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Learning the Ropes With J.R. Rotem

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.21.16 Writer-producer J.R. Rotem is having another great year, with a BMI Pop Award for Fall Out Boy’s “Centuries” in May and an incredible 10 tracks on Gwen Stefani’s No. 1 album This Is What the Truth Feels Like. But even though the South African-born, Bay Area-raised phenom can claim a… Read more...


Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds Honored During BMI’s 66th Annual NAB Dinner in Las Vegas

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From News, posted 4.09.14 Last night, music legend Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds was honored at the 66th Annual BMI/NAB Dinner during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention in Las Vegas. Few creative forces have impacted the contemporary pop/urban genres as much as the 10-time GRAMMY winner.Babyface’s incredible achievements include 11 solo albums, more than 125… Read more...


Singing a Different Tune: ‘Majors & Minors’ Shakes Up Talent Searches

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From News, posted 9.28.11 New series Majors & Minors made its anticipated debut Friday, September 23 on the Hub TV Network, and the feel-good reality program is earning high marks from parents, critics, and industry insiders alike. “Parents need to know that this inspiring musical series proves that it’s possible to make reality TV… Read more...


Ina Wroldsen, Writing a Windfall

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.22.11 Twenty-seven-year-old Ina Wroldsen signed her first record deal in 2006. On the verge of a dream realized, and with spirits high, she completed what was to be her debut record for the company. Fate, however, would deal her dreams an unexpected blow. Watching helplessly as her missives and melodies turned… Read more...


‘Majors and Minors’ Preps for Sept. 23 Launch

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From News, posted 8.03.11 New reality series Majors and Minors premieres September 23 on the Hub TV Network, and a full slate of stars have signed on as mentors. Avril Lavigne, Adam Lambert, Colbie Caillat, and Claude Kelly join previously announced talent coaches including Brandy, Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks, Sean Kingston, Mike Posner and… Read more...


Julian Bunetta Builds a Box

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.04.11 He’s only 28 years old, but Julian Bunetta talks like a wizened beatnik thrust into a focus-grouped world he didn’t create. The California-based producer/engineer habitually tosses out phrases and metaphors that speak volumes about his churning creativity, not to mention his philosophical approach to life. As Bunetta sees it, strong… Read more...


Bravo’s ‘Platinum Hit’ Debuts May 30

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From News, posted 5.25.11 Bravo’s new series Platinum Hit will give viewers an unprecedentedly in-depth look at aspiring hitmakers’ journeys when it premieres on Monday, May 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. BMI award-winning songwriter/producer Kara DioGuardi will serve as head judge and singer/songwriter Jewel will host each week as 12 up-and-coming singer/songwriters push through… Read more...


BMI Partners with Boardwalk Entertainment for ‘Majors & Minors’ Reality Series

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From News, posted 3.29.11 The Boardwalk Entertainment Group, in partnership with BMI and Sony Music Entertainment’s RCA /JIVE Label Group, has announced the launch of nationwide casting search for kids to be mentored by the biggest and most established artists in the music industry in a groundbreaking new reality series. Called “Majors & Minors,”… Read more...


Kevin Rudolf’s Heavy Hooks

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.25.09 New York native Kevin Rudolf has two ascending careers. As a hit artist signed to Cash Money/Universal Republic Records, he tours to promote his debut In The City, while he also ricochets between Miami and Los Angeles for songwriting and producing projects. His signature combination of rock and hip-hop reveals… Read more...


BMI Tops Previous Year in Revenues with $905 Million in FY 2009

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From News, posted 8.25.09 BMI has announced that it earned more than $905 million in revenues for its 2009 fiscal year, including its subsidiary Landmark Digital Services®, LLC. The company also announced that it increased royalty distributions to more than $788 million for the songwriters, composers and copyright owners it represents. With more than… Read more...


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