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BMI Writers Take Majority of Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Nominations


From News, posted 10.17.14. The Songwriters Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of composers and lyricists who create popular music around the world, has announced its list of nominees up for induction in 2015. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to announce that BMI-affiliated writers took more than half… Read more...

Sir Tim Rice and Top Songwriters Honored at 2014 BMI London Awards


From News, posted 10.13.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. tonight honored internationally-celebrated lyricist Sir Tim Rice as a BMI Icon at the 2014 BMI London Awards. In addition, music industry guests including Van Morrison, Ray Davies, Don Black and Johnny Quinn (Snow Patrol,) filled London’s Dorchester Hotel to celebrate the U.K., European and Caribbean songwriters, producers… Read more...

Paul Karpowicz Elected Chairman of BMI Board; Susan Davenport Austin Elected Presiding Director


From News, posted 10.07.14. Paul Karpowicz, President of the Meredith Local Media Group, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) at a Board meeting held today in Nashville, TN. He was most recently Vice Chair of the BMI Board of Directors. Mr. Karpowicz succeeds Susan Davenport Austin, Vice… Read more...

International Soca Artist, Bunji Garlin, Signs With BMI in London


From News, posted 9.23.14. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, new BMI affiliate Bunji Garlin creates reggae-infused music with fast lyrics and catchy electronic beats. He has won the Soca Monarch competition, a contest to find Trinidad’s best star, multiple times and his single “Differentology,” the title track off his most recent album, was featured… Read more...

New Newsletter Gives Insight to Your International Royalties


From News, posted 9.23.14. When your song gets performed internationally, how does the foreign performing right organization know who gets the royalties? In this digital age, how does BMI connect with the more than 90 international organizations that send us royalties to verify ownership of a song? Now, multiply that challenge by the hundreds… Read more...

5 Tips to Turn Good Songs into Hit Songs


From MusicWorld, posted 9.22.14. I recently hosted one of my monthly BMI Nashville Songwriter Workshops, where each of the 50 attendees had an opportunity to pitch one song to a successful publisher. Typically, at these workshops, with few exceptions, every song played was perfectly crafted. The writers have mastered the use of current song… Read more...

Broadcast Music, Inc. Reports Record-Breaking Revenues of $977 Million


From News, posted 9.18.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. today reported that it had achieved the highest revenues and royalty distributions in the Company’s 75-year history for its fiscal year ended June 30th. BMI generated record revenues of $977 million, and distributed and administered more than $840 million to its songwriters, composers and music publishers. These… Read more...

Sir Tim Rice to be Honored as BMI Icon at 2014 BMI London Awards


From News, posted 9.11.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. has announced that it will name internationally-celebrated lyricist Sir Tim Rice a BMI Icon at the Company’s 2014 BMI London Awards to be held October 13 at London’s Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane. The BMI Icon designation is given to songwriters who have had “a unique and indelible… Read more...

Band on the Run: Sometimes the Best Studio is the One in Your Pocket


From MusicWorld, posted 8.27.14. Unlike our tape-threading ancestors who needed big, pricey gear in order to sound good, these days, demo making can be accomplished on an increasingly small budget, using equally miniscule apparatus. In the digital domain, computer-based software programs and peripherals offer the most bang for the buck, however the proliferation of… Read more...

BMI Sponsors Abbey Road Songwriting Session


From News, posted 8.19.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. recently hosted BASS Camp (BMI @ Abbey Road Songwriter Sessions), the first ever songwriting camp sponsored by a performing rights organization at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. The 3-day camp, which was organized by BMI’s Brandon Bakshi along with Bohemia Junction’s Andrew Mackay, included an… Read more...

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