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BMI Congratulates its Blues Hall of Fame Inductees and 2017 Award Winners

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From News, posted 5.22.17 BMI is proud to congratulate the BMI songwriters who were inducted into the renowned Blues Hall of Fame this year, as well as those who took home awards at the 38th Blues Music Awards in Memphis. Both events were dominated by BMI affiliates and included these esteemed members:… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Win Big at 2016 Blues Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.18.16 The Halloran Performance Center, which is the new addition to the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, provided the perfect venue for the Blues Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner on May 4, 2016, where BMI affiliates once again dominated the field of honorees. Bluesmen Jimmy Johnson, Eddy Clearwater, and John… Read more...


BMI Writers Crank Up the Volume at 2015 Blues Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.17.15 For the last several years, Broadcast Music, Inc. has been a proud sponsor of the Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards, which is the highest honor given to musicians and songwriters in blues music. This year, per usual, the 36th Blues Music Awards took place before a sell-out crowd in Memphis,… Read more...


BMI Writers Dominate 35th Annual Blues Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.22.14 The Blues Foundation presented the 35th Annual Blues Music Awards Thursday night, May 8, in Memphis. The event brought together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year. Three awards went to BMI songwriters… Read more...


BMI Members Sweep Blues Music Awards

From News, posted 5.17.13 The Blues Music Awards ceremony was held on May 9, 2013, in Memphis, Tenn., and Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to represent the majority of winners, who claimed 79 percent of this year’s awards. Sponsored by the Blues Foundation, the show, which featured all of the nominees, never once let… Read more...


BMI Composers Make Up Majority of DownBeat Critics Poll Winners

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From News, posted 7.14.11 BMI’s family of jazz songwriters and composers garnered the majority of 59th Annual DownBeat Critics Poll nods, revealed in the magazine’s August issue. The honorees underscore the muscle of BMI’s jazz repertoire, which is the home of the genre’s legends and contemporary torchbearers. Critics opted to… Read more...


BMI Greats Dominate Blues Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.10.11 The BMI family of bluesmen and women dominated the 32nd Blues Music Awards, winning an overwhelming 98% of the awards handed out last week in Memphis. Buddy Guy led the BMI surge, proving his brand of soul-soaked blues only gets better with time: The 2010 Blues Music Awards Lifetime Achievement… Read more...


Pinetop Perkins Dies

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From News, posted 3.22.11 Blues pioneer Pinetop Perkins died on Monday at his home in Austin, Texas. He was 97 years old. Perkins epitomizes BMI’s unparalleled relationship with the blues. As the first performing right organization to open its doors to the blues, BMI shepherds the deepest blues catalog in the industry, populated by… Read more...


Lady Antebellum Soars at 2011 Grammy Awards

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From News, posted 2.14.11 Lady Antebellum will bring a host of Grammy gold home to Nashville: With five wins, the crossover trio led the BMI charge at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, held last night in Los Angeles. Lady A’s “Need You Now,” co-written by members and BMI songwriters Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley,… Read more...