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BMI and CBS Radio Present 1st Annual Detroit Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 10.25.16 BMI and CBS Radio joined forces recently (10/19-10/22) to host the 1st annual Detroit Songwriters Festival, a 4 day event in the Motor City designed to shine a spotlight on the craft of songwriting. Featured BMI artists/songwriters included Hunter Hayes, LoCash, Uncle Kracker, Michael Ray, Wendell Mobley, Casey Beathard, Troy… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Automatic Static

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From News, posted 2.10.12 Zac – singer, songwriter and guitarist for Automatic Static –has contributed music to soundtracks such as Varsity Blues, Johnny Tsunami and National Lampoon’s Beerfest and has toured with Staind, Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock, Deftones, Far, Type O Negative, Sevendust and many more. He recruited friends and long time local Sacramento… Read more...


Big Sean Steps Out

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.09.11 Like a thoroughbred being primed for the Triple Crown, rapper Big Sean has been carefully groomed for his world debut. Hailing from the same Detroit stomping grounds that spawned Eminem, Kid Rock and ICP, “Big Sean” Anderson was discovered by Kanye West in 2005. But instead of immediately unleashing his… Read more...


Miranda Lambert Leads List of 2011 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.03.11 BMI songwriters, artists, and producers earned 72% of the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards nominations, announced earlier this week. With seven nominations, BMI torchbearer Miranda Lambert leads the list of nominees. The reigning ACM Top Female Vocalist will vie for that title again, as well as Song and… Read more...


Rehab: Road Warriors, ‘Home’ at Last

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.08.10 Underscoring their chosen name, Rehab has undergone a befitting amount of stylistic shifts and self-discovery over the past decade. Spearheaded by original member and singer-songwriter Danny Alexander, aka Danny Boone, the Atlanta-based crew found a foothold last year with the immensely popular juke-joint anthem “Bartender Song (Sittin’ at a Bar)”.… Read more...


USA Today ‘Platinum Possibilities’ Dominated by BMI Songwriters

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From News, posted 9.20.10 Autumnal album release schedules are traditionally stacked with highly anticipated music. USA Today music writers Edna Gundersen, Steve Jones, Jerry Shriver, Elysa Gardner and Brian Mansfield recently profiled the 2010 lineup, and the group’s list of promising projects is dominated by BMI singer/songwriters. In fact, all but one of Read more...


BMI Reports Increased Revenues for 2010

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From News, posted 9.13.10 BMI has announced that it generated more than $917 million in revenues for its 2010 fiscal year ended June 30, including its subsidiary Landmark Digital Services®, LLC. The company also announced distributable royalties of more than $789 million for the songwriters, composers and copyright owners it represents. With more than… Read more...


Miranda Lambert Leads List of 2010 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.01.10 Miranda Lambert made history this morning as nominees for the 44th Annual CMA Awards were announced live on ABC News’ Good Morning America. With nine nominations, Lambert has officially collected more nods than any other female artist in the history of the CMAs. In addition to Entertainer, Female Vocalist, and… Read more...


BMI Growth Outpaces U.S. Economy During Century’s First Decade

From News, posted 1.07.10 BMI’s revenues surged by more than 80 percent and royalty distributions increased by almost 90 percent during the first decade of the 21st century, while the overall U.S. economy remained stagnant during that same period, with The Washington Post reporting that gross domestic product increased by less than 20% and… Read more...


For Shinedown, ‘The Sound of Madness’ Is the Sound of Success

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.31.09 Just when it seemed that the career of Florida rockers Shinedown couldn’t get any more massive, along came The Sound of Madness. The group’s third studio album for Atlantic, which came out last year to immediate acclaim by critics and fans alike, has been certified gold, while its second single,… Read more...


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