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BMI Announces Expanded “Road to ‘Roo” Battle of the Bands


From News, posted 2.05.16. BMI has proudly partnered with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival to go on an epic search for the next best bands in the Southeast! The storied “Road to ‘Roo” battle of the bands will be expanded from Nashville into three additional Southeastern cities, including Atlanta, Athens and Knoxville. “We… Read more...

BMI Set to Rock Key West Songwriters Festival


From News, posted 2.02.16. BMI is pleased to announce the initial lineup for the 21st Annual Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Key West Songwriters Festival, presented by BMI. Set for May 4-8, 2016, the festival will feature top country hitmakers alongside up-and-coming talent in the most iconic venues of beautiful Key West. “This… Read more...

BMI Welcomes Licensing Customers to Mountain High Music Festival


From News, posted 1.25.16. As has become tradition, BMI hosted a special dinner for licensing customers and association partners who attended this year’s Mountain High Music Festival held recently (1/13-1/17) in Crested Butte, Colorado. An evening of great food and drink was capped by a performance from two of BMI’s top Nashville songwriters. Kendell… Read more...

BMI Announces ‘Off the Record: Songs for Gilda’s Club’ Show at Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville


From News, posted 1.20.16. BMI is proud to partner with Nashville’s legendary Zanies Comedy Club to present “Off the Record: Songs for Gilda’s Club” on February 16, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at Zanies. Top hitmakers Bob DiPiero and Bobby Pinson have been invited to share their irreverent and laugh-out-loud tracks, many of which have… Read more...

Singer-Songwriter Amy Winehouse is the Subject of Oscar-Nominated Documentary


From News, posted 1.15.16. The life of six-time GRAMMY winner and BMI via PRS affiliate, Amy Winehouse, has been meticulously captured on film by director Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees in the newly Oscar-nominated film AMY. Winehouse, who tragically died in 2011, at the age of 27 from substance abuse, tells the story of… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: January


From MusicWorld, posted 1.07.16. 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: March 15, April 12, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...

To Bridge or Not to Bridge? Answers to Hit Song Structure Questions


From MusicWorld, posted 1.07.16. When I took my first songwriting workshop I had no idea that verses, choruses, and bridges were the primary building blocks used in popular songs. Nor did I know that the vast majority of the songs I listened to on the radio combined these components into one of four… Read more...

BMI’s LA Office Hosts AIMP Holiday Mixer


From News, posted 12.17.15. Kicking off the holiday season and coming together in a spirit of giving, the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Los Angeles chapter held its annual holiday mixer, awards presentation and benefit event at BMI’s LA office on Thursday, December 10, 2015. A great networking opportunity for AIMP members and… Read more...

Congressman Doug Collins Speaks Up for Songwriters in Speech to House of Representatives


From News, posted 12.17.15. In an impassioned speech about how much music means to our culture, Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-9) (@RepDougCollins) demonstrated his ardent support of the creative process by addressing the House of Representatives on the importance of passing the Songwriter Equity Act of 2015, which he introduced in March of this year.… Read more...

BMI Songwriters and Composers Shine With 2016 Golden Globe Nominations


From News, posted 12.16.15. Whether eight-time nominee Alexandre Desplat or new to the world of film music Sam Smith, BMI is honored to represent the music of an impressive six 2016 Golden Globe nominees. The annual ceremony, which is the signature event of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFP), will mark the start of… Read more...

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