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BMI Supports Songs of Hope Benefit’s Worthy Cause

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From News, posted 9.12.16 BMI is proud to announce its support for the 12th Annual ‘Songs of Hope’ event on September 15 in Los Angeles, a special star-studded evening of music benefiting City of Hope, an independent biomedical research institution and cancer treatment center. This year’s iteration will feature storied recorded executive, producer and… Read more...


Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize and Manny Albam Commission Awarded to BMI Composer Dan Block

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From News, posted 6.28.16 The 28th Annual Summer Showcase Concert, which featured the best new big band and jazz orchestra compositions created during the past year in the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, culminated in a win for saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer Dan Block, who was named the winner of the BMI Foundation’s 17th annual… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Shelly Peiken Tells All in New Memoir ‘Confessions of a Serial Songwriter’

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From News, posted 3.14.16 Few know how challenging it can be to navigate the music business better than the very people who sustain it – hardworking professional songwriters. One writer who lived through that struggle and attained great heights is BMI affiliate Shelly Peiken. A GRAMMY-nominated songwriter whose work has sold in excess of… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of R&B Legend Natalie Cole

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From News, posted 1.05.16 BMI mourns the loss of R&B great Natalie Cole, who passed away on December 31, 2015, at the age of 65. The velvet-voiced star earned the Best New Artist GRAMMY for her 1975 eponymous debut album, as well as a Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female GRAMMY for “This Will Be… Read more...


Writing and Placing Songs Internationally

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.28.14 With so many artists and producers writing or co-writing their own material, there seem to be fewer opportunities than ever for writers and music publishers to pitch and place songs. It’s become increasingly important to think outside the box when writing and promoting material—and that includes looking beyond our own… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Take Majority of Billboard Latin Music Awards Nods

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From News, posted 2.06.14 Last year, the Billboard Latin Music Awards proved to be an incredible evening for the BMI Latin roster, with reggaeton star Don Omar taking home 10 awards and BMI affiliates winning 77% of the 2013 accolades. With 54% of this year’s nominations and at least one nominee in every category,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates the 2013 Latin GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 10.01.13 The nominations for the 14th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards were announced September 25 from the Avalon music venue in Los Angeles. Broadcast Music, Inc. congratulates the nominees for Latin music’s biggest night, taking place in Las Vegas on November 21, with the broadcast airing live on Univision. Carlos Vives, who… Read more...


Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month With BMI

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From News, posted 9.17.13 September 15 marks the beginning of a month-long recognition of the rich history and important contributions Latinos have made to American society and culture. What started as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968 grew into a month-long observation in the late ’80s. “Nurtured by their rich… Read more...


BMI Members Honored at Inaugural Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala

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From News, posted 4.26.13 The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Inaugural Induction Gala took place on Tuesday night at the New World Center in Miami Beach during the Billboard Latin Music Conference. The Miami-based, non-profit Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame was founded in October 2012 under the auspices of the Songwriters Hall of Fame… Read more...


Michael Bolton Honored During BMI’s 65th Annual NAB Dinner in Las Vegas

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From News, posted 4.10.13 The BMI Board of Directors celebrated the incredible career of Michael Bolton during its 65th Annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Dinner, held on Tuesday, April 9 in Las Vegas during the NAB convention. Bolton has sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide and continues to advocate for… Read more...


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