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BMI Congratulates its Americana Music Award Winners and Honorees

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From News, posted 9.18.17 BMI is proud to congratulate its writers who took home the majority of trophies and honors at the Americana Music Honors and Awards ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 13. Congratulations to all. Here’s the list: Album of the Year A Sailor’s Guide… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Million-Air Award With Songwriter John McFee

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From News, posted 10.25.16 BMI songwriter and member of the Doobie Brothers John McFee stopped by BMI’s Nashville office to celebrate one million radio spins of his song “Any Way the Wind Blows,” recorded by Southern Pacific. Released on the band’s 1989 album County Line, the song hit number 4 on the Billboard Hot… Read more...


Sting and Top Songwriters Honored at 2016 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.10.16 BMI proudly honored internationally-celebrated songwriter Sting as a BMI Icon today at the 2016 BMI London Awards. Music industry guests including Hozier, Rudimental, Snow Patrol, Disciples and Wayne Hector filled London’s Dorchester hotel to celebrate the UK and European songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs of 2015 on… Read more...


British Songwriters Lead the Race for Song of the Year

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From News, posted 10.06.16 Adele’s “Hello” is in the running to be crowned Song of the Year at this year’s BMI London Awards, due to be held at The Dorchester on October 10. Ellie Goulding’s “On My Mind,” Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and George Ezra’s “Budapest” are also among those in contention for… Read more...


BMI Songwriting Legend Bert Berns to Be Honored by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 2.05.16 BMI is very proud to share the news that its venerable affiliate and storied songwriter/producer Bert Berns is being posthumously recognized as the recipient of the prestigious Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Though he passed away at the tragically early age… Read more...


Dr. John and Cyril Neville to be Presented With the ‘Louie Award’ in Honor of Louis Armstrong

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From News, posted 11.17.15 BMI is proud to announce that legendary BMI songwriters, Dr. John and Cyril Neville, will be presented with the ‘Louie Award’ for their dedication to preserving and promoting the cultural legacy of musical icon Louis Armstrong at the Louis Armstrong House Museum annual gala on December 2, 2015. “Each of… Read more...


Majority of 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductions Go to BMI Writers

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From News, posted 4.15.15 Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to congratulate its Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, who make up the majority of the 2015 class. The venerable institution, dedicated since 1969 to celebrating the work of composers and lyricists responsible for some of the world’s most popular music, will host the 46th annual… Read more...


Queen to be Honored as BMI Icons at BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 8.15.11 BMI honors songwriters who have had “a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers” as Icons. Queen’s Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon join a list of past honorees that includes 2010 recipient Don Black, Van Morrison, Donovan, the Bee Gees, James Brown,… Read more...


Allen Toussaint to be Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 2.22.11 BMI great Allen Toussaint will become the newest member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization’s 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. The star-studded event is slated for Thursday, June 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Additional special award honorees will be announced soon.… Read more...


Shy Carter Rips Down Walls

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.07.11 Don’t let the bashful nickname fool you: Blake “Shy” Carter has arrived in a decidedly bold way. And if things go according to plan, the Memphis-born songwriter/producer will be dominating the charts for years to come. In an historically-impressive crossover move, Carter has transitioned from writing and producing tracks for… Read more...


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