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BMI Mourns the Loss of Celebrated BMI Composer Patrick Williams

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From News, posted 7.26.18 BMI is saddened by the news that Emmy, GRAMMY and BMI Richard Kirk Award-winner Patrick Williams passed away yesterday at the age of 79. Among the legendary projects on Williams’ unsurpassed resume were scores for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, The Streets of San Francisco, Columbo,… Read more...


BMI to Honor Barry Manilow as BMI Icon at the 65th Annual BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 3.30.17 BMI is pleased to announce that GRAMMY, Emmy and Tony Award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician, Barry Manilow, will be named the BMI Icon at the 65th annual BMI Pop Awards. Mr. Manilow, a pop music legend, will receive this honor in recognition of his prodigious musical legacy and an… 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...


BMI Composer Charlie Fox Visits New York Office

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From News, posted 11.03.16 Award-winning composer Charlie Fox wowed BMI’s New York team when he played an impromptu medley of songs from his renowned catalog including “I Got a Name,” “Killing Me Softly,” the theme from Happy Days and The Love Boat, as well as Barry Manilow’s mega hit “Ready to Take a Chance… Read more...


Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 To grab our listeners’ attention we need to separate our songs from the competition, and one way to accomplish this is by including an unexpected twist—an element of surprise. This article examines various ways to incorporate twists into lyrics and melodies. Story Songs With Surprise Endings “Ol’ Red” (written by… Read more...


BMI Writers Receive Multiple GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.15.15 2015 proved to be another explosive year for BMI songwriters. In advance of the 58th Annual GRAMMY awards, BMI is very proud to congratulate all of our many affiliates who have earned impressive nominations for their musical contributions across a wide range of genres, including Taylor Swift and Maroon 5… Read more...


Marty Panzer to Teach Writing Class, Offers BMI Members Discount

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From News, posted 3.15.12 Esteemed composer/songwriter Marty Panzer will lead an upcoming Master Class writing workshop at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Entitled “Writing Lyrics that Succeed and Endure,” the class will take place over six Thursday evening sessions. The first class is April 19, and the course concludes on… Read more...


Charles Fox and Friends Present The Songs of Our Lives, Benefitting Fulfillment Fund

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From News, posted 6.02.11 Venerable BMI composer and songwriter Charles Fox is bringing a handful of his distinguished songwriting friends together for an equally distinguished cause: The Songs of Our Lives, Volume IV is slated for Monday, June 13 at the Wadsworth Theatre in Brentwood, CA, and will raise money and awareness for the… 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...


Dave Koz Earns Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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From News, posted 9.24.09 BMI recently helped Dave Koz celebrate 20 years of music as the acclaimed jazz musician earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony, held on September 22 at 1750 N. Vine Street in front of Capitol Records, featured stirring testimony of Koz’s greatness from fellow luminary Barry… Read more...


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