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BMI Writers Receive Multiple GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.15.15 2015 proved to be another explosive year for BMI songwriters. In advance of the 58th Annual GRAMMY awards, BMI is very proud to congratulate all of our many affiliates who have earned impressive nominations for their musical contributions across a wide range of genres, including Taylor Swift and Maroon 5… 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...


2010 Award Season Belongs to BMI Songwriters & Composers

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From News, posted 1.27.11 BMI songwriters dominated the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, winning almost two-thirds of the awards that were handed out across all genres and categories. The Grammy wins cap an incredible year in which BMI songwriters and composers were the most celebrated creative voices in awards presentations and on the… Read more...


Buddy Guy Leads List of 2011 Blues Music Awards Nominees

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From News, posted 12.16.10 BMI blues-slingers accounted for 91 percent of the 2011 Blues Music Awards nominations, announced yesterday. 2010 Blues Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Buddy Guy proves there’s more where that came from, leading the list of nominees with five nods including B.B. King Entertainer and Album of the Year for… Read more...


B.B. King, Buddy Guy Look at the Past and Future of the Blues

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.24.10 These days, the blues — the deceptively simple poetry that rose from the field hollers of Southern slavery, propelled by African rhythms, carrying life’s most hopelessly human truths in the sparest of rhyme schemes — is everywhere and nowhere. The veritable DNA of popular music, there is no rock &… Read more...


Joe Louis Walker Leads BMI Nominees for 2010 Blues Music Awards

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From News, posted 12.12.09 BMI artists, songwriters and musicians garnered the majority of 2010 Blues Music Awards nominations, which were recently announced. Joe Louis Walker leads the list with five nods, including Album and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year for Between a Rock and the Blues, Contemporary Blues Male Artist, Guitarist, and Song… Read more...


Charlie Musselwhite Leads List of BMI Blues Awards Noms

From News, posted 1.12.07 BMI blues artists once again dominated the nominees list for the Blues Music Awards, set for May 10 at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis. Presented by the Blues Foundation and co-sponsored by BMI, the Blues Music Awards, formerly known as the W.C. Handy Awards, celebrate… Read more...


BMI Blues Artists Repeat Near Sweep of Handy Awards

From News, posted 5.10.05 Representing an astounding 98% of the winners, BMI once again proved its dominance in the field of blues at the 26th annual W.C. Handy Awards, held May 5 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Presented by the Blues Foundation and co-sponsored by BMI, the… Read more...


Holmes Brothers Lead Blues Artists in Handy Nominations

From News, posted 1.05.05 Blues trio the Holmes Brothers lead the list of BMI artists and composers nominated for the 26th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards with six, it was announced by the Memphis, Tennessee-based Blues Foundation. Co-sponsored by BMI, a long-time supporter of the non-profit organization,… Read more...


Shemekia Copeland Leads Handy Award Winners With Three

From News, posted 5.22.03 BMI blues artist Shemekia Copeland collected three trophies at the 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented by the Blues Foundation at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee (5/23). Copeland was named Contemporary Female Artist of the Year and her Talking To Strangers was voted both… Read more...


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