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Indie Spotlight: Toby Lightman

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From News, posted 11.06.14 Toby Lightman’s expansive musical history is featured on many of TV’s top shows, including Bones, One Tree Hill, Vampire Diaries, 90210 and movies such as What’s Your Number and P.S. I Love You. From her major label debut in 2004 to her current independent spirit, Lightman has mastered her own… Read more...


A Conversation With Joel McNeely

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From News, posted 5.24.14 BMI composer Joel McNeely knows how to stay busy. With more than 100 film and television credits to his name, McNeely also produces, conducts and arranges music. He has scored works by directors including George Lucas and James Cameron, written the music for all of Disney’s Tinker Bell movies, brought old film… Read more...


The Top 5 Melody Pitfalls—and How to Avoid Them

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.25.13 Many of the writers whose songs I listen to at my workshops work long and hard on their lyrics, striving to find unique, fresh ways to tell their stories and express their concepts. But they sometimes forget that we’re not writing poems, but songs—and if we hope to create songs… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Emily Greene

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From News, posted 8.06.11 Emily Greene released her full-length debut Is This What You Had in Mind in 2010, then skyrocketed, earning placements USA Network television series Covert Affairs, slots at marquee festivals and opening duties for heroes including Dar Williams and Eliza Doolittle. Critics have embraced the Miami native. Time Out New York… Read more...


Recording Academy Honors Bruce Lundvall

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From News, posted 6.23.11 Legendary music industry executive Bruce Lundvall was honored at a reception hosted by the New York chapter of the Recording Academy on June 20 at the Jazz Standard in New York City. Lundvall was hailed as someone who “in his long career … rose above label, above… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Our Members on More Than 375 Grammy Nominations!

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From News, posted 2.08.11 Read BMI’s 2011 Grammy nominees news story from December 2, 2010. Name, Number of Nominations Eminem, 10 Lady Gaga, 6 John Legend, 5 Rihanna, 5 The Roots, 5 B.o.B, 4 Drake (socan), 4 Cee Lo Green, 4 Lady Antebellum,… Read more...


Mountain Stage NewSong Contest Announces ‘Award Round’ Finalists

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From News, posted 10.07.10 The Mountain Stage NewSong Contest has announced the complete list of finalists who will square off against one another in the Award Round performance competition, slated for Friday, October 22 at Arts World Financial Winter Garden in New York City. The indie artists represent every region of North America and… Read more...


Sundance Institute Selects Six Fellows for 2010 Film Composers Lab

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From News, posted 8.10.10 Composers Tyler Bates, George S. Clinton, Randy Edelman, Blake Neely and Aaron Zigman Among Advisors Six composers have been selected as Fellows to the Sundance Institute Film Composers Lab taking place at the Sundance Resort in Utah from August 11-26, 2010. This year’s Composers Lab Fellows are Sherri Chung, John… Read more...


Mountain Stage NewSong Contest Offers Artists Career Jump-Start

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From News, posted 6.10.10 The 2010 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest is offering indie singer/songwriters the opportunity to be heard. Independent music makers may submit original songs, which will be judged by a panel of industry experts. The winner will record a five-song EP with producer Jacquire King, who has helmed boards for… Read more...


BMI Artists Dominate Top-Selling Album, Artists Slots in Billboard Best of Decade Lists

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From News, posted 12.10.09 Billboard recently announced the top-selling artists and albums of the past decade, and BMI artist/songwriters dominate both lists. Oscar and Grammy award-winner Eminem appears in both lists an impressive total of three times, once as a best-selling artist and twice in the best-selling album tally. Linkin Park and Britney Spears… Read more...


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