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Famed BMI Songwriter Mike Stoller and Wife Corky Hale Stoller “Stand By” Project Angel Food

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From News, posted 5.11.16. Mike Stoller, one-half of the legendary BMI songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, who are responsible for Ben E. King’s megahit “Stand By Me,” along with his acclaimed jazz musician wife, Corky Hale Stoller, have a history of coming to the rescue of organizations in need. Project Angel Food in… Read more...


Tony Awards to Honor Sheldon Harnick – Multiple BMI Nominees Announced

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From News, posted 5.04.16. The Tony nominations are out and several BMI affiliates are on the top of the list for their work on Broadway! Included in the names to receive bravos is Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony-winner Sheldon Harnick, whose musicals Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me are again up for… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2016 Drama Desk Nominees

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From News, posted 4.28.16. The nominations for this year’s Drama Desk Awards are in, and several BMI affiliates are on the top of the list! The awards, which are voted on by theater critics, journalists, editors, and publishers covering theater, are given annually to honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, off-Broadway,… Read more...


BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Presents Winter ‘Smoker’

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From News, posted 3.16.16. The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop presented its winter “Smoker” on Thursday, March 10 at BMI’s NY office, showcasing new songs written and performed by several esteemed composers and lyricists who are all members of this Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony® honored workshop. Featured performances included works by… Read more...


Gospel Great BeBe Winans Delivers His Story

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.14.16. Chances are you know BeBe Winans. He’s been one of the most recognizable names and voices in American music for decades – a pioneer in dissolving lines between gospel, adult contemporary and R&B. With his sister CeCe – part of the very big and very talented Winans family musical dynasty… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of David Bowie

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From News, posted 1.11.16. Two days after the release of his last album, Blackstar, the legendary David Bowie, who gave the world, among so many iconic songs, “Changes,” “Space Oddity,” “Let’s Dance” and “Fame,” passed away at the age of 69. His music was an influence on too many rockers, punks, hip-hoppers, pop stars,… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Composer Elizabeth Swados

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From News, posted 1.06.16. Elizabeth Swados, the writer, director and BMI composer behind several highly successful musical theater projects including “Runaways,” for which she garnered four Tony nominations, passed away on January 5 at the age of 64. A socially conscious contributor to many diverse projects, Swados also collaborated with renowned cartoonist Garry Trudeau… Read more...


10 Questions With Duncan Sheik

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From News, posted 12.15.15. Duncan Sheik had the kind of overnight success in the ‘90s that crystallized him as a pop star, and even though he admits to having been slightly uncomfortable in the context of Top 40 radio, he’ll also tell you that he remains forever grateful for the experience. The song responsible… Read more...


BMI Foundation Presents 2015 Musical Theatre Awards

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From News, posted 6.24.15. The BMI Foundation has announced nine members of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop as the winners of its annual Musical Theatre Awards, encompassing the Jerry Harrington Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre, the Jean Banks Award and the newly established Ellen Schwartz Award for Outstanding… Read more...


BMI Affiliate Michael Cerveris Wins a Tony for ‘Fun Home’

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From News, posted 6.08.15. Last night, Broadcast Music, Inc. affiliate Michael Cerveris was honored with the 2015 Tony for Best Actor in a Musical for his work in the hit Broadway musical Fun Home. The play, adapted from a graphic memoir of the same name by Alison Bechdel, tells the emotional coming-of-age story of… Read more...