Join BMI

Affiliate with BMI

Join as a Songwriter

Join the top songwriters and composers who have chosen BMI to ensure they get paid when their music gets played.

To apply, you will need the following:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • U.S. must be your country of residence for tax purposes to join online.
  • Valid Email Address

If you are under 18 years of age, a custodial trust bank account is required.

Join as a Publisher

Online affiliation is available to U.S. publishers.

To apply, you will need the following:

  • Proposed Names For Your Company
  • Credit Card Issued by a U.S. Bank
  • For payment of a one-time processing fee.
  • Valid Email Address
  • A valid email address is required to receive and electronically sign the affiliation agreement and tax form.

Join as a Publisher

Joining as a Non-U.S. Publisher?

You will be signing a 5-year agreement.

Feel free to review our standard publisher agreement.


​To have BMI there at the beginning of my career and be such a supporter is a valuable asset. They’ve become family to me.

BeBe Winans

BMI has always been supportive of me, both on the pop side of things and on the theater side of things. I’m really happy to be a part of it.

Duncan Sheik