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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 Bulletin Board: April


From MusicWorld, posted 4.07.16. 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...

How Much Would You Pay to Advance Your Songwriting Career?


From MusicWorld, posted 4.07.16. In their quests for songwriting success, many writers engage a variety of paid services. This article offers a glimpse at some of the companies and services that pitch songs for licensing in television and films, and those that pitch their members’ material for placement with recording artists, music publishers, and… Read more...

A Conversation With Jazz Great Joanne Brackeen


From MusicWorld, posted 4.07.16. Groundbreaking pianist and composer Joanne Brackeen has been called “a maelstrom on the keys” by NPR, while All About Jazz proclaims her “one of jazz’s most prized possessions: a virtuoso pianist and master composer who epitomizes the history and evolution of jazz from tradition to free, and everything in between,… Read more...

BMI Supports A New Song Arts Academy Songwriters Workshop Starting May, 17 - Apply Now!


From News, posted 4.05.16. BMI is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy, a unique songwriters workshop taught by Billy Seidman (NYU & New School songwriting faculty member) in New York City. A new workshop has just been announced starting Tuesday, May, 17, running five consecutive Tuesday evenings; 05/17, 05/25, 05/31,… Read more...

BMI to Honor Taylor Swift With First-Ever Taylor Swift Award at 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards


From News, posted 4.05.16. BMI will present Taylor Swift with an award bearing her name in recognition of her incomparable creative and artistic talent and influence on music lovers throughout the world. The first-ever Taylor Swift Award will be given at the 64th annual BMI Pop Awards on Tuesday, May 10, at the Beverly… Read more...

The Rapping Dead: Meet the Flatbush ZOMBiES


From News, posted 3.22.16. True to the culturally diverse mix of their home turf of Brooklyn, incendiary hip-hop trio Flatbush ZOMBiES are willfully difficult to categorize. Weaned on a steady diet of skewed pop culture, cult cinema and boundary-pushing hip-hop, the trio formed in 2010 and immediately set about injecting a surreal, hallucinogenic sensibility… Read more...

Catching Up With Kiyanu Kim


From News, posted 3.21.16. With already a decade and a half under his belt of producing, mixing, performing and songwriting, Kiyanu Kim is a driven music creator. This guitar-slinging New Yorker is building a name for himself as a writer, collaborator and musician, and gradually accruing a reputation for relaxed collaboration and a style… Read more...

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