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BMI Celebrates Classical Music Month

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From News, posted 9.01.21 During the month of September each year, BMI proudly honors Classical Music Month by recognizing the rich history and bright future of classical music. Over the decades, so many of our talented composers have made an indelible mark on the legacy of the genre, such as Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, John… Read more...


61st Annual BMI Student Composer Awards Competition Underway

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From News, posted 10.24.12 BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Student Composer Awards Director Deirdre Chadwick have announced the opening of the 61st annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition. The competition, which is co-sponsored by BMI and the BMI Foundation, will award $20,000 in prizes. Student composers under the ages of 28… Read more...


2010 BMI Student Composer Awards Competition Opens

From News, posted 11.23.09 The opening of the 58th annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition has been announced by BMI President and CEO Del Bryant and BMI Foundation President Ralph N. Jackson. The competition, which is co-sponsored by BMI and the BMI Foundation, will award $20,000 in prizes. Student composers under the age of… Read more...


2008 BMI Student Composer Awards Competition Opens

From News, posted 11.08.07 The opening of the 56th annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition was announced today by BMI President and CEO Del Bryant and BMI Foundation President Ralph N. Jackson. The competition, which is co-sponsored by BMI and the BMI Foundation, will award $20,000 in prizes. Student composers under the age of… Read more...


Kirsten Volness Wins BMI Foundation’s 2nd Annual Women’s Music Commission

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From News, posted 7.13.07 Kirsten Volness has been named the winner of the BMI Foundation’s 2nd Annual Women’s Music Commission and will receive $5,000 to create a new work to be premiered by the Colorado Quartet at Symphony Space in New York City in May, 2008. In making the announcement, BMI Foundation President Ralph… Read more...


2007 Student Composer Awards Competition Opens

From News, posted 11.15.06 The 55th annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition will award $20,000 to young composers, it was announced today by BMI President and CEO Del Bryant and BMI Foundation President Ralph N. Jackson. The postmark deadline for entering the 2007 competition, which is co-sponsored by BMI and the BMI Foundation,… Read more...


White House Honors BMI Classical Composer, Bluegrass Legend

From News, posted 11.14.06 Pulitzer Prize-winning classical composer William Bolcom and legendary bluegrass artist Ralph Stanley are among the recipients of the 2006 National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons through the U.S. government. Presented by President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush in an Oval… Read more...


BMI Writers Take Home Majority of This Year’s Grammys

From News, posted 2.08.06 Some of BMI's biggest songwriters and artists were among the top winners at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, held February 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Read more...


It’s Eight Grammy Nods for Mariah, Kanye and Legend

From News, posted 12.11.05 BMI superstars Mariah Carey, Kanye West and John Legend led the list of nominees for the 48th Annual Grammy Awards with eight nods each when contenders were announced at a star-studded press conference held December 8 at Gotham Hall in New York City. Their three-way tie pushed the… Read more...


54th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards Competition Opens

From News, posted 11.02.05 The 54th annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition will award $20,000 to young composers, it was announced by BMI President and CEO Del Bryant and BMI Foundation President Ralph N. Jackson. Co-sponsored by BMI and the BMI Foundation, the Student Composer Awards were established in 1951 to encourage young composers… Read more...


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