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BMI Mourns the Loss of Songwriting Legend Curly Putman

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From News, posted 11.03.16 BMI is saddened at the passing of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and multiple BMI award-winner Curly Putman, who died Sunday at the age of 85. Putman’s vast catalog of songs undeniably helped shape country music history and include, among others, “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” and “Green, Green Grass of Home.” He… Read more...


Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 To grab our listeners’ attention we need to separate our songs from the competition, and one way to accomplish this is by including an unexpected twist—an element of surprise. This article examines various ways to incorporate twists into lyrics and melodies. Story Songs With Surprise Endings “Ol’ Red” (written by… Read more...


BMI Helps Celebrate Bobby Braddock’s 50 Years at Sony ATV

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From News, posted 5.23.16 To celebrate BMI songwriter Bobby Braddock’s storied 50-year tenure with publisher Sony ATV, BMI executives presented Bobby with Million-Air awards for a few of his hits, including “Time Marches On” with 4 million spins on the radio; “I Don’t Remember Loving You,” with one million; and “People Are Crazy,” which… Read more...


Celebrating Cam’s “Burning House”: An Inside Look at BMI’s #1 Parties

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From News, posted 3.04.16 For 63 years, BMI has celebrated the music of BMI country legends like Dean Dillon, Bobby Braddock, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill, Mac Davis, and many others, and honored the writers of the top country songs played on radio and TV at the Company’s annual BMI Country Awards. But… Read more...


Majority of 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductions Go to BMI Writers

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From News, posted 4.15.15 Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to congratulate its Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, who make up the majority of the 2015 class. The venerable institution, dedicated since 1969 to celebrating the work of composers and lyricists responsible for some of the world’s most popular music, will host the 46th annual… Read more...


BMI Writers Take Majority of Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Nominations

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From News, posted 10.17.14 The Songwriters Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of composers and lyricists who create popular music around the world, has announced its list of nominees up for induction in 2015. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to announce that BMI-affiliated writers took more than half… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Country Music Legend George Jones

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From News, posted 4.26.13 Incomparable country crooner and longtime BMI member George Jones died Friday, April 26, 2013, at the age of 81. Jones started recording hits in the 1950s and had announced that his final show would be in November 2013, when he planned to retire from touring. Along with his numerous hit… Read more...


Tom T. Hall to be Honored as BMI Icon at 60th BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 8.27.12 BMI will celebrate the incredible songwriting career of Tom T. Hall by naming him a BMI Icon at the company’s 60th annual Country Awards. The private ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 30 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The BMI Icon award is given to… Read more...


BMI Video: 7 Clips from 2011 You Don’t Want to Miss

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.15.11 Throughout the year, BMI captures exclusive moments on video. From sharing a career high with Lady Gaga to advice from pop master David Foster to a mad dash through SXSW with Welsh phenom Bright Light Bright Light, we’ve picked our seven small-screen favorites from 2011. David Foster’s 10 Tips for… Read more...


Bobby Braddock to be Honored as Icon at 59th BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 10.03.11 BMI will honor Bobby Braddock as a BMI songwriting Icon during its 59th annual Country Awards. The private ceremony is slated for Tuesday, November 8 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The Icon award is given to BMI songwriters who have had a “unique and indelible influence on generations… Read more...


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