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Getting to Know Maggie Rose

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.17.16 Collaborations between country and rap artists aren’t unheard of. But Maggie Rose’s contribution to “Laid Back” with Mannie Fresh and Big Boi, from the album of her collaborative partner Dallas Davidson, Country Boy Swagger, might be one of the most wonderfully unusual country-rap mashups ever. For Rose, fast emerging as… Read more...


Come Hangout in Gulf Shores

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From News, posted 3.25.14 Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is quickly becoming a favorite stop for today’s biggest bands on the summer festival circuit. With 45,000 people gathering annually for the three-day beach party, the BMI stage will again give fans a sneak peek at artists on the verge of stardom. Last… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Highly Suspect

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From News, posted 3.05.14 For only three people, East Coast rock and rollers Highly Suspect sure make a lot of noise. What started for childhood friends Johnny Stevens and Rich and Ryan Meyer as a casual cover band quickly morphed into something so much more when the group discovered a knack for songwriting. Since… Read more...


GRAMMY Nods Showcase Depth of BMI Roster

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From News, posted 1.16.14 The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards are less than two weeks away and the dozens of BMI affiliates nominated are well positioned for a huge evening. Rapidly ascendant newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis snagged an impressive seven nods, including  Album of the Year for The Heist, Song of the Year and… Read more...


SXSW Picks: 12 Bands to Catch in Austin

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From News, posted 3.08.12 In the promotional flurry of booze, BBQ, and celebrity attractions that fuel the South By Southwest Music Festival (March 13-18), it’s far too easy to lose track of the hometown talent that helps make Austin the so-called “Live Music Capital of the World” the other 51 weeks of the year—especially… Read more...


10 Questions: Beatriz Luengo

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.21.12 Beatriz Luengo grew up on stage, singing and dancing in a variety of venues including the circus. In her native Spain, the singer/songwriter is known for her early career in film and television as well as for her music. Luengo now resides in Miami, where she is enjoying critical acclaim… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Our Members on More Than 375 Grammy Nominations!

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From News, posted 2.08.11 Read BMI’s 2011 Grammy nominees news story from December 2, 2010. Name, Number of Nominations Eminem, 10 Lady Gaga, 6 John Legend, 5 Rihanna, 5 The Roots, 5 B.o.B, 4 Drake (socan), 4 Cee Lo Green, 4 Lady Antebellum,… Read more...


Sundance 2011 Diary: Tamara Conniff

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From Blog, posted 1.28.11 Exclusive Blog: Seven Days in Music: Sundance Edition   Time to take a look at what happened in the music biz – for the week ending Jan 28 it was all about Sundance, composers, new artist Allen Stone, and indie band Holy Water Buffalo. This week was… Read more...


2010 Award Season Belongs to BMI Songwriters & Composers

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From News, posted 1.27.11 BMI songwriters dominated the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, winning almost two-thirds of the awards that were handed out across all genres and categories. The Grammy wins cap an incredible year in which BMI songwriters and composers were the most celebrated creative voices in awards presentations and on the… Read more...


Eminem, Lady Gaga & Lady Antebellum Lead List of 2011 BMI Grammy Nominees

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From News, posted 12.02.10 Eminem, Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum lead BMI’s triumphant surge in the 2011 Grammy nominations, announced last night in Los Angeles. With 10 nominations, Eminem proves yet again that popularity and critical acclaim are best enjoyed hand in hand. His Recovery will vie for Album of the Year, while “Love… Read more...


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