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BMI Congratulates its 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 1.17.20 The Songwriters Hall of Fame unveiled its list of inductees for 2020, and once again, BMI is very proud to count members of this august class of music creators as its own. Initially conceived to honor and celebrate the work of songwriters, composers and lyricists responsible for the world’s most… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Nominees

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From News, posted 11.06.19 Dedicated to paying tribute to the composers and lyricists responsible for the world’s most celebrated popular music, The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its laudable roster of songwriting luminaries nominated for induction in 2020, and BMI affiliates once again made a very strong showing. As one of the most prestigious… Read more...


Five Questions With TWRK

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From News, posted 10.28.16 Initially an anonymous duo, TWRK were already cranking out dance floor hits for Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint when the influential DJ/producer revealed their true identities on his BBC Radio program as Benzi and Esentrik. On the backs of recent club-filling anthems like “Hands On it” and “Wheels in Motion,” TWRK… Read more...


Save the Date: Grammy Edition of BMI’s “How I Wrote That Song” Slated for Feb. 11 in L.A.

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From News, posted 1.26.12 Grammy-winning hip-hop icon Rev Run; RZA, the Grammy-winning founder of Wu-Tang Clan; Good Charlotte co-founders Joel and Benji Madden; multiple Grammy nominee/producer/artist and official voice of South Florida DJ Khaled; and Grammy-winning songwriter/producer RedOne are confirmed panelists for BMI’s “How I Wrote That Song” 2012, slated for Saturday, February 11,… Read more...


Big Sean Steps Out

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.09.11 Like a thoroughbred being primed for the Triple Crown, rapper Big Sean has been carefully groomed for his world debut. Hailing from the same Detroit stomping grounds that spawned Eminem, Kid Rock and ICP, “Big Sean” Anderson was discovered by Kanye West in 2005. But instead of immediately unleashing his… Read more...


Shawn Campbell, Songwriting and Starmaking His Way to the Top

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.16.11 For Shawn Campbell, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime revelations that changed everything. A Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter, Campbell has worked with musical heavy hitters like Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Chris Brown, Foxy Brown and others. Yet despite his success, Campbell eventually came to believe that the real opportunities in music… Read more...


Clipse Already ‘Kinda Like a Big Deal’

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.07.09 When Clipse was last releasing an album, they were famously feuding with their label. Today, the Virginia Beach-based brothers Malice and Pusha T not only have a new deal with another label, Columbia Records, but a new outlook, too. When they release Til the Casket Drops, this summer, it’ll reflect… Read more...


Grammy Winners and Nominees to Discuss ‘How I Wrote That Song’ at Key Club in LA

From News, posted 1.28.09 BMI Panel Discussion will Feature will.i.am, T-Pain, Chad Hugo (Neptunes), Makeba Riddick, Keri Hilson and Surprise GuestsBMI will present its annual “How I Wrote That Song” panel Saturday, February 7, from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Key Club (9039 Sunset Blvd.) in Los Angeles. Led by BMI’s Catherine Brewton,… Read more...


Yoav Plays Private Performance at Gibson Guitar Factory Showroom

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From News, posted 5.05.08 Cape Town’s rising star Yoav played an intimate showcase for industry executives, music supervisors and tastemakers April 28 at Gibson Guitar’s Showroom. BMI was in attendance to laud Yoav’s performance, which reflected musical influences such as The Neptunes, Beck and Bjork. Read more...


Mario Stands Out in a Crowded House

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.05.07 Let’s face it: A lot of r&b heartthrobs are out there vying for our attention. But even though he’s in a crowded house, singer Mario doesn’t need to fight for his place in the spotlight — he commands it on his own merit. In 2004, Mario saw his breakthrough with… Read more...


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