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BMI Mourns the Loss of Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela

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From News, posted 1.23.18 BMI is saddened by the news that trumpeter, composer, flugelhorn player, bandleader, singer and political activist Hugh Masekela has passed away at the age of 78. The legendary South African jazz musician recorded more than 40 solo albums in his storied career, while also collaborating with countless diverse musical icons… Read more...


Carla Bley, George Coleman and Charles Lloyd Honored as 2015 NEA Jazz Masters

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From News, posted 4.22.15 Each year since 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts selects legendary musicians who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz. This year, the NEA chose three long-time BMI affiliates, who were honored on April 20, 2015, in New York City, as their 2015 Jazz Masters: Carla Bley,… Read more...


BMI Writer Astrella Launches Musical Ts

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From News, posted 3.24.15 BMI songwriter and fashion designer Astrella has come up with a unique way to sell fashion and music to fans. Astrella, daughter of BMI Icon and Songwriters Hall of Famer Donovan, has developed a unique line of Musical Ts. Each features iconic album artwork that allows the buyer to download… Read more...


BMI Presents Music as the Unifying Force Panel at the 15th Annual Woodstock Film Festival

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From News, posted 10.06.14 Film industry veterans, independent filmmakers, artists and other creative spirits will gather for the 15th Annual Woodstock Film Festival on October 15–19, 2014, in Woodstock, New York. The event includes screenings of independent films, educational panels, concerts and other special events. As part of the festival screenings, the documentary, A… Read more...


BMI Explores the Origins of Jazz Appreciation Month

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From News, posted 4.22.14 Nearly thirteen years have passed since legendary musician/producer Quincy Jones helped the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History introduce the Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) initiative at a press conference in July 2001. The program spends each April celebrating the genre’s history, heroes and future with one month of special jazz-centric… Read more...


Jazz Great Ron Carter on ‘Finding the Right Notes’

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From News, posted 3.05.14 As the most recorded bass player in the history of jazz, Broadcast Music, Inc. composer Ron Carter is celebrating the release of his biography, Finding the Right Notes. Carter’s life is literally a tour through the greatest jazz ever produced. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded… Read more...


Celebrate Italian Heritage Month With BMI

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From News, posted 10.23.13 We all know that Italians have greatly contributed to world culture - through art, cinema, fashion, literature, technology, cuisine, even sports cars - but what would pop music be without them? October, also known as Italian Heritage Month, is the perfect time to ponder this question. Here at Broadcast Music,… Read more...


Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month With BMI

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From News, posted 9.17.13 September 15 marks the beginning of a month-long recognition of the rich history and important contributions Latinos have made to American society and culture. What started as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968 grew into a month-long observation in the late ’80s. “Nurtured by their rich… Read more...


Keith Jarrett and Anthony Braxton to be Named NEA Jazz Masters

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From News, posted 8.07.13 Broadcast Music, Inc. composers Keith Jarrett and Anthony Braxton will be honored as Jazz Masters by the National Endowment for the Arts at an awards ceremony and concert on January 13, 2014, at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. The two composers were selected from nominations submitted by… Read more...


10 Questions: Jared Faber

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.11.12 Los Angeles-based composer Jared Faber takes a unique approach to film and television scoring: a songwriter’s. “I’ve always been a fan of great songs and songwriting. I feel like I come at my composing from that direction,” Faber explains. Indeed, strong melody lines and tight phrasing are hallmarks of Faber’s… Read more...


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