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BMI Board of Directors Extends President and CEO Mike O’Neill’s Contract Through 2021


From News, posted 6.22.16. The Board of Directors of BMI has extended Mike O’Neill’s contract as President and CEO for five years, through 2021. Paul Karpowicz, Chairman of the BMI Board of Directors and President, Meredith Local Media Group, made the announcement today. “BMI has continued to thrive and evolve under Mike’s leadership, providing… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees and Honorees


From News, posted 6.17.16. BMI is proud to congratulate Nile Rodgers and Chip Taylor, who led this year’s class of inductions into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, as well as BMI affiliates Seymour Stein, who was presented with the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award, and Nick Jonas, who received the Hal David Starlight… Read more...

5 Tips for a Happy Marriage of Music & Lyrics


From MusicWorld, posted 6.17.16. Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join together this music with this lyric in holy matrimony … As it relates to songwriting, the marriage of words and music is referred to as prosody. When prosody is effectively employed, a song’s music and lyrics present a united front that… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: June


From MusicWorld, posted 6.14.16. 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...

BMI Congratulates its 2016 Tony Award Winners


From News, posted 6.13.16. BMI is proud of its affiliates who were honored for their work for the stage at last night’s 2016 Tony Awards in New York City. Megahit musical, Hamilton, was the evening’s big emphasis, earning awards for Daveed Diggs for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and Alex Lacamoire for Best… Read more...

BMI Supports Song Arts Academy’s Summer Songwriting Workshop Starting July 26 - Apply Now


From News, posted 6.10.16. BMI is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy, a unique learning destination for songwriters taught by NYU and New School faculty member Billy Seidman. The advanced workshop starts Tuesday, July 26, and runs five consecutive Tuesday evenings: 07/26, 08/02, 08/09, 08/16, & 08/23, from 7PM -… Read more...

Songwriter Equity Act Continues to Gain Congressional Support


From News, posted 6.10.16. Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12) (@RepBonnie) has joined lead Democratic cosponsor Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8) (@RepJeffries) in supporting H.R.1283, the Songwriter Equity Act of 2015. The bill, introduced in March by Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-9) (@RepDougCollins), continues to gain support on Capitol Hill, and Congresswoman Watson… Read more...

Rick Baitz’s Film Scoring Mentorship Program Opens Again in NY – Apply Now


From News, posted 6.08.16. BMI composer Rick Baitz is again directing his “Composing for the Screen 2016: A Film Scoring Mentorship Program” at BMI’s New York office starting September 8. The BMI-sponsored program, which is free to accepted participants, will select nine emerging film composers for a high-level workshop that will explore a wide… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2016 Drama Desk Winners


From News, posted 6.08.16. On Sunday, June 5, in a magnificent celebration at New York City’s Town Hall, several BMI affiliates were recognized for their outstanding achievements in theatre over the last year. Here’s the list: Outstanding Revival of a Musical She Loves Me, Roundabout Theatre Company Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock (Music &… Read more...

Alan Menken’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Enchants Audiences at the Hollywood Bowl


From News, posted 6.06.16. BMI composer Alan Menken’s award-winning music to The Little Mermaid was the focus of the legendary Hollywood Bowl Orchestra this past weekend when they performed the score live, as the classic Disney film was viewed on the Bowl’s mammoth screen by a mesmerized audience. Menken, who has won more Academy… Read more...

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