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BMI Congratulates its Affiliates Chosen for the National Recording Registry’s Class of 2022

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From News, posted 4.13.22 Each year, the Librarian of Congress selects 25 titles that are deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” to be inducted into the National Recording Registry. This year, BMI is very proud to announce that 9 of our licensed works have been chosen for this prestigious honor, which reflects the diverse… Read more...


Hank Cochran Dies

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From News, posted 7.15.10 Iconic songwriter Hank Cochran died Thursday morning at his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The writer behind country standards including “Make the World Go Away,” “She’s Got You,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “The Chair,” “Ocean Front Property,” “Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me,” “Is It Raining at Your House,”… Read more...


Jimmie Rodgers Earns Inaugural Star on New Mississippi Walk of Fame

From News, posted 2.19.09 In an effort to celebrate Mississippi natives’ substantial contributions to the arts, the state recently revealed plans for the official Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center (MAEC) Walk of Fame, which will line the streets of downtown Meridian. BMI legend and Meridian native Jimmie Rodgers earned the first star, unveiled Sunday,… Read more...


Bill Anderson’s Career Comes Full Circle

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.11.08 The Bill Anderson math is hard to believe. He wrote his first hit song 50 years ago. It was a Ray Price hit called “City Lights,” and he wrote it when he was a disc jockey at a Georgia radio station. He had his first Top 10 record as a… Read more...


Johnny Bienstock, Longtime BMI Publisher, Dies at 83

From News, posted 1.22.06 Johnny Bienstock, a 60-year publishing and record label veteran, died Jan. 20 in Naples, Fla. The cause was complications from heart disease and a stroke, according to his family. He was 83. Bienstock, a native of Vienna, Austria, fled to the U.S. with his brother… Read more...