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Licensing Executives Treated to Soulful Performance from BMI Singer-Songwriter Jonny P

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From News, posted 10.19.17 BMI brought critically acclaimed R&B singer-songwriter Jonny P to San Diego recently (10/17) to perform at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the National Association of Licensing Compliance Professionals. NALCP is a trade association with membership comprised of restaurant, retail and hotel chain executives responsible for the liquor and music licensing… Read more...


BMI Salutes its 2016 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 2.16.16 BMI songwriters had an amazing night at the 58th GRAMMYs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, on Monday, taking home top awards across the board. Taylor Swift continued her ascendance by winning Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of The Year for 1989, Mark Ronson snagged Record of… Read more...


Singer-Songwriter Amy Winehouse is the Subject of Oscar-Nominated Documentary

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From News, posted 1.15.16 The life of six-time GRAMMY winner and BMI via PRS affiliate, Amy Winehouse, has been meticulously captured on film by director Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees in the newly Oscar-nominated film AMY. Winehouse, who tragically died in 2011, at the age of 27 from substance abuse, tells the story of… Read more...


BMI Writers Receive Multiple GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.15.15 2015 proved to be another explosive year for BMI songwriters. In advance of the 58th Annual GRAMMY awards, BMI is very proud to congratulate all of our many affiliates who have earned impressive nominations for their musical contributions across a wide range of genres, including Taylor Swift and Maroon 5… Read more...


BMI Co-Sponsors “Peer Bliss” Mixer in Support of Salaam Remi

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From News, posted 3.26.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. proudly co-sponsored Peermusic’s “Peer Bliss” mixer to support BMI affiliate Salaam Remi in his “LifeB4music” joint venture with Peermusic at their Burbank office on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Remi’s career spans the musical gamut from highly successful music producer to record label executive, film soundtrack producer and… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Meleni Smith

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From News, posted 4.17.12 Born in Flint, Michigan, raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Meleni Smith began singing at the age of six. Brought up by a Jamaican mother, Meleni never knew exactly where she fit in this world but knew that music would help her find how she fits in it. She recently signed a… Read more...


BMI Songwriter/Artists Win 68% of Grammys; Adele Takes Home Six

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From News, posted 2.13.12 The 54th annual Grammy Awards belonged to BMI songwriters, who earned almost 70% of the year’s 78 trophies – resounding proof of the strength of the BMI repertoire. Adele took home Grammy gold in every category in which she was nominated. She won six trophies in all, including Album, Record… Read more...


Amy Winehouse Dies

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From News, posted 7.25.11 Winehouse channeled 60s soul and girl-group panache into her sophomore release and worldwide breakthrough, Back to Black. Winehouse’s love of old R&B was made new by her unblinking hip-hop edge, which made its way into her arrangements and lyrics alike. She co-wrote the album’s title track with her co-producer Mark… Read more...


More Than Half of 2008’s International Top Sellers Feature BMI Songwriters

From News, posted 3.03.09 International record company trade association IFPI recently released its year-end list of the world’s best-selling albums, and BMI songwriters and composers contributed music to 66 percent of the top 50 ranking releases. Mama Mia’s Abba-inspired soundtrack, Duffy’s (PRS) debut Rockferry, Leona Lewis’s (PRS) Spirit, Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, the… Read more...


2008 BMI London Awards Winning Songs

From News, posted 10.07.08 The Robert S. Musel Award IRREPLACEABLE Amund Bjørklund (TONO) Espen Lind (TONO) Ne-Yo EMI Music Publishing Ltd./Stellar Songs Ltd. (PRS) Beyoncé College Song DASHBOARD Johnny Marr (PRS) Tom “King Sour” Peloso Joe Plummer Chrysalis Music Ltd. (PRS) Modest Mouse Dance Award BEAUTIFUL LIAR Ian Dench (PRS) Amanda… Read more...


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