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Halsey to be Honored with Hal David Starlight Award

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From News, posted 4.09.19 BMI is proud to congratulate Halsey for being named this year’s recipient of the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The celebrated BMI singer/songwriter will be presented with this prestigious accolade at the Hall’s 50th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 13, at… 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...


What Makes a Song a Hit?

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.23.19 When I worked in the A & R Department at a major record label, and later, as production coordinator for albums by hit artists, in many cases, my ears were the first barrier that had to be crossed when a song was submitted for those acts. Almost all the songs… Read more...


Songwriters Hall of Fame & GRAMMY Museum’s Chart Toppers Series Spotlights BMI Songwriters

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From News, posted 10.11.18 For the latest installment of their collaborative series, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the GRAMMY Museum announced their 2018 Chart Toppers event, featuring panelists and BMI affiliates Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt, Louis Bell and Brian Lee. Moderated by Billboard’s Melinda Newman, this iteration of Chart Toppers will be held… Read more...


Harry Gregson-Williams and Other Top Songwriters Honored At 2018 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.01.18 Tonight, BMI proudly honored acclaimed film composer Harry Gregson-Williams with the BMI Icon Award at the 2018 BMI London Awards. Guests including Liam Payne, James Arthur, Natasha Bedingfield, Tinie Tempah and Trevor Rabin attended the awards at London’s Dorchester Hotel for an evening of celebration for UK and European songwriters,… Read more...


BMI Hits the Beach With the Best And Brightest Rising Talent for 2018 Hangout Music Festival

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From News, posted 4.18.18 BMI will set up camp on the beach for the sixth consecutive year with its next wave of top-notch breaking acts at Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, May 18-20. The three-day beach party is sure to be packed with sun, sand and song, as BMI continues… 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...


BMI SVP Ann Sweeney & BMI Writers Honored at Billboard’s 2016 Women in Music

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From News, posted 12.12.16 Billboard held its annual Women in Music event in New York City on Friday, celebrating a host of female artists, songwriters and industry executives from across the spectrum. Among the roster of distinguished honorees was BMI’s Senior Vice President of Global Policy, Ann Sweeney, singled out for her tireless dedication… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Weathers

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From News, posted 7.16.16 Bubbling under from Southern California, fresh-faced alternative combo Weathers first made their mark on social media, cultivating a fervent army of fans who helped the band sell out a headlining gig at Los Angeles’ legendary Troubadour and land an opening slot for folk-pop duo Oh Honey, a sold-out gig at… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: March

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.14.16 WORKSHOPS Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville BMI’s popular Songwriters’ Workshop Series in Nashville is held monthly under the tutelage of hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume. When: April 12, July 19, November 15, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...


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