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BMI Congratulates Our Members on More Than 375 Grammy Nominations!

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From News, posted 2.08.11 Read BMI’s 2011 Grammy nominees news story from December 2, 2010. Name, Number of Nominations Eminem, 10 Lady Gaga, 6 John Legend, 5 Rihanna, 5 The Roots, 5 B.o.B, 4 Drake (socan), 4 Cee Lo Green, 4 Lady Antebellum,… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Diane Birch

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From News, posted 6.15.10 Singer/songwriter/pianist Diane Birch took half her lifetime to travel across the globe before finally landing in America, where she literally found her voice and made her remarkable debut, Bible Belt. Though only in her mid-twenties, Birch likes to think of herself as an old soul. Indeed, there is a startling… Read more...


Al Kooper Celebrates a Half-Century of Super Sessions

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.11.08 Guess the two-word answer to a most enlightening list of questions. Who, in 1958 at the age of 14, joined the Royal Teens (Top Five hitmakers with “Short Shorts”)? Who, in 1960, began his career as a BMI songwriter with a number called “My Kinda Love,”… Read more...


Joss Stone

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.13.04 Anyone who thinks that today’s teen musicians are all flash and fluff need only listen to Joss Stone for a taste of something deeper. Although only 16 years old when she debuted with The Soul Sessions in the fall of 2003, Stone sings with the authority of… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Urban Music at 2002 Awards Ceremony

From News, posted 8.06.02 BMI saluted the top R&B, rap and hip-hop songwriters, producers and publishers at its 2002 Urban Awards, staged August 6 at Club Tropigala at the Fontainebleau Hilton Resorts & Towers in Miami. The black-tie ceremony, hosted by BMI President and CEO Frances W. Preston, with Senior Vice President Performing… Read more...


R&B Foundation Announces Pioneer Award Honorees

From News, posted 6.22.00 The Rhythm and Blues Foundation has just announced the recipients of its prestigious Pioneer Awards. Honorees include BMI legendary songwriters/artists/producers Clyde Otis, Huey (Piano) Smith, Sylvia Robinson, the Chi-Lites and the Impressions. Huey… Read more...