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BMI Celebrates BMI Composers Jeff and Mychael Danna at SCL’s Advance Screening of ‘The Good Dinosaur


From News, posted 11.25.15. BMI’s Assistant Vice President of Film/TV Relations, Ray Yee, was on hand on Thursday, November 19, at Mann Chinese Theater in Hollywood to proudly support BMI composers Jeff and Mychael Danna during the Society of Composers and Lyricists’ advance screening of The Good Dinosaur, the Pixar/Disney film the brothers scored… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its Winners of the 2015 Latin GRAMMYs


From News, posted 11.20.15. BMI’s Latin affiliates had a winning streak last night at the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMYs in Las Vegas, taking several of the evening’s biggest awards, including Monsieur Perine for Best New Artist and Sebastian Krys for Producer of the Year. In addition, powerhouse Juan Luis Guerra garnered multiple trophies, including… Read more...

‘Los Producers’ Brings Together Latin GRAMMY Winners and Noms on the Eve of 2015 Latin GRAMMYs


From News, posted 11.20.15. BMI once again proudly partnered with ASCAP and SESAC to present the annual “Los Producers” pre-GRAMMY celebration Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Fremont Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. Latin GRAMMY award-winners and nominees performed a variety of cover songs throughout the night, which was hosted by T Lopez. Performances… Read more...

BMI Icon Willie Nelson Honored By Library of Congress With Gershwin Prize for Popular Song


From News, posted 11.19.15. Willie Nelson, legendary BMI Icon and writer of Patsy Cline’s unforgettable signature hit, “Crazy,” among many other incomparable works, was the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington, D.C. last night. Nelson, who’s 60-year career includes seven GRAMMY Awards as well as the… Read more...

BMI to Honor Sibling Duos BeBe & CeCe Winans and Mary Mary at Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards


From News, posted 11.19.15. Gospel music superstar sibling acts, BeBe & CeCe Winans and Mary Mary, will be honored at the 17th annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta, GA, on January 16, 2016. Hosted by former Trailblazer recipient and renowned gospel singer-songwriter, Yolanda Adams,… Read more...

A Conversation With David Broza


From News, posted 11.18.15. No one can say that Israeli folk-rock singer-songwriter David Broza doesn’t take his job seriously. His new album, East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem, which is co-produced by the legendary Steve Earl, takes on the immense creativity among Israeli and Palestinian musicians in a time when so many other projects fail to bring… Read more...

A Conversation With Ian Kirkpatrick


From News, posted 11.18.15. BMI songwriter and producer Ian Kirkpatrick is the kind of guy that knows what he wants and then gets it done – a trait that comes shining through in his trajectory, and his work. “Among my peers, I have a reputation for being OCD about my approach,” he says. “I… Read more...

BMI Hosts Workshop at Monitor Latino Conference in Mexico


From News, posted 11.17.15. Members of BMI’s Latin team, Carolina Arenas and Krystina DeLuna, recently hosted a panel focusing on the differences in composing music for TV vs. film during the 8th annual Monitor Latino Conference, held at the Cintermex in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. With introductions by Joel Garza, panelists Juan Carlos Rodriguez… Read more...

Pitch Perfect: How to Shop Your Songs


From MusicWorld, posted 11.13.15. Pitching songs that are exceptional is a critical part of the equation for success—whether you write those songs or publish them. No matter how well you take care of business, it’s unlikely there will be any business to take care of—unless your songs are strong. But regardless of how good… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: November


From MusicWorld, posted 11.13.15. 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: December 8, 2015, January 12, March 15, April 12, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10… Read more...

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