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A Match Made in Heaven: Meet Michael and Tanya Trotter of The War and Treaty

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From News, posted 10.22.18 If you’ve seen Michael and Tanya Trotter — better known as The War and Treaty —live in concert, you’ve witnessed the magical chemistry of this rising duo. The Trotters have found a welcoming home in the Americana community, known for embracing multiple musical genres and for having a particular fondness… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 2.06.18 The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its latest class of inductees for 2018, and BMI is very proud to count six of these remarkably talented songwriters as longtime affiliates. We happily join our friends at the Hall in celebrating their amazing music. Dedicated to honoring the contributions of the composers… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Music Legend Glen Campbell

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From News, posted 8.08.17 BMI is saddened by the loss of one of our most legendary affiliates, Glen Campbell, who passed away this morning at the age of 81. With 21 Top 40 hits showcasing his distinctive tenor voice, Campbell sold more than 45 million records during his six decade-long career. His recordings of… Read more...


Writing and Placing Christmas and Holiday Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.16 Imagine receiving airplay and earning income from a song year after year and having that same song be recorded by multiple artists over a span of decades. That is what can happen with a holiday-themed song. For many songwriters and music publishers, landing a holiday recording that becomes the next… Read more...


BMI and SCL Honor Creative Arts Emmy Nominees at Pre-Award Reception

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From News, posted 9.15.16 On Thursday, September 8, the Society of Composers & Lyricists celebrated its Creative Arts Emmy nominees at the Montage Beverly Hills, where BMI executives were on hand to honor our BMI nominated composers. This year, the BMI nominees included Mac Quayle, who won Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 68th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Nominees

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From News, posted 7.15.16 The nominations are out for this year’s Creative Arts Emmys and BMI is proud to announce that many of the major nods went to BMI writers and composers! The ceremony that will present the winners with their prestigious trophies will take place at the Microsoft Theater at LA Live, and… Read more...


The Clyde Otis Music Group Signs Admin Deal with Third Side Music

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From News, posted 6.09.16 The Clyde Otis Music Group, which represents the iconic music of BMI songwriter, producer and A&R executive, the late Clyde Otis, has entered into an admin partnership with Third Side Music. Otis’ catalogue, which is managed by his son, Isidro Otis, includes hits by Nat “King” Cole, Aretha… Read more...


What You Can Learn From Cover Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.23.16 Cover songs come in a variety of flavors, from radical reinterpretations with little resemblance to the original, to letter-perfect copies featuring nearly identical backing tracks (some even using the same make/model instruments and recording gear as on the original). While there are those who believe that a cover isn’t really… Read more...


LA Music Awards Honor Hit BMI Writers Allan Rich and Jud Friedman

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From News, posted 9.09.15 When Cathy Spanberger, President of Peer Music, introduced Allan Rich to one of her new writers, Jud Friedman, in 1989, the first song they ever wrote together became a #1 hit, James Ingram’s “I Don’t Have the Heart.” Incredible starts like this are, more times than not, just beginners luck… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of BMI Icon Billy Sherrill

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From News, posted 8.05.15 BMI sadly says goodbye to its 2010 BMI Icon Billy Sherrill, who died yesterday at the age of 78. Sherrill is responsible for writing and/or producing the more contemporary cross-over sound of country music in the 1960s and ‘70s, including such hits as Tammy Wynette’s country #1 “Stand by Your… Read more...


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