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BMI Congratulates its 2018 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 11.28.17 BMI is very proud to congratulate our many talented affiliates on their prestigious GRAMMY nominations, which were announced this morning by the Recording Academy. The 60th GRAMMY Awards, to be held in Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28, 2018, will salute a wide array of… Read more...


Atlanta’s Rising Stars of R&B/Hip-Hop Bring the House Down at BMI’s Urban Showcase

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From News, posted 4.07.16 BMI hosted its Urban Showcase Tuesday, April 5, at Terminal West, featuring a mix of the recording industry’s eminent stars and most-promising talent. Hosted by recording artist Bre-Z from FOX’s hit-show Empire, the evening was filled with high-energy performances from rap duo EarthGang, R&B crooner Jacquees, and rapper/singer/producer Elhae. The… Read more...


10 Questions: Vonnegutt’s Kyle Lucas

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.12.12 When Vonnegutt guitarist Neil Garrard slipped his band’s raw demo to a classmate who just happened to be the brother of Big Boi (of Outkast fame), everything changed—but not overnight, frontman Kyle Lucas is quick to point out. Now 26, Lucas was 22 when he and Garrard signed their Marietta,… Read more...


Rick Ross to Headline BMI’s 14th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase

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From News, posted 4.22.11 BMI will present its 14th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase Wednesday, May 18, featuring a combination of the recording industry’s eminent stars and most-promising unsigned talent. Staged at The Buckhead Theatre (3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA), the event begins at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. The festivities are open… Read more...


BMI Accepting Submissions for 14th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase

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From News, posted 2.11.11 BMI is currently accepting submissions for its 14th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase, to be held in Atlanta on May 18, 2011 at The Buckhead Theatre. Aspiring artists from all urban genres, including r&b, rap and hip-hop, are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to perform at this lauded, star-spotting annual… 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...


Unsigned Urban Showcase Winner Nicoya: Ready to Inspire

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.26.10 She has survived the difficult aftermath of Hurricane Ike, endured the painful break-up of her decade-old singing group, and suffered the myriad disappointments most performers experience in pursuit of their dream. So when technical problems threatened to sabotage Nicoya’s performance at the 13th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase in Atlanta, the… Read more...


Lloyd, Drake, Travis Porter Rule 13th Annual BMI Unsigned Urban Showcase

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From News, posted 4.21.10 Newcomer Nicoya Wins Top Prize, Big Boi Receives Legends of ATL Award BMI presented its 13th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase April 20, at the Havana Club in Atlanta. Hosted by R&B crooner Lloyd and DJ Drama, the showcase featured performances by hip-hop heir apparent Drake and Atlanta-bred Travis Porter, who each brought… Read more...