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BMI Wins Pandora Rate Court Battle


From News, posted 5.14.15. In a victorious ruling for all BMI-affiliated songwriters, composers and music publishers, Broadcast Music, Inc. received a favorable decision from a New York Rate Court after a lengthy legal battle over the value of the BMI repertoire to the Pandora digital music service. The ruling concluded that the BMI proposed… Read more...

Foo Fighters Perform as David Letterman Goes Out With a Bang


From News, posted 5.21.15. Ending a historic 33-year career as the king of late night, David Letterman last night closed the final episode of the Late Show with one of his all-time favorite bands, the Foo Fighters. Introducing the BMI-affiliated band, whose founder and frontman is Dave Grohl, Letterman told the touching story of… Read more...

Big Night for BMI Writers at 2015 Billboard Music Awards


From News, posted 5.20.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. affiliates took home the majority of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, including songstress Taylor Swift, who earned an astounding 8 awards, including Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist. Announced during a live broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas May… Read more...

A Conversation With Sullivan Fortner, Jr.


From MusicWorld, posted 5.19.15. The first thing you think of when reading native New Orleanian Sullivan Fortner Jr.’s career bio is, “Is there anything this guy can’t do?” When most kids were annoying their parents by opening and closing the lid on the piano, he began playing music by ear at the age of… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: May


From MusicWorld, posted 5.18.15. 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: June 2, July 21, August 11, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...

What Kinds of Songs Work Best for TV and Film Placements — and How Do You Find Them?


From MusicWorld, posted 5.18.15. I asked this question to ten industry professionals who have great track records placing music in television shows and films. Their answers reveal some interesting information about the kinds of songs with which they typically have the most success—and the sources they use to find those songs. 1. The… Read more...

BMI Writer Robert Earl Keen Pays New York a Visit


From News, posted 5.18.15. Iconic singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen (center) stopped by BMI’s New York office recently and posed for a pic with BMI’s President and CEO Mike O’Neill (left) and Vice President Charlie Feldman (right). Keen recently celebrated his latest album, The Happy Prisoner, at the Company’s Nashville office when he was also… Read more...

Multitalented BMI Writer Randy Edelman Takes the Stage in NYC


From News, posted 5.12.15. Award-winning BMI composer and songwriter Randy Edelman will take the show that won over London to the stage at The Bitter End in New York City on May 20, 2015. This intimate performance by the creator of a host of blockbuster pop songs and soundtracks, such as Ghostbusters II and… Read more...

BMI Supports Next Session of Song Arts Academy Workshop – Apply Now!


From News, posted 5.07.15. Broadcast Music, Inc., along with ASCAP and SESAC, is proud to support its songwriters in a new round of the intensive and unique collaborative Songwriters Workshop facilitated by Billy Seidman’s Song Arts Academy. Based in New York, the five week workshop evolved out of the BMI Contemporary Songwriter Workshop founded… Read more...

BMI Writers Capture Major Drama Desk Award Nods for Hit Musicals


From News, posted 5.04.15. Several BMI songwriters and composers received impressive nods for the 2015 Drama Desk Awards, which are presented to honor outstanding achievement in professional theater and are voted on by industry critics, journalists, editors and publishers. Multiple nominations went to Karey Kirkpatrick who earned a nod for Outstanding Book of a… Read more...

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