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BMI Writers Continue Their Trend With Multiple GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.10.12 Live from Nashville and televised on CBS, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Award nominations were announced at a star-studded concert Wednesday evening, December 5th.  This is the first time that the nominations have been announced in Music City, confirming the town’s validity as a vibrant music center for all genres of… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: PushMethod

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From News, posted 4.17.12 PushMethod’s music is sprayed with colors from Tavis Sage Eaton, who has shared the stage with Wu Tang Clan, Nas, Rae Kwon, Fabulous, and Fat Joe. They’re fused with the vibrancy of Michael Dustin “Dusty” Youree, whose inspiration stems from not only the international theater tours of Pipin, Alice in… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Meleni Smith

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From News, posted 4.17.12 Born in Flint, Michigan, raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Meleni Smith began singing at the age of six. Brought up by a Jamaican mother, Meleni never knew exactly where she fit in this world but knew that music would help her find how she fits in it. She recently signed a… Read more...


Save the Date: Grammy Edition of BMI’s “How I Wrote That Song” Slated for Feb. 11 in L.A.

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From News, posted 1.26.12 Grammy-winning hip-hop icon Rev Run; RZA, the Grammy-winning founder of Wu-Tang Clan; Good Charlotte co-founders Joel and Benji Madden; multiple Grammy nominee/producer/artist and official voice of South Florida DJ Khaled; and Grammy-winning songwriter/producer RedOne are confirmed panelists for BMI’s “How I Wrote That Song” 2012, slated for Saturday, February 11,… Read more...


‘Rolling Papers’ Propels Wiz Khalifa’s Rise

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.01.11 In just one year, Wiz Khalifa went from underground mixtape king to top-selling rapper. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native’s infectious single “Black and Yellow” reached stadium status with a performance at this year’s Super Bowl. When all eyes and ears turned to him, Khalifa stared right back and held… Read more...


Snoop Dogg, Drake, B.o.B, Lex Luger, Universal Music Publishing & More Honored at BMI Urban Awards

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From News, posted 8.27.11 Urban music’s top creators shared the stage tonight at BMI’s Urban Awards at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. The annual event celebrates the songwriters, producers and music publishers of the past year’s most-performed r&b, rap and hip-hop songs in the BMI repertoire. The 2011 ceremony featured high-wattage star power and… Read more...


Rick Ross to Headline BMI’s 14th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase

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From News, posted 4.22.11 BMI will present its 14th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase Wednesday, May 18, featuring a combination of the recording industry’s eminent stars and most-promising unsigned talent. Staged at The Buckhead Theatre (3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA), the event begins at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. The festivities are open… Read more...


Benny Blanco Fills in the Blanks

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.07.11 Benny Blanco, the 22-year-old songwriter and producer with a string of hits to his credit, is driving through Los Angeles talking about how he has always loved music. Since he was a kid growing up in suburban Virginia—pulling out the stereo in the middle of his parents’ dinner parties to… Read more...


‘Levi’s Pioneer Sessions: The Revival Recordings’ features BMI Trendsetters

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From News, posted 5.27.10 The Levi’s brand is a cultural bridge, connecting chic urbanites with working cowboys, and 19th-century pragmatism with vintage cool and contemporary edge. Subsequently, Levi’s inaugural “Levi’s® Pioneer Sessions: The Revival Recordings” carries the penchant for connection into music. For the series, a selection of today’s trendsetters in pop, rock, soul… Read more...


Hip-Hop Laureate Drake to Headline BMI’s 13th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase April 20 in Atlanta

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From News, posted 3.24.10 Atlanta-bred Travis Porter to perform and R&B crooner Lloyd to host event at Havana Club Music by DJ Ruckus BMI will present its 13th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase Tuesday, April 20, featuring a combination of the recording industry’s eminent stars and most-promising unsigned talent. Staged at the Havana… Read more...


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