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BMI Wins Pandora Rate Court Battle


From News, posted 5.14.15. In a victorious ruling for all BMI-affiliated songwriters, composers and music publishers, Broadcast Music, Inc. received a favorable decision from a New York Rate Court after a lengthy legal battle over the value of the BMI repertoire to the Pandora digital music service. The ruling concluded that the BMI proposed… Read more...

BMI Shines During Billboard Latin Conference and Awards Week in Miami


From News, posted 5.21.15. Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Latin music team had a busy week at the Billboard Latin Music Conference, centered around a star-studded “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held April 29, that included legendary, singer, songwriter, composer and guitarist Glenn Monroig, gifted chart-topping scribe Horacio Palencia, multitalented singer/songwriter Descemer Buenoand charismatic artist… Read more...

Foo Fighters Perform as David Letterman Goes Out With a Bang


From News, posted 5.21.15. Ending a historic 33-year career as the king of late night, David Letterman last night closed the final episode of the Late Show with one of his all-time favorite bands, the Foo Fighters. Introducing the BMI-affiliated band, whose founder and frontman is Dave Grohl, Letterman told the touching story of… Read more...

Big Night for BMI Writers at 2015 Billboard Music Awards


From News, posted 5.20.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. affiliates took home the majority of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, including songstress Taylor Swift, who earned an astounding 8 awards, including Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist. Announced during a live broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas May… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: May


From MusicWorld, posted 5.18.15. 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: June 2, July 21, August 11, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...

10 Questions With Horacio Palencia


From MusicWorld, posted 5.18.15. Horacio Palencia has many reasons to celebrate. Riding high off his win as Latin Songwriter of the Year at the 2015 BMI Latin Music Awards for writing five songs that rank among the year’s most performed, including “Cero a la Izquierda,” “Hermosa Experiencia,” “Mi Niña Traviesa,” “Mi Razón de Ser,”… Read more...

10 Preguntas Con Horacio Palencia


From MusicWorld, posted 5.18.15. A Horacio Palencia no le faltan razones para celebrar. Acaba de ganarse el premio al Compositor Latino del Año en los Premios BMI 2015 a la Música Latina por escribir cinco de los temas más sonados del año, incluyendo “Cero a la Izquierda,” “Hermosa Experiencia,” “Mi Niña Traviesa,” “Mi Razón… Read more...

What Kinds of Songs Work Best for TV and Film Placements — and How Do You Find Them?


From MusicWorld, posted 5.18.15. I asked this question to ten industry professionals who have great track records placing music in television shows and films. Their answers reveal some interesting information about the kinds of songs with which they typically have the most success—and the sources they use to find those songs. 1. The… Read more...

P!nk Receives President’s Award at 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards


From News, posted 5.13.15. Broadcast Music, Inc, honored dynamic singer-songwriter P!nk with the BMI President’s Award for her outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry at the Company’s 63rd annual Pop Awards, held last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The event also… Read more...

Mike Stoller and Corky Hale Honored with Nica Lifetime Achievement Awards


From News, posted 4.29.15. Legendary BMI songwriter Mike Stoller and his wife, pianist, harpist and singer, Corky Hale were honored with Nica Lifetime Achievement Awards at the “Give the Band a Hand” fundraising gala for the California Jazz Foundation, held April 25 in LA. The charitable nonprofit organization was created to aid and assist… Read more...

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