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

Join as a Songwriter

Joining as a Classical composer?


You will be signing a 2-year writer agreement.

Feel free to review our standard writer agreement.

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 an International Publisher?


You will be signing a 5-year agreement.

Feel free to review our standard publisher agreement.