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BMI Songwriters Gamble & Huff to be Honored as Legends by NMAAM


From News, posted 4.29.16. The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) will honor music icons Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff at their third annual “My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon” at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville on Friday, May 6. The luncheon, which celebrates the impact that African Americans have made… Read more...

BMI Hosts Belmont Songwriters Retreat


From News, posted 4.27.16. BMI hosted 10 Belmont University student songwriters over the weekend for a 3-day intensive workshop, held at the Sony ATV Firehall April 22-24. Featuring 10 Belmont students of all grade levels, the retreat encouraged new collaborations and writing groups. The students were able to record demos of their new tracks… Read more...

BMI’s Jody Williams Receives “Song Champion” Award from AIMP


From News, posted 4.27.16. BMI’s Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations, Nashville, Jody Williams, was recently awarded the “Song Champion of the Year” award at the inaugural AIMP Awards. The new honor recognizes a person crucial to the independent publishing industry. Jody has been a long-time ally for songwriters of all levels, mentoring new and seasoned… Read more...

BMI Hosts Listening Party for Rob Baird


From News, posted 4.25.16. BMI hosted a listening party of Rob Baird’s latest album Wrong Side of the River, expected May 13 from Hard Luck Recording Company. Hosted April 21, the party featured Rob previewing tracks to the crowd of music industry friends and family. Read more...

BMI Helps Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Celebrate 20 Years of Keeping Music in Schools


From News, posted 4.20.16. BMI proudly hosted a Board meeting and celebration of the 20 year anniversary of The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which keeps music alive in schools by donating musical instruments to under-funded music programs. The foundation, founded by composer Michael Kamen and manager Robert Urband, helps provide young people… Read more...

BMI Hosts Star-Studded Tin Pan South Showcase


From News, posted 4.07.16. BMI continued the tradition of legendary shows at the Bluebird Café with its Tin Pan South showcase, featuring BMI icon Mac Davis, BMI songwriters Scotty Emerick and Leslie Satcher and a special appearance by Bobby Tomberlin. The packed out room enjoyed many hits by some of country music’s most prolific… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: April


From MusicWorld, posted 4.07.16. 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: July 19, November 15, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...

How Much Would You Pay to Advance Your Songwriting Career?


From MusicWorld, posted 4.07.16. In their quests for songwriting success, many writers engage a variety of paid services. This article offers a glimpse at some of the companies and services that pitch songs for licensing in television and films, and those that pitch their members’ material for placement with recording artists, music publishers, and… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of BMI Icon Merle Haggard


From News, posted 4.06.16. BMI is saddened by the news that country legend Merle Haggard passed away today, on his 79th birthday. Haggard influenced generations of artists in all genres of music. He recorded over 70 albums in his six decade career, and was a prolific songwriter writing numerous country classics such as “Workin… Read more...

Roots of a Rebellion Wins Road to Roo for TN


From News, posted 4.06.16. Nashville-based reggae group Roots of a Rebellion roared into Music City’s Mercy Lounge on April 4, winning a slot to perform at Bonnaroo after being crowned Tennessee’s state champs at the Road to Roo competition that night. Sponsored by Lightning 100, MillerCoors and BMI, the Road to Roo battle began… Read more...

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