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BMI Writers Rock Tin Pan South Stage

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From News, posted 3.26.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters Casey James, Tom Johnston, Charlie Worsham and John Cowan rocked the stage at Nashville’s iconic 3rd & Lindsley during the Nashville Songwriters Association’s Tin Pan South event. The high-energy show was based on Southbound, an album featuring the Doobie Brothers with various top country artists. Held… Read more...


BMI and Songwriters Eric Church and Luke Laird Celebrate Number 1 ‘Talladega’

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From News, posted 3.24.15. Broadcast Music, Inc., along with music industry executives, helped BMI songwriters Eric Church and Luke Laird celebrate their number one hit “Talladega,” which marked Church’s fourth chart-topper and brought Laird’s tally to an astonishing 19. Church is in the middle of a national tour in support of his 2014 album… Read more...


BMI London Attends CMA Songwriter Series at the 02

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From News, posted 3.24.15. A truly international group gathered together onstage after the sold out “CMA Songwriter Series” concert held at the O2 Indigo in London on Friday, March 6, as part of the hugely successful Country to Country (C2C) show this year. Pictured (L-R) are: Butch Spyridon, President of the Nashville Convention &… Read more...


BMI Hosts Screening of Songwriter Natalie Hemby’s Documentary ‘Puxico’

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From News, posted 3.14.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. hosted a private screening of BMI songwriter Natalie Hemby’s documentary Puxico, named after her grandparents’ hometown in Missouri. Created with Ryan Silver and Scott Murphy, the film captures the excitement of the small town’s annual Homecoming event, with scenes chronicling pageants, high school class reunions, square dancing… Read more...


BMI and CRS Present In-depth Interview with Keith Urban

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From News, posted 3.06.15. BMI sponsored a special up close and personal interview with Keith Urban at this year’s Country Radio Seminar held recently (2/27/15) in Nashville. Entitled “Keith Urban: Being Present,” the one hour session featured the country superstar and BMI songwriter discussing the concept of living in the moment in all aspects… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Play Major Role at Radio Conference in Nashville

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From News, posted 3.06.15. BMI provided the musical entertainment for the annual Association of Independent Metropolitan Radio Stations (AIMS) conference held recently (3/1-3/3) at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. Host Tony Richards of Federated Media was intent on bringing the music of Music City to all of the conference events, so BMI songwriters were… Read more...


BMI to Co-Sponsor Songwriters Summit in Salt Lake City

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From News, posted 3.03.15. Broadcast Music, Inc., in conjunction with Bonneville Media Group’s Classic 103.5 The Arrow and FM 100.3 radio stations, will co-sponsor the 2015 Songwriters Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 27 and 28, 2015. The summit will feature panel discussions and performances by BMI songwriters, including award-winning Nashville songwriters Tommy… Read more...


BMI Helps Aaron Scherz Celebrate #1 Hit ‘Girl In A Country Song’

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From News, posted 2.28.15. Music industry notables gathered at the Country Music Association’s headquarters in Nashville to celebrate Maddie & Tae’s chart-topping hit, “Girl In A Country Song,” written with BMI songwriter and co-producer Aaron Scherz. It was a special celebration, as this was the first number one hit for all of the song’s… Read more...


BMI Joins Pollstar Panel to Focus on Venue/Songwriter Relationship

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From News, posted 2.24.15. BMI participated in a panel at the Pollstar Live Annual Conference held recently (2/20/15) at the Omni Hotel in Nashville that focused on the symbiotic relationship between music venues and publishers and songwriters. The session, entitled, “The Partnership Between Songwriters and Venues,” provided a behind the scenes look at where… Read more...


Majority of 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductions Go to BMI Writers

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From News, posted 2.23.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to congratulate its Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, who make up the majority of the 2015 class. The venerable institution, dedicated since 1969 to celebrating the work of composers and lyricists responsible for some of the world’s most popular music, will host the 46th annual… Read more...