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BMI Mourns the Loss of Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela

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From News, posted 1.23.18 BMI is saddened by the news that trumpeter, composer, flugelhorn player, bandleader, singer and political activist Hugh Masekela has passed away at the age of 78. The legendary South African jazz musician recorded more than 40 solo albums in his storied career, while also collaborating with countless diverse musical icons… Read more...


BMI Composer Carlos Rafael Rivera Talks Living, Breathing and Teaching Music

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From News, posted 11.28.17 Award-winning BMI composer Carlos Rafael Rivera has a lot to show for his hard work. Between writing critically acclaimed scores for Universal Pictures’ A Walk Among the Tombstones and the highly anticipated new Netflix mini-series Godless, as well as his devout dedication to spreading his love of music to the… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Renowned Jazz and Bluesman Mose Allison

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From News, posted 11.17.16 BMI is saddened by the news that pianist, singer and songwriter Mose Allison passed away Tuesday at the age of 89. Born in 1927, Allison wrote his first song as a young teenager, “The 14-Day Palmolive Plan,” starting his career off early in the dryly satirical vein that became a… Read more...


Labor of Love: A Conversation With GRAMMY-Winning Hitmaker Linda Perry And Her Wife, Sara Gilbert

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.13.15 Two decades ago, Linda Perry’s voice permeated the airwaves with 4 Non Blondes’ massive hit, “What’s Going On?” But penning one of Gen X’s anthems was just the tip of the iceberg for Perry, who went on to compose and produce hits for Christina Aguilera (“Beautiful”), Gwen Stefani (“What You… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Allen Toussaint

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From News, posted 11.10.15 BMI mourns the loss of longtime BMI affiliate Allen Toussaint, who passed away yesterday at the age of 77. Hailed as a gifted, prolific and versatile producer, songwriter, pianist and singer who was a fixture of New Orleans R&B, Toussaint also had his music covered widely by many other musicians.… Read more...


BMI Writer Astrella Launches Musical Ts

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From News, posted 3.24.15 BMI songwriter and fashion designer Astrella has come up with a unique way to sell fashion and music to fans. Astrella, daughter of BMI Icon and Songwriters Hall of Famer Donovan, has developed a unique line of Musical Ts. Each features iconic album artwork that allows the buyer to download… Read more...


Band on the Run: Sometimes the Best Studio is the One in Your Pocket

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.27.14 Unlike our tape-threading ancestors who needed big, pricey gear in order to sound good, these days, demo making can be accomplished on an increasingly small budget, using equally miniscule apparatus. In the digital domain, computer-based software programs and peripherals offer the most bang for the buck, however the proliferation of… Read more...


12-12-12 Concert Unites the World for Hurricane Sandy Relief

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From News, posted 12.13.12 As a proud leader in the music industry with headquarters in downtown NY, the Company dedicated a section on its homepage for the historic show’s live stream to pay homage to the Sandy victims and lend support to this worthy cause. Comprised of an all-star lineup, including BMI songwriters Roger… Read more...


Sandy Relief On the Way: 12-12-12 Concert Live Tonight on bmi.com

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From News, posted 12.12.12 Corporate giant Chase is helping to launch a huge-scale Hurricane Sandy relief effort by presenting a live concert at Madison Square Garden tonight that is not to be missed. The line-up of musical giants giving their time and talents at this unsurpassed event includes among many others BMI songwriters Eric… Read more...


10 Questions: Hector Saldana of the Krayolas

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.30.12 In 2007, the Krayolas—Hector Saldana’s long-defunct troop of Texas twangers—caught an unlikely second wind. That year, the band reissued a heap of their out-of-print recordings, which quickly garnered unexpected buzz on Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s “Kick Out the Jams!” with Dave Marsh and “Little Steven’s Underground Garage” and NPR’s “All… Read more...


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