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GRAMMY-Nominated Oak Felder Gets and Gives Advice

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18 When he moved to the U.S. from Istanbul, Turkey, in 2001, writer-producer Warren “Oak” Felder had a degree in network technologies and artificial intelligence from Istanbul Technical University, and zero music expertise save for his abiding love for rock bands including Rage Against the Machine and Modest Mouse. Felder hadn’t… Read more...


Mark Ronson Receives the BMI Champion Award at the 66th BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.08.18 BMI honored internationally renowned super producer, artist, songwriter and DJ Mark Ronson last night with the BMI Champion Award at its 66th Annual BMI Pop Awards. The evening also celebrated the songwriters, publishers and administrators of the past year’s most-performed pop songs in the United States from BMI’s extensive catalogue.… Read more...


Terri Lyne Carrington: From Child Prodigy to Trailblazing Jazz Drummer

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.12.18 Three-time GRAMMY winning musician, songwriter and producer Terri Lyne Carrington has always had an incredible passion for music. As a child, her budding talent placed her alongside some of the biggest jazz musicians in the world at an age when most girls are playing with dolls. Her father, Mat Carrington,… 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...


A Conversation With Rob Kleiner

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.25.14 Ten years ago, if you’d told Rob Kleiner — whose recent production credits include Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Sia and The Weekend — that he’d be an in-demand pop songwriter and producer, he might not have believed you. “It wasn’t that I didn’t like writing pop music,” the BMI songwriter/producer explains from… Read more...


12 Days of BMI Holiday Songs

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From News, posted 12.14.13 Here at Broadcast Music, Inc., we love the holiday season, because we have an excuse to play some of our favorite festive tunes by BMI songwriters - from classics like Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” to Mariah Carey’s greatest gift to the world, “All I Want For Christmas… Read more...


10 Questions: Kris Bowers

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.28.12 He was still 22 when he won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition last fall. And while his performance garnered fans in the panel of judges, all illustrious jazz pianists, as well as the also-attending Aretha Franklin, it was hardly the first time the pianism of Kris Bowers turned… Read more...


Bette Midler To Receive Songwriters Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award

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From News, posted 3.08.12 Multi-talented BMI legend Bette Midler will be the 2012 recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner, slated for Thursday, June 14 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, according to an announcement by Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Jimmy… Read more...


Aretha Franklin, Kris Bowers, Bobby Avey Honored by Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

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From News, posted 9.13.11 As the Thelonious Monk Institute staged its 25th Anniversary International Jazz Piano Competition and All-Star Gala Concert, one thing became brilliantly clear: Jazz music is thriving in virtuosic hands. BMI composer-pianist Kris Bowers was named the first-place winner of the Jazz Piano Competition. Held Sunday, September 11 and Monday, September… Read more...


SXSW Ready: Wallpaper

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.08.11 Wallpaper will play BMI’s SXSW St. Patrick’s Day showcase on Thursday, March 17 at 12 a.m. at The Ghost Room. It’s hard enough being one person. Wallpaper’s Eric Frederic is two. He’s the workaholic producer who lives to puzzle over the wonders of a Quincy Jones piano chord, but he’s… Read more...


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