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BMI Hosts Dinner and Panel Focusing on the Life of “Snuffy” Walden at Woodstock Film Festival

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From News, posted 10.17.18 W.G. “Snuffy” Walden’s musical transformation from hard-core rock ‘n roller to award-winning composer was brought to life on the screen at the Woodstock Film Festival this year by filmmaker Mark Maxey in his new documentary Up To Snuff. During his storied career, Walden served as a band member of Stray… Read more...


10 Questions: Wayne Hector

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.16.12 When Wayne Hector picks up the phone at his home in Surrey, England, his voice is competing with the sound of laughing children and birds loudly singing. It’s as if he’s on the line from a scene in a beautiful old Disney cartoon, and Hector — who has 30 number… Read more...


Bravo’s ‘Platinum Hit’ Debuts May 30

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From News, posted 5.25.11 Bravo’s new series Platinum Hit will give viewers an unprecedentedly in-depth look at aspiring hitmakers’ journeys when it premieres on Monday, May 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. BMI award-winning songwriter/producer Kara DioGuardi will serve as head judge and singer/songwriter Jewel will host each week as 12 up-and-coming singer/songwriters push through… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Classixx

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From News, posted 6.15.10 Classixx is defining a new sound for Los Angeles’ electronic music scene. A refreshing change from the trance and techno inspired electro that has dominated dance floors, their Donna Summer’esque grooves have caught the ears of music aficionados, fans and artists alike. With recent remixes for groundbreaking artists such as… Read more...


Julie Gold Receives BMI Award at 2009 Bistro Ceremony

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From News, posted 5.02.09 The 24th annual Bistro Awards saluted the world’s finest cabaret performers Thursday, April 28 at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York. As part of the ceremony, BMI recognized Grammy-winning songwriter Julie Gold with the BMI Award for Outstanding Songwriter/Entertainer. Co-sponsored by BMI, the celebratory evening also featured performances from… Read more...


L.A. ‘Industry Insider’ Spotlights Latin Music

From News, posted 9.26.07 BMI, Gibson Guitar and Billboard magazine will present a Latin music-focused “Industry Insider” panel series on Wednesday, October 17. Focusing on Latin music, the “Producers Roundtable” will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gibson Guitars Showroom in Beverly Hills. The showroom is located at 9350 Civic Center… Read more...


At BMI, Black Music Month Is Celebrated All Year Long

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From News, posted 6.12.01 At BMI, Black Music Month Is Celebrated All Year Long By Rob Patterson From the dawning days of rhythm & blues through today's multifaceted urban music scene, BMI has been at the forefront of music from the African American tradition,… Read more...


TV and Film Composers Score at BMI Awards

From News, posted 5.16.01 BMI last night honored the composers and songwriters of the music in the top-grossing films of the year and the top-rated prime-time network television shows at its annual Film & Television Awards dinner. Held at the… Read more...


Denise Rich Writes from Her Heart

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.29.00 New York-based Denise Rich is one of America's` most successful and respected tunesmiths, with a singularly impressive song catalog that includes numerous hits in a variety of styles and genres. She's also taken a decidedly unusual route to a successful musical career. The bubbly Rich first… Read more...