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The BMI Stage Returns to Grant Park for Lollapalooza 2021

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From News, posted 7.15.21 BMI is pleased to announce the return of the BMI Stage at Lollapalooza. From Thursday, July 29 to Sunday, August 1, the lights on the BMI Stage will shine for the first time in two years, presenting 24 incredible acts that festivalgoers need to know, including headliners Migrant Motel, Mothica,… Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: Arden Jones

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From News, posted 6.09.21 20-year-old Arden Jones is a California native who has music in his blood. Growing up in a family of musicians, writers, and performers, it’s only natural that he chose that path too, and he impressively taught himself guitar, piano, mandolin, and stand-up bass at an early age. He also found… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2020 London Awards Winners

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From News, posted 10.05.20 BMI today paid tribute to the top UK and European songwriters, composers and music publishers of the most-performed songs of the previous year with the 2020 BMI London Awards. Honourees for Song of the Year, Million-Air Awards, Top 30 Pop Songs and Film, TV & Visual Media were celebrated across… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Lolla Rewind: Chance the Rapper

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From News, posted 7.30.20 Chicago native, Chance the Rapper, made his first appearance on the BMI stage at Lollapalooza in 2013. Having just released his first two projects at the time, 10 Day and Acid Rap, he wowed his hometown crowd with performances of songs like “Cocoa Butter Kisses” and “Juice.” His career skyrocketed… Read more...


Sir Nolan Shares His “No Brainer” Tips for Songwriting Success

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.17.19 When Sir Nolan starts talking about his life and career these days, one word tends to come up again and again: evolution. That makes sense, considering that in the two years since MusicWorld last checked in with the U.K.-bred Nolan Lambroza, he’s continued to grow not only as an acclaimed… Read more...


In and Out of the Studio With the Highly Sought-After Lido

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.20.19 Lido, the songwriter and producer revered for his drum work and stunning remixes, has come a long way from his tiny hometown in Norway. Having discovered gospel music through his father, Lido—born Peder Losnegård—had his musical sensibilities shaped by annual sojourns to the U.S. to see gospel performed in the… Read more...


Superstar Janet Jackson Named BMI Icon at The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.31.18 Last night, BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs during the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Multiple award-winning superstar Janet Jackson took home the night’s highest honor of BMI Icon in recognition of her groundbreaking… Read more...


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...


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