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BMI Mourns the Loss of Legendary Songwriter John Prine

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From News, posted 4.08.20 BMI is deeply saddened by the passing of legendary singer/songwriter John Prine, yesterday in Nashville, due to complications from COVID-19. Though primarily considered to have strong folk and Americana roots, Prine’s vivid storytelling was revered by songwriters, artists and listeners in all genres, with songs like “Sam Stone, “Speed of… Read more...


BMI Educates and Entertains at Wyoming Hospitality & Tourism Conference

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From News, posted 2.27.20 BMI provided both education and entertainment at the 2020 Wyoming Governor’s Hospitality & Tourism Conference, held recently (2/24-25) in Cheyenne. Dedicated to celebrating and educating Wyoming’s tourism industry, the Wyoming Governor’s Conference is an annual event that brings together more than 300 influential tourism and hospitality industry representatives. One of… Read more...


Licensing Customers and Assoc. Partners Treated to Special Songwriter Performance in Crested Butte

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From News, posted 1.24.20 As has become tradition, BMI Licensing’s Industry Relations Department hosted a special reception recently (1/17) for customers and association partners who made the trip to Crested Butte, Colorado to attend this year’s Mountain High Music Festival presented by Hall of Fame songwriter Dean Dillon and BMI. The evening featured performances… Read more...


Hall of Fame Songwriter Steve Dorff Performs at Idea Bank Fall Conference

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From News, posted 11.04.19 In what has become an annual tradition, BMI provided the musical entertainment at the International Idea Bank fall conference, held recently (10/22) in Elko, Nevada. The GRAMMY and Emmy-nominated songwriter Steve Dorff performed at The Ruby 360 Lodge for an audience of radio executives from around the world. Dorff has… Read more...


BMI Teams up with Ohio Craft Brewers Association to Bring a Taste of Nashville to Ohio

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From News, posted 8.20.19 BMI once again partnered with the Ohio Craft Brewers Association to bring Nashville to a brewery in the Buckeye state. GRAMMY award-winning BMI songwriter Tim James made the trip to Minerva, OH recently (8/18) to play his songs and tell the stories behind his hits to an enthusiastic audience of… Read more...


Kyle Park Performs at Texas Restaurant Association Educational Foundation “Lone Star Bash”

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From News, posted 7.22.19 For the 5th year in a row, BMI partnered with the Texas Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (TRAEF) to present their “Lone Star Bash,” the official opening party for the TRA Marketplace and TRAEF’s major annual fundraiser held July 14 at Minute Maid Park in Houston. BMI artist, songwriter and Texas… Read more...


Worlds Collide with Dean Dillon and Sundance Head

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19 They came from two very different worlds: Dean Dillon, from east Tennessee, and Jason “Sundance” Head – from Porter, Texas. Dean hitchhiked to Nashville in the early ‘70s and knocked on every door on Music Row to get people to listen to his songs. He recorded multiple studio albums and… Read more...


BMI Brings Nashville Songwriters Showcase to Florida Breweries

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From News, posted 3.04.19 BMI partnered with the Florida Brewers Guild recently (2/28-3/1) to present a special Nashville Songwriters Showcase that made stops at two Florida breweries that support live music. BMI licensees Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton and First Magnitude Brewery in Gainesville hosted the performances, which featured Nashville songwriters Clint Daniels and Brian… Read more...


BMI Educates Museum Professionals on Music Licensing

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From News, posted 9.17.18 BMI hosted a panel on music licensing at the 2018 Mountain Plains Museum Association, held recently (9/13) in Billings, Montana. The session focused on the legalities surrounding the use of recorded and live music in museums. As part of the presentation, award-winning Nashville songwriter Tim James provided his perspective on… Read more...


BMI Educates Washington Brewers on Music Licensing Issues

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From News, posted 9.13.18 BMI made the trip out to Seattle recently (9/11) to speak at the quarterly meeting of the Washington Brewers Guild about music licensing. The discussion focused on how to legally perform music in breweries and the important role licensing plays in helping fuel the creative process within the songwriting community.… Read more...


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