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BMI Radio Customers and Association Partners Enjoy Mountain High Music Festival

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From News, posted 1.17.17. BMI hosted a private reception for a group of licensing customers and association partners recently (1/11) at the Mountain High Music Festival, a 3-day charity event presented by BMI songwriting icon Dean Dillon that takes place every year in Crested Butte, Colorado. This year’s line- up included BMI artists Jamey Johnson… Read more...


BMI Files Action in Federal Rate Court Against the RMLC

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From News, posted 1.03.17. Today, BMI filed an action in Federal Rate Court to set interim fees for radio stations represented by the Radio Music License Committee (the “RMLC”) while BMI and the RMLC negotiate the terms of a new five-year deal beginning in 2017. The RMLC has proposed an interim rate well below BMI’s… Read more...


BMI Helps Rhode Island Hospitality Association Honor Industry’s Top Performers

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From News, posted 12.21.16. BMI singer-songwriter and American Idol finalist Paul McDonald was the featured entertainment as the Rhode Island Hospitality Association recently (11/30) hosted their annual “Stars of the Industry Awards,” which was first created more than 26 years ago. The event, held at Twin Rivers Casino in Lincoln, RI, celebrates excellence in the… Read more...


BMI Partners with State Restaurant and Lodging Associations to Give Back to Members and Licensees

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From News, posted 12.19.16. BMI recently (Nov-Dec ‘16) sponsored portions of the “Nashville Comes Home” songwriters tour that featured artists based in Music City who traveled back to their home states in the South and Southeast to perform at a variety of bars and restaurants. Partnering with the Texas Restaurant Association, the Florida Restaurant &… 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...


Bonnie Bishop Helps Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Honor the Best in Radio and TV

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From News, posted 11.21.16. BMI songwriter and Thirty Tigers recording artist Bonnie Bishop was the featured performer at the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association’s annual Sound Bites Awards Dinner held recently (11/16) at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, a longtime BMI licensee. Radio and TV executives from across the state gathered to recognize those that… Read more...


BMI Singer-Songwriter Sam James Entertains Maine Hoteliers at Annual Conference

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From News, posted 11.11.16. BMI helped hoteliers from across the Pine Tree State celebrate the Maine Innkeepers Association’s 95th anniversary (11/9) by sponsoring a performance from BMI singer-songwriter Sam James, who was a finalist on Season 3 of The Voice. The New England native performed several selections from his recently released EP Word of Life,… Read more...


BMI Helps Radio Executives Experience the Art of Songwriting

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From News, posted 11.04.16. The Radio Advertising Bureau’s fall Board meeting was highlighted by an appearance from three of BMI’s most successful country songwriters who led the Board in a songwriting exercise and then entertained them with a traditional Bluebird Café-style guitar pull. The meeting, held recently (11/1-11/2) at the Gwen Hotel in Chicago, was… Read more...


BMI helps Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association Honor Industry’s Top Performers

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From News, posted 10.26.16. A BMI GRAMMY-nominated rock star was part of the program as the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association recently (10/24) hosted their Annual “Ordinary Awards” and celebrated the state’s hospitality and tourism industry by honoring excellence within their membership. Spin Doctors front man, Chris Barron, was the featured performer at the… Read more...


BMI and CBS Radio Present 1st Annual Detroit Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 10.25.16. BMI and CBS Radio joined forces recently (10/19-10/22) to host the 1st annual Detroit Songwriters Festival, a 4 day event in the Motor City designed to shine a spotlight on the craft of songwriting. Featured BMI artists/songwriters included Hunter Hayes, LoCash, Uncle Kracker, Michael Ray, Wendell Mobley, Casey Beathard, Troy Verges… Read more...


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