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BMI Mourns the Loss of British Progressive Rock Pioneer Greg Lake

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From News, posted 12.08.16. BMI is mourning the loss of British rock pioneer Greg Lake, who passed away on Wednesday after a protracted battle with cancer. As singer, songwriter, bassist, producer and co-founder of King Crimson, Lake leant his clarion vocals to the ambitious band’s watershed debut, In the Court of the Crimson King. Anchored… Read more...


Five Questions with VASSY

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From News, posted 12.07.16. Boasting a resonant, exotic sound informed by her Australian and Greek roots, singer/songwriter/producer VASSY has already made a big impact on the DJ world courtesy of her 2014 collaboration with David Guetta and Showtek on the track “BAD.” The track earned 7 double platinum and gold certifications with over a billion… Read more...


BMI’s Maui Songwriters Festival a Sunny Success

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From News, posted 12.06.16. The second annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival took place on the sunny Hawaiian island from December 1 to 3, offering three days of story and song with some of the industry’s top songwriters. With writers from the pop, rock, indie and country worlds, the festival offered something for everyone. Take a… Read more...


Hotel Association Executives Treated to Performance by 70’s Super Duo Member John Ford Coley

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From News, posted 12.06.16. The International Society of Hotel Association Executives Winter Summit held recently (11/29-12/2) in San Francisco was highlighted by a performance from John Ford Coley of the legendary 70’s duo England Dan and John Ford Coley. The GRAMMY-nominated duo churned out platinum and gold records during the 70’s including the number song… Read more...


Congressman Steve Knight Lends His Support to Songwriter Equity Act

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From News, posted 12.06.16. Congressman Steve Knight (R-CA-25) (@SteveKnight25) has joined lead sponsor Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-9) (@RepDougCollins) in support of H.R.1283, the Songwriter Equity Act of 2015. The bill, which was introduced by Congressman Collins in March of 2015, continues to gain support on Capitol Hill, and Congressman Knight’s cosponsorship is welcome… Read more...


BMI Sponsors Special Holiday Concert in LA With Inspiring Composer & Singer/Songwriter Craig Richey

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From News, posted 12.05.16. BMI affiliate Craig Richey’s original holiday songs both entertain us and deeply touch the emotions we all struggle with beneath the cheer of the season. This December, BMI is proud to sponsor a special holiday concert where a lucky few will hear firsthand the insightful music of this talented… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Academy 2017 Songwriting Workshop Starting January 17 – Apply Now

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From News, posted 12.02.16. BMI is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy, a unique learning destination for songwriters taught by NYU and New School faculty member Billy Seidman. The advanced workshop starts Tuesday, January 17 and runs five consecutive Tuesday evenings: 01/17, 24, 31, 02/07, & 02/15 from 7PM - 9:30PM… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 Annie Award Nominees

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From News, posted 11.30.16. The International Animated Film Society’s Annie Awards nominations are out with BMI composers taking several top nods! Oscar-winning Alexandre Desplat leads with two nominations, while three of the nominated composers, Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter, known as Dynamic Music Partners, have collectively earned twenty-eight Emmy Award nominations and six… Read more...


The Lumineers Talk Songwriting & the Making of ‘Cleopatra’

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From News, posted 11.28.16. “If you have the stuff, it’ll happen…it just might not happen in the way you planned it.” Read more...


Enjoy More ‘MusicWorld’ With Our November/December Double Issue!

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From News, posted 11.28.16. A Conversation with Elvis Crespo Getting to Know Hit Writer Jamie Scott Writing and Placing Christmas and Holiday Songs How to Build Your Own Music Studio Highlights from BMI’s 2016 Country Awards And more! Read it now… Read more...


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