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BMI Congratulates its DownBeat Critics Poll Winners

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From News, posted 6.28.17 Named after the “downbeat” in music also called “beat one” of a musical measure, DownBeat Magazine recognizes the best names in jazz, blues and every genre-bending style in between. This year, their legendary Critics Poll honored several BMI affiliates with these prestigious awards. Congratulations, all, BMI is so proud to… 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...


Alison Krauss and Lil Wayne Win Big at 2009 Grammys

From News, posted 2.09.09 Ethereal BMI songwriter Alison Krauss enjoyed frequent trips to the Grammy stage during the Recording Academy’s 51st annual ceremony Sunday, February 8 in Los Angeles. In all, Krauss accepted five trophies for Raising Sand, her collaboration with rock legend Robert Plant. The pair, along with super producer and fellow BMI… Read more...


BMI Jazz Composers Top ‘Downbeat’ Readers Poll

From News, posted 11.11.08 Downbeat has released its 73rd Annual Readers Poll with BMI jazz composers topping 24 of the 29 categories, accounting for 84% of the winners. These composers represent the “who’s who” of jazz performers and BMI’s dominance in the genre. Sonny Rollins top two categories, Jazz Artist and Tenor Saxophone, while… Read more...


BMI Awards $10K Monk Prize to Jazz Pianist Kálmán Oláh

From News, posted 9.18.06 Congratulations to jazz pianist Kálmán Oláh, grand prize winner of the 2006 BMI-sponsored Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composer's Competition. The $10,000 award was presented during the Thelonious Monk Institute's 20th Anniversary Gala held Sept. 20 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Oláh's winning work, performed by… Read more...


BMI Jazz Greats Sweep ‘Downbeat’ Critics Poll

From News, posted 7.17.06 Once again, BMI members swept the jazz world's annual "best of" list presented by Downbeat magazine, the voice of jazz since 1934. BMI's dedication to the advancement of original forms of American music exists as a cornerstone of the organization's very conception, and remains a priority today. Read more...


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