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Spotlight on Seminal BMI Songwriters in Illuminating New Book: ‘Anatomy of a Song’

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From News, posted 11.03.16 Behind every hit song is a captivating story. Perhaps no one knows this better than renowned writer and music historian Marc Myers, who, in his new book, Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop, uncovers the fascinating backstories behind many… Read more...


Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and NSAI Crown BMI Writers With Multiple Awards

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From News, posted 10.15.15 BMI congratulates its winners and honorees of the Nashville Songwriters Foundation, including 2015 NaSHOF inductees Rosanne Cash (“Seven Year Ache,” “My Baby Thinks He’s a Train”), Mark James (“Hooked on a Feeling,” “Always on My Mind”) and Even Stevens (“I Love a Rainy Night,” “Drivin’ My Life Away”),… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2015 NaSHOF Inductees

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From News, posted 9.25.15 On October 11, 2015, BMI songwriters Rosanne Cash, Mark James, and Even Stevens will each be inducted into the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Cash, who was named the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s 2015 Artist-in-Residence and whose chart toppers include “Seven Year Ache” and “My Baby… Read more...


BMI Legends Honored At SHOF Induction Gala

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From News, posted 7.30.14 Beneath the glimmering chandeliers of the New York Marriot Marquis hotel ballroom, the evening of June 13 was one dedicated to celebrating some of the finest songwriting legends of our time. Music icons Ray Davies, Donovan, Graham Gouldman and Mark James were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame; Dan… Read more...


Nashville Song Hall Nominates BMI Greats

From News, posted 8.17.06 BMI songwriters claimed an impressive majority of the 2006 nominations for induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame - 10 of the 15 call BMI home. The nods honor elite members of the songwriting community whose contributions to popular music span genres and decades. … Read more...


London Symphony Brings ‘The Music of Hollywood’ to Nashville

From News, posted 5.31.02 The London Symphony Orchestra's performance (4/28) of "The Music Of Hollywood" was a special event for Nashville, marking the first time the world-famous LSO has appeared in Music City. Jeff Bown Productions presented the concert at the Gaylord Entertainment Center. BMI was a sponsor of the evening, which featured… Read more...


Chet Atkins and Brenda Lee: A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock and Roll

From News, posted 4.25.02 Legends loomed large during a reception to celebrate the recent inductions of Music Row royalty Brenda Lee and the late Chet Atkins to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hosted by the Recording Academy and BMI, the party was held in the… Read more...


Mark James

From News, posted 6.24.01 Award-winning BMI writer Mark James treated friends to a special screening of the short film Trade Day, for which James composed his first film score. Written, directed and produced by Lee Williams, "Trade Day" revolves around a young boy and his grandfather and the… Read more...


BMI Announces Top 100 Songs of the Century

From News, posted 12.13.99 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' ' Is Number One BMI today announced the Top 100 Songs of the Century, listing the most played songs on American radio and television. Leading the list is the anthemic "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," written by Barry Mann, Phil Spector… Read more...