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‘And the Songwriter of the Year GRAMMY Goes To…’: The Recording Academy Unveils Historic Award

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From The Weekly, posted 1.30.23 On February 5, the Recording Academy will host its 65th annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles, celebrating music’s biggest night. This year, a special new category will be unveiled: the Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical award. Honoring the impact of the songwriter in the musical landscape, this accolade is largely… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Songwriters Nominated for 2023 Premio Lo Nuestro

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From News, posted 1.24.23 Once again, BMI is exceptionally proud of its many Latin songwriters who have received nominations for the 2023 Premio Lo Nuestro, Univision’s annual award ceremony highlighting the very best in contemporary Latin music. Notable BMI affiliates with multiple nominations include Grupo Firme with 9 nominations, Ozuna with 8 and Rauw… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2022 Premios Juventud Nominees

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From News, posted 6.15.22 BMI is very proud of its many Latin songwriters nominated for Premios Juventud. Highlighting their wide-ranging influence and impact, BMI affiliates were represented in 30 of the program’s 33 categories. J Balvin and Karol G lead the class with eleven nominations each, Rauw Alejandro received nine, Grupo Firme received seven,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Premios Tu Música Urbano Nominees

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From News, posted 5.16.22 BMI is very proud to congratulate its many Latin affiliates singled out as nominees for the Premios Tu Música Urbano, celebrating the very best in Urban music and its fusions with other genres like pop and tropical that are growing worldwide. Among BMI’s nominated songwriters, Rauw Alejandro leads with 11… Read more...


Duets and Featured Artists: The Hot Trend in Recordings

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.25.22 It would be hard to look at a list of current hit songs without noticing a trend: the growing use of featured artists. A featured artist is one who makes a guest appearance on another artist’s recording to create a collaboration. What’s the difference between a duet and a song… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2022 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 11.23.21 As the music industry’s most prestigious honor, the GRAMMY Award is universally acknowledged as the benchmark of excellence for songwriters and music creators. Recognition from the Recording Academy in the form of a nomination is a tremendous achievement, and once again, BMI is proud to congratulate its many affiliates who… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Rapper Young Dolph

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From News, posted 11.18.21 BMI is deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Young Dolph, the Memphis rapper/songwriter who tragically died Wednesday, at the age of 36. Born Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr. in Chicago and raised in Memphis, he started his music career in 2008 with the mixtape Paper Route Campaign. From there,… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2021 London Award Winners

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From News, posted 10.11.21 BMI proudly honoured the top UK and European songwriters, composers and music publishers of the most-performed songs of the previous year at the 2021 BMI London Awards. Rising star Arlo Parks received the BMI Impact Award, a recognition given for groundbreaking artistry, creative vision and impact on the future of… Read more...


“Bring Me Something New”—What Song Publishers Really Mean

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.19.21 I recently forwarded three songs to a list of publishers who have agreed to listen to songs that I screen. One of the publishers responded, “This song is very well written and commercial. But I’ve already got this kind of stuff by the dozens. Seems that most writers are all… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Babyface’s Song Camp with Star-Studded Mixer

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From News, posted 7.21.21 The stars came out in Atlanta, on July 7, as the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop team hosted the Babyface Writing Camp Mixer to support Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds’ Discovery Song Camp. This year’s iteration of the event featured two notable BMI affiliates hosting, the chart-topping Atlanta-based duo, Ayo N Keyz, who are the… Read more...


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