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Graham Gouldman and Top Songwriters Honored at 2015 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.19.15 Last night, BMI honored internationally-celebrated songwriter Graham Gouldman as a BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI London Awards. In addition, music industry guests including John Newman, Wayne Hector and Don Black OBE filled London’s Dorchester Hotel to celebrate the U.K. and European songwriters and publishers behind the most-performed songs of… Read more...


Don Kirshner Dies

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From News, posted 1.19.11 Legendary BMI music publisher and songwriter Don Kirshner has died. He was 76. The future rainmaker began his career as a songwriter, writing with high school friend Robert Cassotto, who would became known to pop fans as Bobby Darin thanks to breakout hit “Splish Splash.” In 1958, Kirshner co-founded music… Read more...


BMI Legends Sweep List of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 1.29.10 BMI pioneers swept the list of 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: ABBA, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, The Hollies and The Stooges will all officially enter rock’s hallowed hall during a ceremony on March 15, 2010 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and will air live on… Read more...


Bryan Ferry Receives Icon Honors at BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.07.08 BMI lauded U.K., Europe and Jamaica’s premier songwriters, composers and music publishers Oct. 7 at the 2008 BMI London Awards. The ceremony was hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant, along with Executive Director, Writer/Publisher Relations Europe & Asia, Brandon Bakshi. Staged in the Grand Ballroom of London’s Dorchester… Read more...


2008 BMI London Awards Winning Songs

From News, posted 10.07.08 The Robert S. Musel Award IRREPLACEABLE Amund Bjørklund (TONO) Espen Lind (TONO) Ne-Yo EMI Music Publishing Ltd./Stellar Songs Ltd. (PRS) Beyoncé College Song DASHBOARD Johnny Marr (PRS) Tom “King Sour” Peloso Joe Plummer Chrysalis Music Ltd. (PRS) Modest Mouse Dance Award BEAUTIFUL LIAR Ian Dench (PRS) Amanda… Read more...


BMI Foundation Founder Theodora Zavin Dies at 82

From News, posted 6.21.04 BMI and the BMI Foundation mourn the passing of Theodora Zavin, one of the music industry's most respected copyright attorneys, who served as a senior executive at BMI. Zavin died Monday (June 21) at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital after a brief illness. She was… Read more...


Mort Shuman

From News, posted 12.11.01 Maria Pia Shuman (center), widow of late BMI songwriter Mort Shuman, holds up Million-Air certificates for his hit songs "This Magic Moment," "Suspicion," "Little Sister," "Save The Last Dance" and "Can't Get Used to Losing You." Congratulating her are Shuman's attorney Charles Negus… Read more...


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