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BMI and Restaurant Association Give Back to Legendary NYC Music Venue


From News, posted 11.25.15. BMI teamed up with the New York State Restaurant Association recently (11/23/15) to present a special night of live music at a legendary New York City venue known for its support of singer-songwriters for close to 40 years. The Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village was the site for “Nashville… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its Winners of the 2015 Latin GRAMMYs


From News, posted 11.20.15. BMI’s Latin affiliates had a winning streak last night at the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMYs in Las Vegas, taking several of the evening’s biggest awards, including Monsieur Perine for Best New Artist and Sebastian Krys for Producer of the Year. In addition, powerhouse Juan Luis Guerra garnered multiple trophies, including… Read more...

‘Los Producers’ Brings Together Latin GRAMMY Winners and Noms on the Eve of 2015 Latin GRAMMYs


From News, posted 11.20.15. BMI once again proudly partnered with ASCAP and SESAC to present the annual “Los Producers” pre-GRAMMY celebration Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Fremont Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. Latin GRAMMY award-winners and nominees performed a variety of cover songs throughout the night, which was hosted by T Lopez. Performances… Read more...

BMI Icon Willie Nelson Honored By Library of Congress With Gershwin Prize for Popular Song


From News, posted 11.19.15. Willie Nelson, legendary BMI Icon and writer of Patsy Cline’s unforgettable signature hit, “Crazy,” among many other incomparable works, was the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington, D.C. last night. Nelson, who’s 60-year career includes seven GRAMMY Awards as well as the… Read more...

Korean Society KOMCA and Korean Delegation Visits BMI’s New York Office


From News, posted 11.19.15. A delegation of Korean music industry executives, led by Taejin Lee of KOMCA, met with BMI’s Jose Gonzalez, Mike Steinberg, Consuelo Sayago and Ann Sweeney at BMI’s NY office to discuss advanced operations and to build closer relationships with foreign professional organizations like BMI. Read more...

Swedish Society STIM Visits BMI New York


From News, posted 11.19.15. BMI’s International team recently welcomed members of Swedish Society STIM to the Company’s New York office to discuss licensing and distribution policies. Read more...

BMI to Honor Sibling Duos BeBe & CeCe Winans and Mary Mary at Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards


From News, posted 11.19.15. Gospel music superstar sibling acts, BeBe & CeCe Winans and Mary Mary, will be honored at the 17th annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta, GA, on January 16, 2016. Hosted by former Trailblazer recipient and renowned gospel singer-songwriter, Yolanda Adams,… Read more...

Dr. John and Cyril Neville to be Presented With the ‘Louie Award’ in Honor of Louis Armstrong


From News, posted 11.17.15. BMI is proud to announce that legendary BMI songwriters, Dr. John and Cyril Neville, will be presented with the ‘Louie Award’ for their dedication to preserving and promoting the cultural legacy of musical icon Louis Armstrong at the Louis Armstrong House Museum annual gala on December 2, 2015. “Each of… Read more...

BMI Foundation Awards 9th Annual Evelyn Buckstein Scholarship to CCNY Student


From News, posted 11.17.15. Board members of the BMI Foundation (BMIF) recently hosted a luncheon at BMI’s NY office celebrating current and prior winners of the Evelyn Buckstein Scholarship, an award valued at one year’s tuition for City College of New York (CCNY) music students. Jazz saxophonist/composer Berta Moreno was chosen as the… Read more...

Pitch Perfect: How to Shop Your Songs


From MusicWorld, posted 11.13.15. Pitching songs that are exceptional is a critical part of the equation for success—whether you write those songs or publish them. No matter how well you take care of business, it’s unlikely there will be any business to take care of—unless your songs are strong. But regardless of how good… Read more...

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