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10 Questions: The Scissormen’s Ted Drozdowski

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.28.12 To see Ted Drozdowski play slide guitar so easily like he does, one might think he was a tad bored, like a kid who really ought to have skipped a grade or a dog too long chained to a doghouse. In the dusky bars and blues clubs he frequents with… Read more...


Allen Toussaint to be Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 2.22.11 BMI great Allen Toussaint will become the newest member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization’s 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. The star-studded event is slated for Thursday, June 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Additional special award honorees will be announced soon.… Read more...


B.B. King, Buddy Guy Look at the Past and Future of the Blues

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.24.10 These days, the blues — the deceptively simple poetry that rose from the field hollers of Southern slavery, propelled by African rhythms, carrying life’s most hopelessly human truths in the sparest of rhyme schemes — is everywhere and nowhere. The veritable DNA of popular music, there is no rock &… Read more...


BMI NY Teams with ‘Billboard,’ Gibson for ‘Industry Insider’ Series

From News, posted 2.05.07 BMI New York is proud to announce the rollout of a new bi-monthly music industry workshop and panel series for 2007. Produced in conjunction with Gibson Guitar and Billboard magazine, the first “Industry Insider” entitled “Music in Film: Soundtracks in 2007” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the… Read more...


Rock Hall Names 2007 Inductees

From News, posted 1.09.07 Indie rockers R.E.M. and hip-hop pioneers Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five are among the BMI talents set to be inducted into the 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 22nd annual induction ceremony, which will make history by welcoming Grandmaster Flash as its first rap act, will… Read more...


Atlantic Records Founder Ahmet Ertegun Dies

From News, posted 12.15.06 Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records who helped shape the careers of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and many others, died Dec. 14 at the age of 83. Ertegun, who remained connected to the music scene until his last days,… Read more...


Celebrated BMI Artists to Receive Special Grammys

From News, posted 1.11.06 Some of BMI's most celebrated artists are among the recipients who will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement honor at the 48th annual Grammy Awards next month. Read more...


BMI Salutes Top Names in Music at 51st Annual Pop Awards

From News, posted 5.13.03 Legendary Songwriting Trio Holland-Dozier-Holland Honored as ICONS BMI saluted the past year's 50 most performed songs during the 51st Annual BMI Pop Awards tonight, with superlatives reserved for Nickelback's "How You Remind Me" as Song of the Year, Irv Gotti as Songwriter of the Year… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Urban Music at 2002 Awards Ceremony

From News, posted 8.06.02 BMI saluted the top R&B, rap and hip-hop songwriters, producers and publishers at its 2002 Urban Awards, staged August 6 at Club Tropigala at the Fontainebleau Hilton Resorts & Towers in Miami. The black-tie ceremony, hosted by BMI President and CEO Frances W. Preston, with Senior Vice President Performing… Read more...


Best Cellars and Best Sellers Raise Top Dollars at T.J. Martell Foundation Dinner

From News, posted 3.18.02 Nashville music’s best sellers joined renowned Chef Norman Van Aken of ‘Norman’s of Coral Gables’ and wine connoisseurs from the best cellars in Nashville for the Third Annual Nashville Best Cellars Dinner at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel on March 11. Read more...


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