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John Williams Honored With Special Award at 34th Annual BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

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From News, posted 5.10.18 BMI proudly held its 34th annual Film, TV & Visual Media Awards last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The private ceremony was hosted by Vice President Creative – Film, TV & Visual Media, Doreen Ringer-Ross and BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill, who honored prolific… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Win Big at 2016 Blues Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.18.16 The Halloran Performance Center, which is the new addition to the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, provided the perfect venue for the Blues Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner on May 4, 2016, where BMI affiliates once again dominated the field of honorees. Bluesmen Jimmy Johnson, Eddy Clearwater, and John… Read more...


Composer James Newton Howard Honored as BMI Icon at 2016 Film/TV Awards

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From News, posted 5.12.16 BMI proudly presented its Icon Award to music creator James Newton Howard at the Company’s annual Film/TV Awards, held last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. The ceremony was hosted by BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, and BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill, who… Read more...


Oscar-Winning Composer Alexandre Desplat Honored as BMI Icon at 2015 Film/TV Awards

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From News, posted 5.14.15 Broadcast Music, Inc. named Alexandre Desplat a BMI Icon at the Company’s annual Film/TV Awards last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. The award is bestowed upon composers who have made significant contributions to the realm of film and television music. The invitation-only ceremony also saluted… Read more...


BMI Writer Astrella Launches Musical Ts

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From News, posted 3.24.15 BMI songwriter and fashion designer Astrella has come up with a unique way to sell fashion and music to fans. Astrella, daughter of BMI Icon and Songwriters Hall of Famer Donovan, has developed a unique line of Musical Ts. Each features iconic album artwork that allows the buyer to download… Read more...


10 Questions: The Scissormen’s Ted Drozdowski

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.28.12 To see Ted Drozdowski play slide guitar so easily like he does, one might think he was a tad bored, like a kid who really ought to have skipped a grade or a dog too long chained to a doghouse. In the dusky bars and blues clubs he frequents with… Read more...


BMI Partners with Hard Rock for Capitol Hill Event

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From News, posted 8.01.11 BMI Senior Vice President, Government Relations Fred Cannon made arrangements for the Hard Rock Memorabilia Bus to make its Washington, DC stop in the shadow of the west front of the U.S. Capitol, just steps away from the entrance to the Capitol Building Visitor’s Center. BMI and Hard Rock Washington,… Read more...


Bobby Hebb Dies

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From News, posted 8.04.10 Influential R&B songwriter and vocalist Bobby Hebb has died. He was 72. The Nashville native wrote and recorded “Sunny,” a soaring groove that remains perennially hummable, even by generations born decades after its original release. The tune was covered by James Brown, Frank Sinatra, Eddy Arnold, Dusty Springfield, Stevie Wonder,… Read more...


Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer Bo Diddley Dies at 79

From News, posted 6.02.08 Venerable rock ‘n’ roll music architect Bo Diddley died Monday. He was 79 years-old. Born Otha Ellas Bates on December 30, 1928, in McComb, Mississippi, to a 15 or 16 year-old mother, Mr. Diddley was raised by a cousin, Gussie McDaniel. While still a… Read more...


Soul Singer Curtis Mayfield Honored on RockWalk

From News, posted 5.23.08 At a recent ceremony, legendary BMI singer/songwriter Curtis Mayfield was posthumously inducted into Hollywood’s RockWalk. Mayfield’s widow Altheida paid tribute to her husband’s substantial achievements, which include songs “People Get Ready “and “Keep On Pushing” - dubbed the unofficial anthems of the civil rights movement by Dr. Martin Luther King,… Read more...


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