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BMI Writers Crank Up the Volume at 2015 Blues Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.17.15 For the last several years, Broadcast Music, Inc. has been a proud sponsor of the Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards, which is the highest honor given to musicians and songwriters in blues music. This year, per usual, the 36th Blues Music Awards took place before a sell-out crowd in Memphis,… Read more...


Buddy Guy Leads BMI Winners at 30th Annual Blues Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.13.09 BMI blues legends dominated the 30th Annual Blues Music Awards, held Thursday, May 7 in Memphis, Tennessee. With three trophies, icon Buddy Guy walked away with the most wins, including album and contemporary blues album of the year for Skin Deep, as well as contemporary blues male artist of the… Read more...


BMI Songwriter/Artists Sweep Blues Awards

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From News, posted 5.20.07 BMI songwriters made a clean sweep of the 2007 Blues Music Awards, winning in every category. To date, BMI songwriters have won 95% of these awards, the highest recognition of excellence in the blues community, given out by the Blues Foundation. The event was held on May 10th at… Read more...


Charlie Musselwhite Leads List of BMI Blues Awards Noms

From News, posted 1.12.07 BMI blues artists once again dominated the nominees list for the Blues Music Awards, set for May 10 at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis. Presented by the Blues Foundation and co-sponsored by BMI, the Blues Music Awards, formerly known as the W.C. Handy Awards, celebrate… Read more...


BMI Blues Legends Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony

From News, posted 5.21.06 BMI songwriters once again dominated the annual Blues Music Awards, held May 11 in Memphis. Presented by the Blues Foundation and co-sponsored by BMI, the Blues Music Awards, formerly known as the W.C. Handy Awards, celebrate excellence in the performance and recording of the blues, and… Read more...


It’s Eight Grammy Nods for Mariah, Kanye and Legend

From News, posted 12.11.05 BMI superstars Mariah Carey, Kanye West and John Legend led the list of nominees for the 48th Annual Grammy Awards with eight nods each when contenders were announced at a star-studded press conference held December 8 at Gotham Hall in New York City. Their three-way tie pushed the… Read more...


BMI’s W.C. Handy Award Winners: 1998

From News, posted 1.01.98 Acoustic Artist of the Year Keb’ Mo’ Band of the Year Contemporary Album of the Year Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year Entertainer of the Year Instrumentalist of the Year - Guitar Luther Allison and the James Solberg Band [SACEM] Comeback Album of the Year Eddie King Contemporary Blues… Read more...