live at the Queen. The daylong session and evening showcase were headlined by two decorated… Read more...


BMI and RIHA Team Up for Drink Red Wear Red Event

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From News, posted 3.14.14. Country music fans in Providence, RI, mark your calendars! The Rhode Island Hospitality Association and Broadcast Music, Inc. have paired up for a special evening of music, dancing and more. Called 'Drink Red Wear Red,' the event will feature performances by esteemed country songwriters Phil O'Donnell and Tim James, the… Read more...


BMI Writers Head to Utah for Summit With 103.5 and FM 100.3

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From News, posted 3.12.14. While the word ‘summit’ in Utah likely summons mental images of mountains and winter sports, on March 22, Broadcast Music, Inc., 103.5 The Arrow and FM 100.3 are bringing a different type of summit to the Salt Lake City area: The 2014 Songwriters Summit. The all day, all ages event… Read more...


Pollstar Panel Pulls Curtain Back on Music Licensing Process

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From News, posted 3.05.14. BMI participated recently (2/21/14) in a panel at the Pollstar Live! Conference that took an inside look at the music licensing process from the perspective of a music publisher, a songwriter and two performing rights organizations. The session focused on the “circle of life” in Nashville after a venue owner… Read more...


BMI Hit Writers Share Their Advice at Workshop in Wilmington, DE

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From News, posted 3.05.14. For songwriters not living in industry hubs such as Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta or New York, finding opportunities to work with established songwriters in an informal environment can be hard to come by. Broadcast Music, Inc., the Music School of Delaware and 93.7 WSTW are offering a remedy - the… Read more...


Behind the Hits Benefit for St. Jude Children’s Hospital

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From News, posted 2.28.14. For the third year in a row, BMI partnered with Neuhoff Communications to present “Behind the Hits – Songwriters for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital” at Boondocks on Saturday, February 15, in Springfield, Illinois. The evening started with a VIP dinner and meet and greet with the songwriters. The audience… Read more...