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BMI Congratulates its 2019 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.13.18 BMI is exceptionally proud to congratulate its many affiliates nominated for awards by the Recording Academy at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, scheduled to be held on February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Nominations for the music industry’s most prestigious accolades were announced on December 7. In… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 1.29.18 The 60th GRAMMY Awards returned to New York City, last night, for the first time since 2003, for a special anniversary celebration on the hallowed stage of Madison Square Garden. BMI songwriters from across the genre spectrum were on hand to claim their well-earned accolades for some of the year’s… Read more...


How to Write Song Hooks That “Hook” You in

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.09.18 What constitutes a hook? Any element of a song that grabs a listener’s attention and “hooks” them in. With there being so much competition for our listeners’ attention, including multiple hooks throughout our songs has become more important than ever. According to an article in The Atlantic magazine, “A short-attention-span… Read more...


Jay Kay and Top Songwriters Honored at 2017 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.09.17 BMI tonight proudly honored internationally-celebrated musician and songwriter Jay Kay (of Jamiroquai) with the BMI President’s Award at the 2017 BMI London Awards. Music industry guests including Naughty Boy, Foals and Bipolar Sunshine filled London’s Dorchester hotel to celebrate UK and European songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Silver Clef Award Winners 

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From News, posted 7.06.17 BMI’s Brandon Bakshi and Kevin Benz were on-hand to congratulate Nile Rogers, Little Mix, Emelie Sande and Anne-Marie at the 02 Silver Clef Awards, held at the Grosvenor House in London on June 30. Also in attendance were previous Silver Clef winners and BMI writers Barry Gibb, Alice Cooper and… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Allen Toussaint

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From News, posted 11.10.15 BMI mourns the loss of longtime BMI affiliate Allen Toussaint, who passed away yesterday at the age of 77. Hailed as a gifted, prolific and versatile producer, songwriter, pianist and singer who was a fixture of New Orleans R&B, Toussaint also had his music covered widely by many other musicians.… Read more...


Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds Honored During BMI’s 66th Annual NAB Dinner in Las Vegas

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From News, posted 4.09.14 Last night, music legend Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds was honored at the 66th Annual BMI/NAB Dinner during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention in Las Vegas. Few creative forces have impacted the contemporary pop/urban genres as much as the 10-time GRAMMY winner.Babyface’s incredible achievements include 11 solo albums, more than 125… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of JJ Cale

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From News, posted 7.29.13 BMI member JJ Cale, the songwriter behind the hits “After Midnight” and “Cocaine,” recorded by Eric Clapton, died on July 26, 2013, of a heart attack at the age of 74. In addition to these mega hits for Clapton, Cale’s songs were also covered by music legends Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny… Read more...


12-12-12 Concert Unites the World for Hurricane Sandy Relief

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From News, posted 12.13.12 As a proud leader in the music industry with headquarters in downtown NY, the Company dedicated a section on its homepage for the historic show’s live stream to pay homage to the Sandy victims and lend support to this worthy cause. Comprised of an all-star lineup, including BMI songwriters Roger… Read more...


Sandy Relief On the Way: 12-12-12 Concert Live Tonight on bmi.com

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From News, posted 12.12.12 Corporate giant Chase is helping to launch a huge-scale Hurricane Sandy relief effort by presenting a live concert at Madison Square Garden tonight that is not to be missed. The line-up of musical giants giving their time and talents at this unsurpassed event includes among many others BMI songwriters Eric… Read more...


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