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BMI Writers Clinch Major GRAMMYs

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From News, posted 1.28.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters and composers enjoyed several spectacular moments at the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Multiple wins were given to Best New Artist sensations Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who performed the show-stopping “Same Love,” which was one of the evening’s most memorable highlights. Daft Punk, Nile… Read more...


GRAMMY Nods Showcase Depth of BMI Roster

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From News, posted 1.16.14 The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards are less than two weeks away and the dozens of BMI affiliates nominated are well positioned for a huge evening. Rapidly ascendant newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis snagged an impressive seven nods, including  Album of the Year for The Heist, Song of the Year and… Read more...


Sundance Institute Taps Six Fellows for 2012 Film Composers Lab

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From News, posted 7.26.12 The Sundance Composers Lab is currently underway at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The six 2012 Composers Lab Fellows are Mike Raznick, Yotam Silberstien, Jason Staczek, Karen Tanaka, Kubilay Uner and Philip White. During the two-week lab, Fellows participate in workshops and creative exercises under the guidance of the industry’s… Read more...


Calle 13 Rock 12th Annual Latin Grammys

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From News, posted 11.14.11 Calle 13 stormed the 2011 Latin Grammys, taking home golden hardware in eight of their record-breaking 10 nominations during the ceremony November 10 in Las Vegas. The Puerto Rican duo took home top prizes in the general field, including Record and Song of the Year for “Latinoamérica,” as well as… Read more...


Calle 13 Lead 2011 Latin Grammy Nominations

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From News, posted 9.21.11 Calle 13 broke records and led the BMI surge as the 2011 Latin Grammy nominations were announced last week. The Puerto Rican power duo earned an historic 10 nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Urban Music Album for Entren Los Que Quieran, as well as an Album of… Read more...


Antonio Sanchez, Reaching New Heights

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.21.11 Antonio Sanchez fondly recalls an inadvertent compliment he received years ago. Scheduled to accompany the legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden at New York’s Village Vanguard nightclub, Sanchez was warned beforehand that Haden harbored a particular distaste for loud drummers. Sanchez took heed. “I started out playing with brushes, then little… Read more...


BMI Foundation Names Andy Roninson Recipient of Robert Sherman Scholarship

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From News, posted 4.28.10 The BMI Foundation recently tapped composer Andy Roninson as the recipient of the 2010 Robert Sherman Scholarship. Awarded each year to an auspicious student composer currently studying musical theatre, the $1,000 scholarship was established in 2006 by Robert Sherman. Currently an undergraduate student at Purchase College in the Conservatory of… Read more...


Jazz Appreciation Month Kicks Off In Washington

From News, posted 3.31.08 April has once again been designated as Jazz Appreciation Month, and BMI is proud to again be an anchor sponsor, as it has been since the JAM’s beginnings seven years ago. The month-long celebration pays tribute to jazz as a true American art form and features a variety of activities,… Read more...


White House Honors BMI Classical Composer, Bluegrass Legend

From News, posted 11.14.06 Pulitzer Prize-winning classical composer William Bolcom and legendary bluegrass artist Ralph Stanley are among the recipients of the 2006 National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons through the U.S. government. Presented by President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush in an Oval… Read more...


Shakira Leads BMI’s 2006 Latin Grammy Nominees

From News, posted 10.04.06 BMI songwriter/artist Shakira leads the list of BMI nominees for the 7th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, announced recently from Manhattan's famed Madison Square Garden where the ceremony will take place on Nov. 2. This is the first time the Latin Grammys will be held in… Read more...


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