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BMI Honors Taylor Swift and Legendary Songwriting Duo Mann & Weil at the 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.11.16 BMI celebrated the songwriters and publishers behind the year’s most-performed pop songs at the 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Global superstar Taylor Swift was presented with the first-ever Taylor Swift Award, a special award bearing her name in recognition… Read more...


BMI Luminaries Nile Rodgers and Chip Taylor to be Inducted in Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 3.04.16 BMI congratulates its affiliates Nile Rodgers, Chip Taylor, Seymour Stein and Nick Jonas, who are being celebrated at this year’s induction ceremony for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame serves as the bridge between music’s past and present, honoring the contributions… Read more...


BMI @ SXSW: 9 Questions with JUMBO

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From Blog, posted 2.28.11 Jumbo is a jangly alt-rock outfit out of Monterrey, Mexico, slated to perform at BMI’s SXSW St. Patrick’s Day showcase on Thursday, March 17 at 9:45 p.m. at The Ghost Room. Guitarist Flip Tamez and lead vocalist Clemente Castillo answered BMI’s rapid-fire round of questions about songwriting, heroes, and SXSW… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: A Million Years

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From News, posted 11.11.10 A Million Years are a Brooklyn-based four piece who are making music for your grey matter. Stimulated by the intellectualism and sonic experimentation of bands like Radiohead, Spoon and Wilco, they strive to create a world of smart, brooding characters wandering around in our digitized soundscape. Their debut full-length album,… Read more...


Wanda Jackson, Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash Lead BMI Charge at Americana Honors

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From News, posted 9.14.10 BMI artists enjoyed a big night at the Americana Music Association’s 9th Annual Honors and Awards ceremony. Staged in Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium, the event celebrated a year’s worth of soul-searching, torch-lighting roots music. The theme from film Crazy Heart earned 2010 Song of the Year honors: Co-written by BMI… Read more...


‘Pick of the Month’ Showcase Kicks Off 2007 With Four Must-Know Acts

From News, posted 1.16.07 The freshest acts of the New Year gathered recently as part of BMI's kick-off to its "Pick of the Month" showcase. The Los Angeles Writer/Publisher team was on hand to celebrate the first edition of 2007, which featured the music of must-know acts Peter Walker, Read more...


Ray Charles and ‘Company’ Top List of BMI Grammy Winners

From News, posted 2.13.05 Legendary soul singer Ray Charles, whose posthumously-released album of duets Genius Loves Company earned him five trophies at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards, leads the list of BMI winners, announced last night (2/13) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Charles' Album of the Year win marked… Read more...


BMI Names Rock Boat Song Contest Winners

From News, posted 9.22.04 BMI songwriter Wes Hutchinson has been named the grand prize winner of the BMI-sponsored Rock Boat Song Contest. The top prize includes an opening acoustic spot on the bill aboard the Rock Boat Washed Ashore Concert Cruise 2004, a four-day rock n'… Read more...


Jay Farrar

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.13.02 ThirdShiftGrottoSlack is the far-out title of Jay Farrar's second and most recent solo release. It's not exactly a name that rolls effortlessly off the tongue. But there is plenty of logic, as well as fetching music, behind this quirky moniker. "Third shift is sort of a… Read more...


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