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BMI’s Jody Williams Recognized for Dedication to Songwriters

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From News, posted 2.24.16 BMI’s Vice President of Writer Publisher Relations in Nashville, Jody Williams, was recently the recipient of the prestigious Darrell K Royal Texas Music Legend Award, named for the legendary University of Texas football coach known for his respect and appreciation for musicians. The award honors those who have provided recognition… 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 Icon Willie Nelson Honored By Library of Congress With Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

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From News, posted 11.19.15 Willie Nelson, legendary BMI Icon and writer of Patsy Cline’s unforgettable signature hit, “Crazy,” among many other incomparable works, was the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington, D.C. last night. Nelson, who’s 60-year career includes seven GRAMMY Awards as well as the… 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...


New Performers Announced for Better Angels Music Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 3.29.11 Presented by BMI, Perennial Favorite Slated for April 27-May 1 The Better Angels Music Key West Songwriters Festival, presented by BMI, is exploding, surpassing even the biggest dreams of its founders and longtime supporters. The 2011 lineup is unprecedentedly deeper: genre-hopping singer/songwriters Raul Malo, Marshall Chapman, and Robert Earl Keen;… Read more...


2010 Key West Songwriters Festival Better Than Ever

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From News, posted 5.10.10 The Better Angels Music Key West Songwriters Festival made paradise even sweeter during the event’s 15th annual installment in its island namesake. Benefiting the Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation, the festival featured more than 100 top-tier songwriters performing many of the world’s most-loved hits. Anchor-sponsor BMI continued its widespread support… Read more...


The Better Angels Music Key West Songwriters Festival Announces Schedule

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From News, posted 4.01.10 The Key West Songwriters Festival will make paradise even sweeter during the event’s 15th annual installment Wednesday, April 28 - Sunday, May 2, 2010. Presented by Better Angels Music and benefiting the Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation, the festival will feature more than 100 top-tier songwriters performing most-loved hits. Anchor-sponsor… Read more...


Key West Songwriters Festival Preps for 15th Year

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From News, posted 1.29.10 The Better Angels Music Key West Songwriters Festival will make paradise even sweeter during the event’s 15th annual installment Wednesday, April 28 - Sunday, May 2, 2010. Benefiting the Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation, the festival will feature more than 100 top-tier songwriters performing most-loved hits. Anchor-sponsor BMI will continue… Read more...


Justin Townes Earle Leads BMI Nominees for 2009 AMA Honors and Awards

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From News, posted 5.21.09 Roots music enthusiasts, industry executives, and artists gathered on BMI’s Music Row rooftop Wednesday, May 20 as mandolin virtuoso Sam Bush and the Belleville Outfit’s Phoebe Hunt announced the nominees for the 2009 Americana Music Association Honors and Awards. Justin Townes Earle received three nods, including album of the year… Read more...


Key West Fest Enjoys Record-Setting Year

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From News, posted 5.12.09 The 14th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival invaded the Florida hotspot April 29 through May 3. Presented by Better Angels Music and benefiting the Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation, the industry- and fan-favorite launched another year of songs in the sun Wednesday, April 29 with BMI’s kick-off party at La… Read more...


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