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Get to Know GRAMMY-Winning UK Writer Corinne Bailey Rae

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 Corinne Bailey Rae’s self-titled debut turned her into a global superstar in 2006 – earning her two GRAMMYS, a BMI Pop Award and sales upward of four million albums. Her knack for warm, lush grooves may belie the fact that the U.K. native started out in an all-female band, Helen,… Read more...


The Extraordinary Career of David Amram

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.18.16 David Amram might be the most accomplished composer of our times with the least amount of recognition. This is a man who has worked with so many 20th century icons that first names aren’t necessary: Bernstein, Copland, Monk, Gillespie, Mingus, Kerouac, Dylan and Seeger, just to name a few. His… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of BMI Jazz Pioneer Charles Davis

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From News, posted 7.25.16 BMI is saddened by the passing of legendary jazz saxophonist, composer and educator Charles Davis. Featured on more than 100 recordings, including his own compositions, Davis played with such jazz greats as Billie Holiday, Lionel Hampton, Dinah Washington, Elvin Jones and Shirley Scott, to name but a few. He was… Read more...


Dr. John and Cyril Neville to be Presented With the ‘Louie Award’ in Honor of Louis Armstrong

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From News, posted 11.17.15 BMI is proud to announce that legendary BMI songwriters, Dr. John and Cyril Neville, will be presented with the ‘Louie Award’ for their dedication to preserving and promoting the cultural legacy of musical icon Louis Armstrong at the Louis Armstrong House Museum annual gala on December 2, 2015. “Each of… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Angela Sheik

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From News, posted 9.17.14 Angela Sheik is a fearless musical force of nature who has fashioned a ground-breaking style that is impossible for anyone to capture in traditional categorizations with simple phrasing. Her new soul-searching album, Home Before Dark, has the musician creating a signature sound of trip-hop, folk-pop, electronic-infused and multi-faceted rhythmic combinations… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Jazz Master Gerald Wilson

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From News, posted 9.11.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. mourns the loss of prolific and unique BMI composer and Jazz Master Gerald Wilson, who passed away September 8, 2014, at the age of 96. Wilson was the recipient of the 1990 NEA Jazz Masters fellowship, the highest honor in jazz that our nation bestows. He continued… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: The Ultimate Bearhug

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From News, posted 6.07.13 Chances are you’ve heard the music of Doll Knight and Barrett Johnson (collectively known as The Ultimate Bearhug); their songs have been featured on shows including ABC’s Private Practice, MTV’s The Real World and the CW’s Supernatural and Life Unexpected. Drawing comparisons to Billie Holiday and Madeleine Peyroux, The Ultimate… Read more...


BMI Composers Top Jazz Journalists Awards

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From News, posted 6.21.12 BMI jazz legend Sonny Rollins won three top awards June 20 at the annual awards voted by the nation’s jazz journalists, delivered at a gala ceremony at the legendary Blue Note jazz club in New York’s Greenwich Village. Rollins, who won Record and Musician of the Year honors, was joined… Read more...


All Time Low Gets High and Mighty

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.31.11 My introduction to All Time Low involved a stripper and a chimpanzee. It wasn’t until the second time I watched the video for their 2007 release “Dear Maria Count Me In” that I noticed there might be more to this band than gimmicks and familiar 1980s spoofs. While the group… Read more...


Marsalis Family, Hubert Laws, Dave Liebman Saluted as NEA Jazz Masters

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From News, posted 1.12.11 BMI partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts and its Chairman Rocco Landesman to celebrate the 2011 Class of NEA Jazz Masters at a luncheon at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 11. In addition to the Marsalis family, BMI composers Hubert Laws and Dave Liebman were honored along… Read more...


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