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BMI Congratulates its 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 2.06.18 The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its latest class of inductees for 2018, and BMI is very proud to count six of these remarkably talented songwriters as longtime affiliates. We happily join our friends at the Hall in celebrating their amazing music. Dedicated to honoring the contributions of the composers… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Ron Gallo

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From News, posted 7.06.17 Ron Gallo specializes in outspoken, high-octane rock. After years fronting the Philadelphia roots rock band, Toy Soldiers, Gallo’s muse steered him a louder direction, prompting the singer/songwriter to decamp to Nashville and form the Ron Gallo III, a fiery power-trio that realizes Gallo’s flair for punk and garage rock. His… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Ron Gallo

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From News, posted 3.02.17 With hair as imposing as his voice, Ron Gallo specializes in outspoken, high-octane rock. After years fronting the Philadelphia roots rock band, Toy Soldiers, Gallo’s muse steered him a louder direction, prompting the singer/songwriter to decamp to Nashville and form the Ron Gallo III, a fiery power-trio that realizes Gallo’s… Read more...


Pistol Annies Shoot Straight

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.14.11 The name Pistol Annies evokes a gang of six-gun toting bad women from the days of Deadwood, which isn’t entirely off the mark. Despite their angelic harmonies, the trio of hotshot country singer-songwriters Ashley Monroe, Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley bring desperado attitude to their music. “When we started co-writing,… Read more...


Wanda Jackson, Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash Lead BMI Charge at Americana Honors

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From News, posted 9.14.10 BMI artists enjoyed a big night at the Americana Music Association’s 9th Annual Honors and Awards ceremony. Staged in Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium, the event celebrated a year’s worth of soul-searching, torch-lighting roots music. The theme from film Crazy Heart earned 2010 Song of the Year honors: Co-written by BMI… Read more...


Harlan Howard’s Chart Magic

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.24.10 When British troupe One Eskimo shot to the top of AAA charts, present and past collided. The band’s “Kandi” is a combination of freewheeling cover, inspired original, and DJ-sampling savvy: As One Eskimo frontman Kristian Leontiou’s lilting vocals launch into the familiar refrain of “He Called Me Baby,” he is… Read more...


Roy Clark and Barbara Mandrell Set to Enter Country Music Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 2.06.09 The Country Music Association recently announced that longtime BMI affiliates Roy Clark and Barbara Mandrell will join the Country Music Hall of Fame’s hallowed ranks this year. Clark will enter the hall in the “Career Achieved National Prominence Between World War II and 1975” category, while Mandrell will be the… Read more...


2009 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

From News, posted 1.20.09 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced the hall’s new inductees on January 14. BMI legends constitute the majority of the 2009 class: Little Anthony and the Imperials, Run-DMC, and Bobby Womack will enter in the Performer category; Wanda Jackson will be inducted under the Early Influence field… Read more...


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