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MUSIC MOVES OUR WORLD

I’m a writer above everything else. Every love letter and napkin scrap and frantic addition to my “Notes” app is part of the recipe that makes: me. My words will help me live forever once I’m gone. My tiny little human slice of immortality.”
Halsey
BMI Songwriter Since 2013
I’ve been upset, and I’ve turned to music to help me out. It helped me even more when I started writing my own.”
Khalid
BMI Songwriter Since 2018
There's a strength I've always admired in songwriters who leave a little bit more up to the listener.”
Kacey Musgraves
BMI Songwriter Since 2002
If you’re a film composer, don’t forget half of your name. Really study film.”
Brian Tyler
BMI Composer Since 2010
Finding inspiration itself and realizing it had always been there all along — that was my El Dorado. That was a perfect state of mind.”
Shakira
BMI Songwriter Since 1999
You’re never done till they literally pry it from your hands.”
Mark Ronson
BMI Songwriter Since 1998
When I am the most uncomfortable and the most vulnerable, that’s what’s getting to somebody else.”
P!nk
BMI Songwriter Since 2003
It’s a humbling experience to walk into a room armed with nothing, and leave with a song that can connect with people in infinite ways.”
Keith Urban
BMI Songwriter Since 1997
I just make music however I feel and pray that it connects... I think genres are more for other people, not for yourself.”
SZA
BMI Songwriter Since 2017
Music is the most powerful language because it unites people no matter color, creed or culture. Whether I speak English, Spanish or Chinese I communicate in the universal language - music.”
Pitbull
BMI Songwriter Since 2007
Music is the sole language capable of uniting all humanity.”
John Williams
BMI Composer Since 1961
Say what you want to say, then go to sleep with no regrets.”
Bebe Rexha
BMI Songwriter Since 2010

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To all of our songwriters and composers, your passion is ours.


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Creators Write Music
Businesses Use Music
We Value Music
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Creators Write Music

Music creation takes time and practice. BMI represents performance rights while Songwriters, Composers and Music Publishers focus on their craft.

Businesses Use Music

Music adds value to any business, organization or digital platform. It’s a tool that keeps people engaged. BMI powers 650,000 licensed businesses that use music.

We Value Music

BMI has been valuing music based on billions of performances since 1939. BMI advocates on behalf of music creators in all genres and stages of their careers.

Creators Are Paid

BMI pays music royalties to creators when their songs are publicly performed.

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