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Mariah Carey, Drake, Lil Wayne, EMI Music Publishing & More Honored at BMI Urban Awards

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From News, posted 9.08.12 Urban music’s premier songwriters, producers and music publishers came together to celebrate one another tonight during the BMI Urban Awards at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The annual, star-powered event toasts the creative teams behind the past year’s most-performed R&B, rap, pop and hip-hop songs in BMI’s deep repertoire.… Read more...


At BMI, Black Music Month Is Celebrated All Year Long

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From News, posted 6.12.01 At BMI, Black Music Month Is Celebrated All Year Long By Rob Patterson From the dawning days of rhythm & blues through today's multifaceted urban music scene, BMI has been at the forefront of music from the African American tradition,… Read more...


Eric Benet

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.31.99 When he set out to make an emotionally-charged album, Eric Benet didn't need to look far for inspiration: "As a songwriter, I just opened myself up to whatever came out of my heart. Most of the songs lyrically come from me slipping through old diaries and journals from over the… Read more...


Faith Evans Master of Her Own Destiny

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.31.99 by Bruce Britt Though her career only spans a brief four years, Faith Evans' biography already reads like some urban Dickensian novel. The 26 year-old singer was widowed in 1997 when her husband, rapper Biggie Smalls (aka The… Read more...