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BMI Discusses the Legal Issues Behind Music Licensing with Chicago Restaurant Owners

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From News, posted 8.31.15. BMI, in partnership with the Saper Law Office and the Illinois Restaurant Association, sponsored a session recently (8/26) in Chicago on music licensing with the aim of helping to educate restaurant and bar owners in the Chicago area on how to legally play music in their establishments. BMI’s Dan Spears discussed… Read more...


Nile Rodgers Honored as BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.29.15. John Legend, DJ Mustard and Universal Music Publishing Group Also Among Honorees at Ceremony in Beverly Hills Read more...


BMI Showcases New Affiliates Striking Matches at Beasley Broadcast Group Awards Dinner

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From News, posted 8.28.15. BMI helped Beasley Broadcast Group honor the radio group’s top performers by providing the musical entertainment at their annual awards dinner, held recently (8/20) in Naples, FL, at the home of Company Chairman, George Beasley. I.R.S. recording artist Striking Matches’ unique sound made a huge impression on the audience, which was… Read more...


Ukulele Prodigy Jake Shimabukuro Brings His Signature Sound to Nashville

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From News, posted 8.27.15. BMI songwriter Jake Shimabukuro, a Hawaii native and ukulele sensation, recently treated the BMI Nashville office to an intimate performance, showing off his seemingly-limitless talent. Playing both original work and covers, including an incredible rendition of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” Shimabukuro captivated the audience. After his performance, he was presented… Read more...


Patton James and Joe Fleming Perform for South Carolina Broadcasters

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From News, posted 8.26.15. BMI affiliates Patton James and Joe Fleming wowed the audience at the South Carolina Broadcasters Association (SCBA) Annual Star Awards Dinner, held recently (8/08/15) in Columbia. The theme of this year’s dinner “Buon Appetito” was a throwback to the hits performed by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Patton had the audience… Read more...


BMI Writers Set the Bar High at 2015 ACL Fest

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From News, posted 8.25.15. 24 bands will hit the BMI-sponsored stage and raise the bar for all the performances at the 2015 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Held over two weekends in Austin, TX, October 2-4 and October 9-11, the festival will take place in the famed Zilker Park and BMI’s stage will kick off… Read more...


‘Rising Through the Ranks’ Celebrates 8th Year with a Performance by Danielle Bradbery

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From News, posted 8.24.15. Rising Through the Ranks 2015 was highlighted by a high energy performance from Big Machine recording artist and BMI songwriter Danielle Bradbery, who won Season 4 of NBC’s top ranked TV show The Voice. RTTR is a two day seminar held at the BMI offices in Nashville and conducted in partnership… Read more...


The Temperature is Just Right for Co-Writing in Bali

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From News, posted 8.24.15. BMI writers hit it off with Invitational Group Read more...


BMI Composer Bill Goldstein Talks Instant Composition and the Importance of Emotional Connectivity

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From News, posted 8.24.15. BMI composer and Master Class instructor, Bill Goldstein, has perfected the art of instant composition, now using his musical gifts to helps others explore their creative processes. In this engaging video, which highlights the importance of emotional connectivity, Goldstein gives valuable advice to all music creators and artists: “When… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Little Big Town and Writers of “Day Drinking” and “Girl Crush”

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From News, posted 8.24.15. Nashville’s Ruby turned into the site of a celebration for the writers of Little Big Town’s hits “Day Drinking” and “Girl Crush,” both off of their latest album Painkiller. Music industry executives, family and friends gathered under the sparkling light of a disco ball to praise BMI songwriters Karen Fairchild, Phillip… Read more...


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