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How to Make Your Songwriting Career Last


From MusicWorld, posted 10.21.14. It’s been said that it’s not easy to get to the top—but it’s even harder to stay there. The music business is notoriously fickle. Writers who have a hot streak of hits—then disappear from the charts—are more the norm than those who have careers that span a decade or more.… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees


From News, posted 10.23.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. extends its congratulations to its affiliates who have been nominated to become members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The inductees will be announced by the end of the year and celebrated in the induction ceremony, to be held April 18, 2015,… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: October 2014


From MusicWorld, posted 10.20.14. 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, 16, 2014, January 6, February 24, March 17, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10… Read more...

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...

Cuitla Vega Joins the BMI Family


From News, posted 10.15.14. Singer-songwriter Cuitla Vega has a simple wish: On his Twitter page, his profile reads “I try to touch hearts with my voice and songs …” His mellow music and earnest nature certainly resonate with his fans, whose mentions of Vega describe the emotions he evokes from his listeners,… Read more...

Gloria Estefan to be Inducted Into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame


From News, posted 10.15.14. Multitalented singer-songwriter, actress, entrepreneur and BMI Icon Gloria Estefan will be inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (LSHOF) on Saturday, October 18, at the Ritz Carlton South Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Born in Havana, Cuba, Estefan’s career began with the Miami Sound Machine in the mid… Read more...

Sony Pictures Entertainment Execs Visit BMI


From News, posted 10.08.14. Sony Pictures Entertainment executives met with BMI’s Distribution and Administration Services team at the Los Angeles office on Wednesday, September 17. The group discussed company updates, emerging trends in the music industry, BMI’s advocacy efforts and future plans. 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...

BMI Composers Attend 10th Anniversary of International Film Music Festival in Spain


From News, posted 10.03.14. Film and television composers and music industry executives converged in Cordoba, Spain, for the International Film Music Festival. The week-long event, from July 20–27, 2014, included Q&A sessions, film screenings, workshops, concerts, the Elmer Bernstein Gala, the Jerry Goldsmith Awards and GoldSpirit Awards Gala. BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations, Doreen… Read more...

Piva Joins the BMI Family


From News, posted 10.01.14. Piva has always been passionate about music. Born Herbert Pivaral in Guatemala, his parents gifted him with a guitar when he was 10 years old, which prompted him to explore singing and then led to voice lessons by the time he was 15. Fast forward to 2007, he became a… Read more...

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