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BMI Writers Take Major GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.27.16 After another prolific year of incredible music, BMI songwriters made a strong showing in the nominations for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, slated to be presented Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Earning multiple nods across the prestigious Recording Academy accolade’s 84 separate categories, the… Read more...


BMI Writers Receive Multiple GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.15.15 2015 proved to be another explosive year for BMI songwriters. In advance of the 58th Annual GRAMMY awards, BMI is very proud to congratulate all of our many affiliates who have earned impressive nominations for their musical contributions across a wide range of genres, including Taylor Swift and Maroon 5… 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...


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...


Sundance Institute Selects Six Fellows for 2010 Film Composers Lab

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From News, posted 8.10.10 Composers Tyler Bates, George S. Clinton, Randy Edelman, Blake Neely and Aaron Zigman Among Advisors Six composers have been selected as Fellows to the Sundance Institute Film Composers Lab taking place at the Sundance Resort in Utah from August 11-26, 2010. This year’s Composers Lab Fellows are Sherri Chung, John… Read more...


Nelo

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.13.08 February 2008. That’s the target release date for the full-length debut album by the Austin, Texas-based sextet nelo. Doubtless, for the growing legion of restless fans who have been clamoring for a CD on an almost daily basis on the band’s MySpace page, the wait’s going to feel like an… Read more...


‘Songwriters Snowball’ Storms Sundance Film Fest

From News, posted 12.08.06 BMI will host its fifth annual "Songwriters Snowball" showcase during the 2007 Sundance Film Festival being held Jan. 18-28 in Park City, Utah. The Snowball will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 6-9 p.m., featuring performances by Grammy-winning composer/jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, Grammy-winning blues… 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...


Ray Charles and ‘Company’ Top List of BMI Grammy Winners

From News, posted 2.13.05 Legendary soul singer Ray Charles, whose posthumously-released album of duets Genius Loves Company earned him five trophies at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards, leads the list of BMI winners, announced last night (2/13) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Charles' Album of the Year win marked… Read more...