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BMI and SCL Celebrate Oscar Nominees


From News, posted 2.26.15. The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) hosted its annual Champagne Reception in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Music Branch Governors, along with BMI, ASCAP and SESAC, on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at La Bohéme in West Hollywood, Calif. The gathering celebrated the music nominees… Read more...

Majority of 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductions Go to BMI Writers


From News, posted 2.23.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to congratulate its Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, who make up the majority of the 2015 class. The venerable institution, dedicated since 1969 to celebrating the work of composers and lyricists responsible for some of the world’s most popular music, will host the 46th annual… Read more...

Rainy Milo Delights Audience During ‘Pick of the Month’ Series


From News, posted 2.23.15. BMI held the February installment of its “Pick of the Month” series on February 20, 2015, at Hotel Café in Los Angeles. This month’s event featured a performance by London’s own Rainy Milo, who performed a variety of sultry selections that delighted the audience. BMI’s “Pick of the Month” is… Read more...

BMI Writers Sweep the 2015 Oscars


From News, posted 2.23.15. The 87th Annual Academy Awards gave Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters and composers something to celebrate, with wins in both music categories of the evening. The winners were announced during a star-studded ceremony broadcast live February 22, 2015, from Hollywood, California, which kicked off with a lively tribute to cinema’s history,… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: February


From MusicWorld, posted 2.19.15. 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: March 17, April 14, May 12, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...

10 Questions With BT


From MusicWorld, posted 2.19.15. If you’re a fan of trance and electronic dance music (EDM), you are most definitely a fan of Brian Transeau, who is heralded as a pioneer of the hugely popular genres. Listening to his flawless rhythmic cuts, it is no surprise that the BMI composer was nominated for a GRAMMY… Read more...

How to Start Your Own Music Publishing Company


From MusicWorld, posted 2.19.15. Some songwriters establish a music publishing company with the intention of publishing only their own material. Songwriters who retain their publishing rights earn both the writer’s share and the publisher’s share of any income their songs generate. In addition to earning twice the money, the other major benefit to self-publishing… Read more...

What Makes an Artist Say, ‘I have to record this song!’


From MusicWorld, posted 2.19.15. I posed this burning question to ten music industry pros in the hopes of identifying the common denominators found in those songs that leap out of the proverbial pile and demand that an artist record them. Here are the answers I received … 1. “What makes an artist say ‘I… Read more...

BMI Names Ann Sweeney Senior Vice President, Global Policy


From News, posted 2.18.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. today announced that Ann Sweeney has been named Senior Vice President of Global Policy, effective immediately. She reports to Mike O’Neill, BMI President and CEO, and is based in BMI’s New York office. In this newly created position, Sweeney will be responsible for the Company’s Government Relations… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2015 Billboard Latin Music Award Nominees


From News, posted 2.12.15. Once again, BMI affiliates had a strong showing as nominees of the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards. Leading the list is Dwayne Sirvestor Nesmith’s song, “Odio” (performed by Romeo Santos featuring Drake), which received six nods, including Song of the Year – Tropical, Song of the Year – Hot Latin… Read more...

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