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Congress Reintroduces Songwriter Equity Act

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From News, posted 3.04.15. Commenting on the reintroduction of the Songwriter Equity Act, BMI President & Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Neill said: “We are pleased to have the sponsorship of Congressmen Collins and Jeffries, along with Senators Hatch, Whitehouse, Alexander, and Corker, for the reintroduction of this critical bill. Through the Songwriter Equity Act, songwriters… Read more...


John Lennon Scholarship Winner Competes in ‘American Idol’ Semifinals

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From News, posted 3.04.15. Eighteen-year-old BMI singer/songwriter JAX, second-place winner of the BMI Foundation’s 17th annual John Lennon Scholarships, has advanced to the semifinal rounds of FOX’s top-rated primetime vocal competition series American Idol. JAX performed as one of twelve leading female contestants amongst American Idol XIV’s “Top 24” last week at Detroit’s… Read more...


Songwriter Kimberly Henderson Visits BMI’s NY Office

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From News, posted 3.04.15. BMI songwriter Kimberly Henderson stopped by the Company’s New York office to meet with the Writer-Publisher Relations staff. Henderson’s songwriting career was catapulted into the spotlight when she posted a video of herself on YouTube singing her year-old daughter to sleep with Sam Smith’s slowed-down and soulful arrangement of “How Will… Read more...


French Quarter Festival Celebrates 32 Years

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From News, posted 3.04.15. The largest free music festival in the south offers a wide variety of regional acts Read more...


BMI to Co-Sponsor Songwriters Summit in Salt Lake City

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From News, posted 3.03.15. Broadcast Music, Inc., in conjunction with Bonneville Media Group’s Classic 103.5 The Arrow and FM 100.3 radio stations, will co-sponsor the 2015 Songwriters Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 27 and 28, 2015. The summit will feature panel discussions and performances by BMI songwriters, including award-winning Nashville songwriters Tommy Lee… Read more...


Women Take the Stage at BMI’s First Latin SXSW Showcase

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From News, posted 3.03.15. March 19 will be a big night for Latin music lovers at SXSW when BMI presents its “Like a Girl” showcase, featuring bilingual musical performances by Irene Diaz, Diana Fuentes, Raquel Sofia and Anna Sophia. This special event will be held at Departure Lounge… 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 Thursday,… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of NEA Jazz Master Clark Terry

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From News, posted 2.28.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. mourns the loss of NEA Jazz Master Clark Terry, who passed away February 21, 2015, at the age of 94. A BMI affiliate since 1956, Terry played trumpet and flugelhorn in bands alongside Duke Ellington and Count Basie and later worked as a staff musician at NBC as… Read more...


BMI Helps Aaron Scherz Celebrate #1 Hit ‘Girl In A Country Song’

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From News, posted 2.28.15. Music industry notables gathered at the Country Music Association’s headquarters in Nashville to celebrate Maddie & Tae’s chart-topping hit, “Girl In A Country Song,” written with BMI songwriter and co-producer Aaron Scherz. It was a special celebration, as this was the first number one hit for all of the song’s three… Read more...


BMI Writers Win 69% of 2015 BRIT Awards

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From News, posted 2.26.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters deserve a big congratulations on their win of 69% of the 2015 BRIT Awards. Presented in London’s O2 Arena, February 25, 2015, the evening featured performances of “Bloodstream,” by British Male Solo Artist winner, Ed Sheeran, and chart-topping hit “Blank Space” by International Female Solo Artist winner,… Read more...


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