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BMI and Restaurant Association Give Back to Legendary NYC Music Venue


From News, posted 11.25.15. BMI teamed up with the New York State Restaurant Association recently (11/23/15) to present a special night of live music at a legendary New York City venue known for its support of singer-songwriters for close to 40 years. The Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village was the site for “Nashville… 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...

BMI and YEP Showcase Up-And-Coming Country Acts


From News, posted 11.18.15. BMI and local entertainment industry networking group YEP presented a showcase of top burgeoning country acts at Nashville’s historic Exit/In venue. Rockers Jericho Woods, crooners Backroad Anthem and songstress Ashley Gearing took to the stage to highlight the diverse sounds of up-and-coming talent in the country genre. The quarterly showcases… Read more...

‘Loneliest Man’ Kinky Friedman Surrounded by Friends for Album Release Party


From News, posted 11.18.15. In celebration of BMI songwriter Kinky Friedman’s most recent album, The Loneliest Man I Ever Met, the Texas outlaw gave a special performance of select songs to his friends and music industry colleagues. Heralding Friedman’s first album in more than 30 years, BMI’s Nashville office turned into a site of… 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...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Allen Toussaint


From News, posted 11.10.15. BMI mourns the loss of longtime BMI affiliate Allen Toussaint, who passed away yesterday at the age of 77. Hailed as a gifted, prolific and versatile producer, songwriter, pianist and singer who was a fixture of New Orleans R&B, Toussaint also had his music covered widely by many other musicians.… Read more...

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