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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...


Jazz Sensation Receives Gold Badge Award

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From News, posted 11.20.07 UK jazz star Jamie Cullum became the youngest writer at age 26 to receive a prestigious Gold Badge Award, presented by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters on October 24 at The Savoy, Strand, in London. Cullum was born in Essex but grew up in Wiltshire where he absorbed… Read more...


BMI Mourns Loss of Composer Michael Kamen

From News, posted 11.18.03 World-renowned BMI composer Michael Kamen died yesterday (11/18) of an apparent heart attack at his home in London. He was 55. Kamen, who was considered a visionary for skillfully fusing classical music with rock and roll, did orchestrations for a wide range… Read more...


BMI and Sundance Announce 2003 Composers Lab Fellows

From News, posted 8.04.03 BMI and the Sundance Institute have announced the six participants selected for the 6th Annual Sundance Institute Composers Lab held at Sundance in Utah. This year's Composers Lab Fellows are Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli, Billy Childs, Courtney Von Drehle, Mark De Gli Antoni, Ronit Kirchman and Christopher Tin. The lab kicked… Read more...


BMI at Silver Clef Lunch

From News, posted 7.28.03 UK hip-hop/R&B diva Ms. Dynamite (right) is greeted by BMI's Brandon Bakshi at the recent Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy's Silver Clef Lunch in London. The Silver Clef Lunch is the biggest fundraising event on the Nordoff-Robbins calendar and has become the music business charity event… Read more...


Talent & Teamwork Help Hall & Oates Stand the Test of Time

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.17.03 They are the best-selling duo in pop music history with nearly 30 Top 40 hits to their credit, yet Hall & Oates have always taken a dignified approach to stardom. Though they could rightfully promote themselves as pop royalty, singer/songwriters Darryl Hall and John Oates have eschewed… Read more...


Recording Academy Honors Philly Heroes

From News, posted 4.29.03 The Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy recently presented its 2003 Heroes Awards to BMI songwriter/producer/artists Larry Gold, Joe Nicolo, Walter "Bunny" Sigler and McCoy Tyner. R&B artist Musiq was also honored. The Chapter presents its Heroes Awards annually to honor outstanding individuals and institutions in the Philadelphia region who… Read more...


Discounts on Music Hardware, Software for BMI Songwriters and Composers

From News, posted 11.03.02 BMI songwriters and composers will be offered exclusive discounts on a broad range of cutting-edge computer music hardware and software through a new agreement with audioMIDI.com. AudioMIDI.com joins BMI Platinum Privileges Discount area, available to all BMI songwriters and composers. AudioMIDI.com is one of the fastest growing retailers… Read more...


Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil: A Songwriting Team for the Ages

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.30.02 "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," "On Broadway," "(You're My) Soul and Inspiration": These are just a few of the classic songs that husband and wife team Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil has written. The wildly successful partnership has spanned nearly every genre of popular… Read more...


For R.E.M., There’s Much to ‘Reveal’

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.27.01 "We're really interested in finding the beauty of music these days," R.E.M bassist Mike Mills recently told VH1.com. "It's not so much about hitting people over the head with anything, but taking a song and seeing how you can either find something really lovely inside it, or… Read more...


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