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BMI Writers Shine at 2016 BET Awards

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From News, posted 6.28.16. BMI proudly congratulates its talented affiliates who earned more than 53% of the music category accolades at the 16th Annual BET Awards, held last night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Notably, newcomer rapper/singer/songwriter Bryson Tiller won multiple trophies, for both Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and Best New Artist.… Read more...


BMI Board of Directors Extends President and CEO Mike O’Neill’s Contract Through 2021

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From News, posted 6.22.16. The Board of Directors of BMI has extended Mike O’Neill’s contract as President and CEO for five years, through 2021. Paul Karpowicz, Chairman of the BMI Board of Directors and President, Meredith Local Media Group, made the announcement today. “BMI has continued to thrive and evolve under Mike’s leadership, providing… Read more...


5 Tips for a Happy Marriage of Music & Lyrics

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.17.16. Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join together this music with this lyric in holy matrimony … As it relates to songwriting, the marriage of words and music is referred to as prosody. When prosody is effectively employed, a song’s music and lyrics present a united front that… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: June

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.14.16. WORKSHOPS Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville BMI’s popular Songwriters’ Workshop Series in Nashville is held monthly under the tutelage of hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume. When: July 19, November 15, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...


Road to Roo Winners Set to Rock Bonnaroo on June 9

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From News, posted 6.07.16. BMI’s 2016 Road to Roo winners, Roots of a Rebellion, from Nashville, Tennessee, and Quaildogs, from Atlanta, Georgia, will take the stage at the New Music On Tap Lounge, brewed by Miller Lite, on Thursday, June 9, at Bonnaroo. The highly anticipated performances will show why they got… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: May

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.23.16. WORKSHOPS Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville BMI’s popular Songwriters’ Workshop Series in Nashville is held monthly under the tutelage of hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume. When: July 19, November 15, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...


What You Can Learn From Cover Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.23.16. Cover songs come in a variety of flavors, from radical reinterpretations with little resemblance to the original, to letter-perfect copies featuring nearly identical backing tracks (some even using the same make/model instruments and recording gear as on the original). While there are those who believe that a cover isn’t really… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Participate in Peach Pickers Fundraiser

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From News, posted 5.16.16. Many BMI songwriters played their part in the Georgia Peach Pickers showcase, held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville May 10. The songwriting trio known as the Peach Pickers features Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip and Rhett Akins, and the guest appearances by Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, Luke Bryan, Maggie Rose… Read more...


BMI Helps Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Celebrate 20 Years of Keeping Music in Schools

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From News, posted 4.20.16. BMI proudly hosted a Board meeting and celebration of the 20 year anniversary of The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which keeps music alive in schools by donating musical instruments to under-funded music programs. The foundation, founded by composer Michael Kamen and manager Robert Urband, helps provide young people… Read more...


BMI Appoints Eddie Gulley as New CIO

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From News, posted 4.14.16. BMI is pleased to welcome Eddie Gulley as the Company’s new Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer. Gulley, who is based in BMI’s Nashville office, will be responsible for BMI’s strategy and leadership in technology innovation, product and application development, network operations and project management. He will report to BMI’s President… Read more...


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