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Nile Rodgers Honored as BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.29.15 BMI proudly presented its BMI Icon award to GRAMMY-winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers, at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The star-studded event, held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on August 28, also celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs of… Read more...


How I Wrote That Song Spotlight: Panelist Mannie Fresh

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From News, posted 1.29.15 Mannie Fresh (@manniefresh) is known to fans and throughout the music industry as an artist, entertainer and former in-house producer for Cash Money Records, but he started out as one of the best DJs in New Orleans and is now returning to his musical roots. The multiplatinum, GRAMMY-nominated producer responsible… Read more...


Cash Money’s Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams and Ronald ‘Slim’ Williams and Top Songwriters Honored at the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.23.13 Celebrities, media and music industry tastemakers converged at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on August 22 to watch Broadcast Music, Inc. present the BMI Icon Award to Cash Money Records' Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams at the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The star-studded event,… Read more...


Save the Date: Grammy Edition of BMI’s “How I Wrote That Song” Slated for Feb. 11 in L.A.

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From News, posted 1.26.12 Grammy-winning hip-hop icon Rev Run; RZA, the Grammy-winning founder of Wu-Tang Clan; Good Charlotte co-founders Joel and Benji Madden; multiple Grammy nominee/producer/artist and official voice of South Florida DJ Khaled; and Grammy-winning songwriter/producer RedOne are confirmed panelists for BMI’s “How I Wrote That Song” 2012, slated for Saturday, February 11,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Our Members on More Than 375 Grammy Nominations!

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From News, posted 2.08.11 Read BMI’s 2011 Grammy nominees news story from December 2, 2010. Name, Number of Nominations Eminem, 10 Lady Gaga, 6 John Legend, 5 Rihanna, 5 The Roots, 5 B.o.B, 4 Drake (socan), 4 Cee Lo Green, 4 Lady Antebellum,… Read more...


BMI Presents Building the Beat during A3C Hip Hop Festival

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From News, posted 10.01.10 Now in its 6th year, the A3C Hip Hop Festival is a two-day, three-night event held annually in Atlanta, GA. This year’s festival is slated for Oct 7-10, 2010. Since 2005, the event has featured over 500 of the most powerful artists in hip-hop, including B.o.B, Black Sheep,… Read more...


Trey Songz Proves He’s ‘Ready’

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.10.10 Just five years ago, a cocksure young crooner emerged into the r&b morass, informing the world that he was going to make it. Literally, that’s what he sang: “Gotta Make It.” His was an affirmation that seemed feasible rather than absolute, given the frequently fast flame-out of urban pop singers.… Read more...


BET Awards Toast BMI Urban Stars

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From News, posted 6.29.10 BMI hip-hop heavyweights took home the majority of musical category statuettes handed out during the annual BET Awards, held Sunday, June 27. Multi-media phenomenon Drake earned the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist crown, while his fellow BMI hit-maker Trey Songz claimed the Best Male R&B Artist title. Nicki Minaj underscored the… Read more...


Album in Hand, Drake Stares Down 2010

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.25.10 New York magazine’s “Vulture” blog recently proclaimed: “If there’s one guy who doesn’t want 2009 to end, it’s Drake.” While at first glance it may be difficult to argue with that assessment — notching two Top 10 singles in the same week; working with everyone from Jay-Z, Kanye West and… Read more...


Submit Applications for Music 101: Building the Beat Workshop by March 16

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From News, posted 3.09.10 BMI’s Atlanta office is currently accepting submissions from aspiring producers for the exclusive Music 101: Building the Beat workshop, featuring top producer Zaytoven, whose work includes helming boards for Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Soulja Boy, Plies, and #1 single “Papers,” recorded by Usher. 15 applicants will be selected not only… Read more...


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