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Indie Spotlight: AJR

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From News, posted 12.06.17 An indie-pop band of brothers with an Ivy League pedigree, AJR stands for Adam, Jack and Ryan Met, a Columbia University alum, junior and freshman, they’re packing rooms across the country with their contagious energy and irresistible songs. They got their start a decade ago busking in the streets of… Read more...


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...


Indie Spotlight: AJR

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From News, posted 5.05.17 An indie-pop band of brothers with an Ivy League pedigree, AJR stands for Adam, Jack and Ryan Met, a Columbia University alum, junior and freshman, they’re packing rooms across the country with their contagious energy and irresistible tracks. They got their start a decade ago busking in the streets of… Read more...


BMI Brings ‘Know Them Now’ Showcase to Atlanta April 6

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From News, posted 3.27.17 BMI will present the Know Them Now Showcase, an evening dedicated to shining a spotlight on some of the industry’s hottest unsigned and emerging talent, on Thursday, April 6, at Terminal West (887 West Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA). The show begins at 8 PM with doors opening at 7… Read more...


The GRAMMYs: A Reflection of Ever-Changing Musical Trends

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From The Weekly, posted 2.03.17 Music’s biggest night of the year is almost here! When the GRAMMY awards are handed out on Sunday, February 12, they will celebrate music that has come a long way since the first GRAMMYs were presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science (NARAS) in 1959. By taking… 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...


BMI Mourns the Loss of British Progressive Rock Pioneer Greg Lake

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From News, posted 12.08.16 BMI is mourning the loss of British rock pioneer Greg Lake, who passed away on Wednesday after a protracted battle with cancer. As singer, songwriter, bassist, producer and co-founder of King Crimson, Lake leant his clarion vocals to the ambitious band’s watershed debut, In the Court of the Crimson King.… Read more...


Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 To grab our listeners’ attention we need to separate our songs from the competition, and one way to accomplish this is by including an unexpected twist—an element of surprise. This article examines various ways to incorporate twists into lyrics and melodies. Story Songs With Surprise Endings “Ol’ Red” (written by… Read more...


BMI Honors Toni Braxton With President’s Award at 2016 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 9.02.16 Last night BMI proudly celebrated the songwriters and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2016 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Toni Braxton took home the night’s highest honor when she was presented with the BMI… Read more...


BMI Writers Receive Multiple GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.15.15 2015 proved to be another explosive year for BMI songwriters. In advance of the 58th Annual GRAMMY awards, BMI is very proud to congratulate all of our many affiliates who have earned impressive nominations for their musical contributions across a wide range of genres, including Taylor Swift and Maroon 5… Read more...


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