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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...


How to Write Song Hooks That “Hook” You in

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.09.18 What constitutes a hook? Any element of a song that grabs a listener’s attention and “hooks” them in. With there being so much competition for our listeners’ attention, including multiple hooks throughout our songs has become more important than ever. According to an article in The Atlantic magazine, “A short-attention-span… Read more...


Sting and Top Songwriters Honored at 2016 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.10.16 BMI proudly honored internationally-celebrated songwriter Sting as a BMI Icon today at the 2016 BMI London Awards. Music industry guests including Hozier, Rudimental, Snow Patrol, Disciples and Wayne Hector filled London’s Dorchester hotel to celebrate the UK and European songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs of 2015 on… Read more...


Graham Gouldman and Top Songwriters Honored at 2015 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.19.15 Last night, BMI honored internationally-celebrated songwriter Graham Gouldman as a BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI London Awards. In addition, music industry guests including John Newman, Wayne Hector and Don Black OBE filled London’s Dorchester Hotel to celebrate the U.K. and European songwriters and publishers behind the most-performed songs of… Read more...


John Lydon Named BMI Icon at 2013 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.15.13 Broadcast Music, Inc. presented the BMI Icon Award to music legend John Lydon for his “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers” at the 2013 BMI London Awards held October 15, 2013, at London’s Dorchester Hotel. Previous BMI Icon honorees include Queen, Ray Davies, Steve Winwood, Van Morrison,… Read more...


Remembering Robin Gibb: 1949-2012

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From News, posted 5.21.12 Robin Gibb, a beloved longtime member of BMI’s songwriting family, died on Sunday, May 20 in London. He was 62. Along with brothers Maurice and Barry, Robin formed the Bee Gees, and although the band became synonymous with the disco movement they led, the Bee Gees achieved pop music perfection… Read more...


Copyright Summit’s Second Day Targets New Revenue Streams

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From News, posted 6.10.09 CISAC’s (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) second World Copyright Summit: New Frontiers for Creators in the Marketplace began the second day of the event on June 10, focusing on finding common ground and new revenue streams on which to build the future of creative industries. The day’s… Read more...


BMI Plans High-Level Presence at CISAC Copyright Summit

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From News, posted 6.03.09 BMI will send a high-level delegation to the 2009 CISAC (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) World Copyright Summit June 8-10, including President & CEO Del Bryant; Vice President, Landmark Digital Services David DeBusk; and legendary songwriter Lamont Dozier. The trio will join more than 500 delegates and… Read more...


World Copyright Summit Slated for June 9-10 in Washington, DC

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From News, posted 2.13.09 The 2009 World Copyright Summit will be staged June 9-10, 2009 at the Ronald Reagan Centre in Washington, DC. Organized by the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) and supported by Informa Telecoms & Media, the conference will explore contemporary creative industry issues spurred by the surge… 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...


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