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BMI Congratulates its 2016 Latin GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 9.21.16. BMI is very proud to congratulate our talented Latin songwriters who received Latin GRAMMY nominations today. Spanning several genres, this year’s class of esteemed nominees represents many facets of Latin music. Multiple nominations were received by Brazilian singer/songwriter Djavan, who garnered four nods, including both Record of the Year and… Read more...


BMI Closes Out Summer Nights Series at Levitt Pavilion on Mexico’s Independence Day

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From News, posted 9.21.16. BMI’s Latin team helped celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a festive evening inspired by the sounds of that nation’s traditional and contemporary music. Held on Friday, September 16, at the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena, this final installment of the Summer Nights series featured Mexican-American bands Aparato! and Sin Color. Aparato!… Read more...


Jessica Garcia Awarded peermusic Latin Scholarship

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From News, posted 9.13.16. Director of the BMI Foundation’s peermusic Latin Scholarship, Carolina Arenas, has announced that Jessica Garcia is the winner of the 13th annual competition. Garcia, a seventeen-year-old native of Carol Stream, Illinois and student at the College of DuPage, received the $5,000 award for her song, “Sobrevivir.” She is scheduled to… Read more...


BMI Brings Summer Nights Showcase Back to Pasadena’s Levitt Pavilion

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From News, posted 9.01.16. BMI’s Latin team joined forces, once again, with the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena on Friday, August 26, to bring the sounds of Mexico to the community. The BMI Summer Nights showcase was a free concert featuring performances by Stefano Vieni and El Conjunto Nueva Ola. Mexican-Italian producer, singer/songwriter Stefano Vieni… Read more...


BMI and Warner/Chappell Music Co-Host Third Annual ‘Write On’ Song Camp

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From News, posted 8.30.16. BMI was proud to partner with Warner/Chappell for the third annual ‘Write On’ songwriting camp, held at the Gibson Showroom in Beverly Hills on August 22 and 23. The co-hosted camp provided a unique opportunity for a wide array of songwriters and music creators to come together in a supportive… Read more...


Camilo Lara and Toy Selectah Find the Pulse of the Global Beat with ‘Compass’

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From News, posted 8.22.16. As the creative mastermind of Mexican Institute of Sound [MIS] and an in-demand, versatile DJ/producer, respectively, Camilo Lara and Toy Selectah (a.k.a Antonio Hernandez) had already established themselves as pivotal players in Latin American music, renowned for their resourceful innovation in melding musical styles. Lara had made the jump from… Read more...


BMI and Levitt Pavilion Present Free Latin Concerts at ‘BMI Summer Nights’

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From News, posted 8.17.16. Again this year, BMI and the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena, CA, will present “BMI Summer Nights,” two free Latin concerts featuring performances by Latin rock, alternative, pop and indie singer-songwriters, including El Conjunto Nueva Ola, Stefano Vieni, Sin Color and ¡APARATO! Both concerts will take place at 8:00 PM, with… Read more...


BMI and PULSE Music Group Host Song Camp for Latin Songwriters

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From News, posted 8.12.16. BMI and PULSE Music Group joined forces to host a song camp at the PULSE recording studios in Burbank, CA. The two-day event provided an intimate, creative atmosphere that seamlessly meshed PULSE’s pop sounds with the diverse influences of BMI’s songwriters, resulting in a Latin-pop fusion in both English and… Read more...


BMI Teams Up With Mujer de Fé Foundation to Benefit Earthquake Victims in Ecuador

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From News, posted 8.08.16. BMI’s showcase, ‘Canciones Sin Chones,’ benefiting the Mujer de Fé Foundation, recently brought together the Latin music community in support of a great cause. Featuring Latin GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Paulina Aguirre, Francisca Valenzuela, Victoria “La Mala,” and Erika Vidrio, the event took place on August 4 at the Gibson Showroom in… Read more...


BMI Supports Ozomatli’s Anticipated New Album

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From News, posted 7.22.16. BMI executives Delia Orjuela and Krystina DeLuna were in attendance at Ozomatli’s private record release event on July 20, which was held at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA. To celebrate their new release, Non-Stop, Ozomatli provided a high-energy performance of music from the 14-track album. Produced by hitmakers Sly &… Read more...