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BMI and Flight School Host ‘The Super Producers Beat Summit’

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From News, posted 4.17.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. and production team Flight School presented “The Super Producers Beat Summit” on April 16 at Terminal West in Atlanta. The event featured legendary producers Mannie Fresh, DJ Toomp and KLC who participated in a beat battle that showcased some of their biggest hits. Attendees were also treated…Read more...


Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds Honored During BMI’s 66th Annual NAB Dinner in Las Vegas

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From News, posted 4.09.14. Last night, music legend Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds was honored at the 66th Annual BMI/NAB Dinner during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention in Las Vegas. Few creative forces have impacted the contemporary pop/urban genres as much as the 10-time GRAMMY winner.Babyface’s incredible achievements include 11 solo albums, more than 125…Read more...


Artist Troy Ave Signs With BMI

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From News, posted 4.08.14. New York artist Troy Ave will be the first independent act invited to perform on the main stage at Hot 97’s Summerjam and he just signed to Broadcast Music, Inc.! In 2012, the world truly took notice of Troy’s budding success as anticipation built for his release Bricks In My Backpack 3: The Harry Powder…Read more...


BMI Co-Sponsors “Peer Bliss” Mixer in Support of Salaam Remi

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From News, posted 3.26.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. proudly co-sponsored Peermusic’s “Peer Bliss” mixer to support BMI affiliate Salaam Remi in his “LifeB4music” joint venture with Peermusic at their Burbank office on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Remi’s career spans the musical gamut from highly successful music producer to record label executive, film soundtrack producer and…Read more...


Twitter Q&A With Multi-Platinum Producer Mannie Fresh: #AskMannie

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From News, posted 3.11.14. Mannie Fresh, hard-hitting producer, artist and entertainer - and 2014’s first ‘Re-Produce Me’ contest judge - is taking over BMI's Twitter (@bmi) for an exclusive Twitter Q&A with his fans! The takeover is happening this Thursday, March 13 @ 3PM EDT. The Grammy-nominated Fresh has created massive hits for…Read more...


Announcing BMI’s ‘Re-Produce Me’ Judge: Multi-Platinum Producer Mannie Fresh

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From News, posted 3.10.14. Our first producer for BMI’s 2014 ‘Online Madness’ contest series is none other than hard-hitting producer, artist and entertainer -- Mannie Fresh! The multi-platinum Grammy-nominated Fresh has created massive hits for artists like UGK, Gucci Man, The Notorious B.I.G., and, of course, Cash Money. In between moving the crowds DJing…Read more...


‘Online Madness’ is Back!

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From News, posted 3.05.14. Due to its immense popularity and buzz, BMI is once again offering the priceless opportunity for songwriters and producers to collaborate with premier talent through a series of ‘Online Madness’ contests. This month, get ready for ‘Re-Produce Me,’ a contest in which up-and-comers can submit their works to be re-produced…Read more...


Arthur McArthur Visits BMI’s L.A. Office With New Music

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From News, posted 3.05.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. Director, Writer/Publisher Relations Nicole Plantin recently sat down with BMI affiliate Arthur McArthur for an intimate listening session in the Company's Los Angeles office. McArthur is known for producing hits including Chris Brown's "Home," Pusha T's "Trust You," Kelly Rowland's "Talk A Good Game" and B.o.B ft.…Read more...


Rapper Nipsey Hussle Celebrates Unprecedented Mixtape Success

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From News, posted 2.27.14. Broadcast Music Inc.’s Nicole Plantin joins rapper Nipsey Hussle after his show at the House of Blues in Los Angeles last week. The concert concluded the unsigned rapper's Crenshaw tour, a series of dates promoting the release of his mixtape of the same name. While touring is conventional to promote…Read more...


10 Questions With Alex Da Kid

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.25.14. Since arriving on U.S. shores in 2008, musician, producer and creative visionary Alex Da Kid has been a case study in the “take no prisoners” approach to making it in the music business. In 2010, he won both a BMI Pop Award and Urban Award for one million performances of…Read more...