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BMI Re-Elects Six Members to Board Of Directors


From News, posted 10.06.15. BMI has re-elected six members of its Board of Directors during the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders held today at BMI’s office in Nashville, TN. The following Board members have been elected to new four year terms: Paul Karpowicz, current Chairman, BMI Board of Directors and President, Meredith Local Media… Read more...

BMI Partners With MEX15 Music Conference in South Africa


From News, posted 10.02.15. BMI’s Executive Director of Writer/Publisher Relations for Europe & Asia, Brandon Bakshi, proudly represented BMI as the keynote speaker at the MEX15 Capetown music conference on September 24th. Sharing information on the services that BMI provides to music creators and announcing a BMI Songwriter Camp in Cape Town in 2016,… Read more...

BMI Sponsors ADE Global Sessions Aruba


From News, posted 9.21.15. BMI’s Executive Director of Writer/Publisher Relations for Europe & Asia Brandon Bakshi recently represented BMI in a business Q&A at the ADE Global Sessions in Aruba. The sessions are part of ADE’s on-going commitment to connect dance music worldwide, and provided the opportunity for attendees to go to exclusive industry… Read more...

BMI Participates on Panel at the California Copyright Conference


From News, posted 9.18.15. On September 15, BMI’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel Stuart Rosen, along with attorneys Dina LaPolt and Jay Cooper and moderator/attorney J. Charley Londoño, lent their expertise on a panel to discuss the current complexities that face the music industry with regard to legislative reform, consent decree modifications and… Read more...

BMI to Name Graham Gouldman as BMI Icon at 2015 BMI London Awards


From News, posted 9.17.15. BMI is proud to announce that it will honor internationally-celebrated songwriter Graham Gouldman as a BMI Icon at its annual BMI London Awards. The gala, which will also recognize the U.K. and European songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television, will be held… Read more...

Current Trends in Country Music: What’s Hot & What’s Not


From MusicWorld, posted 9.16.15. “That ain’t country!” is a comment I often hear when I play current country hits in my songwriting workshops. It’s true that today’s country hits bear little resemblance to the songs that topped the charts by Elvis, Tammy, Waylon, Willie, and Patsy. Music evolves and the styles that rule the… Read more...

A Conversation With Joss Stone


From MusicWorld, posted 9.16.15. At just 28 years old, Joss Stone is already a music industry veteran. After making her debut with the multi-platinum The Soul Sessions as a teenager in 2003, she’s earned the endorsement of greats such as Smokey Robinson and Mick Jagger, and won some of the industries’ highest honors—including two… Read more...

BMI Reports Record-Breaking Revenues of Over $1 Billion


From News, posted 9.10.15. BMI today announced record-breaking revenue and royalty distributions for its fiscal year ended June 30. BMI generated total revenues of $1.013 billion, the highest in the company’s history and the most public performance revenue generated for songwriters, composers and publishers by any music rights organization in the world. In addition,… Read more...

The Temperature is Just Right for Co-Writing in Bali


From News, posted 8.24.15. It can feel like a first date: sometimes the chemistry works, sometimes it doesn’t. When walking into a co-writing session, artist, producer, and songwriter meet, enter a confined space, and if there’s a creative spark, come out with a song. BMI, in partnership with the Invitational Group, founded by music… Read more...

What to Look For in a Demo Singer


From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.15. Running a Nashville recording studio for almost twenty years, I’ve seen - and heard - an incredible number of vocalists. When it comes to demo singers specifically, I’ve found that the best ones have a very specific and highly developed skill set that allows them to deliver beautiful, compelling renditions… Read more...

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