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12th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase Slated for April 23 in Atlanta

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From News, posted 4.08.09 BMI will present its 12th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase Thursday, April 23, featuring some of the recording industry’s eminent stars and most promising unsigned talent. Held Thursday, April 23 at E.S.S.O Nightclub (1599 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, GA), the event begins at 9 p.m.; doors open at 8 p.m. The festivities are… Read more...


Sought-After Composer Ignites Sparks

From News, posted 10.16.08 LOS ANGELES, October 14, 2008 – Globally renowned mixtape master, DJ, radio host, producer and BMI songwriter Clinton Sparks paid the BMI Los Angeles office a visit on October 6 to meet with the urban team to discuss the many projects he’s working on. Clinton Sparks has been occupied recently… Read more...


Will.I.Am Visits BMI Los Angeles

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From News, posted 8.01.08 Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am made an appearance at BMI’s Los Angeles office to discuss the many projects the multi-talented artist, songwriter and producer has coming up in the near future. In addition to working on a new BEP album, will.i.am is developing a new social website, DipDive.com, with Interscope… Read more...


BMI Brings a Global Rock Scene To Its Lollapalooza Stage

From News, posted 7.16.07 BMI has announced its lineup of performers at its 2007 Lollapalooza stage. On August 3-5 in Chicago, IL, at Grant Park’s Hutchinson Field, BMI’s stage will kick off performances at 11:15 a.m. each day and finish at 6:15 p.m. Presenting acts from the U.S. and abroad, BMI will showcase… Read more...


Charlie Musselwhite Leads List of BMI Blues Awards Noms

From News, posted 1.12.07 BMI blues artists once again dominated the nominees list for the Blues Music Awards, set for May 10 at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis. Presented by the Blues Foundation and co-sponsored by BMI, the Blues Music Awards, formerly known as the W.C. Handy Awards, celebrate… Read more...


Cool & Dre

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.15.06 The spotlight that has shined on urban centers ranging from New York to Los Angeles to Atlanta, where some of today’s hottest r&b and rap songs have been produced, is now focused on Miami, where two of today’s hottest producers — Marcello Valenzano and Andre Lyon, better known as Cool… Read more...


BMI Salutes Top Urban Music Makers at Star-Studded Gala in NYC

From News, posted 8.30.06 BMI saluted the premier r&b, rap and hip-hop songwriters, producers and publishers at its 6th Annual Urban Awards held Aug. 30 in New York City. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Atlanta Writer/Publisher VP Catherine Brewton, the red carpet was hopping at the star-studded ceremony, which took… Read more...


Suga Suga

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.09.06 Adopting his stage moniker from his grandfather, Atlanta rapper Suga Suga is anything but bubble gum sweet. Although the baby faced 21 year old managed an above average GPA while juggling basketball practice during his high school days, he prefers to listen before speaking and has a… Read more...


For Kanye West, Music is Medicine

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.23.06 Declaring on national television that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” might be a career-killer for most artists — but most artists aren’t Kanye West. The 28-year-old hip-hop superstar’s ubiquitous single “Gold Digger” (featuring some Ray Charles-ish backing vocals from friend Jamie Foxx)… Read more...


For Kanye West, Music Is Medicine

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.09.06 Declaring on national television that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” might be a career-killer for most artists — but most artists aren’t Kanye West. The 28-year-old hip-hop superstar’s ubiquitous single “Gold Digger” (featuring some Ray Charles-ish backing vocals from friend Read more...


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