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That’s Old Fashioned: Capturing the Sound of the Everly Brothers

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.20.12 “The first time I heard the song ‘Bo Diddley’ in 1955, it just nailed me,” recalls Kentucky native Don Everly, one-half of the monumental early rock duo the Everly Brothers. “I remember thinking, ‘I’ll never be able to have that type of rhythm in any kind of country music.’” By… Read more...


The Genius of Billy Sherrill

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.09.10 The word genius is bandied about far too often. Sometimes flippant but often rooted in the depths of fervent, if over-eager, admiration, the label has lost some of its luster. “She’s a genius” just doesn’t sparkle like it used to. But listen: Billy Sherrill is a genius. Listen to Tammy… Read more...


BMI Honors George Clinton, T-Pain, Lil Wayne and Many More at Urban Awards in New York

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From News, posted 9.10.09 BMI saluted the world’s premier R&B, rap and hip-hop songwriters, producers and publishers Thursday, September 10 at its annual Urban Awards. BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Catherine Brewton, Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, hosted the ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway… Read more...


Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer Bo Diddley Dies at 79

From News, posted 6.02.08 Venerable rock ‘n’ roll music architect Bo Diddley died Monday. He was 79 years-old. Born Otha Ellas Bates on December 30, 1928, in McComb, Mississippi, to a 15 or 16 year-old mother, Mr. Diddley was raised by a cousin, Gussie McDaniel. While still a… Read more...


Rocco DeLuca

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.01.07 If you’re the type of singer/songwriter to name your debut album I Trust You to Kill Me (Ironworks), chances are you’re not going to be shy in interviews — and so it is with Rocco DeLuca, a 30-year-old modern blues act who’s more Robert Johnson than Robert Cray. “The music… Read more...


Hitmakers Babyface and L.A. Reid To Be Honored as BMI Icons at 6th Annual Urban Awards

From News, posted 6.14.06 Prolific songwriting and production team Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Antonio "L.A." Reid will be honored as BMI Icons at the performing right organization's 6th Annual Urban Awards. The invitation-only gala, which will also recognize the past year's most performed BMI urban songs, is set for… Read more...


Charlie Daniels to Be Honored as BMI Icon at Country Awards Oct. 18

From News, posted 9.07.05 BMI today announced that country music legend Charlie Daniels will be honored as a BMI Icon at the performing rights organization's 53rd annual Country Awards. The gala ceremony and dinner, which salutes the most performed country songs of the past year, will be… Read more...


Gap Band To Receive Icon Honors at BMI Urban Awards

From News, posted 6.01.05 BMI has announced that the members of legendary soul/funk group the Gap Band will be honored as BMI Icons at the company's 5th annual Urban Awards. The gala ceremony and dinner will take place August 26 at Club Tropigala at the Fontainebleau Hilton Resorts & Towers… Read more...


3 Doors Down, Lil Jon, EMI Top BMI Pop Awards; Paul Simon Honored as Icon

From News, posted 5.17.05 BMI announced its 53rd Annual BMI Pop Awards on May 17, with top honors given to 3 Doors Down's "Here Without You" as Song of the Year, Lil Jon as Songwriter of the Year, and EMI Music Publishing as Publisher of the Year. Read more...


Carlos Santana to Be Honored as BMI Icon at 12th Annual Latin Awards

From News, posted 1.23.05 Dinner and Ceremony to Be Held April 21 in Las Vegas BMI today announced that multiple Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Carlos Santana will be honored as a BMI Icon at the music performing right organization's 12th annual… Read more...


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