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BMI Mourns the Loss of Folk Music Legend Oscar Brand

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From News, posted 10.04.16 BMI is saddened by the passing of BMI songwriter, and folk music legend Oscar Brand, who passed away Friday at the age of 96. Brand is most famously remembered for his New York public radio show Folk Festival, which set the Guinness World Record in 2006 as the longest-running radio… Read more...


BMI Writers Overwhelmingly Take 2015 IBMA Nominations

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From News, posted 9.17.15 Again this year, BMI writers made a sweep of the 2015 IBMA nominations with nods in every category and many, many BMI writers receiving multiple nominations. We congratulate them all for being recognized for their creativity and hard work and wish them good luck at the awards ceremony on Thursday,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.23.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. writers have a lot to celebrate following the announcement of the 2015 GRAMMY nominations. The winners will be revealed during the 57th annual GRAMMY awards, held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live February 8, 2015 on CBS. BMI writers are present in nominations… Read more...


BMI Writers Make Strong Showing in International Bluegrass Music Association Award Nominations

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From News, posted 9.18.14 Once again, Broadcast Music, Inc. writers are nominated for an impressive number of International Bluegrass Music Association awards, sweeping several categories such as Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Instrumental Group of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. The winners will be… Read more...


Tom T. Hall to be Honored as BMI Icon at 60th BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 8.27.12 BMI will celebrate the incredible songwriting career of Tom T. Hall by naming him a BMI Icon at the company’s 60th annual Country Awards. The private ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 30 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The BMI Icon award is given to… Read more...


BMI Bluegrass Leaders Take Overwhelming Majority of 2012 IBMA Nods

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From News, posted 8.17.12 BMI’s bluegrass family is poised to sweep the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Awards, continuing the traditional dominance of BMI’s historically deep bluegrass roster. With nine nods, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out lead the pack of nominees, followed closely by Alison Krauss & Union Station with eight nominations, and Blue… Read more...


Remembering Earl Scruggs: 1924-2012

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From News, posted 3.29.12 Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs died on Wednesday, March 28 in Nashville. He was 88. “Earl Scruggs was traditional, and at the same time he was avant-garde. With Flatt and Scruggs he defined the banjo, taking it from rural stages to the Opry, then college campuses in the 60s, all the way… Read more...


CMA Songwriters Series Expands to U.K. and Ireland with BMI in Feb. 2012

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From News, posted 1.10.12 The Country Music Association’s very popular CMA Songwriters Series is coming to the U.K. and Ireland for the first time with special performances in February 2012 scheduled for London, Belfast, and Dublin, CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore announced today. The international tour will be known as CMA & BMI… Read more...


Majority of 2011 IBMA Awards Go to BMI Bluegrass Family

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From News, posted 10.03.11 The International Bluegrass Music Association Awards recognized the genre’s best on Thursday, September 29 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. From Bill Monroe to Flatt and Scruggs, bluegrass’s deepest roots are intertwined with the BMI story. The 2011 IBMA Awards celebrated that history and today’s torch-bearers, as BMI legends,… Read more...


Dailey & Vincent Lead BMI List of IBMA Nominees

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From News, posted 8.18.10 The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced nominees for the 2010 International Bluegrass Music Awards, and BMI songwriters, artists and musicians lead the list. The prestigious trophies will be handed out Thursday, September 30, 2010, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, during World of Bluegrass week, September 27 –… Read more...


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