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BMI Honors Taylor Swift and Legendary Songwriting Duo Mann & Weil at the 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards


From News, posted 5.11.16. BMI celebrated the songwriters and publishers behind the year’s most-performed pop songs at the 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Global superstar Taylor Swift was presented with the first-ever Taylor Swift Award, a special award bearing her name in recognition… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: May


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


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...

Warner Brothers Television Executives Visit BMI’s LA Office to Salute Retiring WB TV Vice President


From News, posted 5.20.16. BMI’s Distribution and Administration Services team met with executives from Warner Brothers Television at the Company’s Los Angeles office on Friday, May 13, to discuss industry events and to honor soon to be retiring and longtime friend of BMI, Gay DiFusco. Pictured (L-R back row): Brownwyn Savasta, Senior Vice President,… Read more...

BMI Brings Legendary Songwriter Steve Dorff to California Hotel Conference


From News, posted 5.20.16. This year’s California Hotel Owner Conference was highlighted by a performance from three-time GRAMMY-nominated songwriter Steve Dorff, who sang and told the stories behind some of his biggest hits, including the Kenny Rogers’ classic “Through The Years,” which has reached more than 5 million radio performances, as well as “I… Read more...

Famed BMI Songwriter Mike Stoller and Wife Corky Hale Stoller “Stand By” Project Angel Food


From News, posted 5.11.16. Mike Stoller, one-half of the legendary BMI songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, who are responsible for Ben E. King’s megahit “Stand By Me,” along with his acclaimed jazz musician wife, Corky Hale Stoller, have a history of coming to the rescue of organizations in need. Project Angel Food in… Read more...

BMI Supports West One’s Latin Music Launch Via SOMOS


From News, posted 5.05.16. BMI was on hand to support West One Music Group’s launch of SOMOS, the new home of authentic Latin American music for Film & TV, on May 3 for a pre-Cinco De Mayo celebration at the Gibson Showroom of Beverly Hills. West One Music Group President & Creative Director, Edwin… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Winners


From News, posted 5.03.16. Several BMI affiliates made their way to the top of the winners list for Daytime Creative Arts Emmys on Friday, April 29, as the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored their work in popular shows. The complete list of BMI winners is below. Congratulations to all on jobs… Read more...

Award-Winning Pianist-Composer Peter Manning Robinson Debuts New ‘Refractor Piano’


From News, posted 5.03.16. On Thursday evening, April 28, 2016, BMI and Emmy Award-winning composer Peter Manning Robinson made musical history by performing live with his unique invention, “The Refractor Piano,” at a concert in Santa Monica. An adapted Steinway piano, the “Refractor Piano” is capable of producing an array of raw acoustic sounds… Read more...

Film Music is Alive and Playing Thanks to David Newman


From News, posted 4.28.16. Judging by his resume, David Newman’s last 25 years have been chock full of accomplishments that most composers and/or conductors only wildly dream about. His more than 100 film and TV scores (War of the Roses, Behaving Badly, Tarzan, as well as a slew of works for top-grossing comedies, animated… Read more...

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