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BMI Songwriter Bonnie Bishop Impresses in Big Sky


From News, posted 6.28.16. BMI singer-songwriter and story teller Bonnie Bishop was the featured entertainment at the Montana Broadcasters Association Annual Conference, held recently (6/25) in Big Sky. The Thirty Tigers recording artist performed songs from her latest Dave Cobb-produced album, Ain’t Who I Was, including the first single, “Mercy,” which is currently climbing… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Bluegrass Icon Ralph Stanley


From News, posted 6.24.16. BMI is saddened by the passing yesterday of bluegrass and Appalachian music legend Ralph Stanley. As part of a duo he formed with his brother, Carter, the Stanley Brothers’ music established them as key figures in the early growth of traditional bluegrass music. Their 1951 recording of “Man of Constant… Read more...

BMI Board of Directors Extends President and CEO Mike O’Neill’s Contract Through 2021


From News, posted 6.22.16. The Board of Directors of BMI has extended Mike O’Neill’s contract as President and CEO for five years, through 2021. Paul Karpowicz, Chairman of the BMI Board of Directors and President, Meredith Local Media Group, made the announcement today. “BMI has continued to thrive and evolve under Mike’s leadership, providing… Read more...

BMI Honors Christian Music’s Best at 2016 Awards Ceremony


From News, posted 6.21.16. BMI proudly honored the songwriters and publishers of the top 25 songs played on Christian radio during the past year at the 2016 BMI Christian Awards, held this evening at the Company’s Nashville office on Music Row. In addition, the Christian Songwriters of the Year, Publisher of the Year and… Read more...

5 Tips for a Happy Marriage of Music & Lyrics


From MusicWorld, posted 6.17.16. Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join together this music with this lyric in holy matrimony … As it relates to songwriting, the marriage of words and music is referred to as prosody. When prosody is effectively employed, a song’s music and lyrics present a united front that… Read more...

Higher Learning: Josh Abbott Band Surveys the Music Scene


From MusicWorld, posted 6.17.16. In 2006, Josh Abbott was just months away from earning his master’s degree at Texas Tech University when he decided to pursue music with his namesake band. The Josh Abbott Band, which he’d recently started with a couple of his fraternity brothers, was gaining momentum quickly, and Josh knew he… Read more...

Getting to Know Maggie Rose


From MusicWorld, posted 6.17.16. Collaborations between country and rap artists aren’t unheard of. But Maggie Rose’s contribution to “Laid Back” with Mannie Fresh and Big Boi, from the album of her collaborative partner Dallas Davidson, Country Boy Swagger, might be one of the most wonderfully unusual country-rap mashups ever. For Rose, fast emerging as… Read more...

BMI Celebrates Signing of Songwriter Alexander Palmer


From News, posted 6.15.16. Newly signed BMI songwriter and producer Alexander Palmer dropped by the BMI Nashville office June 14 to snap a photo in celebration of his new status as a BMI writer. Palmer, born in Germany and living in LA, recently earned his first #1 country hit with his contribution to Dierks… Read more...

The Damsels Sign on with BMI


From News, posted 6.14.16. Songwriters Aubree Bullock and Keenie Word, also known as The Damsels, visited the BMI Nashville office June 14 to officially sign as part of the BMI family. The Nashville-based country-pop duo has been recording new material and has two tours scheduled with the Armed Forces Entertainment, bringing their tunes to… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: June


From MusicWorld, posted 6.14.16. 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...

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