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BMI Indie Spotlight: Decade Rewind 2010-2020

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From News, posted 11.12.20 In this special rewind edition of the Indie Spotlight, we’re looking back at twelve incredible artists, bands, and duos who we’ve featured throughout the last decade. At BMI, our finger is always on the pulse of what’s happening in new music, and we’re proud to have highlighted so many groundbreaking… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Decade Rewind: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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From News, posted 11.12.20 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are a rapping and producing pair who first appeared in the BMI Indie Spotlight in 2011. At the time, they had just gotten together to work on Macklemore’s The Vs. projects, which began a journey that led them straight to the top of the charts.… Read more...


10 Ways to Push the Creative Envelope With Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.23.19 Sometimes, playing it safe is the most dangerous thing we can do. This is especially applicable when our goal is to write songs that rise above the competition; songs that become artists’ signature songs; and songs that impact audiences and propel artists to a next level. We need to find… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Fences

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From News, posted 9.12.19 Los Angeles-based band, Fences, is breaking musical barriers in the City of Angels following its move from Seattle. Fronted by Christopher Mansfield, Fences’ latest album, Failure Sculptures, is a slow-burning collection of pop tracks that demonstrate transcendent songwriting and elevated spirituality. Mansfield, whose work with Macklemore put him on the… Read more...


Breakthrough Hits and Signature Songs: What Can They Teach Us?

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.21.19 Although it was more than sixteen years ago, I still recall chatting with a twenty-something guy who stood in front of me in line as we waited to attend the taping of the David Letterman Show. The guy was excited because his brother Adam would be performing on the show,… Read more...


BMI Singer-Songwriter Saint Claire Performs at Washington Hospitality Association VIP Reception

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From News, posted 11.19.18 Hospitality professionals from across the state came together to celebrate and share best practices within the industry at the Washington Hospitality Association (WHA) annual conference, held recently (11/13) at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington. This year, the WHA included a VIP reception with BMI singer-songwriter Sainte Claire as the featured… Read more...


BMI Honors Toni Braxton With President’s Award at 2016 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 9.02.16 Last night BMI proudly celebrated the songwriters and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2016 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Toni Braxton took home the night’s highest honor when she was presented with the BMI… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2015 American Music Award Winners

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From News, posted 11.23.15 Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater was buzzing last night with fan-voted American Music Award wins for many BMI affiliates. Leading the pack with multiple trophies was Taylor Swift, who swept three awards, Song of the Year for “Blank Space,” Favorite Album – Pop/Rock for 1989, and Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary;… Read more...


Indie Bands Bring Big Sounds to SXSW

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From News, posted 3.11.15 The annual BMI showcase at SXSW in Austin, Texas, is a highly anticipated event, having launched the careers of some of the hottest acts, from Imagine Dragons to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Wild Cub. This year’s show features some of the top bands from around the nation, showcasing their… Read more...


2014 Rewind: Songs of the Year From BMI Awards Shows

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From News, posted 12.30.14 The penchant for penning certified hits comes to fruition at BMI Awards shows, as the Song of the Year award, given to the track that received the most performances within that genre, celebrates a songwriter’s ability to enthrall music fans. Take a look back, listen to the 2014 Songs of… Read more...


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