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Jay Kay and Top Songwriters Honored at 2017 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.09.17 BMI tonight proudly honored internationally-celebrated musician and songwriter Jay Kay (of Jamiroquai) with the BMI President’s Award at the 2017 BMI London Awards. Music industry guests including Naughty Boy, Foals and Bipolar Sunshine filled London’s Dorchester hotel to celebrate UK and European songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs… Read more...


BMI Writers Take Major GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.27.16 After another prolific year of incredible music, BMI songwriters made a strong showing in the nominations for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, slated to be presented Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Earning multiple nods across the prestigious Recording Academy accolade’s 84 separate categories, the… Read more...


Get Ready to Line Up for the BMI Stage at ACL 2016

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From News, posted 9.13.16 BMI has lined up a stellar group of 24 bands who will head to Austin, TX, to hit the BMI-sponsored stage at the 2016 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Held across two weekends, September 30 to October 3 and October 7 to 9, the festival will take place in the… Read more...


BMI Brings Out Multi-Platinum HitMakers for ‘Producer Talk Panel’

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From News, posted 8.19.16 BMI’s LA office hosted a ‘BMI Producer Talk’ panel on Wednesday, August 17, for an enthusiastic crowd. Moderated by radio host and media personality, Abby De La Rosa, the panel featured hit-making producers Andrew “Pop” Wansel and Warren “Oak” Felder of Pop & Oak (Alicia Keys, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj),… Read more...


Nile Rodgers Honored as BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.29.15 BMI proudly presented its BMI Icon award to GRAMMY-winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers, at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The star-studded event, held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on August 28, also celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs of… Read more...


BMI Affiliates on Track to Win BET Awards

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From News, posted 5.28.14 The 2014 BET Awards are right around the corner and BMI affiliates are set for big wins. Slated for June 29 in Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre and nationally broadcast on BET, the show honors the best of the past year’s R&B, Hip-Hop and Pop music, as well as movies, sports… Read more...


GRAMMY Nods Showcase Depth of BMI Roster

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From News, posted 1.16.14 The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards are less than two weeks away and the dozens of BMI affiliates nominated are well positioned for a huge evening. Rapidly ascendant newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis snagged an impressive seven nods, including  Album of the Year for The Heist, Song of the Year and… Read more...


Schoolboy Q Signs With BMI

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From News, posted 8.12.13 BMI Director, Writer/Publisher Relations Nicole Plantin recently welcomed Schoolboy Q to the BMI family. A member of the hip-hop group Black Hippy with fellow West Coast rappers (and Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope label mates) Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and Jay Soul, Schoolboy Q (@ScHoolBoyQ) is part of a fresh crop of MCs… Read more...