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Micah Powell Stops by BMI’s L.A. Office

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From News, posted 5.08.14 BMI’s Los Angeles office was buzzing with a visit from the writer of Sevyn Streeter’s Billboard charting single “It Won’t Stop.” BMI affiliate Micah Powell stopped by to visit with Nicole Plantin, BMI’s Director, Writer/Publisher Relations. A member of L.A.’s Artclub International, which is also home to chart busting Jhene… Read more...


Songwriters-in-the-Round: Chart-Toppers to Feature Top Hit-Makers at Grammy Museum in L.A. Oct. 15

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From News, posted 10.02.12 A collection of today’s top songwriters and producers will perform and share the stories behind their hit songs at Songwriters-in-the Round: Chart-Toppers, presented by the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) at the Clive Davis Theater in the Grammy Museum on Monday, October 15. Dan Wilson (Adele, Dixie Chicks, Semisonic), Greg… Read more...


With Grammy-Winning “Revolver,” Afrojack Crosses Over

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.01.11 In 2010, MusicWorld declared that producer/dj Afrojack was “poised to rule the global dance floor alongside internationally renowned djs such as Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk and deadmau5.” In a further demonstration of faith in the Dutch writer/producer, BMI proclaimed Afrojack “dance music’s heir apparent.” It hasn’t taken long… Read more...


Sandy Vee on Producing the Perfect Pop Song

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.01.11 If renowned pop music producer Sandy Vee had come across his current job among the help wanted ads, it may have read something like this: Job Listing: Top Music Producer Major Duties and Responsibilities: Ideal candidate must basically know how to do everything and do it extremely well on a… Read more...


Queen, the Script, Andrew Frampton, Fraser T. Smith & more honored at 2011 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.04.11 BMI celebrated Europe and Asia’s premier songwriters, composers and music publishers tonight during its annual BMI London Awards. Guests filled London’s Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane to toast the past year’s most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television. Songwriters and composers honored at the event are members of European and Asian… Read more...


Merengue Urbano: Not Your Father’s Merengue

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.26.11 What do you get when you mix the national music of the Dominican Republic with North American hip-hop? How about a new style of Latin popular music which looks poised to explode internationally? Called merengue urbano (or “urban merengue”), it blends fast-paced, aggressive tropical merengue with urban hip-hop, rap and… Read more...


Eminem Dominates 2011 Billboard Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.24.11 Eminem dominated the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which were handed out Sunday night live on ABC. The BMI trendsetter won six trophies: Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Rap Artist; Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Rap Album for Recovery; and Top Rap Song for “Love the Way You… Read more...


‘We Will Rock You’ Is Top Sports Song Again, But NHL and MLB Teams Differ

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From News, posted 2.23.11 “We Will Rock You” again is the most-played BMI song at NFL games, but professional baseball and hockey teams have different favorites. NHL teams play “Twilight Zone” more often, while MLB teams like “Car Wash.” Songs at NFL, NHL, and MLB events are tracked each year for BMI’s 475,000 songwriters,… Read more...


2010 Award Season Belongs to BMI Songwriters & Composers

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From News, posted 1.27.11 BMI songwriters dominated the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, winning almost two-thirds of the awards that were handed out across all genres and categories. The Grammy wins cap an incredible year in which BMI songwriters and composers were the most celebrated creative voices in awards presentations and on the… Read more...


Eminem Leads BMI Wins at 2010 American Music Awards

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From News, posted 11.22.10 Eminem added two more wins to his already long list of career accolades during the fan-voted American Music Awards, broadcast live on ABC Sunday, November 21. With trophies for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album (Recovery), the hip-hop icon underscored his undeniable staying power. The Black Eyed Peas’… Read more...


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