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Library of Congress Adds 25 Works to National Recording Registry

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From News, posted 6.24.10 Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has named the 25 new additions to the eighth annual National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, which will ensure that these cultural, artistic and historical recordings are always available to the American public. Included among them are works by such renowned BMI… Read more...


Rock Hall Names 2007 Inductees

From News, posted 1.09.07 Indie rockers R.E.M. and hip-hop pioneers Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five are among the BMI talents set to be inducted into the 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 22nd annual induction ceremony, which will make history by welcoming Grandmaster Flash as its first rap act, will… Read more...


Composers Lab Fellows Get Film Music Advice

From News, posted 9.18.05 BMI continues to be a key sponsor of the Sundance Composers Lab, a major component of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program, which is dedicated to supporting emerging film composers and enhancing the role of music in independent film. BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President of… Read more...


R.E.M. Sets a Standard for Greatness

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.30.03 R.E.M. set the standard for alternative rock greatness. The Athens, Georgia-based band has managed to score hit singles like "The One I Love," "Stand," "Losing My Religion" and "Everybody Hurts" and retain the respect of critics, fans and fellow musicians as a group who have sold millions of records yet… Read more...


Warren Zevon Offers a Lesson in Living

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.29.03 As a songwriter, Warren Zevon is one of the most articulate and witty observers of the vicissitudes, absurdities and ironies of modern life. He's given us glimpses at the "Werewolves Of London, the "Excitable Boy" and "Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner." He has called for "Lawyers, Guns… Read more...


Renowned Songwriter Felice Bryant Dies At 77

From News, posted 4.21.03 Nashville - Tuesday, April 22, 2003 -- Felice Bryant, who wrote some of the most popular songs in the history of Rock & Roll and Country music with her husband Boudleaux Bryant, died this morning at her home in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She was 77 years of age and had been… Read more...


BMI Stars at the Head of Song Hall Class of 2002

From News, posted 6.17.02 Some of BMI's brightest stars were among the class of 2002 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, honored Thursday night (6/13) at the organization's 33rd annual Induction Ceremony at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. Legendary BMI songwriters Barry Manilow, Sting, Michael Jackson and… Read more...


Injected

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.09.02 Hailing from the same Georgia hinterland that spawned roots rock acts like R.E.M. and the Black Crowes, Atlanta's Injected is altering the southern rock landscape. Where many of their southern contemporaries draw musical inspiration from blues, folk and country, Injected creates a molten metallic… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Carole King to Receive SHOF’s Johnny Mercer Award

From News, posted 5.01.02 The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame, has announced that BMI songwriter Carole King will be this year's recipient of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award at the 2002 Awards dinner, set for Thursday, June 13 at the Sheraton New York Hotel &… Read more...


Man Who Loves Horses Gives Lyrical Voice to Mustangs

From News, posted 12.11.01   If mustangs had human voices, John Abernathy believes they would sing a song called "Runnin' In The West." The song, with lyrics written by Abernathy, has become the basis… Read more...


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