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BMI Mourns the Loss of Songwriter and Soul Singer Ben E. King

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From News, posted 5.01.15 Ben E. King, the legendary voice behind the blockbuster songs, “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “I Count the Tears” and “Stand By Me,” which he co-wrote with BMI songwriters Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, died on Thursday at the age of 76. Once part of the… Read more...


BMI Announces GRAMMY Museum’s ‘REEL TO REEL: AKA DOC POMUS’

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From News, posted 1.29.14 Broadcast Music, Inc., in association with the Songwriters Hall of Fame, is proud to announce the GRAMMY Museum’s special screening of REEL TO REEL: AKA DOC POMUS on February 11, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Following the captivating film about this gifted and prolific BMI writer will be a panel discussion… Read more...


Must-See Film on Early Rock Mega-Hit Writer Doc Pomus Playing Now

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From News, posted 10.11.13 The life story of Broadcast Music, Inc. legendary songwriter Doc Pomus has been made into the must-see film, A.K.A DOC POMUS. Doc is responsible for having penned some of the most-recorded songs in the history of popular music, including “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “A Teenager… Read more...


Top Latin Songwriters Honored at 19th Annual BMI Latin Music Awards

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From News, posted 3.31.12 Leading U.S. music rights organization Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) honored the songwriters and publishers of Latin music’s most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television at the 19th annual BMI Latin Music Awards tonight at the Encore Las Vegas. En Español International superstar Pitbull received the BMI President’s Award in… Read more...


“Stand By Me” to Receive Towering Song Award at 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner

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From News, posted 3.28.12 The Songwriters Hall of Fame will bestow the prestigious Towering Song Award on timeless composition “Stand by Me” at the organization’s 43rd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner, slated for Thursday, June 14 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Ben E.… Read more...


They’re Playing Our Song: Jerry Leiber and the Power of Collaboration

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From News, posted 9.06.11 Last month, the world lost one of the greatest songwriting collaborators of all time — Jerry Leiber. A legendary and iconic BMI songwriter, Leiber was instrumental in shaping the sound and subject matter of rock & roll and early rhythm & blues. The songs Jerry Leiber wrote with his longtime… Read more...


Prince Royce’s Bachata Breakthrough

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.06.11 Earlier this year, the 21-year-old singer/songwriter known as Prince Royce went on his first tour to Europe, where he encountered more than culture shock: actual fandom. “It was crazy, girls were crying, some even fainted. I had been told by people that my music was playing over there, but I… Read more...


ELO Frontman Jeff Lynne Receives Million-Air Certificates

From News, posted 11.04.08 Songwriter and Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne was awarded Million-Air certificates for “Turn To Stone, “ which has earned over one million airplays, and “Don’t Bring Me Down,” for having over two million airplays. BMI’s Linda Livingston and Phil Graham presented Lynne the certificates at a recent visit to… 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...


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