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BMI Congratulates its Blues Hall of Fame Inductees and 2017 Award Winners

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From News, posted 5.22.17 BMI is proud to congratulate the BMI songwriters who were inducted into the renowned Blues Hall of Fame this year, as well as those who took home awards at the 38th Blues Music Awards in Memphis. Both events were dominated by BMI affiliates and included these esteemed members:… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Win Big at 2016 Blues Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.18.16 The Halloran Performance Center, which is the new addition to the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, provided the perfect venue for the Blues Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner on May 4, 2016, where BMI affiliates once again dominated the field of honorees. Bluesmen Jimmy Johnson, Eddy Clearwater, and John… Read more...


BMI Writers Crank Up the Volume at 2015 Blues Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.17.15 For the last several years, Broadcast Music, Inc. has been a proud sponsor of the Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards, which is the highest honor given to musicians and songwriters in blues music. This year, per usual, the 36th Blues Music Awards took place before a sell-out crowd in Memphis,… Read more...


Tommy Castro Leads BMI Wins at 2010 Blues Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.13.10 Tommy Castro enjoyed a big night at the 31st Blues Music Awards ceremony, held May 6 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis. Castro walked away with wins in every category in which he was nominated: Contemporary Blues Album for Hard Believer, Contemporary Blues Male Artist, Band of the Year… Read more...


Blues Icon Koko Taylor Dies

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From News, posted 6.08.09 Queen of the Blues Koko Taylor has died. She was 80 years-old. A pioneer and consistent force within the blues genre, Taylor was one of a very few females to earn success in the Chicago blues field, which has been traditionally dominated by men including legends Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy… Read more...


Buddy Guy Leads BMI Winners at 30th Annual Blues Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.13.09 BMI blues legends dominated the 30th Annual Blues Music Awards, held Thursday, May 7 in Memphis, Tennessee. With three trophies, icon Buddy Guy walked away with the most wins, including album and contemporary blues album of the year for Skin Deep, as well as contemporary blues male artist of the… Read more...


Bobby Rush, Irma Thomas, Koko Taylor and More Honored at 2008 Blues Awards

From News, posted 5.28.08 BMI songwriters staked a claim to the vast majority of the 2008 Blues Awards handed out in Tunica, Mississippi May 8. The ceremony's inaugural staging in Tunica prompted excitement and sense of expectancy, and was heralded by many as a triumphant return to the cradle of the blues. Legends including… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Dominate List of 2008 Blues Music Awards Nominees

From News, posted 12.20.07 Once again, noted BMI songwriters overwhelmingly populate the list of nominees for the upcoming Blues Music Awards. 2008's round of recognition will take place May 8, 2008, at Grand Casino Event Center in Tunica Resorts, Mississippi. In addition to the impressive caliber of 2008's honorees, the ceremony itself boasts historic… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Top List of NEA National Heritage Fellows

From News, posted 9.11.06 Since 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the National Heritage Fellowships to noted individuals in the folk and traditional arts for "their artistic excellence, cultural authenticity and contributions to their field." Virtually every one of the award winners who writes songs… Read more...


BMI Blues Artists Repeat Near Sweep of Handy Awards

From News, posted 5.10.05 Representing an astounding 98% of the winners, BMI once again proved its dominance in the field of blues at the 26th annual W.C. Handy Awards, held May 5 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Presented by the Blues Foundation and co-sponsored by BMI, the… Read more...


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