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“Amazed” Songwriter Aimee Mayo Shares Her Unexpected Journey to Hitmaker

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.19.21 Aimee Mayo’s life story sounds like a movie plot. She endured a volatile childhood growing up in Gadsden, Alabama, changing schools 11 times before fourth grade. Her father shot himself when she was 8 years old; he survived, and after Mayo’s parents divorced, her mother married an abusive man. She… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2020 London Awards Winners

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From News, posted 10.05.20 BMI today paid tribute to the top UK and European songwriters, composers and music publishers of the most-performed songs of the previous year with the 2020 BMI London Awards. Honourees for Song of the Year, Million-Air Awards, Top 30 Pop Songs and Film, TV & Visual Media were celebrated across… Read more...


BMI’s Jazz Composers Workshop Presents 31st Annual Summer Showcase

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From News, posted 5.23.19 The BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, a prestigious creative forum for musical creation and development, will present the best new big band and jazz orchestra compositions produced during the past year at the 31st annual summer showcase. The BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra, a modern repertory ensemble made up of leading New… Read more...


A Conversation With Pop Mastermind “Sir Nolan”

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.15.17 U.K.-bred Nolan “Sir Nolan” Lambroza may not have been knighted by the Queen yet, but he’s quickly earning a place in pop music’s royal court. At just 26, the Berklee graduate has scored a handful of Top Ten hits, notably Nick Jonas’ triple platinum “Jealous,” which he co-wrote and produced,… Read more...


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...


Sting and Top Songwriters Honored at 2016 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.10.16 BMI proudly honored internationally-celebrated songwriter Sting as a BMI Icon today at the 2016 BMI London Awards. Music industry guests including Hozier, Rudimental, Snow Patrol, Disciples and Wayne Hector filled London’s Dorchester hotel to celebrate the UK and European songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs of 2015 on… Read more...


BMI Legends to be Inducted Into 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 12.18.13 Broadcast Music, Inc. congratulates Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Nirvana, all of whom will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York. The ceremony will take place on April… Read more...


The Genius of Billy Sherrill

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.09.10 The word genius is bandied about far too often. Sometimes flippant but often rooted in the depths of fervent, if over-eager, admiration, the label has lost some of its luster. “She’s a genius” just doesn’t sparkle like it used to. But listen: Billy Sherrill is a genius. Listen to Tammy… Read more...


Don Black, Steve McEwan, John Reid & More Honored at 2010 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.05.10 BMI celebrated Europe’s premier songwriters, composers and music publishers tonight during its annual BMI London Awards. Guests filled London’s Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane to toast the past year’s most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television. Songwriter Don Black, OBE was honored as a BMI Icon. Black joins a list of… Read more...


BMI Brings Panel on ‘Music for Change’ to 2010 Woodstock Film Festival

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From News, posted 9.14.10 BMI will present “Music for Change,” a panel showcasing both prominent and emerging musicians and filmmakers who use music as a tool for social change, during the 2010 Woodstock Film Festival in Woodstock, New York. Slated for October 2 at 4 p.m. in Utopia Studios, the conversation will be moderated… Read more...


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