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BMI Congratulates its 2020 BET Nominees

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From News, posted 6.16.20 Nominations for this year’s BET awards were announced yesterday with many BMI songwriters taking center stage in the music categories. The 20th anniversary of the event will air live on CBS and other Viacom networks, Sunday, June 28 at 8PM EST. Congratulations to all the nominees! Here’s the list of… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: X Lovers

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From News, posted 9.12.19 Best friends since age 10, London Jackson and Jacob Ames formed their first band at age 11. Harnessing their “sad boy energy” and taking inspiration from artists like Green Day and Kanye West, X Lovers’ songs are what we might call “a mood.” Their first release, “Colder When It Rains,”… Read more...


In and Out of the Studio With the Highly Sought-After Lido

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.20.19 Lido, the songwriter and producer revered for his drum work and stunning remixes, has come a long way from his tiny hometown in Norway. Having discovered gospel music through his father, Lido—born Peder Losnegård—had his musical sensibilities shaped by annual sojourns to the U.S. to see gospel performed in the… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.13.18 BMI is exceptionally proud to congratulate its many affiliates nominated for awards by the Recording Academy at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, scheduled to be held on February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Nominations for the music industry’s most prestigious accolades were announced on December 7. In… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Cobi

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From News, posted 9.25.18 “Music has always been a vehicle for protest and this three-song EP touches on my feelings of loneliness in America, violence, and everlasting love,” says Cobi of his latest release, Songs from the Ashes (PT 2), which was a project with GRAMMY-Award–winning producer Anthony Kilhoffer (John Legend, Kanye West). Born… Read more...


Superstar Janet Jackson Named BMI Icon at The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.31.18 Last night, BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs during the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Multiple award-winning superstar Janet Jackson took home the night’s highest honor of BMI Icon in recognition of her groundbreaking… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Grace Weber

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From News, posted 7.13.18 From singing in Milwaukee’s Central City Youth Gospel Choir to claiming an award at the GRAMMYs, Grace Weber has been on the rise. Two of her singles, “More Than Friends” and “Elated,” shot to the top of Spotify’s charts, and she’s collaborated with Chance the Rapper and Kanye West, co-writing… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Grace Webber

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From News, posted 2.26.18 Although she hasn’t yet released a full-length studio album, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Grace Weber has already earned GRAMMY kudos. She co-wrote and sang with Chance the Rapper and Kanye West on “All We Got,” the first track on Chance’s Coloring Book, which won the 2017 GRAMMY for Best Rap Album. Weber’s… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Mia Gladstone

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From News, posted 2.26.18 Mia Gladstone has come a long way since she wrote her first song for her second-grade talent show. Today, she’s a singer, songwriter and producer living in New York City. Gladstone, who draws on eclectic influences such as Madlib and Amy Winehouse, describes her lively, distinctive sound as having “strong… Read more...


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...


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