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Majority of 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductions Go to BMI Writers

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From News, posted 4.15.15 Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to congratulate its Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, who make up the majority of the 2015 class. The venerable institution, dedicated since 1969 to celebrating the work of composers and lyricists responsible for some of the world’s most popular music, will host the 46th annual… Read more...


The BMI Holiday Countdown

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.15.11 James Brown, “Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto” With its tightly intertwined rhythms, percussive horns and traditional jump-blues bridge, “Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto” catches the incomparable James Brown during a period of transition—moving from the hard-hitting… Read more...


The BMI Holiday Countdown: Clarence Carter, “Back Door Santa”

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From News, posted 12.13.11 Clarence Carter, “Back Door Santa” Written by Clarence Carter and Marcus Daniel A slice of greasy blues soul that draws from the Willie Dixon classic “Back Door Man,” Clarence Carter’s “Back Door Santa,” co-written with Marcus… Read more...


BMI Giants Dominate List of 2010 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 2.18.10 The Blues Foundation recently announced the 2010 list of Blues Hall of Fame inductees, the majority of whom are BMI heavyweights. Lonnie Brooks, Charlie Musselwhite, Gus Cannon and Cannon’s Jug Stompers, and Amos Milburn will officially enter the hallowed hall during the annual ceremony, slated for Wednesday, May 5, at… Read more...