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BMI Helps Celebrate Bobby Braddock’s 50 Years at Sony ATV

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From News, posted 5.23.16. To celebrate BMI songwriter Bobby Braddock’s storied 50-year tenure with publisher Sony ATV, BMI executives presented Bobby with Million-Air awards for a few of his hits, including “Time Marches On” with 4 million spins on the radio; “I Don’t Remember Loving You,” with one million; and “People Are Crazy,” which… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Take Key West by Storm

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From News, posted 5.19.16. The Key West Songwriters Festival was a whirlwind ride for everybody who attended the beachy adventure. Full of name acts and those up-and-comers who now claim even more enthusiastic fans as a result of their shows, KWSF 2016 took over the most iconic venues of the beautiful island with more… Read more...


Belmont Student Wins BMI Foundation’s Nashville Songwriting Scholarship

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From News, posted 5.19.16. The BMI Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Katie Pruitt, a Belmont University student. The BMI Foundation routinely awards scholarships, grants and commission to songwriters around the country, but this award marks the first given to someone in the Nashville songwriting community. Katy submitted an original song and was… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Participate in Peach Pickers Fundraiser

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From News, posted 5.16.16. Many BMI songwriters played their part in the Georgia Peach Pickers showcase, held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville May 10. The songwriting trio known as the Peach Pickers features Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip and Rhett Akins, and the guest appearances by Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, Luke Bryan, Maggie Rose… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Ned Miller

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From News, posted 5.09.16. BMI is saddened by the loss of award-winning songwriter Ned Miller, who passed away March 18, at the age of 90. Miller, who was an extremely modest man and reluctant performer, is best known for his song “From a Jack to a King,” which he recorded and brought to No.… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Partnership With Texas Roadhouse at Annual Conference

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From News, posted 5.02.16. Last week, BMI’s Mason Hunter attended the Texas Roadhouse Managing Partners Conference held at The Fontainebleau in Miami, Florida. This year, Texas Roadhouse is a sponsor of several BMI events including Mountain High Music Festival, Key West Songwriter’s Festival, the Maui Songwriter’s Festival, and several in-store promotions with BMI artists… Read more...


BMI Hosts Belmont Songwriters Retreat

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From News, posted 4.27.16. BMI hosted 10 Belmont University student songwriters over the weekend for a 3-day intensive workshop, held at the Sony ATV Firehall April 22-24. Featuring 10 Belmont students of all grade levels, the retreat encouraged new collaborations and writing groups. The students were able to record demos of their new tracks… Read more...


BMI Hosts Listening Party for Rob Baird

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From News, posted 4.25.16. BMI hosted a listening party of Rob Baird’s latest album Wrong Side of the River, expected May 13 from Hard Luck Recording Company. Hosted April 21, the party featured Rob previewing tracks to the crowd of music industry friends and family. Read more...


BMI Hosts Star-Studded Tin Pan South Showcase

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From News, posted 4.07.16. BMI continued the tradition of legendary shows at the Bluebird Café with its Tin Pan South showcase, featuring BMI icon Mac Davis, BMI songwriters Scotty Emerick and Leslie Satcher and a special appearance by Bobby Tomberlin. The packed out room enjoyed many hits by some of country music’s most prolific… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of BMI Icon Merle Haggard

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From News, posted 4.06.16. BMI is saddened by the news that country legend Merle Haggard passed away today, on his 79th birthday. Haggard influenced generations of artists in all genres of music. He recorded over 70 albums in his six decade career, and was a prolific songwriter writing numerous country classics such as “Workin… Read more...