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Compositores latinos de BMI reciben decenas de nominaciones a Premio Lo Nuestro 2021

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From News, posted 1.14.21 BMI se enorgullece de felicitar a sus miembros que se encuentran nominados a recibir el Premio Lo Nuestro durante la prestigiosa ceremonia de entrega de premios en español de la cadena Univisión, que rinde homenaje a lo mejor de la música latina. J Balvin encabeza la lista de artistas con… Read more...


BMI’s Latin Songwriters Receive Multiple Nominations for the 2021 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards

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From News, posted 1.14.21 BMI is proud to congratulate its many affiliates currently nominated for recognition by Premios Lo Nuestro, Univision’s prestigious, Spanish-language awards ceremony that honors the very best of Latin music. Leading the pack of multiple-nominees, J Balvin is up for an astonishing 14 awards, including Artist of The Year, Album of… Read more...


Keep It In The Family: Singer/Songwriter Edgar Cortázar on Love, Language & Legacy

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From News, posted 10.13.20 A third-generation songwriter from an acclaimed musical family, Edgar Cortázar has lived a life devoted to creating, collaborating and sharing the power of music. The grandson of legendary Mexican songwriter Ernesto Cortázar and the son of renowned film composer/songwriter Ernesto Cortázar Ducker, the young Edgar Cortázar was introduced to the… Read more...


Tips for Writing Songs About Anything…But Love

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19 At my BMI Nashville Songwriters’ Workshops, I screen and critique songs from each attendee. When I find songs that I believe are competitive with those being written by today’s top hitmakers, I forward them to ten music publishers who have agreed to listen. After the last BMI Workshop, I forwarded… Read more...


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...


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