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BMI Congratulates Willow Kayne on Her Nomination for Ivor Novello Rising Star Award With Apple Music

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From News, posted 7.27.21 BMI proudly congratulates Willow Kayne,* who has been nominated for this year’s Ivor Novello Rising Star Award With Apple Music.  Celebrating young British and Irish talent who demonstrate exceptional potential and ambition, the Rising Star Award was introduced last year – the first new category to be added to the… Read more...


Composer Jermaine Stegall on Scoring “Coming 2 America” During Pandemic

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From News, posted 3.19.21 The year 2020 was challenging for many artists. During this unprecedented time, composer and conductor Jermaine Stegall navigated scoring one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, Craig Brewer’s Coming 2 America, the sequel to the 1988 hit film, Coming to America. Beyond that, Stegall also scored projects… Read more...


BMI London Hosts Speed Dating for Songwriters® - Zoom Edition

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From News, posted 7.28.20 In keeping with the times, BMI’s “Speed Dating for Songwriters®” has been revamped into a new online format using Zoom’s Breakout Rooms feature. With the aim of continuing to foster creative collaboration among some of the most promising songwriters, producers, and artists, participants through BMI’s London office, which hosted the… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Ivor Novello Rising Star Award Nominees

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From News, posted 7.07.20 The prestigious Ivor Novello Awards represent a pinnacle of achievement which is recognized by peers within the UK music creator community, and beyond. Recently the Ivors Academy announced the nominees for the Rising Star Awards with Apple Music and many BMI-affiliated songwriters are taking top spots, including 4 out of… Read more...


How to Write a Song That’s Fun to Listen to—and Fun to Sing

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18 When it was suggested I write about songs that are fun to sing, the jukebox in my brain instantly thought of “The Name Game” (recorded by Shirley Ellis, written by Lincoln Chase and Shirley Elliston). Anyone of a certain age remembers plugging his or her name into the… Read more...


Summing it All Up With BMI Composer Jesper Kyd

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From News, posted 5.10.18 When composer Jesper Kyd receives the 2018 Nile Rodgers Global Creators Award at Canadian Music Week (May 7-13), he won’t just be getting an accolade from the esteemed conference, but cheers from Rodgers himself – a self-described fanboy long enamored with Kyd’s groundbreaking video game scores. High praise from someone… Read more...


Mark Ronson Receives the BMI Champion Award at the 66th BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.08.18 BMI honored internationally renowned super producer, artist, songwriter and DJ Mark Ronson last night with the BMI Champion Award at its 66th Annual BMI Pop Awards. The evening also celebrated the songwriters, publishers and administrators of the past year’s most-performed pop songs in the United States from BMI’s extensive catalogue.… Read more...


Library of Congress Adds 8 BMI Works to National Recording Registry

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From News, posted 3.21.18 Today, the Library of Congress announced its annual selection of sound recordings for inclusion in the National Recording Registry. Selected on the merits of their cultural, artistic and historical significance, works included in this prestigious list represent the finest examples of music from across the genre spectrum, as well as… Read more...


Patti LaBelle Named BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 9.01.17 Last night, BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Patti LaBelle took home the night’s highest honor as BMI Icon in recognition of her… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: FEiN

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From News, posted 9.14.16 FEiN (pronounced “fine”), the SoCal-based alternative duo, was hatched at USC’s Thornton School of Music when drummer Brandon Woodward and guitarist Luke Walton began collaborating while students of the Popular Music Performance program. Since graduating, the pair has been producing and engineering from Tiny Giant Recording, their Westlake Village studio.… Read more...


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