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Sara Sithi-Amnuai Receives BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship

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From News, posted 4.19.18 In addition to honoring renowned jazz pianist Joanne Brackeen and guitar legend Pat Metheny as BMI’s newest Jazz Masters, the BMI Foundation proudly awarded Sara Sithi-Amnuai this year’s BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship. The $5,000 award was presented to Sithi-Amnuai at the BMI-sponsored annual… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Joanne Brackeen and Pat Metheny

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From News, posted 6.15.17 BMI is proud to announce that renowned jazz pianist Joanne Brackeen and guitar legend Pat Metheny will receive the nation’s highest honor in jazz when they become NEA Jazz Masters in April 2018. Both composers, educators and performers are receiving this honor for their lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to… Read more...


The Numbers Are In. BMI Writers Take More Than 53% of the 2013 GRAMMYS!

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From News, posted 2.13.13 Year after year, we are proud that BMI songwriters have taken home a majority of The GRAMMYS, and 2013 is no exception. This time around, BMI writers claimed an impressive 53+% of the awards. Some of the evening’s most memorable highlights include: BMI songwriters Jack Antonoff and Jeff Bhasker winning… Read more...


BMI Songwriter/Artists Win 68% of Grammys; Adele Takes Home Six

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From News, posted 2.13.12 The 54th annual Grammy Awards belonged to BMI songwriters, who earned almost 70% of the year’s 78 trophies – resounding proof of the strength of the BMI repertoire. Adele took home Grammy gold in every category in which she was nominated. She won six trophies in all, including Album, Record… Read more...


Antonio Sanchez, Reaching New Heights

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.21.11 Antonio Sanchez fondly recalls an inadvertent compliment he received years ago. Scheduled to accompany the legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden at New York’s Village Vanguard nightclub, Sanchez was warned beforehand that Haden harbored a particular distaste for loud drummers. Sanchez took heed. “I started out playing with brushes, then little… Read more...


Lil Wayne Leads Grammy Field with Eight Nominations

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From News, posted 12.04.08 Nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards were announced by The Recording Academy on December 3, with superstar BMI songwriter/artist Lil Wayne topping the field with eight mentions. Other top BMI nominees included Kanye West, who earned six nods, while Alison Krauss and Radiohead received five each. The Eagles, Lupe… Read more...


BMI Jazz Composers Top ‘Downbeat’ Readers Poll

From News, posted 11.11.08 Downbeat has released its 73rd Annual Readers Poll with BMI jazz composers topping 24 of the 29 categories, accounting for 84% of the winners. These composers represent the “who’s who” of jazz performers and BMI’s dominance in the genre. Sonny Rollins top two categories, Jazz Artist and Tenor Saxophone, while… Read more...


Harris Scores ‘Hottest’ Movie Soundtrack

From News, posted 8.14.07 The Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL), in conjunction with BMI, held coast-to-coast screenings of The Hottest State, held at the Directors Guild both in Los Angeles (July 31) and New York (August 7). The film written and directed by Ethan Hawke, features a soundtrack composed by Grammy-winning BMI singer/songwriter… Read more...


BMI Jazz Composers Sweep 2007 Jazz Journalists Association Awards

From News, posted 7.02.07 BMI jazz composers took home the lion’s share of the awards at the 11th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards, held June 28 at the Jazz Standard Club in New York City. The event’s top honoree was pianist Andrew Hill, who passed away on April 20 of this year.… Read more...


BMI Awards $10K Monk Prize to Jazz Pianist Kálmán Oláh

From News, posted 9.18.06 Congratulations to jazz pianist Kálmán Oláh, grand prize winner of the 2006 BMI-sponsored Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composer's Competition. The $10,000 award was presented during the Thelonious Monk Institute's 20th Anniversary Gala held Sept. 20 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Oláh's winning work, performed by… Read more...


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