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Patti LaBelle Named BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 9.01.17 Last night, BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Patti LaBelle took home the night’s highest honor as BMI Icon in recognition of her… Read more...


Big Night for BMI Writers at 2015 Billboard Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.20.15 Broadcast Music, Inc. affiliates took home the majority of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, including songstress Taylor Swift, who earned an astounding 8 awards, including Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist. Announced during a live broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas May… Read more...


P!nk Receives President’s Award at 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.13.15 Broadcast Music, Inc, honored dynamic singer-songwriter P!nk with the BMI President’s Award for her outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry at the Company’s 63rd annual Pop Awards, held last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The event also… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.23.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. writers have a lot to celebrate following the announcement of the 2015 GRAMMY nominations. The winners will be revealed during the 57th annual GRAMMY awards, held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live February 8, 2015 on CBS. BMI writers are present in nominations… Read more...


Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month With BMI

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From News, posted 9.17.13 September 15 marks the beginning of a month-long recognition of the rich history and important contributions Latinos have made to American society and culture. What started as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968 grew into a month-long observation in the late ’80s. “Nurtured by their rich… Read more...


Queen, the Script, Andrew Frampton, Fraser T. Smith & more honored at 2011 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.04.11 BMI celebrated Europe and Asia’s premier songwriters, composers and music publishers tonight during its annual BMI London Awards. Guests filled London’s Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane to toast the past year’s most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television. Songwriters and composers honored at the event are members of European and Asian… Read more...


Afrojack: Dance Music’s Heir Apparent

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.25.10 It began modestly enough roughly five years ago. Surfacing on the electronic music scene at the spry age of 16, Dutch DJ Nick “Afrojack” van de Wall methodically set about defining the salty, percolating dance sound some lovingly refer to as “Holland House.” Before long, Afrojack and fellow Nordic house… Read more...


Del’ Patio Ride ‘Watagatapitusberry’ to the Top

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.17.10 It all started as a joke at an impromptu recording session at DJ KO El Más Completo’s studio in the Bronx last summer. New York-based Dominican rappers Sensato and Sawezo, aka duo Del’ Patio, had been remixing a club joint by DJ Class into their own Spanglish-slang version. A few… Read more...


Hip-Hop Laureate Drake to Headline BMI’s 13th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase April 20 in Atlanta

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From News, posted 3.24.10 Atlanta-bred Travis Porter to perform and R&B crooner Lloyd to host event at Havana Club Music by DJ Ruckus BMI will present its 13th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase Tuesday, April 20, featuring a combination of the recording industry’s eminent stars and most-promising unsigned talent. Staged at the Havana… Read more...


Pitbull Starts a ‘Rebelution’ in the 305

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.29.09 Yes, his bite is as big and as bad as his bark: With incendiary lyricism and blazing beats, Pitbull has become one of the most recognizable names in modern hip-hop. Now, with his new full-length, Rebelution, the Miami-based artist, born Armando Christian Pérez, is continuing his global domination. And a… Read more...


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