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BMI Proudly Congratulates its 2016 Americana Honors and Awards Winners


From News, posted 9.22.16. Last night was another historic occasion at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville where the winners of the 2016 Americana Honors and Awards were announced, capping off “AmericanaFest,” the Americana Music Festival and Conference. BMI congratulates its winners and honorees on another terrific year. Here’s the list:  Album of the… Read more...

BMI Partners with South Dakota Retailers Association to bring Nashville to the Black Hills


From News, posted 9.15.16. BMI helped cap off the South Dakota Retailers Association Annual Golf Tournament with a performance by award-winning BMI country songwriters Wendell Mobley and Lee Thomas Miller. The Nashville hit makers told the stories behind their songs and performed the smash hits they have written for the likes of Rascal Flatts,… Read more...

Nashville Celebrates Cole Swindell and Writers With Triple #1 Party


From News, posted 9.13.16. Nashville industry, family and friends gathered for a Monday afternoon pub crawl down Demonbreun Street in celebration of three #1 hits from BMI artist Cole Swindell. The first track, “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” was celebrated at South and was cowritten with BMI writers Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, along… Read more...

How to Write and Pitch Songs for the J-Pop and K-Pop Markets


From MusicWorld, posted 9.13.16. J-Pop and K-Pop, respectively, refer to wildly popular (and lucrative) genres of pop music recorded in Japan and South Korea. In many instances, these songs garner airplay and sales in additional Asian countries, and are sometimes translated into Mandarin for promotion in the Chinese market, as well. Young hopeful artists… Read more...

The Art of Quitting: Bonnie Bishop’s Story


From MusicWorld, posted 9.13.16. For nearly 13 years, Bonnie Bishop had been waiting for her big break. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin in 2001, she immediately started making a living as an artist, never even holding a day job. She played regularly in fairs and festivals around Texas, steadily building… Read more...

Get to Know Hit Country Songwriter Lori McKenna


From MusicWorld, posted 9.13.16. We know you’re wondering, and the answer is yes. Yes, Lori McKenna is humble and kind, even with that GRAMMY to her name. And yes, if you didn’t have one already, you will have a girl crush on her. Not only is she one hell of a songwriter (a song… Read more...

BMI Announces $1.060 Billion in Revenue, the Highest in Company’s History


From News, posted 9.08.16. BMI today announced the highest revenues in its 76-year history, achieving $1.060 billion for its fiscal year ended June 30. The Company also distributed and administered a record-breaking $931 million to its songwriters, composers and publishers, a 6% increase over last year. These results represent the most public performance revenue… Read more...

BMI Signs Songwriter Ben Haggard


From News, posted 9.01.16. Songwriter Ben Haggard, the 23-year-old son of the late icon Merle Haggard, dropped by the BMI Nashville office August 31 to officially sign as a BMI writer. Ben has been on the road with his brother Noel, continuing their father’s legacy and finishing out Merle’s scheduled tour. The pair have… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2016 CMA Nominees


From News, posted 9.01.16. BMI is proud to congratulate all of our affiliates who were nominated for this year’s prestigious CMA Awards. Leading the pack for BMI are Eric Church, who is again this year up for five awards, and Maren Morris, who also received five nods. Other multiple artist nominees include Carrie Underwood… Read more...

Toby Keith Awarded Seven BMI Million-Air Awards


From News, posted 8.31.16. BMI headed to Tootsie’s on Broadway Tuesday afternoon to present BMI singer-songwriter Toby Keith with seven Million-Air awards, designated for songs that have hit million radio spin milestones. The songs awarded totaled 23 million radio plays: “God Love Her” with 2 million, “American Soldier” with 3 million, “Courtesy of the… Read more...

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