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John Kander to Be Honored With 2013 National Medal of Art

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From News, posted 7.29.14. On July 28 at the White House, President Barack Obama will present BMI songwriter John Kander with the highest award given to artists by the federal government for his outstanding contribution to the excellence, growth, support, and availability of art in the United States: the 2013 National Medal of Art. For… Read more...


BMI to Honor ‘Ludacris’ With President’s Award at 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 7.29.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. will present the President’s Award to Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be held Friday, August 22, at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The star-studded event will also celebrate the R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriter, Producer and Publisher of the Year, the Social Star Award winner… Read more...


Writing and Placing Songs Internationally

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.28.14. With so many artists and producers writing or co-writing their own material, there seem to be fewer opportunities than ever for writers and music publishers to pitch and place songs. It’s become increasingly important to think outside the box when writing and promoting material—and that includes looking beyond our own borders.… Read more...


Minor Soul and Courtney Graf Play BMI and Silverstein 7@7 Concert Series

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From News, posted 7.27.14. BMI and Silverstein Properties continued their 7@7 Concert Series on July 25 with performances from acoustic-pop duo Minor Soul and guitar strumming ingénue Courtney Graf. Each provided mellifluous sounds to an enthusiastic crowd gathered around the stage, located outside 7 World Trade Center in New York City. load_slides_from("Minor Soul and Courtney… Read more...


7@7 Concert Series Continues at NY’s World Trade Center

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From News, posted 7.22.14. Two songwriters who both signed with BMI when they were just 13 years old: Rachel Lorin and Jack Skuller performed at the second concert in this year’s 7@7 concert series sponsored by Broadcast Music, Inc. and Silverstein Properties. Now 19, Rachel is making strides with her pop/dance music while Jack,… Read more...


BMI Announces Lineup That’s Guaranteed to Rock LouFest

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From News, posted 7.16.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. has announced the lineup for its second annual BMI stage at the LouFest Music Festival on September 6-7, 2014. Set in Forest Park, the heart of St. Louis, MO, the fifth annual LouFest Music Festival will feature nearly 40 dynamic bands ranging from funk and indie-rock to… Read more...


Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Member Andrew Monroe Wins Jerry Bock Award

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From News, posted 7.14.14. The 2014 Jerry Bock Award, which is given for the most promising new musical to be written in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, was presented at a luncheon at Broadcast Music Inc.’s New York office on June 17, 2014. With the sad death of Jerry Bock, the awards… Read more...


BMI Writers Shine With Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nominations

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From News, posted 7.11.14. The 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards nominations have been announced and Broadcast Music, Inc. once again has reason to be proud of its members whose musical works have enhanced compelling, popular TV shows. The ceremony for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held at the NOKIA Theatre L.A.… Read more...


Monica Fernandez of Berklee Chosen for peermusic Latin Scholarship

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From News, posted 7.11.14. Porfirio Piña, Director of the BMI Foundation’s peermusic Latin Scholarship, has announced that Monica Fernandez is the winner of the 11th annual competition for the award. Fernandez, a native of Monterrey, Mexico, and a student at the Berklee College of Music, received a $5,000 grant for her song, “Sepia” at… Read more...


BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Now Accepting Applications

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From News, posted 7.11.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The August 1, 2014, deadline is quickly approaching and applicants are asked to send in the requested materials as soon as possible. The Workshop begins September 15,… Read more...


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