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BMI Congratulates its 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees and Honorees

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From News, posted 6.17.16 BMI is proud to congratulate Nile Rodgers and Chip Taylor, who led this year’s class of inductions into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, as well as BMI affiliates Seymour Stein, who was presented with the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award, and Nick Jonas, who received the Hal David Starlight… Read more...


The Movie-Goers Guide to Composer Brian Tyler

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.07.16 If there’s such a thing as a rock star composer, Brian Tyler is certainly it. Tyler has scored some of the biggest box office hits of all time and gained legions of fans – some of whom will see him play at London’s Royal Festival Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra… Read more...


SXSW Indie Spotlight: Drowners

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From News, posted 3.10.16 Weaned on a steady diet of celebrated British bands like The Smiths and Echo & the Bunnymen, New York City’s Drowners – their moniker lifted from the title of Suede’s debut single – play a suitably anglophilic blend of hook-laden guitar rock (leant extra credibility by a Welsh ex-pat lead… Read more...


BMI Luminaries Nile Rodgers and Chip Taylor to be Inducted in Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 3.04.16 BMI congratulates its affiliates Nile Rodgers, Chip Taylor, Seymour Stein and Nick Jonas, who are being celebrated at this year’s induction ceremony for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame serves as the bridge between music’s past and present, honoring the contributions… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

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From News, posted 10.23.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. extends its congratulations to its affiliates who have been nominated to become members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The inductees will be announced by the end of the year and celebrated in the induction ceremony, to be held April 18, 2015,… Read more...


Lineup Announced for BMI Stage at ACL Fest

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From News, posted 7.13.10 The Austin City Limits Music Festival is October 8-10 in Austin’s Zilker Park, and once again, BMI will join the fest in offering raw proof that roots music is more than alive and well—it’s rocking, kicking, and swinging. Tucked in its signature shady corner near the entrance of the festival,… Read more...


Lily Allen Wins Big at Ivor Novellos

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From News, posted 5.22.10 The 55th annual Ivor Novellos celebrated the best of musical Britain’s past year on Thursday, May 20 in London. For Lily Allen (PRS), the evening shook with career-defining accolades as she shared coveted Songwriter of the Year honors with Greg Kurstin and PRS for Music Most-Performed Song of the Year… Read more...


Hyper Crush’s Auditory Assault

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.12.09 “Our music could be described as an auditory assault on the central nervous system through aggressive electronic rhythms. We are highly influenced by Tony Scott, The Smiths, The Prodigy, and Christopher Walken.” So says Donny Fontaine, male vocalist for the hyperkinetic dance trio Hyper Crush. If the statement sounds sarcastic… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Dominate Mojo’s “100 Records That Changed The World”

From News, posted 7.03.07 Mojo, the prominent and influential British music magazine, has selected a list of “100 Records That Changed The World” in their June issue.. The list is described as “The most influential and inspirational recordings ever made, they changed music – the way it was… Read more...


‘Pick of the Month’ Showcase Kicks Off 2007 With Four Must-Know Acts

From News, posted 1.16.07 The freshest acts of the New Year gathered recently as part of BMI's kick-off to its "Pick of the Month" showcase. The Los Angeles Writer/Publisher team was on hand to celebrate the first edition of 2007, which featured the music of must-know acts Peter Walker, Read more...


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