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Harry Gregson-Williams and Other Top Songwriters Honored At 2018 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.01.18 Tonight, BMI proudly honored acclaimed film composer Harry Gregson-Williams with the BMI Icon Award at the 2018 BMI London Awards. Guests including Liam Payne, James Arthur, Natasha Bedingfield, Tinie Tempah and Trevor Rabin attended the awards at London’s Dorchester Hotel for an evening of celebration for UK and European songwriters,… 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 Writers Owen, Steele, Jennings and Martine Honored at NaSHOF

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From News, posted 10.17.13 On Sunday, October 13, 2013, friends, family and music industry notables celebrated the induction of Broadcast Music, Inc.’s legendary songwriters Jeffrey Steele, Layng Martine Jr., Will Jennings and Randy Owen into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Among other chart-busters, Steele’s work includes “The Cowboy in Me,” “Everytime I Hear… Read more...


2013 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees All BMI Writers

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From News, posted 8.16.13 Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters Randy Owen, Jeffrey Steele, Will Jennings and Layng Martine, Jr. will all be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during the 43rd Annual Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony to be held on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at the Music City… Read more...


Rolfe Kent Receives Richard Kirk Award at BMI Film & TV Awards

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From News, posted 5.17.12 Global music rights leader Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) held its annual Film/TV Awards tonight at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The ceremony saluted the composers of music featured in the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series, and highest-ranking cable network programs. Rolfe Kent… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Chart Big on Billboard Hot 100’s First 1,000 No. 1s

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From News, posted 11.16.11 In 1958, Billboard magazine created the “Hot 100,” a listing showing the top songs being purchased and aired in the U.S. week after week. Decade after decade, BMI songwriters have dominated the chart with some of the greatest hits ever written, from “Lonely Boy,” “Stop in the Name of Love,”… Read more...


Queen, the Script, Andrew Frampton, Fraser T. Smith & more honored at 2011 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.04.11 BMI celebrated Europe and Asia’s premier songwriters, composers and music publishers tonight during its annual BMI London Awards. Guests filled London’s Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane to toast the past year’s most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television. Songwriters and composers honored at the event are members of European and Asian… Read more...


Bryan Ferry Receives Icon Honors at BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.07.08 BMI lauded U.K., Europe and Jamaica’s premier songwriters, composers and music publishers Oct. 7 at the 2008 BMI London Awards. The ceremony was hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant, along with Executive Director, Writer/Publisher Relations Europe & Asia, Brandon Bakshi. Staged in the Grand Ballroom of London’s Dorchester… Read more...


2008 BMI London Awards Winning Songs

From News, posted 10.07.08 The Robert S. Musel Award IRREPLACEABLE Amund Bjørklund (TONO) Espen Lind (TONO) Ne-Yo EMI Music Publishing Ltd./Stellar Songs Ltd. (PRS) Beyoncé College Song DASHBOARD Johnny Marr (PRS) Tom “King Sour” Peloso Joe Plummer Chrysalis Music Ltd. (PRS) Modest Mouse Dance Award BEAUTIFUL LIAR Ian Dench (PRS) Amanda… Read more...


Song Hall Honors Thom Bell, Mac Davis, Kris Kristofferson

From News, posted 6.19.06 The 2006 Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony pulled out all the stops as SHOF Chairman/CEO Hal David and President Linda Moran helped honor BMI songwriting heavyweights Thom Bell, Mac Davis, Will Jennings, Sylvia Moy and Read more...


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