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Library of Congress Announces 2010 Additions to National Recording Registry

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From News, posted 4.06.11 The Library of Congress has named the 25 new additions to the ninth annual National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, which will ensure that these cultural, artistic and historical recordings are always available to the American public. Included among them are works that demonstrate the depth and breadth… Read more...


Lineup Announced for BMI Stage at ACL Fest

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From News, posted 7.13.10 The Austin City Limits Music Festival is October 8-10 in Austin’s Zilker Park, and once again, BMI will join the fest in offering raw proof that roots music is more than alive and well—it’s rocking, kicking, and swinging. Tucked in its signature shady corner near the entrance of the festival,… Read more...


One Block Radius

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.08 California-based hip-hop trio One Block Radius mixes old and new school styles on their soon-to-be-released self-titled album for Mercury/Island Def Jam. By combining pop, r&b, and hip-hop sounds, OBR seems set to open a lot of ears that might have missed its 2005 debut, Long Story Short (Avatar). “Every single… Read more...


BMI & Los Angeles Times Announce 2nd Annual ‘How I Wrote The Song’ Panel

From News, posted 2.04.08 Marquee Lineup Includes Rodney Jerkins, Chris Daughtry, Mos Def, Ben Moody, Polow Da Don, Anthony Hamilton and Brian Howes BMI will pair with the Los Angeles Times to present the second annual “How I Wrote the Song” panel Saturday, February 9, from 1p.m. until 3p.m., at the Key Club in… Read more...


Kinks Frontman Ray Davies Takes Top Honor at BMI London Awards

From News, posted 10.03.06 BMI saluted the top European songwriters, composers and publishers at its 2006 London Awards, staged Oct. 3 in the Ballroom of London's Dorchester Hotel. In addition to honoring the past year's most-played songs on U.S. radio and television, the gala dinner and awards ceremony also recognized Kinks frontman and legendary… Read more...


The Black Eyed Peas Break the Mold

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.23.06 Originally two break-dancers named Will.i.am and apl.de.ap who decided to form a group, the Black Eyed Peas is without a doubt one of the biggest success stories in hip-hop, if not all of contemporary music. Once called Atban Klann (an acronym for A Tribe Beyond a Nation), the group that… Read more...


Fans Still Going Ape for Gorillaz

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.22.06 Just when music lovers thought they had seen it all, Gorillaz surfaced in year 2000 and redefined the art of pop high conceptualism. The multimedia brainchild of Blur frontman Damon Albarn and comic illustrator Jamie Hewlett (“Tank Girl”), Gorillaz billed themselves as the first “virtual… Read more...


BMI Writers Take Home Majority of This Year’s Grammys

From News, posted 2.08.06 Some of BMI's biggest songwriters and artists were among the top winners at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, held February 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Read more...


It’s Eight Grammy Nods for Mariah, Kanye and Legend

From News, posted 12.11.05 BMI superstars Mariah Carey, Kanye West and John Legend led the list of nominees for the 48th Annual Grammy Awards with eight nods each when contenders were announced at a star-studded press conference held December 8 at Gotham Hall in New York City. Their three-way tie pushed the… Read more...


Mos Def: Most Definitely A Two-Pronged Talent

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.30.02 Acclaimed for his compelling hip-hop recordings, film performances and stage work, rapper/actor Mos Def apparently won't be satisfied until he has won an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy and a Tony. Indeed, though he only emerged recently from the streets of his native Brooklyn, Mos Def has already demonstrated… Read more...


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