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BMI Goes to Long Island for Legendary Songwriter’s Paramount Performance

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From News, posted 9.30.16. Legendary songwriter George Thorogood and the Destroyers gave a blistering performance at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, LI, last night with BMI’s Charlie Feldman in attendance. The band is out on a five-week tour of the U.S. Be sure to catch them if you can! Read more...


BMI Continues Mentorship Participation at ‘Composing for the Screen’ Workshop in NYC

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From News, posted 9.26.16. BMI’s Vice President of Film, TV & Visual Media Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, lent her expertise to one of six sessions during the annual “Composing for the Screen” film scoring mentorship program in New York City. Directed by renowned BMI composer Rick Baitz, the program provides the opportunity for nine emerging… Read more...


Jazz Prodigy Joey Alexander Signs With BMI

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From News, posted 9.26.16. BMI is proud to welcome 13-year-old jazz pianist, Joey Alexander, to the BMI family. On a recent visit to BMI’s New York City office, Joey treated the staff to compositions from his newly released sophomore album, The Countdown. Although barely into his teens, Joey’s star continues to rise within the… Read more...


‘America’s Got Talent’ Winner Grace VanderWaal Joins the BMI Family

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From News, posted 9.21.16. BMI is excited to welcome new affiliate Grace VanderWaal, the aspiring young singer/songwriter who won the 11th season of America’s Got Talent. The 12-year old New York native has garnered praise from some of the recording industry’s biggest stars, including BMI Icon Stevie Nicks, who applauded VanderWaal’s talent and individuality… Read more...


BMI Prevails Over DOJ in Consent Decree Dispute

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From News, posted 9.16.16. Today, federal Judge Louis Stanton issued an order rejecting the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent interpretation of the BMI consent decree, and concluded that BMI is free to engage in the fractional licensing of musical works.  This decision immediately followed oral arguments heard today from both parties.  Judge Stanton’s… Read more...


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

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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...


BMI Bulletin Board: September

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.13.16. 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: November 15, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN) Who: Aspiring… Read more...


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

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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 Bulletin Board: August

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.18.16. 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: November 15, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN) Who: Aspiring… Read more...


How to Find the Right Engineer, Producer and Musicians to Record Your Music

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.18.16. For songwriters getting ready to demo a song, it’s essential that you choose a professional recording studio with qualified personnel. However, if you haven’t spent much time in the studio, it can be tough to know what distinguishes true professionals from amateurs. As a second part to my… Read more...


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