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Mike O’Neill Responds to the Recent Proposal From the US Department of Justice

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From News, posted 6.30.16. Yesterday, BMI and ASCAP met with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice to hear its proposal regarding our respective consent decrees. After almost three years of deliberation, the DOJ is recommending no changes to the current decrees.  In addition, it has determined that the PROs must follow a 100%… Read more...


BMI Brings the Beat to Athfest Day Party

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From News, posted 6.30.16. BMI recently co-hosted the 8th Annual Slush Fund Day Party at Athfest, held June 25, featuring five local acts from the Athens and Atlanta, GA, scenes. The festival celebrated its 20th year in operation, and has grown to three days of live music from more than 100 bands on two outdoor… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its MusicRow Award Winners

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From News, posted 6.30.16. BMI songwriters captured several top awards on June 29 at the MusicRow Awards! Leading the charge were Lori McKenna, who walked away with Song of the Year for “Humble and Kind,” which was recorded by Tim McGraw and published by Songs of Universal/Hoodie; Maren Morris, who was crowned Breakthrough Songwriter of… Read more...


BMI Continues to Support the Sundance Institute Film Music Program

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From News, posted 6.29.16. BMI is proud to continue its support of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program, which is collaborating for the fourth year with Skywalker Sound to host the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound. The first 2016 session of the Lab, which begins July 7 at Skywalker Ranch,… Read more...


BMI Songwriter MAJOR. Performs in LA Office 

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From News, posted 6.29.16. BMI singer/songwriter MAJOR. stopped by the LA office and treated the BMI staff to a phenomenal performance, while making rounds during BET week. Accompanied by fellow Berklee alumnus Darien Dorsey on piano, MAJOR., already renowned as a fresh new voice in soul-pop music, performed a selection of acoustic renditions, including “Serendipity,”… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Ruth B Captivates Audience at Alliance for Women in Media Event

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From News, posted 6.29.16. This year’s Alliance for Women in Media Gracie Awards luncheon was highlighted by a stirring performance from BMI songwriter and Columbia recording artist Ruth B, who performed songs from her upcoming album, including the huge hit “Lost Boy,” which is currently climbing both the pop and AC charts. The luncheon, hosted… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Rock and Roll Pioneer Scotty Moore

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From News, posted 6.29.16. BMI is mourning the loss of groundbreaking rock guitarist Scotty Moore, who died Tuesday in Nashville at age 84. A pivotal collaborator of Elvis Presley, Moore practiced a signature rockabilly style that became an inspiration for generations of rock guitarists to follow. As part of the Blue Moon Boys, alongside bassist… Read more...


BMI Congratulates the 2016 Abe Olman Scholarship Winners

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From News, posted 6.29.16. BMI songwriters put forth another strong showing in the competition for the 2016 Abe Olman Scholarships, with three burgeoning, young songwriters earning the distinguished accolades. Presented by BMI and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and made possible each year by the Olman family to help promising songwriters in the early stages… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its NaSHOF Nominees

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From News, posted 6.29.16. Since 1970, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame has inducted some of the greatest writers ever to put words to music in Music City. This year, five of BMI’s most legendary writers have been nominated for this honor, which is one of the nation’s highest songwriting achievements. They are: Aaron Barker,… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Bonny ‘Sir Mack’ Rice

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From News, posted 6.28.16. BMI is mourning the passing of singer/songwriter Bonny “Sir Mack” Rice, who died Monday at his home in Detroit at the age of 82. A prolific writer, Rice is best known for his hits, “Mustang Sally” and “Cheaper to Keep Her,” as well as penning “Respect Yourself” with Luther Ingram for… Read more...


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