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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… Read more...

BMI Writers Honored With Subscriber-Voted MusicRow Award Nominations


From News, posted 5.28.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters are top contenders for several MusicRow Awards, given by MusicRow, the longest running industry trade publication in Nashville. The subscriber-voted winners will be revealed during a ceremony to be held June 23. BMI affiliates snagged the majority of noms in the Producer category, with three out… Read more...

BMI Celebrates Brett Eldredge’s #1 “Mean to Me”


From News, posted 5.21.15. The Acme rooftop turned into a party yesterday, May 20, 2015, to celebrate “Mean to Me,” CMA New Artist of the Year and BMI singer/songwriter Brett Eldredge’s third consecutive number one hit off his album Bring You Back. Written by Eldredge and Scooter Carusoe, the song follows number one hits… 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...

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...

BMI Writer Robert Earl Keen Pays New York a Visit


From News, posted 5.18.15. Iconic singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen (center) stopped by BMI’s New York office recently and posed for a pic with BMI’s President and CEO Mike O’Neill (left) and Vice President Charlie Feldman (right). Keen recently celebrated his latest album, The Happy Prisoner, at the Company’s Nashville office when he was also… Read more...

Congressman Stephen Fincher Co-Sponsors SEA 2015


From News, posted 5.14.15. Representative Stephen Fincher (R-TN-8) (@RepFincherTN08) has joined with lead sponsor, Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-9) (@RepDougCollins), and signed on as a co-sponsor of H.R. 1283, the Songwriter Equity Act of 2015. Representative Fincher serves on the House Committee on Financial Services, and his support is welcome news… Read more...

BMI Brings Broadcasters and Songwriters Together in Key West


From News, posted 5.14.15. The 20th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival, held recently in Key West, FL, featured a reception hosted by BMI for the radio executives in town for the 5 day event along with representatives from the American Hotel & Lodging Association and the National Restaurant Association. The special reception, hosted in… Read more...

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