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BMI Indie Spotlight: brakence

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From News, posted 9.22.21 It’s not hard to tell that brakence, the alt/emo pop project of 18-year-old Randy Findell, is fascinated by words. The multitalented Columbus, OH native has released uniquely titled projects with names like hypnagogia (“a state halfway between being asleep and being awake”) and bhavana (“spiritual cultivation”), and even his own… Read more...


Lolla Indie Spotlight: Jake Wesley Rogers

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From News, posted 7.19.21 A storyteller, songwriter, and visionary, Jake Wesley Rogers expresses his queer authenticity and artistry through his music. Rogers and his love for musical theater and songwriting led to his eventual signing with Justin Tranter’s Warner Records imprint, Facet Records (Tranter is notably a fellow BMI affiliate), and he turned his… Read more...


BMI Continues its Support of Sundance Institute Film Music and Sound Design Lab

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From News, posted 7.29.20 BMI proudly continues its support of the Sundance Institute Film Music and Sound Design Lab in collaboration with Skywalker Sound. The prestigious program returns this year with a new reimagined digital format on Sundance Co//ab from July 27–August 14, 2020. BMI composers Aaron Parks, Ariel Marx and Jeff… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Mia Gladstone

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From News, posted 2.26.18 Mia Gladstone has come a long way since she wrote her first song for her second-grade talent show. Today, she’s a singer, songwriter and producer living in New York City. Gladstone, who draws on eclectic influences such as Madlib and Amy Winehouse, describes her lively, distinctive sound as having “strong… Read more...


Licensing Executives Treated to Soulful Performance from BMI Singer-Songwriter Jonny P

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From News, posted 10.19.17 BMI brought critically acclaimed R&B singer-songwriter Jonny P to San Diego recently (10/17) to perform at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the National Association of Licensing Compliance Professionals. NALCP is a trade association with membership comprised of restaurant, retail and hotel chain executives responsible for the liquor and music licensing… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Stanaj

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From News, posted 7.06.17 Born in Albania and raised in NYC, Stanaj is a singer/songwriter who cut his teeth playing Albanian music before succumbing to his love for American pop; think Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Maxwell and Whitney Houston. Relocating to California in 2014, Stanaj’s soulful voice and savvy social media campaign swiftly attracted… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 2.14.17 It was another triumphant night for BMI writers at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as songwriter after songwriter took the stage to claim GRAMMY gold. A truly unstoppable force, Adele continued her reign as pop monarch, claiming five awards, including Record of the… Read more...


The GRAMMYs: A Reflection of Ever-Changing Musical Trends

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From The Weekly, posted 2.03.17 Music’s biggest night of the year is almost here! When the GRAMMY awards are handed out on Sunday, February 12, they will celebrate music that has come a long way since the first GRAMMYs were presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science (NARAS) in 1959. By taking… 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...


Getting to Know Hit Writer Jamie Scott

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.22.16 32-year-old U.K. native Jamie Scott has lived many lives in his career: early gigs in London; writing and producing under the name J.S. Baylin; playing in the band Jamie Scott & The Town; and then joining the duo Graffitti6, which got placements on TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy. It’s his… Read more...


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