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BMI Mourns the Loss of Country Music Matriarch Jo Walker-Meador

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From News, posted 8.16.17 BMI is saddened by the loss of one of country music’s true matriarchs, Jo Walker-Meador, who passed away this morning at the age of 93. As the 30-year executive director of the CMA, Walker-Meador was not only an influential role model for women in Nashville’s music industry, she was an… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Tommy Roe Celebrated for Two Million Plays

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From News, posted 10.28.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. hosted a celebration of the legendary Tommy Roe in honor of his two million plays of the songs “Dizzy” and “Shelia.” Roe signed with BMI in 1962 with the help of beloved BMI executive Frances Preston, and has been a songwriting force ever since. He has 23… Read more...


BMI Marks the Passing of Bob Crewe

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From News, posted 9.16.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. joins the world in grieving the loss of multifaceted songwriter-producer, Bob Crewe, who passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014, in Scarborough, Maine. He was 82 years old. Crewe was famously known for creating the sound behind the worldwide sensation, the Four Seasons, penning a string of… Read more...


Industry Celebrates BMI President Del Bryant - 2014 Golden Mike Award Recipient

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From News, posted 3.24.14 More than 200 television, radio and music industry executives gathered at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on Monday, February 24, 2014, to celebrate the illustrious career of Broadcast Music, Inc. President Del Bryant, who was awarded the 2014 Golden Mike Award by the Broadcasters Foundation of America for… Read more...


10 Questions With Dean Dillon

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.25.13 Dean Dillon’s life has been the stuff of country songs—hard-living, hard-earned, bootstrapping, boot-wearing. He grew up poor in East Tennessee, and just out of high school in 1973, hitchhiked to Nashville to take his chances as a songwriter. That’s where he met George Strait, presented to Dillon then as a… Read more...


Crested Butte Songwriters Festival Gears up for Another Great Year

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From News, posted 11.12.12 The Writers Behind Nashville’s Biggest Hits Come Together for Two Days of Songs and Stories to Benefit Breast Cancer Research Presented by Texas Roadhouse, Coors, BMI, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort WHAT From January 16-20, 2013 at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s elevation-hotel-and-spa in Colorado, The Crested Butte Songwriters Festival… Read more...


From the Archives

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.12.12 BMI’s songwriting history, in pictures. Jimmie Vaughan, former BMI executive Roger Sovine, B.B. King, former BMI President & CEO Frances Preston and Al Schlesinger, former National Chairman of the Board for NARAS, celebrate King’s Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987. Read more...


From the Archives

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.21.12 Current BMI President & CEO Del Bryant, Dave Bartholomew and former BMI President & CEO Frances Preston celebrate Bartholomew’s 1991 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Read more...


Crested Butte Songwriters Festival Brings Hit-Makers Together to Beat Breast Cancer

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From News, posted 11.28.11 The inaugural Crested Butte Songwriters Festival will feature performances by a collection of the best performing songwriters in the world. Slated for January 13-14, 2012 at the elevation-hotel-and-spa Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado, the festival will revolve around two nights of performances staged at local hot spots. Crowds will… Read more...


The Genius of Billy Sherrill

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.09.10 The word genius is bandied about far too often. Sometimes flippant but often rooted in the depths of fervent, if over-eager, admiration, the label has lost some of its luster. “She’s a genius” just doesn’t sparkle like it used to. But listen: Billy Sherrill is a genius. Listen to Tammy… Read more...


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