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Broadway Tribute to Legendary BMI Writers Leiber and Stoller Opens in D.C.

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From News, posted 5.16.14 Smokey Joe’s Café – The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, which originally opened on Broadway in 1995 and became the longest-running musical revue, is now transporting audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C. Director… 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...


Jerry Leiber Dies

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From News, posted 8.23.11 With partner Mike Stoller, Mr. Leiber crafted the songs that ushered in the era of rock and roll. The pair wrote “Hound Dog” for Big Mama Thornton, and Elvis Presley was paying attention. Elvis recorded the tune, and as his career ignited, Leiber and Stoller continued to help create the… Read more...


Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil to Receive SongHall’s Johnny Mercer Award

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From News, posted 3.15.11 BMI songwriting giants Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil will receive the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award, presented by the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHoF) during the organization’s 42nd annual ceremony on Thursday, June 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Through their lives as professional songwriters and the… Read more...


California Copyright Conference Launches 09-10 Season with Leiber and Stoller

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From News, posted 9.01.09 The California Copyright Conference (CCC) will kick off its 2009/2010 season by hosting an in-depth discussion with iconic songwriting team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller on Tuesday, September 15 at the Courtyard by the Marriott (15433 Ventura Blvd) in Sherman Oaks, California. David Ritz, co-author of the Leiber and Stoller… Read more...


Pop Songwriting’s ‘Leader of the Pack’ Ellie Greenwich Dies

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From News, posted 8.27.09 Ellie Greenwich, the pen behind several of pop music’s most enduring standards, died on Wednesday in New York City. She was 68. A veteran of the legendary Brill Building in Manhattan, Greenwich co-wrote 60s nuggets including “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Baby I Love You,” “Hanky Panky,” “Then He Kissed Me,”… 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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