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BMI Goes to NYU to Talk Music in Advertising – Apply for Workshop by June 3


From News, posted 5.25.16. The NYU/BMI Music in Advertising workshop is back and better than ever! Spearheaded by award-winning BMI composer Andy Bloch (Human: Music and Sound Design), the three-day seminar is dedicated to the business and techniques of producing and composing music for advertising, corporate branding and music production libraries. Esteemed BMI composer… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: May


From MusicWorld, posted 5.23.16. 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...

What You Can Learn From Cover Songs


From MusicWorld, posted 5.23.16. Cover songs come in a variety of flavors, from radical reinterpretations with little resemblance to the original, to letter-perfect copies featuring nearly identical backing tracks (some even using the same make/model instruments and recording gear as on the original). While there are those who believe that a cover isn’t really… Read more...

64th Annual BMI Student Composer Award Winners Announced


From News, posted 5.19.16. The BMI Foundation, in collaboration with BMI, has announced the nine young classical composers, ages 15 to 27, who have been named winners of the 64th annual BMI Student Composer Awards. Renowned American composer and permanent Chair of the Student Composer Awards, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, BMI President and CEO and… Read more...

Famed BMI Songwriter Mike Stoller and Wife Corky Hale Stoller “Stand By” Project Angel Food


From News, posted 5.11.16. Mike Stoller, one-half of the legendary BMI songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, who are responsible for Ben E. King’s megahit “Stand By Me,” along with his acclaimed jazz musician wife, Corky Hale Stoller, have a history of coming to the rescue of organizations in need. Project Angel Food in… Read more...

Tony Awards to Honor Sheldon Harnick – Multiple BMI Nominees Announced


From News, posted 5.04.16. The Tony nominations are out and several BMI affiliates are on the top of the list for their work on Broadway! Included in the names to receive bravos is Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony-winner Sheldon Harnick, whose musicals Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me are again up for… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2016 Drama Desk Nominees


From News, posted 4.28.16. The nominations for this year’s Drama Desk Awards are in, and several BMI affiliates are on the top of the list! The awards, which are voted on by theater critics, journalists, editors, and publishers covering theater, are given annually to honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, off-Broadway,… 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 Welcomes Composer Matthew Aucoin to the BMI Family


From News, posted 4.18.16. BMI is proud to welcome composer, conductor and pianist Matthew Aucoin, one of the most sought-after new talents in the world of classical music and opera, to the BMI family. Aucoin, whose music pleasingly intertwines elements of jazz and other complex rhythms, and whose melodic lines have captured the hearts… Read more...

BMI Appoints Eddie Gulley as New CIO


From News, posted 4.14.16. BMI is pleased to welcome Eddie Gulley as the Company’s new Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer. Gulley, who is based in BMI’s Nashville office, will be responsible for BMI’s strategy and leadership in technology innovation, product and application development, network operations and project management. He will report to BMI’s President… Read more...

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