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Busta Rhymes To Be Honored as a BMI Icon at The 2022 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.09.22 BMI will honor the multiple award-winning songwriter/rapper/producer and actor Busta Rhymes with the BMI Icon Award at its 2022 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards on September 7.  The private event, held at the LIV Nightclub Miami Beach, will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President, Creative (Atlanta)… Read more...


BMI Honors Songwriter/Producer D’Mile For His Creative Brilliance

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From News, posted 6.29.22 BMI paid tribute to Oscar and GRAMMY award-winning songwriter and producer Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II at Catch LA in West Hollywood, this past weekend, in honor of D’Mile’s groundbreaking artistry, creative vision and brilliant contributions to the future of music. Already a seasoned music creator, D’Mile started his production career… Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: POINTS

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From News, posted 11.19.21 Al Sherrod “A-Rod” Lambert, better known as POINTS, is a multiplatinum GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter, producer, and rapper. He started his career in 2010 by working with Jamie Foxx and Mary J. Blige and has since established himself as a bona fide hitmaker for artists like Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Janet Jackson,… Read more...


Library of Congress Inducts 10 BMI Musical Works into National Recording Registry

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From News, posted 3.24.21 Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, today named 25 recordings worthy of preservation for all time in the National Recording Registry based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the country’s recorded sound heritage. Of the 25, BMI is very proud to announce that ten are BMI registered works. “The… Read more...


5 Tips for Songwriting Success in Today’s Music Industry

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.18.19 I taught my first songwriting class at Los Angeles’ Pierce College in 1991. Back then, if my car radio were tuned to a pop station, it was likely I would hear chart-topping artists such as Michael Jackson, Wilson Phillips, Janet Jackson, Michael Bolton, Poison, and Roxette. During that same era,… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: OK MAYDAY

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From News, posted 1.25.19 Born and raised in Virginia Beach, brothers David and Kelly Bollmann, Stephen Lee, and Matthew Osborn joined forces to create their band, OK MAYDAY. The quartet has created a balance of Super Bowl Halftime Show-worthy pop, synth-sparked indie, and shoegazing guitar rock, working with the likes of Keri Hilson, producer… Read more...


Superstar Janet Jackson Named BMI Icon at The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.31.18 Last night, BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs during the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Multiple award-winning superstar Janet Jackson took home the night’s highest honor of BMI Icon in recognition of her groundbreaking… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Joe Jackson, Patriarch of the Jackson Family

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From News, posted 6.27.18 BMI is saddened to have learned of the passing of Joe Jackson on Wednesday, June 27, at age 89. Profoundly instrumental to the legacy of some of BMI’s most prominent and celebrated affiliates, Jackson launched his family’s musical journey in 1964 with the formation of the Jackson 5, featuring his… Read more...


Superstar Janet Jackson to be Named a BMI Icon at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 6.26.18 BMI is proud to announce that multiplatinum superstar Janet Jackson will be named a BMI Icon at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.  The event will be held Thursday, August 30, at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta, and will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill… Read more...


BMI Brings Out Multi-Platinum HitMakers for ‘Producer Talk Panel’

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From News, posted 8.19.16 BMI’s LA office hosted a ‘BMI Producer Talk’ panel on Wednesday, August 17, for an enthusiastic crowd. Moderated by radio host and media personality, Abby De La Rosa, the panel featured hit-making producers Andrew “Pop” Wansel and Warren “Oak” Felder of Pop & Oak (Alicia Keys, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj),… Read more...


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