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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...


Kenny Chesney Receives BMI President’s Award at the 2016 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.02.16. BMI proudly presented its 2016 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI President’s Award winner Kenny Chesney, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 64th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Jon Pardi and Writer of #1 ‘Head Over Boots’

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From News, posted 10.26.16. The BMI Nashville office held family, friends and fans of Jon Pardi to celebrate his first #1 hit “Head Over Boots,” which he wrote with Luke Laird. The single is from Jon’s second album California Sunrise and earned Jon a custom BMI Epiphone guitar to celebrate his first chart-topper. Jon… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Luke Bryan and Songwriters of his Latest Seven #1 Hits

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From News, posted 10.26.16. BMI songwriter and artist Luke Bryan and the songwriters of his latest chart-toppers gathered in Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame to celebrate an astounding seven #1 songs: “Play It Again,” written by BMI songwriter Dallas Davidson with Ashley Gorley; “Roller Coaster,” by BMI songwriter Cole Swindell with… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Million-Air Award With Songwriter John McFee

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From News, posted 10.25.16. BMI songwriter and member of the Doobie Brothers John McFee stopped by BMI’s Nashville office to celebrate one million radio spins of his song “Any Way the Wind Blows,” recorded by Southern Pacific. Released on the band’s 1989 album County Line, the song hit number 4 on the Billboard Hot… Read more...