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BMI Writers Nominated for 71% of the 2013 ACM Awards

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From News, posted 2.26.13 Nominations for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards overwhelmingly show BMI writers at the top once again. The nominations include country music’s best established and emerging talent. Leading with seven nominations is BMI songwriter Eric Church, Hunter Hayes with six, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift each with five, Luke Bryan,… 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...


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...


Key West Songwriters Festival Slated for April 29 – May 3

From News, posted 2.05.09 The 14th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival will invade the venues of its paradisiacal namesake April 29 through May 3, 2009, offering eclectic show lineups that introduce crowds to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs. The festival features more than 100 top songwriters and revolves around five days… Read more...


That’s a Wrap: BMI Orchestrates Another Ace ACL Festival Stage

From News, posted 10.10.08 BMI continued its sponsorship of the Austin City Limits Music Festival September 26-28 in Austin, Texas. The BMI stage claimed its traditional shady spot near the festival’s main entrance and offered attendees an eclectic mash-up of Texas roots, southern rock, and funky folk courtesy of tastemakers and buzz-inducing up-and-comers Ben… Read more...


BMI Offers Roots Music Torch-Bearers at 2008 Austin City Limits Festival

From News, posted 8.19.08 Roots music with a distinct Texas tilt will dominate BMI’s intimate stage at the 2008 Austin City Limits Music Festival, slated for September 26 through 28 in the live music capital of the world. Now in its seventh year, the BMI-sponsored stage near the main entrance to Zilker Park has… Read more...


It’s Always Sunny in BMI

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From News, posted 8.05.08 Big Machine recording artist Sunny Sweeney recently made BMI her home base for a day of pitch sessions. Honky tonk’s golden girl welcomed Music Row’s top publishers, listening to potential hits well-suited to her critically acclaimed classic country style. Read more...


Texas Songwriters Spotlighted at BMI

From News, posted 12.20.07 BMI played the happy host of a Texas invasion Wednesday night in the intimacy of its Writer/Publisher lobby. Troubadours Bruce Robison (Tim McGraw’s “Angry All the Time”), Bill Carter (Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Crossfire”), Monte Warden (George Strait’s “Desperately”) and Sunny Sweeney (“Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame”) swapped songs and stories before… Read more...


Lanz

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.20.07 Rap’s not the easiest genre to break into, especially if you’re an 18-year-old white woman. But New York native Lanz isn’t one to be fenced in by expectations. Signed to Interscope Records, which will be releasing her debut album, Young $ Restless, on Feb. 12, 2008, Lanz is currently on… Read more...


BMI Sponsors First Annual Big State Festival

From News, posted 11.20.07 The Big State Festival commandeered Texas World Speedway in Bryan/College Station, Texas, on October 13 & 14. BMI proudly sponsored the inaugural festival, which married country lifestyle and music through two days of nonstop barbeque, stock-car racing and performances by over 50 artists, including BMI’s Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Robert… Read more...


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