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Songwriter Kimberly Henderson Visits BMI’s NY Office


From News, posted 3.04.15. BMI songwriter Kimberly Henderson stopped by the Company’s New York office to meet with the Writer-Publisher Relations staff. Henderson’s songwriting career was catapulted into the spotlight when she posted a video of herself on YouTube singing her year-old daughter to sleep with Sam Smith’s slowed-down and soulful arrangement of “How… Read more...

BMI Theatre Workshop to Present Winter ‘Smoker’


From News, posted 3.02.15. The Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony® honored BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will present its winter “Smoker,” an evening of songs written and performed by recent members of the renowned workshop. The event, which is free and open to the public with RSVP, will take place at 5PM on… Read more...

Majority of 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductions Go to BMI Writers


From News, posted 2.23.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to congratulate its Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, who make up the majority of the 2015 class. The venerable institution, dedicated since 1969 to celebrating the work of composers and lyricists responsible for some of the world’s most popular music, will host the 46th annual… Read more...

BMI Writers Sweep the 2015 Oscars


From News, posted 2.23.15. The 87th Annual Academy Awards gave Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters and composers something to celebrate, with wins in both music categories of the evening. The winners were announced during a star-studded ceremony broadcast live February 22, 2015, from Hollywood, California, which kicked off with a lively tribute to cinema’s history,… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: February


From MusicWorld, posted 2.19.15. 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: March 17, April 14, May 12, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...

How to Start Your Own Music Publishing Company


From MusicWorld, posted 2.19.15. Some songwriters establish a music publishing company with the intention of publishing only their own material. Songwriters who retain their publishing rights earn both the writer’s share and the publisher’s share of any income their songs generate. In addition to earning twice the money, the other major benefit to self-publishing… Read more...

What Makes an Artist Say, ‘I have to record this song!’


From MusicWorld, posted 2.19.15. I posed this burning question to ten music industry pros in the hopes of identifying the common denominators found in those songs that leap out of the proverbial pile and demand that an artist record them. Here are the answers I received … 1. “What makes an artist say ‘I… Read more...

BMI Names Ann Sweeney Senior Vice President, Global Policy


From News, posted 2.18.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. today announced that Ann Sweeney has been named Senior Vice President of Global Policy, effective immediately. She reports to Mike O’Neill, BMI President and CEO, and is based in BMI’s New York office. In this newly created position, Sweeney will be responsible for the Company’s Government Relations… Read more...

BMI Begins Litigation With Pandora


From News, posted 2.13.15. BMI’s fight to receive fair market value from Pandora has begun in a Manhattan courtroom and is expected to last three weeks. Several members of BMI’s senior management team are giving testimony, including President and CEO Mike O’Neill, who presented his appeal on behalf of songwriters, composers and publishers on… Read more...

Legendary Holland Brothers Celebrate Million-Air Awards At BMI’s NY Office


From News, posted 2.10.15. Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famers responsible for so many indelible moments in music history, Eddie and Brian Holland visited Broadcast Music, Inc.’s New York office to celebrate an incredible 10 million performances of their 1960s mega-hit “You Can’t Hurry Love,” as well as multiple million performance awards for “Stop… Read more...

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