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How to Make Your Songwriting Career Last

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.21.14. It’s been said that it’s not easy to get to the top—but it’s even harder to stay there. The music business is notoriously fickle. Writers who have a hot streak of hits—then disappear from the charts—are more the norm than those who have careers that span a decade or more. Yet… Read more...


BMI Sponsors ‘Composing for the Screen’ Workshop

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From News, posted 11.25.14. As part of championing composers’ career development and highlighting the art and importance of writing music for film, Broadcast Music, Inc. continued its support of the 2014 “Composing for the Screen,” a film scoring mentorship program directed by renowned BMI composer Rick Baitz. This New York City-based program provided the opportunity… Read more...


BMI Writers Barker and Bowen Entertain Restaurant Association Execs

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From News, posted 11.25.14. As has become tradition, a meeting of the Council of State Restaurant Associations featured a performance by two of Nashville ‘s finest BMI songwriters. The legendary Aaron Barker and up and coming writer Will Bowen provided the entertainment for the closing dinner at the 2014 CSRA State Government Affairs Conference held… Read more...


Of Monsters and Men Receive BMI Million-Air Award for ‘Little Talks’

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From News, posted 11.24.14. Phil Graham, Broadcast Music, Inc. Senior Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations, presented the indie folk-rock band Of Monsters and Men with a Million-Air award for one million performances of their hit debut single “Little Talks,” which scored the group a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Icelanders… Read more...


Alexandre Desplat Discusses Scoring ‘The Imitation Game’

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From News, posted 11.21.14. Film music maestro Alexandre Desplat is one of the world’s most in-demand composers. This year has proven to be remarkable, even for someone so prolific: the BMI composer received an Oscar nod for scoring Philomena, then followed that success with Godzilla, The Monuments Men, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Unbroken, deftly… Read more...


BMI Congratulates the Winners of the 2014 Latin GRAMMY Awards

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From News, posted 11.21.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. proudly applauds the winners of the 15th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. BMI affiliates took home several prestigious awards: Calle 13 won Best Urban Music Album for MultiViral and Best Alternative Song for “El Aguante,” making them the most-awarded act in history with a total of 21… Read more...


BMI and Denise Rich Songs Co-Host Aspen Songwriting Retreat

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From News, posted 11.21.14. When songwriter Denise Rich (who penned the Sister Sledge hit song “Frankie”) approached BMI six years ago with the idea to host a songwriter retreat, pairing writers beginning their careers with writers whose songs have hit the charts, a tradition between BMI and Denise Rich Songs was created. This tradition has… Read more...


Latin Music’s Top Talent Performs at ‘Write On Vegas’ Charity Event  

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From News, posted 11.20.14. On the eve of the Latin GRAMMY Awards and in the spirit of philanthropy, Broadcast Music, Inc., Naked Monkey Entertainment and M3Live Concert Hall presented ‘Write On Vegas’ for the benefit of Education Through Music – Los Angeles (ETM–LA). ETM–LA promotes and provides music in disadvantaged schools as part of the… Read more...


Turkish Performing Rights Society MESAM Visits BMI’s New York Office

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From News, posted 11.20.14. While visiting New York City, representatives from MESAM, the Turkish performing rights society, stopped by Broadcast Music, Inc.’s office to meet with BMI’s International team. Read more...


BMI Composer Alexandre Desplat Wins Two World Soundtrack Honors

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From News, posted 11.19.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. congratulates prolific composer Alexandre Desplat on his wins at the 2014 World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony and Concert on October 25, the closing event of the 41st Film Fest Ghent in Belgium. The awards are bestowed annually to recognize outstanding achievements in scoring music for motion pictures. Desplat won… Read more...


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