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BMI Foundation Announces Opening of John Lennon Scholarships Competition

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From News, posted 12.08.14. The BMI Foundation, a nonprofit corporation founded in 1985 to support the creation, performance, and study of music through awards, scholarships, commissions, and grants, has announced the opening of the 18th annual John Lennon Scholarships competition. The 2015 competition will award three scholarships totaling $20,000 to U.S. college-student songwriters for… Read more...


BMI to Sponsor Dean Dillon’s Mountain High Music Festival

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From News, posted 12.01.14. Dean Dillon, Broadcast Music, Inc.’s 2013 Country Icon and prolific songwriter, along with BMI and other sponsors, will host the inaugural Mountain High Music Festival January 14-18, 2015, in Crested Butte, Colorado. The festival will feature a varied lineup of hit singers and songwriters, along with performances by up-and-coming writers.… Read more...


BMI Writers Barker and Bowen Entertain Restaurant Association Execs

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From News, posted 11.25.14. As has become tradition, a meeting of the Council of State Restaurant Associations featured a performance by two of Nashville ‘s finest BMI songwriters. The legendary Aaron Barker and up and coming writer Will Bowen provided the entertainment for the closing dinner at the 2014 CSRA State Government Affairs Conference… Read more...


Taylor Swift, Global Superstar and Record-Breaking Singer-Songwriter, Re-Signs With BMI

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From News, posted 11.07.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to announce that international superstar Taylor Swift has re-signed with BMI for representation of the public performances of her legendary music catalog. One of the most successful and influential singer-songwriters in the world, the seven-time GRAMMY winner is also the best-selling digital music artist of… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Take Home 77% of 2014 CMA Awards

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From News, posted 11.06.14. BMI songwriters swept the 2014 Country Music Association Awards last night, winning 77% of the televised awards in 11 out of the 12 categories. Broadcast from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the ceremony featured dynamic performances by BMI affiliates Little Big Town, who won Vocal Group of the Year, and Kacey Musgraves,… Read more...


Vince Gill Recognized as BMI Icon at the 2014 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.04.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. proudly presented the 2014 BMI Country Awards, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI Icon Vince Gill, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year tonight in Nashville. The 62nd annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Phillip White Entertains Kansas Broadcasters

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From News, posted 10.31.14. BMI songwriter Phillip White was the featured performer at the Kansas Broadcasters Association Annual Awards Dinner held recently (10/20/14) at the Doubletree in Wichita, KS. White entertained the crowd with “I’m Movin’ On” (Rascal Flatts), “Nobody But Me” (Blake Shelton) and “Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On” (Neal McCoy). After… Read more...


BMI Hitmakers Perform for Foundation in Nashville

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From News, posted 10.28.14. On October 13, 2014, Broadcast Music, Inc. treated Funeral Service Foundation’s Board of Trustees and donors, in Nashville for the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Annual Convention, to an intimate performance by award-winning BMI songwriters Dylan Altman, Phillip White and Tommy Lee James. The three hitmakers took the stage at… Read more...


BMI Writer George Ducas is a Hit at State Retail Conference

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From News, posted 10.27.14. BMI songwriter and recording artist George Ducas highlighted the Retail Association of Maine’s annual meeting by performing the many hits he has written for such country artists as Sara Evans, Eli Young Band, Garth Brooks and George Jones, including “A Real Fine Place to Start,” “Beer Run” and “Always the… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Wins John Lennon Songwriting Award

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From News, posted 10.27.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. congratulates BMI songwriter Jon D’Agostino on his win in the country music category of the John Lennon songwriting competition. Written with Adam Searan, the song “LAST” came in first, earning the writers $10,000 in prizes and an automatic eligibility for the $20,000 all-category contest. The songwriters stopped… Read more...