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BMI Helps State Lodging Association Shine a Spotlight on Excellence in Hotel Industry

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From News, posted 9.11.18 BMI songwriter Frank Myers journeyed back to his home state of Ohio recently (9/6) to entertain Cleveland area members of the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association at their annual Stars of Industry Awards luncheon held at the Crowne Plaza Playhouse Square, a long time BMI licensee. The hoteliers gather annually… Read more...


GRAMMY-Winning BMI Songwriter Helps Educate Tampa Bay Businesses on Music Licensing

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From News, posted 4.04.16 BMI teamed up with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association recently to present a music licensing seminar for Tampa Bay area bars, hotels and restaurants. The workshop, entitled “Essentials of Music Licensing,” was held at the Chart House in Tampa and was designed to educate bar, restaurant and hotel executives… Read more...


Allen Reynolds Receives Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award

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From News, posted 9.02.09 BMI songwriter and producer Allen Reynolds recently received the Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award during the organization’s annual gala August 23 in Nashville. The prestigious honor recognizes “music trailblazers who exemplify the highest quality of leadership and leading by example.” Reynolds certainly fits the bill. He cut his teeth with… Read more...


Tammy Wynette, Kye Fleming Set to Enter Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 9.01.09 The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame will induct BMI songwriter Kye Fleming and the late BMI artist/songwriter Tammy Wynette on Sunday, October 18 at the organization’s annual ceremony in Nashville. One of country music’s preeminent female vocalists, Tammy Wynette also made landmark contributions as a songwriter. In addition to co-penning… Read more...


Influential Guitarist, Songwriter & Producer Delaney Bramlett Dies

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From News, posted 1.05.09 Singer, producer and longtime BMI songwriter Delaney Bramlett died Saturday, December 27 in Los Angeles. He was 69 years-old. Revered as one-half of Delaney & Bonnie, the duo which he cofounded with his then wife Bonnie Lynn O’Farrell, Bramlett influenced icons including Eric Clapton and George Harrison through his skilled… Read more...


Loretta Lynn: A Songwriter of Uncommon Vision & Depth

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.15.04 When Her late producer and record-label chief Owen Bradley called Loretta Lynn “the female Hank Williams,” he was referring to her striking originality as a writer-artist.   True, her clarion-call voice is one of country music’s most distinctive. But what truly sets Read more...


Shania Twain, Toby Keith, Casey Beathard Lead Winners at 2004 BMI Country Awards

From News, posted 11.07.04 Loretta Lynn Honored as BMI ICON BMI saluted the premier country music songwriters, artists and publishers at its 2004 Country Awards, staged last night (11/8) at the BMI offices on Music Row in Nashville. Kitty Wells, Casey Beathard; Toby Keith, Loretta Lynn; Universal Music Senior VP/GM Pat… Read more...


Jim McBride

From News, posted 1.28.03 Award-winning songwriter Jim McBride recently visited BMI's Joyce Rice and Paul Corbin in Nashville to sign a writer agreement with the performing rights organization. McBride was a full-time postman and part-time songwriter until 1981, when he began to pursue his songwriting career exclusively. His first hit came that year with… Read more...


Hugh Prestwood Finds Success as an ‘Unknown Quantity

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.30.02 Everyone knows that songwriters should flock to Nashville if they’re writing for the country market, New York to pen Broadway scores and other recording centers for different genres. Someone forgot to give Hugh Prestwood that advice before he left El Paso, Texas for New York City, and,… Read more...


BMI Talents Rewarded with Americana Awards Nominations

From News, posted 8.19.02 BMI writers and artists claimed a majority of the nominations for the debut Americana Awards Show, created by the Americana Music Association to recognize artistic merit and achievement in the Americana music format. Gillian Welch and The Flatlanders -- Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore… Read more...


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