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Getting to Know Maggie Rose

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.17.16 Collaborations between country and rap artists aren’t unheard of. But Maggie Rose’s contribution to “Laid Back” with Mannie Fresh and Big Boi, from the album of her collaborative partner Dallas Davidson, Country Boy Swagger, might be one of the most wonderfully unusual country-rap mashups ever. For Rose, fast emerging as… Read more...


CMA Triple Play Awards Salute BMI Songwriters’ Chart-Toppers

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From News, posted 10.16.10 The Country Music Association presented its annual CMA Triple Play Awards on Wednesday, October 14, and the majority of honorees are BMI songwriters. Handed out during the Second Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon, held at the Pinnacle at Symphony Place in Nashville, the Triple Play Awards celebrate songwriters and artist/songwriters who… Read more...


Heidi Newfield Leads List of BMI ACM Award Nominees

From News, posted 2.11.09 The Academy of Country Music announced nominees for the organization’s 44th annual awards Wednesday, February 11 in Nashville, and BMI artists, songwriters, and producers decisively populate category after category.Heidi Newfield leads the pack of BMI nominees, underscoring the success of her solo debut with five nominations, including top female vocalist,… Read more...


Inaugural Amelia Island Songwriter Festival Claims Place in the Sun

From News, posted 9.11.08 The First Annual Amelia Island Songwriter Festival recently celebrated its inaugural installment in Fernandina Beach, Florida, August 27 through 31. The BMI-sponsored event offered an innovative mash-up of hit songwriter showcases, aspiring troubadour workshops, song contests and networking opportunities. Successful songwriter and author Jason Blume transplanted his invaluable workshop south,… Read more...


First Annual Amelia Island Songwriter Festival Slated for August 27-31

From News, posted 8.05.08 The First Annual Amelia Island Songwriter Festival will drop anchor in Fernandina Beach, Florida, August 27-31. The BMI-sponsored event offers a unique combination of workshops, showcasing and networking opportunities for aspiring songwriters of all levels. Established Nashville hitmakers will also attend, performing their smashes at evening showcases on the island… Read more...


Edgar Cortazar

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.05.07 Edgar Cortazar … a modern poet, Latin Grammy and BMI award winner who’s creations have touched the heart of superstars such as Luis Miguel, with whom he collaborated as a co-author on three songs of his multi platinum Grammy nominated “33” album and one song in his recently released and… Read more...


Nashville Divas Take Manhattan

From News, posted 4.12.05 BMI New York will host "Nashville Divas in the Round" at the Living Room (Ludlow Street between Stanton & Rivington) on April 20 at 6pm. This unique showcase will feature some of Music City's best female singer/songwriters including Kylie Sackley, Shelly Fairchild, Stephony Smith and Lisa Carver. Admission is free.… Read more...


Harlan Howard Birthday Bash Returns To Music Row

From News, posted 9.14.03 The Harlan Howard Birthday Bash, named for the late BMI legend who was known as the "Dean of Nashville Songwriters," is returning after a six-year absence. The concert, a fundraiser for the Nashville Songwriters Foundation, is set for Tuesday, September 16th in the… Read more...


BMI Dominates Billboard Mid-Year Songwriter Charts

From News, posted 6.16.03 BMI writers earned more than 60% of the top positions in Billboard's mid-year songwriter charts published the week of June 14. Among those, R&B singer R. Kelly, country singer/songwriter Jamie O'Hara and Latin rock singer Juanes took the number one spot on the four… Read more...


Top Producer Byron Gallimore Is Center Stage at Surprise Party

From News, posted 3.06.02 The guest list was a "Who's Who" of country music makers when BMI Nashville hosted a surprise party for producer Byron Gallimore to celebrate his being named Billboard magazine's #1 "Hot Country Producer" for the third year in a row. Billboard Nashville bureau chief Phyllis Stark gifted Gallimore with… Read more...


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