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BMI Composer Peter Kater is “Dancing on Water”

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.16.18 Like any great artist, great songwriters have the ability to create something that stirs emotion in the listener. These emotions certainly vary by individuals – one person’s breakup song may be another person’s wedding song – but the experience of following the songwriter on an emotional sonic journey can be… Read more...


Carla Bley, George Coleman and Charles Lloyd Honored as 2015 NEA Jazz Masters

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From News, posted 4.22.15 Each year since 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts selects legendary musicians who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz. This year, the NEA chose three long-time BMI affiliates, who were honored on April 20, 2015, in New York City, as their 2015 Jazz Masters: Carla Bley,… Read more...


BMI Hosts Annual NEA Jazz Masters Luncheon

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From News, posted 1.24.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. celebrated the 2014 Jazz Master recipients at a luncheon held January 13, 2014, at the JW Marriott Essex House in New York City. This year’s honorees included BMI composers and artists Anthony Braxton and Keith Jarrett, along with jazz musicians Jamey Aebersold and Richard Davis. Paying tribute… Read more...


Watch the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert on bmi.com

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From News, posted 1.10.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. has partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to present a live webcast of the NEA Jazz Master awards ceremony and concert taking place at Lincoln Center on January 13, 2014. This exciting webcast will begin at 7:30 p.m. (EST) on the 13th and can… Read more...


Keith Jarrett and Anthony Braxton to be Named NEA Jazz Masters

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From News, posted 8.07.13 Broadcast Music, Inc. composers Keith Jarrett and Anthony Braxton will be honored as Jazz Masters by the National Endowment for the Arts at an awards ceremony and concert on January 13, 2014, at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. The two composers were selected from nominations submitted by… Read more...


BMI Jazz Composers Top ‘Downbeat’ Readers Poll

From News, posted 11.11.08 Downbeat has released its 73rd Annual Readers Poll with BMI jazz composers topping 24 of the 29 categories, accounting for 84% of the winners. These composers represent the “who’s who” of jazz performers and BMI’s dominance in the genre. Sonny Rollins top two categories, Jazz Artist and Tenor Saxophone, while… Read more...


BMI Jazz Giants Score in Down Beat 2007 Critics Poll

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From News, posted 7.27.07 BMI composers dominated the 2007 Down Beat Critics Poll, winning 69% of the awards. Celebrated bassist and bandleader Dave Holland was a multiple winner, taking home honors both for Bassist of the Year and Band of the Year for his quintet. The late pianist Andrew Hill was inducted into the… Read more...


BMI Jazz Greats Sweep ‘Downbeat’ Critics Poll

From News, posted 7.17.06 Once again, BMI members swept the jazz world's annual "best of" list presented by Downbeat magazine, the voice of jazz since 1934. BMI's dedication to the advancement of original forms of American music exists as a cornerstone of the organization's very conception, and remains a priority today. Read more...


Neptunes, Evanescence Top List of BMI Grammy Nominees

From News, posted 12.04.03 BMI songwriter/artists are once again at the top of the nominees list for the 46th Annual Grammy Awards, announced December 4 at a press conference held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Pharrell Williams of red hot production duo, The Neptunes, leads the… Read more...


BMI Jazz Giants Dominate Readers Poll

From News, posted 12.02.03 BMI's top names in jazz once again dominated the year end JazzTimes Readers Poll, winning more than 70% of the categories. Topping the list was jazz bassist Dave Holland with four wins, including Best Acoustic Bass and Best Arranger, as well as Best Acoustic Group for the Dave Holland Quintet… Read more...


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