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BMI Writers Take Major GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.27.16. After another prolific year of incredible music, BMI songwriters made a strong showing in the nominations for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, slated to be presented Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Earning multiple nods across the prestigious Recording Academy accolade’s 84 separate categories, the… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Country Songwriter Andrew Dorff

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From News, posted 12.20.16. BMI is saddened by the news that award-winning songwriter Andrew Dorff passed away unexpectedly this week. During his short career, Dorff penned several hits including Kenny Chesney’s “Save It For A Rainy Day,” Hunter Hayes’ “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” as well as Blake Shelton’s “Neon Light” and “My Eyes.” All four songs… Read more...


The Crickets’ Sonny Curtis Awarded BMI Million Air Certificates

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From News, posted 12.14.16. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, member of The Crickets and BMI songwriter Sonny Curtis stopped by the Company’s Nashville office to receive two Million Air awards, one for 3 million radio spins of “I’m No Stranger To The Rain” and the other for 1 million plays of “Straight Life.”… Read more...


BMI SVP Ann Sweeney & BMI Writers Honored at Billboard’s 2016 Women in Music

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From News, posted 12.12.16. Billboard held its annual Women in Music event in New York City on Friday, celebrating a host of female artists, songwriters and industry executives from across the spectrum. Among the roster of distinguished honorees was BMI’s Senior Vice President of Global Policy, Ann Sweeney, singled out for her tireless dedication… Read more...


BMI’s Maui Songwriters Festival a Sunny Success

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From News, posted 12.06.16. The second annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival took place on the sunny Hawaiian island from December 1 to 3, offering three days of story and song with some of the industry’s top songwriters. With writers from the pop, rock, indie and country worlds, the festival offered something for everyone. Take… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Academy 2017 Songwriting Workshop Starting January 17 – Apply Now

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From News, posted 12.02.16. 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, January 17 and runs five consecutive Tuesday evenings: 01/17, 24, 31, 02/07, & 02/15 from 7PM -… Read more...


Keith Urban and Writers Celebrate “Wasted Time” at the Westin

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From News, posted 11.16.16. Friends, family and music industry executives took the #1 party for BMI artist Keith Urban’s “Wasted Time” to new heights, celebrating his 21st #1 hit on the rooftop of the Westin Hotel. Written with SESAC writer JHart and ASCAP’s Greg Wells, the track is the third single from Keith’s incredible… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2016 CMA Winners

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From News, posted 11.03.16. BMI affiliates racked up several big wins at the 50th annual CMA Awards, held last night in Nashville, with Carrie Underwood taking home her fourth trophy for Female Vocalist of the Year and Eric Church winning Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood. Single and Song of the Year honors… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Songwriting Legend Curly Putman

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From News, posted 11.03.16. BMI is saddened at the passing of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and multiple BMI award-winner Curly Putman, who died Sunday at the age of 85. Putman’s vast catalog of songs undeniably helped shape country music history and include, among others, “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” and “Green, Green Grass of Home.” He… Read more...


Song Dillon Officially Joins BMI Family

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From News, posted 11.02.16. Song Dillon, daughter of BMI Icon and country music legend Dean Dillon, stopped by the BMI Nashville office November 2 to officially sign as a songwriter. A lifelong songwriter, Song is currently in high school in Knoxville, TN, and plans to move to Nashville after graduation to pursue a career… Read more...