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BMI Joins Forces With Mid-Atlantic Radio Group in Presenting Songwriter Event

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From News, posted 3.18.14 BMI and Delmarva Broadcasting joined forces recently (3/8/14) to present the first annual WSTW-FM Songwriters Workshop in Wilmington, DE, that focused on the craft of songwriting and culminated in a singer-songwriter showcase at the World Cafe Live at the Queen. The daylong session and evening showcase were headlined by two decorated… Read more...


BMI Writers Rack Up Multiple CMA Nominations

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From News, posted 10.15.13 On the heels of last year’s sweep of the CMA Awards, BMI’s country music songwriters and producers are well positioned for another great year in 2013. BMI affiliates received the vast majority of award nominations - four out of five in most categories, the entirety of the Male Vocalist of… Read more...


BMI Writers Nominated for 71% of the 2013 ACM Awards

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From News, posted 2.26.13 Nominations for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards overwhelmingly show BMI writers at the top once again. The nominations include country music’s best established and emerging talent. Leading with seven nominations is BMI songwriter Eric Church, Hunter Hayes with six, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift each with five, Luke Bryan,… Read more...


BMI Country Music Leaders Poised to Sweep 2012 CMA Awards

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From News, posted 9.07.12 BMI’s country music songwriters and producers clinched the overwhelming majority of the 46th Annual CMA Awards nominations, announced September 5. In almost every category, four out of five of the nominees are BMI members, such as the Entertainer of the Year field, in which Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney… Read more...


2010 John Lennon Scholarship Winners Announced

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From News, posted 11.18.10 The winners of the BMI Foundation’s 13th Annual John Lennon Scholarships, a program that recognizes the best and brightest young songwriters between the ages of 15 and 24, were announced by Samantha Cox, Director of the competition. Liz Longley, a Pennsylvania native and recent Berklee College of Music graduate, won… Read more...


Country and Pop Collide at 2nd Annual Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 7.28.10 The second annual Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters Festival will take over the famous East Coast playground September 24 and 25. Staged at both Mansion House in Vineyard Haven, MA and Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs, MA, the festival will combine pop and country BMI hit-makers in exclusive live music lineups and… Read more...


Urban, Swift, Johnson & Zac Brown Band Lead BMI 2009 CMA Nominations

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From News, posted 9.10.09 Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Jamey Johnson and the Zac Brown Band lead the BMI list of nominees for the 2009 CMA Awards. With four nominations each, the four distinct artists will vie for their respective prizes alongside a slew of additional BMI contenders at the association’s annual ceremony, slated Wednesday,… Read more...


First Annual Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters Festival Scheduled for Sept. 18 & 19

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From News, posted 8.19.09 Country and Pop Collide at Inaugural Event The inaugural Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters Festival will inhabit the famous East Coast playground September 18 and 19. Staged at hotspots in Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs, MA, the festival will combine pop and country BMI hit makers in exclusive live music lineups and… 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...


BMI Artists Dominate Nominee List for 2008 CMA Awards

From News, posted 9.10.08 The Country Music Association announced nominees for the 2008 installment of the CMA Awards Wednesday, September 10, and BMI songwriters and artists overwhelmingly populate the anticipated list, sweeping the Female Vocalist of the Year nominations and dominating numerous categories. Effervescent duo Sugarland underscored their critically acclaimed year, counting an inaugural… Read more...


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