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BMI Writers Capture Major Drama Desk Award Nods for Hit Musicals

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From News, posted 5.04.15. Several BMI songwriters and composers received impressive nods for the 2015 Drama Desk Awards, which are presented to honor outstanding achievement in professional theater and are voted on by industry critics, journalists, editors and publishers. Multiple nominations went to Karey Kirkpatrick who earned a nod for Outstanding Book of a… Read more...


Composer Bobby Lopez and Lyricist Kristen Anderson-Lopez ‘Let it Go’

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From News, posted 4.30.15. The married couple and mega-talented songwriting team, who met at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop in 1998, discuss the making of their Oscar- and GRAMMY-winning blockbuster song “Let It Go” from the hit film Frozen in this exclusive video. They also offer their expert advice on writing and… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2015 Tony Nominees

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From News, posted 4.28.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters and composers were honored with an astounding three of the four 2015 Tony nominations for Best Original Score Written for Theatre. Sting’s The Last Ship, Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick’s Something Rotten! and Kander & Ebb’s The Visit are all up for the prestigious award. BMI writers… Read more...


BMI Writers Receive Major Nods for Outer Critics Circle Awards

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From News, posted 4.22.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. composers received an impressive four out of the five nominations for the Outer Critics Circle Outstanding New Score award. The Broadway musicals,The Last Ship with score by Sting, Something Rotten! featuring music by Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick, The Visit, scored by John Kander & Fred Ebb and… Read more...


BMI Theatre Workshop to Present Winter ‘Smoker’

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From News, posted 3.02.15. The Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony® honored BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will present its winter “Smoker,” an evening of songs written and performed by recent members of the renowned workshop. The event, which is free and open to the public with RSVP, will take place at 5PM on… Read more...


BMI Celebrates the Holidays With SCL

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From News, posted 12.10.14. Broadcast Music Inc.’s Director of Musical Theatre and Jazz, Patrick Cook, was on hand Sunday, December 7, to help the Society of Composers and Lyricists celebrate the holidays at their annual party. Besides fostering a sense of community among its members, the SCL is devoted to the professional needs and… Read more...


Sir Tim Rice and Top Songwriters Honored at 2014 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.13.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. tonight honored internationally-celebrated lyricist Sir Tim Rice as a BMI Icon at the 2014 BMI London Awards. In addition, music industry guests including Van Morrison, Ray Davies, Don Black and Johnny Quinn (Snow Patrol,) filled London’s Dorchester Hotel to celebrate the U.K., European and Caribbean songwriters, producers… Read more...


Sir Tim Rice to be Honored as BMI Icon at 2014 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 9.11.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. has announced that it will name internationally-celebrated lyricist Sir Tim Rice a BMI Icon at the Company’s 2014 BMI London Awards to be held October 13 at London’s Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane. The BMI Icon designation is given to songwriters who have had “a unique and indelible… Read more...


John Kander to Be Honored With 2013 National Medal of Art

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From News, posted 7.29.14. On July 28 at the White House, President Barack Obama will present BMI songwriter John Kander with the highest award given to artists by the federal government for his outstanding contribution to the excellence, growth, support, and availability of art in the United States: the 2013 National Medal of Art.… Read more...


Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Member Andrew Monroe Wins Jerry Bock Award

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From News, posted 7.14.14. The 2014 Jerry Bock Award, which is given for the most promising new musical to be written in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, was presented at a luncheon at Broadcast Music Inc.’s New York office on June 17, 2014. With the sad death of Jerry Bock, the awards… Read more...