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BMI Mentors Participants at Annual ‘Composing for the Screen’ Workshop


From News, posted 10.06.15. BMI’s Vice President of Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, recently 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 composers to participate… 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...

Lady Gaga to be Honored as Billboard’s 2015 Woman of the Year


From News, posted 10.01.15. Six-time GRAMMY-winning BMI pop star, actress and philanthropist Lady Gaga will be honored as Billboard’s 2015 Woman of the Year, an award that represents “the finest in music, and the anointing of a key influential figure who drove the conversation for that year.” Gaga, whose most recent top 10 appearance… Read more...

BMI and HD Radio to Showcase Rising Stars at CMJ Music Marathon


From News, posted 10.01.15. BMI, in partnership with HD Radio, has announced the line-up for its 2015 CMJ Music Marathon Festival showcase in New York City. In keeping with CMJ’s 35-year history of discovering new talent, BMI will highlight some of its new rising stars at the Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY)… Read more...

BMI Participates on Panel at the California Copyright Conference


From News, posted 9.18.15. On September 15, BMI’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel Stuart Rosen, along with attorneys Dina LaPolt and Jay Cooper and moderator/attorney J. Charley Londoño, lent their expertise on a panel to discuss the current complexities that face the music industry with regard to legislative reform, consent decree modifications and… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: September


From MusicWorld, posted 9.16.15. 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: November 17, December 8, 2015, January 12, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square… Read more...

Current Trends in Country Music: What’s Hot & What’s Not


From MusicWorld, posted 9.16.15. “That ain’t country!” is a comment I often hear when I play current country hits in my songwriting workshops. It’s true that today’s country hits bear little resemblance to the songs that topped the charts by Elvis, Tammy, Waylon, Willie, and Patsy. Music evolves and the styles that rule the… Read more...

10 Questions With Kristin Kuster


From MusicWorld, posted 9.16.15. All great composers have that first time they fell in love with the craft ingrained in their memory. For Kristin Kuster, who grew up playing the standard youthful repertoire on the piano in her native Boulder, Colo., it was Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” that did it.… Read more...

BMI and Society of Composers & Lyricists Celebrate 2015 Emmy Nominees


From News, posted 9.11.15. BMI proudly attended the Society of Composers & Lyricists’ (SCL) Emmy nominee reception on September 10, 2015, at the Montage in Beverly Hills, to celebrate the BMI composers nominated for a 2015 Emmy in several Outstanding Music categories. Attendees included Abel Korzeniowski (Penny Dreadful), Duncan Thum (Chef’s Table), William Ross… Read more...

BMI Reports Record-Breaking Revenues of Over $1 Billion


From News, posted 9.10.15. BMI today announced record-breaking revenue and royalty distributions for its fiscal year ended June 30. BMI generated total revenues of $1.013 billion, the highest in the company’s history and the most public performance revenue generated for songwriters, composers and publishers by any music rights organization in the world. In addition,… Read more...

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