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Library of Congress Adds 8 BMI Works to National Recording Registry

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From News, posted 3.21.18 Today, the Library of Congress announced its annual selection of sound recordings for inclusion in the National Recording Registry. Selected on the merits of their cultural, artistic and historical significance, works included in this prestigious list represent the finest examples of music from across the genre spectrum, as well as… Read more...


Steve Reich Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

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From News, posted 4.21.09 BMI composer Steve Reich has received the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his 2007 piece, Double Sextet. The 22-minute long composition premiered March 26, 2008 in Richmond, Virginia, and was commissioned by the eighth blackbird. The Pulitzer citation called Double Sextet “a major work that displays an ability to… Read more...


BMI Foundation’s Ralph Jackson Receives Letter of Distinction

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From News, posted 5.10.07 Ralph N. Jackson, President of the BMI Foundation, Inc., received the prestigious American Music Center’s Letter of Distinction at a recent reception held at the Chelsea Art Museum. The honor, created to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to the field of contemporary American music, also awarded T.J.… Read more...


Polar Prize Goes to Steve Reich and Sonny Rollins

From News, posted 1.30.07 BMI composer Steve Reich and BMI jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins have been named the 2007 winners of the Polar Music Prize. Founded in 1989, the Polar Prize is Sweden’s biggest music award. It is administered by Sweden’s Royal Academy of Music and initially funded by a donation… Read more...