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BMI Salutes its Top Songwriters for the 2020 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.09.20 BMI paid tribute to the best in songwriting for its 68th Annual BMI Country Awards. The top songwriters, publishers and administrators of the previous year’s most-performed Country songs were celebrated across BMI’s digital and social channels. Major award winners for Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Publisher… Read more...


What Makes a Song a Worldwide Phenomenon?

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.20.20 Warning: Listening to the songs referenced in this article is likely to result in an inability to get them out of your brain. It is an incredible accomplishment for a song to reach the top of one of the Billboard charts. Occasionally, songs connect with listeners sufficiently to… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 CMA Triple Play Award Winners

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From News, posted 3.05.19 On Tuesday, February 19, the CMA honored the ten storytellers who penned three Number One songs in a twelve-month period with their annual Triple Play Awards. BMI is proud to represent the following six 2019 Triple Play Award recipients: Jesse Frasure – 2018 BMI Country Songwriter of… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.21.19 The Academy of Country Music has again this year honored BMI affiliates with the majority of ACM award nominations. The highly anticipated show will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 7, from 8:00-11:00PM ET/(delayed PT) on CBS. A well-deserved congratulations to all! Here’s the… Read more...


What Makes a Song a Hit?

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.23.19 When I worked in the A & R Department at a major record label, and later, as production coordinator for albums by hit artists, in many cases, my ears were the first barrier that had to be crossed when a song was submitted for those acts. Almost all the songs… Read more...


Steve Cropper Receives BMI Icon Award at 2018 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.13.18 BMI proudly presented its 2018 BMI Country Awards this evening, honoring the prolific musical career of BMI Icon Award recipient Steve Cropper, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 66th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… Read more...


Country Music: What’s New—and What’s Next

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From The Weekly, posted 11.06.18 Music in all genres is constantly evolving, and that is certainly evident on today’s country music charts. Hits by artists such as Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, and Thomas Rhett bear little resemblance to those by country music legends who paved the way, such as Willie Nelson, Dolly… Read more...


BMI Toasts “Up Down” With Rooftop #1 Party

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From News, posted 10.18.18 Big Loud Records’ rising star Morgan Wallen toasted his first Number One hit as an artist yesterday (10/17), partying in rooftop-style for his PLATINUM-certified chart-topper, “Up Down” (featuring Florida Georgia Line). Taking over the Thompson Hotel’s L.A. Jackson rooftop bar in Nashville, BMI, BIG LOUD, ASCAP, Wallen and the backwoods… Read more...


BMI Announces Star-Studded Lineup for Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 3.29.18 BMI is pleased to announce the initial lineup for the 23rd Annual Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Key West Songwriters Festival, presented by BMI. Set for May 9-13, 2018, the Key West Songwriters Festival will feature top hitmakers alongside up-and-coming talent in venues across the island. BMI and Sony Music… Read more...


Kane Brown Celebrates First No. 1 Hit “What Ifs” with BMI, ASCAP and SESAC

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From News, posted 2.26.18 Music Row, friends and family packed the BMI lobby Tuesday night to celebrate RCA/Zone 4 artist and BMI songwriter Kane Brown’s chart-topper “What Ifs” with co-writers Matt McGinn (SESAC) and Jordan Schmidt (ASCAP) and featured vocalist, Lauren Alaina (BMI). The smash hit marked Brown and McGinn’s first respective number ones… Read more...


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