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Library of Congress Adds 10 BMI Works to Distinguished National Recording Registry

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From News, posted 3.30.17 Yesterday the Library of Congress announced its annual selection of sound recordings for inclusion in the prestigious National Recording Registry. Works are chosen for their cultural, artistic and historical significance. The list of preserved musical works range from original Broadway cast recordings, to seminal albums across genres, to archival radio… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Virtuoso Guitarist and Jazz Composer Larry Coryell

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From News, posted 2.27.17 BMI is saddened by the passing of groundbreaking guitarist Larry Coryell at the age of 73. Coryell was known for incorporating the essence of rock into jazz, creating some of the original blurring of both genres with his inventive playing. Over the years, he continued to build his signature sound… Read more...


10 Questions With Melissa Aldana

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.15 Saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana is a living bridge between traditional and modern jazz. Her new album Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio offers gorgeous cascades of melody and daring – from the joyful post-bop rush of “M&M” to the closing notes of her solo performance “Ask Me Now,” which boldly… Read more...


BMI Explores the Origins of Jazz Appreciation Month

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From News, posted 4.22.14 Nearly thirteen years have passed since legendary musician/producer Quincy Jones helped the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History introduce the Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) initiative at a press conference in July 2001. The program spends each April celebrating the genre’s history, heroes and future with one month of special jazz-centric… Read more...


BMI Sponsors 14th Annual Woodstock Film Festival In New York

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From News, posted 10.16.13 Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) attended the 14th annual Woodstock Film Festival in support of its innovative variety of films, first-class concerts, workshops, celebrity-led panels and awards ceremony. Opening night took place on Wednesday, October 2, and featured the Dick Fontaine-directed film, Sonny Rollins: Beyond the Notes. Immediately following the screening… Read more...


Keith Jarrett and Anthony Braxton to be Named NEA Jazz Masters

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From News, posted 8.07.13 Broadcast Music, Inc. composers Keith Jarrett and Anthony Braxton will be honored as Jazz Masters by the National Endowment for the Arts at an awards ceremony and concert on January 13, 2014, at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. The two composers were selected from nominations submitted by… Read more...


BMI Composers Top Jazz Journalists Awards

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From News, posted 6.21.12 BMI jazz legend Sonny Rollins won three top awards June 20 at the annual awards voted by the nation’s jazz journalists, delivered at a gala ceremony at the legendary Blue Note jazz club in New York’s Greenwich Village. Rollins, who won Record and Musician of the Year honors, was joined… Read more...


Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden & More Saluted as NEA Jazz Masters Celebrates 30 Years

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From News, posted 1.11.12 BMI partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts to host the annual luncheon toasting the 2012 class of NEA Jazz Masters on Tuesday, January 10. In a clear illustration of BMI’s storied commitment to jazz, all of the 2012 honorees are BMI creators: composer, drummer and keyboardist Jack DeJohnette;… Read more...


BMI Composers Make Up Majority of DownBeat Critics Poll Winners

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From News, posted 7.14.11 BMI’s family of jazz songwriters and composers garnered the majority of 59th Annual DownBeat Critics Poll nods, revealed in the magazine’s August issue. The honorees underscore the muscle of BMI’s jazz repertoire, which is the home of the genre’s legends and contemporary torchbearers. Critics opted to… Read more...


Marsalis Family, Hubert Laws, Dave Liebman Saluted as NEA Jazz Masters

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From News, posted 1.12.11 BMI partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts and its Chairman Rocco Landesman to celebrate the 2011 Class of NEA Jazz Masters at a luncheon at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 11. In addition to the Marsalis family, BMI composers Hubert Laws and Dave Liebman were honored along… Read more...


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