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BMI Congratulates Loretta Lynn With Million-Air Award

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From News, posted 4.17.17 BMI’s Jody Williams stopped by BMI songwriter Loretta Lynn’s 85th birthday bash at the Ryman Auditorium on April 15, to present the country star with a Million-Air award in recognition of two million radio spins of her song “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Lynn’s celebratory show lasted two hours and was chockfull… 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’s 84 separate categories, the… Read more...


Writing and Placing Christmas and Holiday Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.16 Imagine receiving airplay and earning income from a song year after year and having that same song be recorded by multiple artists over a span of decades. That is what can happen with a holiday-themed song. For many songwriters and music publishers, landing a holiday recording that becomes the next… Read more...


Lady Gaga Celebrated as Billboard’s 2015 Woman of the Year

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From News, posted 12.16.15 2015 was an incredible year for visionary songwriter and pop icon Lady Gaga, who was named Billboard’s 2015 Woman of the Year during its Women in Music event held December 11, at New York City’s Cipriani. In accepting the prestigious accolade, which is given to “a key influential figure who… Read more...


BMI Writers Honored With ACM Nominations and Awards

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From News, posted 4.14.15 Broadcast Music, Inc. writers were honored with nominations in nearly every category of the 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards. Powerhouse Miranda Lambert has nominations in an astounding seven categories, including Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year, while Luke Bryan has four nods, including Entertainer of… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Honored at TN Governor’s Awards

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From News, posted 3.20.15 BMI songwriters Loretta Lynn, B.B. King and Dr. Bobby Jones were recently celebrated at the Tennessee Governor’s Art Awards. Presented by the Tennessee Arts Commission, the awards are given to Tennessee artists “of exceptional talent and creativity” who have influenced the arts on a state and national level. Congratulations to… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Rachel Taylor

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From News, posted 11.06.14 Rachel Taylor has a myriad of entries on her musical résumé: Heartbreak for Everyone, her EP produced by Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, tour dates with the likes of Vance Joy and Sixpence None the Richer and work with GRAMMY award-winning producer of the Civil Wars, Charlie Peacock.… Read more...


Writing and Placing Songs Internationally

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.28.14 With so many artists and producers writing or co-writing their own material, there seem to be fewer opportunities than ever for writers and music publishers to pitch and place songs. It’s become increasingly important to think outside the box when writing and promoting material—and that includes looking beyond our own… Read more...


Tom T. Hall to be Honored as BMI Icon at 60th BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 8.27.12 BMI will celebrate the incredible songwriting career of Tom T. Hall by naming him a BMI Icon at the company’s 60th annual Country Awards. The private ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 30 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The BMI Icon award is given to… Read more...


From the Archives

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.30.12 BMI’s songwriting history, in pictures. Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty attend the 1974 BMI Country Awards in Nashville. Read more...


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