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Piva Joins the BMI Family

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From News, posted 10.01.14. Piva has always been passionate about music. Born Herbert Pivaral in Guatemala, his parents gifted him with a guitar when he was 10 years old, which prompted him to explore singing and then led to voice lessons by the time he was 15. Fast forward to 2007, he became a guitarist… Read more...


‘Yeah,’ BMI Celebrates Another # 1 With Joe Nichols

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From News, posted 10.01.14. BMI helped celebrate Joe Nichols’ #1 single “Yeah” at Nashville’s Country Music Association on September 16, 2014. Written by BMI songwriter Bryan Simpson with Ashley Gorley, “Yeah” spent three weeks in the top spot. It is Joe Nichols’ fifth number one and follows “Summer and 75,” also a chart-topper off his… Read more...


BMI and Society of Composers & Lyricists at The Art and Business of Songwriting Panel

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From News, posted 9.30.14. The intersection of art and commerce was highlighted at a panel discussion presented by Broadcast Music, Inc. and the Society of Composers & Lyricists on The Art and Business of Songwriting on September 15, 2014, at The Village, West Hollywood, California. Panelists included Paramount Pictures’ Director, Music Clearance, Mary Jo Braun,… Read more...


BMI Executives Address AIMP Event Attendees During BMI Panel

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From News, posted 9.29.14. BMI executives addressed attendees at a luncheon hosted by the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Lawry’s Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, California. Mike O’Neill, President and CEO, was joined by several members of the BMI executive team, including Alison Smith, SVP, Distribution and Administration… Read more...


A Conversation With Gunther Schuller

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From News, posted 9.29.14. The living legend and proponent of the Third Stream continues to make waves Read more...


BMI Hosts ‘Making Music Happen’ and ‘Fiesta Nashville’

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From News, posted 9.26.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. and the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce partnered to present “Making Music Happen” Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at BMI’s office on Music Row. This special event included music industry insights from BMI’s Vice President of Latin Writer/Publisher Relations, Delia Orjuela, and Director of Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville, David… Read more...


BMI Congratulates the 2014 Latin GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 9.24.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. proudly applauds the nominees of this year’s Latin GRAMMY Awards, presented by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, in recognition of outstanding achievement in the music industry. The Latin GRAMMY Awards honor works recorded in Spanish and Portuguese and celebrates the artists’ unique contributions to Latin… Read more...


‘Rising Star’ Winner Jesse Kinch Visits BMI New York

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From News, posted 9.24.14. Jesse Kinch, winner of ABC’s Rising Star and Capitol Records recording artist, stopped by BMI’s NY office to meet with Assistant Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Samantha Cox and Senior Director of Writer/Publisher Relations Brandon Haas. Rocker Kinch is the winner of the inaugural season of Rising Star, earning the top… Read more...


BMI Writer Glenn Erickson Wins Kauai Music Festival Songwriting Contest

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From News, posted 9.24.14. Glenn Erickson’s strengths as a songwriter span many genres: country, bluegrass, pop and blues. His themes include everything from love and relationships to narratives about freedom. While at the Kauai Music Festival, held in Kauai, HI, from July 30 to August 2, 2014, Erickson won the songwriting competition with “Margarita,” a… Read more...


BMI Sponsors Panel at the 2014 IFP Filmmaker Conference in New York

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From News, posted 9.23.14. The musical soundtrack of a documentary film is its emotional touchpoint, helping engage the audience by enhancing the experience the filmmaker is presenting. During the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) conference on Monday, September 15, at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in New York, BMI presented the panel, “Striking the… Read more...


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