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BMI Congratulates its GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.23.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. writers have a lot to celebrate following the announcement of the 2015 GRAMMY nominations. The winners will be revealed during the 57th annual GRAMMY awards, held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live February 8, 2015 on CBS. BMI writers are present in nominations… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Valerie June

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From News, posted 2.15.13 A singer-songwriter who creates self-described “organic moonshine roots music” is worth a listen, which is why Valerie June is a playlist essential. Valerie stands apart from genre restrictions through her blend of folk, soul and blues—a timeless nod to quality songwriting. Influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Magnets & Ghosts

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From News, posted 2.15.13 Magnets & Ghosts, the brainchild of Collective Soul’s Dean Roland and songwriter/producer Ryan Potesta, is new age alt-rock at its finest. Ranging in influence from The Black Keys to Pink Floyd, the duo creates a captivating soundscape that explores emotional depths through lyrics and music. Mass, their 2011 full-length, features head-banging tracks… Read more...


The Numbers Are In. BMI Writers Take More Than 53% of the 2013 GRAMMYS!

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From News, posted 2.13.13 Year after year, we are proud that BMI songwriters have taken home a majority of The GRAMMYS, and 2013 is no exception. This time around, BMI writers claimed an impressive 53+% of the awards. Some of the evening’s most memorable highlights include: BMI songwriters Jack Antonoff and Jeff Bhasker winning… Read more...


BMI Writers Continue Their Trend With Multiple GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.10.12 Live from Nashville and televised on CBS, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Award nominations were announced at a star-studded concert Wednesday evening, December 5th.  This is the first time that the nominations have been announced in Music City, confirming the town’s validity as a vibrant music center for all genres of… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Rihanna & Nicki Minaj Take the Lead in American Music Award Nominations

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From News, posted 10.23.12 Rihanna and Nicki Minaj lead the list of 2012 American Music Award nominees with four nods each. Rihanna is up for Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist in the Pop/Rock category, Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B, and Favorite Album – Soul/R&B for “Talk That Talk.” Minaj also competes for Favorite… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Dominate First Six Months of 2011 Awards Season

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From News, posted 7.18.11 Half of 2011 is already history, complete with a suite of awards ceremonies celebrating music’s best. From the Grammys to the Tonys, the cultural supremacy of BMI’s deep repertoire has been on full display. January The year launched with a high bar, as Atticus Ross’s music for The Social… Read more...


The Black Keys: Sittin’ on Top of the World

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.13.11 Back last February when the Black Keys nabbed two Grammy Awards, it was one of those rare moments when the parallel musical universe — you know, the one that ought to be — allows a quick glimpse of itself in the blinding white klieg lights and television cameras before it… Read more...


Lady Antebellum Soars at 2011 Grammy Awards

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From News, posted 2.14.11 Lady Antebellum will bring a host of Grammy gold home to Nashville: With five wins, the crossover trio led the BMI charge at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, held last night in Los Angeles. Lady A’s “Need You Now,” co-written by members and BMI songwriters Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Our Members on More Than 375 Grammy Nominations!

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From News, posted 2.08.11 Read BMI’s 2011 Grammy nominees news story from December 2, 2010. Name, Number of Nominations Eminem, 10 Lady Gaga, 6 John Legend, 5 Rihanna, 5 The Roots, 5 B.o.B, 4 Drake (socan), 4 Cee Lo Green, 4 Lady Antebellum,… Read more...


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