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From Rocker to Film & TV Composer, Fil Eisler’s Sights Are Now on the Concert Stage

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From News, posted 4.18.19 Fil Eisler credits his early years as a rock guitarist with giving him a background in producing records, which he says has been essential in his career as a film composer. But it wasn’t just anybody’s records the multi-talented Eisler cut his teeth on. As a co-writer on Robbie Williams’… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 Americana Music Awards Nominees

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From News, posted 9.08.17 BMI writers are taking center stage this year with multiple nominations for Americana Music Awards. BMI songwriter Sturgill Simpson leads the pack with three nods, while Lori McKenna and Drive-By Truckers each earned two nominations. The ceremony, which takes place annually at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and is this… Read more...


BMI’s March Indie Spotlights: SXSW 2017 Edition

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From News, posted 3.02.17 Celebrating its 30th year, SXSW has become a global phenomenon, with thousands of festival-goers heading to Austin, TX, annually to experience the best that new Indie music has to offer. Once again, BMI is offering invaluable exposure to our most promising and innovative Indie acts through multiple stages across the… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Ryan Adams

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From News, posted 3.02.17 Prolific singer-songwriter Ryan Adams is on a musical journey driven by a restless muse. With a formidable catalog of music infused with honesty, wit and a deep regard for authentic storytelling, Adams’ eclectic tastes, encyclopedic knowledge and tireless thirst to create have resulted in 16 acclaimed albums, in addition to… Read more...


BMI Announces SXSW 2017 Line-Up Including a Headlining Performance From Ryan Adams

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From News, posted 3.02.17 Continuing a more than 30-year presence at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, BMI is proud to announce a series of showcases highlighting songwriting’s best throughout the week, capped with a headlining performance by GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter Ryan Adams at ACL Live at the Moody Theater on Friday, March 17. … Read more...


Higher Learning: Josh Abbott Band Surveys the Music Scene

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.17.16 In 2006, Josh Abbott was just months away from earning his master’s degree at Texas Tech University when he decided to pursue music with his namesake band. The Josh Abbott Band, which he’d recently started with a couple of his fraternity brothers, was gaining momentum quickly, and Josh knew he… Read more...


What You Can Learn From Cover Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.23.16 Cover songs come in a variety of flavors, from radical reinterpretations with little resemblance to the original, to letter-perfect copies featuring nearly identical backing tracks (some even using the same make/model instruments and recording gear as on the original). While there are those who believe that a cover isn’t really… Read more...


Fil Eisler Takes on Scoring ‘Newtown’

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From News, posted 3.10.16 When he was younger, Fil Eisler dreamed of being a rock star as so many young musicians do. He came very close to that dream, working with esteemed artists including Ryan Adams and Kylie Minogue. But a funny thing happened on the way to the stadium — Eisler carved a… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.23.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. writers have a lot to celebrate following the announcement of the 2015 GRAMMY nominations. The winners will be revealed during the 57th annual GRAMMY awards, held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live February 8, 2015 on CBS. BMI writers are present in nominations… Read more...


What’s New With ‘Revenge’ Composer iZLER

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From News, posted 8.20.13 Sleep is not something iZLER is getting a lot of these days, but that’s fine by him. Not only is he father to a toddler, but when you’re one of the most in-demand composers in primetime television, insomnia just comes with the territory. As the musical brains behind ABC’s hit… Read more...


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