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BMI Congratulates its 2022 Americana Honors & Awards Nominees

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From News, posted 5.17.22 The coveted Americana Honors & Awards nominations are out with several BMI songwriters poised to win big. Brandi Carlile leads the pack with three nods this year in the major categories of Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. The ceremony will be held… Read more...


Songwriting Legends Carole Bayer Sager and Mike Stoller To Be Honored as BMI Icons at 70th Annual BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 4.12.22 BMI is thrilled to celebrate the best in songwriting at the 70TH Annual BMI Pop Awards. Legendary music creators Carole Bayer Sager and Mike Stoller will be honored as BMI Icons, celebrating their indelible and timeless contributions to the art of songwriting.  BMI’s Pop Song of the Year, Songwriter of… Read more...


Duets and Featured Artists: The Hot Trend in Recordings

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.25.22 It would be hard to look at a list of current hit songs without noticing a trend: the growing use of featured artists. A featured artist is one who makes a guest appearance on another artist’s recording to create a collaboration. What’s the difference between a duet and a song… Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: Raelyn Nelson Band

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From News, posted 2.22.22 Raelyn Nelson Band is a female-fronted group from Nashville that is part Loretta Lynn and part Cheap Trick. They’re led by the group’s namesake, and if you thought her last name had a connection to another famous musician with the last name Nelson, you would be right: she’s Willie’s granddaughter.… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Legendary Recording Engineer Al Schmitt

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From News, posted 4.28.21 BMI is saddened by the loss of one of our most talented recording engineers, Al Schmitt, who passed away Monday at the age of 91. During his long and continuously impressive career, Schmitt, who joined BMI in 1971, won a record-breaking 20 GRAMMYS for his creative recording talents on more… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Texas Outlaws Shaver, Walker and Bush

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From News, posted 10.28.20 BMI is saddened by the passing of three Outlaw-Country pioneers, Billy Joe Shaver, Jerry Jeff Walker and Johnny Bush. Shaver was the writer of some of country music’s greatest songs, including “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “Georgia on a Fast Train,” “Old Five and Dimers Like Me,” and “Live Forever.” Along with… Read more...


BMI Congratulates CMHoF Inductees Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart and Dean Dillon

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From News, posted 8.12.20 BMI is proud to announce that our legendary songwriters, Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart and Dean Dillon, make up this year’s class of inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame, bringing the total number of honorees to 142. Dean Dillon, who was named a BMI Icon in 2013, earns… Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: Randy Rogers

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From News, posted 3.30.20 Randy Rogers knew from age 12 that playing music is what he wanted to do. After developing his musical talents in church and in the small Opry halls of Northeast Texas, he began writing songs that gave way to the formation of The Randy Rogers Band. Over the course of… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 1.27.20 During a star-studded celebration of the most popular and impactful music from the past year, many BMI affiliates were singled out for their achievements at the Recording Academy’s 62nd GRAMMY Awards, held last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Among the multiple-award winners came Lizzo, who, after opening… Read more...


BMI Presents 5th Annual Maui Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 12.16.19 BMI presented an all-star lineup for the fifth annual Maui Songwriters Festival on the lush island of Maui, HI December 5-7. This one-of-a-kind festival puts a spotlight on the art of songwriting with intimate acoustic sets from Nashville’s top songwriters scattered across the island. This year’s lineup was co-headlined by… Read more...


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