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BMI and YEP Excite at Exit/In

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From News, posted 8.17.16. The quarterly BMI and YEP showcase took place last night at the 45-year-old Exit/In venue, a staple of Nashville up-and-comers. The country showcase featured rising stars and BMI songwriters Chris Bandi, former The Voice contestant Mary Sarah and Joey Hyde. BMI regularly partners with YEP, an organization for young people… Read more...


BMI Celebrates ‘Think of You’ With a Hall of Fame Party

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From News, posted 8.17.16. The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville filled with supporters of Chris Young and his co-writers Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge, who penned the #1 hit “Think of You.” The track, a duet with Cassadee Pope, is the second single from Chris’s fifth studio album I’m Comin’ Over. The… Read more...


Hit BMI Songwriters Entertain Restaurant Association Executives From Across the Country

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From News, posted 8.17.16. As has become tradition, BMI provided the musical entertainment at the annual summer meeting of the Council of State Restaurant Associations, held recently (7/28) at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. State and national restaurant association executives from across the country heard BMI songwriters Dave Pahanish and Hugh Mitchell perform… Read more...


Bill Anderson Stops by BMI to Celebrate Million-Airs

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From News, posted 8.12.16. Legendary country singer-songwriter and BMI Country Awards Icon Bill Anderson dropped by the BMI Nashville office August 11 to celebrate five of his songs reaching Million-Air milestones. The awards, given to celebrate the tracks’ millions of radio spins, were awarded to “Tips Of My Fingers” for three million, “Whiskey Lullaby”… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Aaron Barker on His Induction into NaSHOF

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From News, posted 8.10.16. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced the upcoming induction of award-winning BMI songwriter Aaron Barker into the prestigious hall on October 9, during the 46th annual Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala to be held at Nashville’s Music City Center. Barker, who was also inducted into the Texas… Read more...


Cumulus Media Launches Search for America’s Newest Country Star With ‘NASH Next 2016’

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From News, posted 8.02.16. Cumulus Media has announced the start of “NASH Next 2016,” a competition that pays tribute to the great tradition of radio as a launch pad for our most beloved musical talent, while celebrating country music. The winner of this four-month-long national competition, announced by country legend Reba McEntire, will receive… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy’s Songwriters Workshop Starting September 27 – Apply Now

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From News, posted 8.01.16. BMI is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy, a unique Songwriters Workshop taught by Billy Seidman (NYU & NEW SCHOOL Songwriting Faculty Member) in New York City. A new workshop has just been announced starting Tuesday, September, 27th running five consecutive Tuesday evenings; September 27, October… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Carter Winter Shows Off “The Whiskey In Me”

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From News, posted 7.22.16. BMI’s writer-publisher lobby turned into the site of celebration for the release of BMI songwriter Carter Winter’s sophomore album The Whiskey In Me. Produced by Grammy award-winning producer Chad Carlson with renowned producer Mark Bright, the album features Spotify New Boots playlist entry “Lipstick on My Bottle.” Carter treated the… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Songwriter Andrew Dorff’s Hits

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From News, posted 7.22.16. Nashville industry executives gathered last night at the private dining room of Park Café to celebrate BMI songwriter Andrew Dorff’s number one hit with Kenny Chesney’s “Save It For A Rainy Day.” Dorff was also awarded with four Million-Air Awards, honoring one million radio spins each of “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” “Neon… Read more...


BMI Welcomes Kalie Shorr as an Affiliate

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From News, posted 7.22.16. Singer-songwriter and Sirius XM “Highway Find” Kalie Shorr recently visited BMI’s Nashville office recently to officially affiliate with the company as a BMI writer. Shorr is on board with writerslist for publishing, CAA for booking, Flood Bumstead McCready & McCarthy for business management and Cassetty Entertainment for management. Her current… Read more...