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Mike O’Neill Updates BMI Songwriters & Composers on DOJ Issue

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From News, posted 7.11.16. It’s been just over a week since the DOJ shared its interpretation of BMI and ASCAP’s consent decrees, and I wanted to take a moment to update you on what’s been happening. As you know, during our meeting on June 29, we learned that the DOJ would not take the opportunity… Read more...


Q&A on The Department of Justice’s Interpretation of BMI’s Consent Decree

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From News, posted 7.11.16. 1. WHAT EXACTLY DID THE DOJ DETERMINE? After BMI spent over two years advocating specific reforms to modernize its outdated consent decree, the Department of Justice (DOJ) refused to agree to BMI’s proposed changes.  Instead, it interpreted the current BMI decree as requiring “100% Licensing,” an issue BMI never… Read more...


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 Supports Ozomatli’s Anticipated New Album

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From News, posted 7.22.16. BMI executives Delia Orjuela and Krystina DeLuna were in attendance at Ozomatli’s private record release event on July 20, which was held at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA. To celebrate their new release, Non-Stop, Ozomatli provided a high-energy performance of music from the 14-track album. Produced by hitmakers Sly & Robbie,… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Carter Winter Shows Off “The Whiskey In Me”

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From News, posted 7.22.16. BMI’s writer-publisher lobby turned into the site of celebration for the release of BMI songwriter Carter Winter’s sophomore album The Whiskey In Me. Produced by Grammy award-winning producer Chad Carlson with renowned producer Mark Bright, the album features Spotify New Boots playlist entry “Lipstick on My Bottle.” Carter treated the crowd… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Songwriter Andrew Dorff’s Hits

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From News, posted 7.22.16. Nashville industry executives gathered last night at the private dining room of Park Café to celebrate BMI songwriter Andrew Dorff’s number one hit with Kenny Chesney’s “Save It For A Rainy Day.” Dorff was also awarded with four Million-Air Awards, honoring one million radio spins each of “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” “Neon Light,”… Read more...


How to Get the Demo You Need

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.22.16. The process of recording your song from start to finish Read more...


BMI Welcomes Kalie Shorr as an Affiliate

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From News, posted 7.22.16. Singer-songwriter and Sirius XM “Highway Find” Kalie Shorr recently visited BMI’s Nashville office recently to officially affiliate with the company as a BMI writer. Shorr is on board with writerslist for publishing, CAA for booking, Flood Bumstead McCready & McCarthy for business management and Cassetty Entertainment for management. Her current single… Read more...


BMI and Tunespeak Bring Can’t Miss Acts to LouFest 2016 

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From News, posted 7.22.16. BMI and Tunespeak, a loyalty platform for artists that helps them identify, engage and reward their most passionate fans, have partnered to bring eight bands and singer-songwriters onto the BMI sponsored stage at Loufest 2016. Running Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, in Forest Park, St. Louis, the annual festival… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: July

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.21.16. Workshops, conference and contest opportunities for songwriters and composers Read more...


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