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Recording Academy to Honor BMI Affiliates With 2016 GRAMMY Special Merit Awards

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From News, posted 1.14.16 BMI is very proud to share the news that several of our affiliates have been slated to receive 2016 GRAMMY Special Merit Awards. As accolades tailored specifically to music creators who have elevated the music industry and enriched our collective cultural heritage with their work and their art, the Recording… Read more...


BMI Marks the Passing of Songwriter Rose Marie McCoy

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From News, posted 1.30.15 Broadcast Music, Inc. mourns the loss of Rose Marie McCoy, a prolific jazz and R&B songwriter, who passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, in Urbana, Illinois. She was 92. McCoy was one of the first female African-American writers to break into the music business. Born in Oneida, Arkansas, McCoy… 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...


R&B Pioneer Ruth Brown Dies

From News, posted 11.20.06 Legendary BMI artist Ruth Brown, whose 1950s hits "Teardrops From My Eyes" and "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean" helped establish the rhythm and blues genre and earned Atlantic Records the nickname "The House That Ruth Built," died Nov. 17 in a Las Vegas-area hospital. She was 78. "Ruth brought… Read more...


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