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SXSW Indie Spotlight: Republican Hair

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From News, posted 2.27.19 While Nashville might not be the first city from which to expect an irreverent punk band weaned on Devo, Talking Heads and The Cars, Republican Hair are more than happy to upend that preconception. The brainchild of Oklahoma-born songwriter Luke Dick, Republic Hair were born out of Dick’s desire to… Read more...


Harry Gregson-Williams and Other Top Songwriters Honored At 2018 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.01.18 Tonight, BMI proudly honored acclaimed film composer Harry Gregson-Williams with the BMI Icon Award at the 2018 BMI London Awards. Guests including Liam Payne, James Arthur, Natasha Bedingfield, Tinie Tempah and Trevor Rabin attended the awards at London’s Dorchester Hotel for an evening of celebration for UK and European songwriters,… Read more...


Sting and Top Songwriters Honored at 2016 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.10.16 BMI proudly honored internationally-celebrated songwriter Sting as a BMI Icon today at the 2016 BMI London Awards. Music industry guests including Hozier, Rudimental, Snow Patrol, Disciples and Wayne Hector filled London’s Dorchester hotel to celebrate the UK and European songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs of 2015 on… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Allen Toussaint

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From News, posted 11.10.15 BMI mourns the loss of longtime BMI affiliate Allen Toussaint, who passed away yesterday at the age of 77. Hailed as a gifted, prolific and versatile producer, songwriter, pianist and singer who was a fixture of New Orleans R&B, Toussaint also had his music covered widely by many other musicians.… Read more...


Shooter Jennings Recalls George Jones With Tribute EP

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.27.14 Paying homage to the late George Jones comes easily to Shooter Jennings, who as a child became friends with George through his parents, BMI legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, who had a close friendship with “the Possum.” Shooter remembers vividly when Jones invited him to his tour bus, cut… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Devo’s Bob Casale

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From News, posted 2.18.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. mourns the loss of Bob Casale, an original member and guitarist of the groundbreaking band Devo. The band, whose name was derived from the word “de-evolution” - the idea that humans are regressing into a destructive herd mentality - was formed in 1972. In 1980, their blockbuster… Read more...


BMI Presents “Music & Film” Roundtable and Snowball Showcase at Sundance

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From News, posted 12.21.12 BMI’s 15th annual Composer/Director Roundtable and 11th annual Snowball showcase will take place Wednesday, January 23, during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Entitled “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” the roundtable will begin at 11 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. at the Sundance House. The… Read more...


Mark Mothersbaugh to Discuss Distinguished Career with BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross at SXSW Film 2012

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From News, posted 2.15.12 Q&A slated for March 13 at Austin Convention Center Iconic multi-media composer and rock pioneer Mark Mothersbaugh and Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President, Film/TV Relations for BMI, will come together for an in-depth conversation about music in film, television, gaming and the myriad other areas of Mothersbaugh’s expertise on Tuesday,… Read more...


BMI Video: 7 Clips from 2011 You Don’t Want to Miss

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.15.11 Throughout the year, BMI captures exclusive moments on video. From sharing a career high with Lady Gaga to advice from pop master David Foster to a mad dash through SXSW with Welsh phenom Bright Light Bright Light, we’ve picked our seven small-screen favorites from 2011. David Foster’s 10 Tips for… Read more...


BMI Brings Nashville Cool to Bonnaroo

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From News, posted 5.18.11 The cool kids are moving to and moving up in Music City, and it shows. BMI will dispatch three of Nashville’s freshest voices to the 2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 3rd Annual Road to Bonnaroo contest victors Chancellor Warhol, Cheer Up Charlie Daniels, and Uncle Skeleton each earned… Read more...


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