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BMI Hosts ‘Next Big Wave’ Writer Mixer, Announces AT&T ‘Country Deep’ Relationship


From News, posted 10.09.15. “Nashville’s Next Big Wave,” a mixer for BMI writers who have recently signed their first publishing deal, was presented by AT&T’s on-demand music channel ‘Country Deep’ and hosted by BMI’s Director, Writer-Publisher Relations Leslie Roberts in the Company’s Nashville office. Writers in attendance, along with many others, included Drew Castleberry,… Read more...

BMI Announces Partnership With Alt 983 to Present Eastside Sounds


From News, posted 10.08.15. BMI has proudly partnered with radio station Alt 983 to present Eastside Sounds, BMI’s free quarterly showcase recently launched to highlight BMI performers at the Basement East, better known as The Beast, in East Nashville. As part of the new partnership, Alt 983 listeners will now be able to tune… Read more...

BMI Partners With Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to Present a Panel on Music Licensing


From News, posted 10.08.15. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, for the third consecutive year BMI proudly partnered with the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NAHCC) to reach out to Nashville’s Latin community about the service BMI provides to songwriters, composers and publishers and the businesses that use their music. This year’s theme,… Read more...

BMI Re-Elects Six Members to Board Of Directors


From News, posted 10.06.15. BMI has re-elected six members of its Board of Directors during the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders held today at BMI’s office in Nashville, TN. The following Board members have been elected to new four year terms: Paul Karpowicz, current Chairman, BMI Board of Directors and President, Meredith Local Media… Read more...

BMI Fills Losers Bar with Winners Celebrating 5 Blake Shelton #1 Hits


From News, posted 10.05.15. Losers bar in Nashville turned into a room full of winners as music industry executives, friends and family gathered to celebrate BMI affiliate Blake Shelton and the writers of his 5 recent #1 singles. The first song celebrated was “Doin’ What She Likes,” written by BMI writers Wade Kirby and… Read more...

Chairman Bob Goodlatte Begins Copyright Review ‘Listening Tour’ in Nashville


From News, posted 9.29.15. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and several other Members of the House of Representatives made the first stop of the House Judiciary Committee’s “Listening Tour” at Belmont University in Nashville on Tuesday, September 22. BMI Senior Vice President Alison Smith, as well as award-winning BMI songwriters Bob DiPiero… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2015 NaSHOF Inductees


From News, posted 9.25.15. On October 11, 2015, BMI songwriters Rosanne Cash, Mark James, and Even Stevens will each be inducted into the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Cash, who was named the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s 2015 Artist-in-Residence and whose chart toppers include “Seven Year Ache” and “My Baby… Read more...

Industry Spotlight: BMI Duo Midnight Mantics’ Debut Album Hits a Positive Note


From News, posted 9.25.15. Together, BMI writer/vocalist Adam McCants and BMI writer/producer Stacy Hogan are the Nashville-based synth–pop duo Midnight Mantics. Their debut, Mixtape Vol.1, just released on September 4, is already catching buzz on FM radio with its throwback sound that feels like a new soundtrack to the best 80’s John Hughes movie… Read more...

BMI Celebrates Writers of Michael Ray’s “Kiss You In The Morning”


From News, posted 9.23.15. Family, friends and music industry executives gathered at Nashville’s South venue Monday afternoon to celebrate the #1 hit, “Kiss You In The Morning,” written by BMI writer Michael White with Justin Wilson and performed by BMI affiliate Michael Ray. The tune was the first chart-topper for Michael Ray, who released… Read more...

Mac Davis to be Honored as BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI Country Awards


From News, posted 9.23.15. BMI will proudly celebrate the extraordinary songwriting career of Mac Davis by naming him a BMI Icon at the Company’s 63rd annual BMI Country Awards to be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The BMI Icon award is given to songwriters who have… Read more...

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