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Indie Spotlight: Buddy

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From News, posted 7.13.18 While he hails from the hip-hop-heavy streets of Compton, CA, Buddy (a.k.a. Simmie Sims III) is devoted to a message of positivity. Initially signed by Pharell and tapped for collaborations with Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper, Buddy’s restless muse demanded that he pursue his own path, paving the way… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Grace Weber

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From News, posted 7.13.18 From singing in Milwaukee’s Central City Youth Gospel Choir to claiming an award at the GRAMMYs, Grace Weber has been on the rise. Two of her singles, “More Than Friends” and “Elated,” shot to the top of Spotify’s charts, and she’s collaborated with Chance the Rapper and Kanye West, co-writing… Read more...


BMI Proudly Congratulates its 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Nominees

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From News, posted 7.13.18 The nods for this year’s Creative Arts Emmys are in with BMI composers poised to win several of the prestigious trophies on September 8 and 9. In fact, BMI composers swept the nominations for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score), with Ramin Djawadi receiving nominations for both… Read more...


Mark Ronson Receives the BMI Champion Award at the 66th BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.08.18 BMI honored internationally renowned super producer, artist, songwriter and DJ Mark Ronson last night with the BMI Champion Award at its 66th Annual BMI Pop Awards. The evening also celebrated the songwriters, publishers and administrators of the past year’s most-performed pop songs in the United States from BMI’s extensive catalogue.… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Grace Webber

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From News, posted 2.26.18 Although she hasn’t yet released a full-length studio album, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Grace Weber has already earned GRAMMY kudos. She co-wrote and sang with Chance the Rapper and Kanye West on “All We Got,” the first track on Chance’s Coloring Book, which won the 2017 GRAMMY for Best Rap Album. Weber’s… Read more...


Catching Up With “Black Panther” Composer Ludwig Göransson

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From News, posted 2.15.18 Ludwig Göransson is having a very good 2018. Just weeks into the year, he saw “Redbone,” one of the unforgettable tracks he co-wrote and produced for Donald Glover’s Awaken My Love, win a Best Traditional R&B Performance trophy. And in February, the composer-producer, already beloved for his scores for Ryan… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Boogie

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From News, posted 7.06.17 Boogie started rapping as a high-schooler in Long Beach, CA, informed by his time in church, his love of R&B and the struggle to get off the streets and make something of his music. As a grounded and driven single father, Boogie avoids hip hop cliché and wants his music… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 2.14.17 It was another triumphant night for BMI writers at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as songwriter after songwriter took the stage to claim GRAMMY gold. A truly unstoppable force, Adele continued her reign as pop monarch, claiming five awards, including Record of the… Read more...


The GRAMMYs: A Reflection of Ever-Changing Musical Trends

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From The Weekly, posted 2.03.17 Music’s biggest night of the year is almost here! When the GRAMMY awards are handed out on Sunday, February 12, they will celebrate music that has come a long way since the first GRAMMYs were presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science (NARAS) in 1959. By taking… Read more...


BMI Writers Take Major GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.27.16 After another prolific year of incredible music, BMI songwriters made a strong showing in the nominations for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, slated to be presented Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Earning multiple nods across the prestigious Recording Academy accolade’s 84 separate categories, the… Read more...


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