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BMI Congratulates its DownBeat Critics Poll Winners

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From News, posted 6.28.17 Named after the “downbeat” in music also called “beat one” of a musical measure, DownBeat Magazine recognizes the best names in jazz, blues and every genre-bending style in between. This year, their legendary Critics Poll honored several BMI affiliates with these prestigious awards. Congratulations, all, BMI is so proud to… Read more...


BMI Writers Take Major GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.27.16 After another prolific year of incredible music, BMI songwriters made a strong showing in the nominations for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, slated to be presented Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Earning multiple nods across the prestigious Recording Academy accolade‚Äôs 84 separate categories, the… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.23.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. writers have a lot to celebrate following the announcement of the 2015 GRAMMY nominations. The winners will be revealed during the 57th annual GRAMMY awards, held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live February 8, 2015 on CBS. BMI writers are present in nominations… Read more...


BMI Explores the Origins of Jazz Appreciation Month

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From News, posted 4.22.14 Nearly thirteen years have passed since legendary musician/producer Quincy Jones helped the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History introduce the Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) initiative at a press conference in July 2001. The program spends each April celebrating the genre’s history, heroes and future with one month of special jazz-centric… Read more...


BMI Hosts Annual NEA Jazz Masters Luncheon

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From News, posted 1.24.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. celebrated the 2014 Jazz Master recipients at a luncheon held January 13, 2014, at the JW Marriott Essex House in New York City. This year’s honorees included BMI composers and artists Anthony Braxton and Keith Jarrett, along with jazz musicians Jamey Aebersold and Richard Davis. Paying tribute… Read more...


Watch the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert on bmi.com

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From News, posted 1.10.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. has partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to present a live webcast of the NEA Jazz Master awards ceremony and concert taking place at Lincoln Center on January 13, 2014. This exciting webcast will begin at 7:30 p.m. (EST) on the 13th and can… Read more...


Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden & More Saluted as NEA Jazz Masters Celebrates 30 Years

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From News, posted 1.11.12 BMI partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts to host the annual luncheon toasting the 2012 class of NEA Jazz Masters on Tuesday, January 10. In a clear illustration of BMI’s storied commitment to jazz, all of the 2012 honorees are BMI creators: composer, drummer and keyboardist Jack DeJohnette;… Read more...


Sundance Institute Taps Six Fellows for 2011 Film Composers Lab

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From News, posted 7.21.11 Six composers have been selected as Fellows for the Sundance Composers Lab, currently underway at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The 2011 Composers Lab Fellows are Fabian Almazan, Kristen Baum, Michael Cudahy, Philip Klein, Luke Rothschild and Jacob Shea. During the two-week lab, Fellows participate in workshops and… Read more...


Marsalis Family, Hubert Laws, Dave Liebman Saluted as NEA Jazz Masters

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From News, posted 1.12.11 BMI partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts and its Chairman Rocco Landesman to celebrate the 2011 Class of NEA Jazz Masters at a luncheon at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 11. In addition to the Marsalis family, BMI composers Hubert Laws and Dave Liebman were honored along… Read more...


Joe Lovano Leads BMI Charge at JJA Jazz Awards

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From News, posted 6.17.10 BMI jazz greats took home trophy after trophy during the annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards, held Monday, June 14 in New York City. Legendary saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano enjoyed a trio of wins, scoring Record of the Year for his album Folk Art, Tenor Saxophonist of the Year,… Read more...


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