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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...


Bob DiPiero Receives BMI Icon Award at 2017 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.08.17 BMI proudly presented its 2017 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI Icon Award recipient Bob DiPiero, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 65th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… Read more...


Nashville Celebrates Cole Swindell and Writers With Triple #1 Party

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From News, posted 9.13.16 Nashville industry, family and friends gathered for a Monday afternoon pub crawl down Demonbreun Street in celebration of three #1 hits from BMI artist Cole Swindell. The first track, “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” was celebrated at South and was cowritten with BMI writers Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, along… Read more...


Mac Davis Recognized as BMI Icon at 2015 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.04.15 BMI proudly presented its 2015 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI Icon Mac Davis, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 63rd annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and publishers of… Read more...


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