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BMI Tailgate Party to Debut at 2012 CMA Music Festival

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From News, posted 5.16.12 BMI will help make downtown Nashville’s beloved celebration of all things country music even bigger with the introduction of the BMI Tailgate Party at the 2012 CMA Music Festival, Thursday, June 7 through Sunday, June 10. Located right off the Cumberland River outside LP Field, the new stage will feature… Read more...


New Performers Announced for Better Angels Music Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 3.29.11 Presented by BMI, Perennial Favorite Slated for April 27-May 1 The Better Angels Music Key West Songwriters Festival, presented by BMI, is exploding, surpassing even the biggest dreams of its founders and longtime supporters. The 2011 lineup is unprecedentedly deeper: genre-hopping singer/songwriters Raul Malo, Marshall Chapman, and Robert Earl Keen;… Read more...


Texas Songwriters Spotlighted at BMI

From News, posted 12.20.07 BMI played the happy host of a Texas invasion Wednesday night in the intimacy of its Writer/Publisher lobby. Troubadours Bruce Robison (Tim McGraw’s “Angry All the Time”), Bill Carter (Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Crossfire”), Monte Warden (George Strait’s “Desperately”) and Sunny Sweeney (“Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame”) swapped songs and stories before… Read more...


BMI Sponsors 2nd Annual Mucklewain Music Festival

From News, posted 9.17.07 BMI is proud to sponsor the second annual Mucklewain Music Festival September 28 & 29. Held in Pinewood, Tennessee, 45 miles west of Nashville, the event basks in the ample glow of southern art, music and culture. A lineup including BMI roots artists Todd… Read more...


2007 ACL Music Fest Hits Austin Sept. 14-16

From News, posted 9.04.07 BMI Sponsors Stage for Fifth Consecutive Year BMI, the leading performing right organization, is proud to present and sponsor a stage at the Austin City Limits Music Festival September 14-16, in Austin, Texas. The namesake of the long-running PBS series, ACL fittingly invades the Live Music Capital of the… Read more...


Trent Summar

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.12.06 Not that labels in music matter much — at least they shouldn’t — but Trent Summar has an evocative and altogether hard-to-resist term for the music he makes: Farm rock. That probably says it well enough. But in case further explanation helps, we’re talking about that intersection where Chuck Berry… Read more...


Nashville Explores Country/Rock Concoctions on Podcast 16

From News, posted 12.04.06 BMI continues to share tomorrow's music today with its groundbreaking "See It Hear First" new artist podcast series - the first of its kind in the music industry. Available at bmi.com/podcast, edition #16 samples a trio of new sounds emerging from Nashville. Songwriters and… Read more...


BMI Sponsors First Annual Mucklewain Festival

From News, posted 8.06.06 On Saturday, Aug. 19, BMI will sponsor Mucklewain, the brand new festival created to celebrate the contemporary culture of the South, featuring southern voices expressed through music and visual art. The campgrounds of Whicker Park in Harriman, Tenn., 35 miles west of Knoxville, will… Read more...


“She’ll Leave You With a Smile” Breaks Into History Books

From News, posted 2.09.03 The #1 single "She'll Leave You With A Smile" hit several milestones in one release: the first #1 for songwriters Jay Knowles and Odie Blackmon, and the 50th #1 for MCA superstar George Strait. The song, from Strait's The Road Less Traveled album, is published by Sony/ATV Tree and Big… Read more...


BMI Talents Rewarded with Americana Awards Nominations

From News, posted 8.19.02 BMI writers and artists claimed a majority of the nominations for the debut Americana Awards Show, created by the Americana Music Association to recognize artistic merit and achievement in the Americana music format. Gillian Welch and The Flatlanders -- Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore… Read more...


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