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New Orleans Legend Cyril Neville Releases New Album, ‘Magic Honey’

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From News, posted 9.10.13 There is really only one accurate way to describe longtime Broadcast Music, Inc. singer-songwriter Cyril Neville’s sound and it consists of just one word: gumbo. On September 10, the 64-year-old Southern icon serves up his latest album, Magic Honey. Recorded in Bogalusa, Louisiana, produced by David Z (Prince, Etta James,… Read more...


Mariah Carey, Drake, Lil Wayne, EMI Music Publishing & More Honored at BMI Urban Awards

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From News, posted 9.08.12 Urban music’s premier songwriters, producers and music publishers came together to celebrate one another tonight during the BMI Urban Awards at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The annual, star-powered event toasts the creative teams behind the past year’s most-performed R&B, rap, pop and hip-hop songs in BMI’s deep repertoire.… Read more...


Mariah Carey to be Named BMI Icon at Annual BMI Urban Awards

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From News, posted 7.19.12 Mariah Carey will be honored as a BMI Icon at the BMI Urban Awards, scheduled for Friday, September 7 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The star-studded event draws the entire entertainment community together to celebrate the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed urban songs of the… Read more...


Snoop Dogg, Drake, B.o.B, Lex Luger, Universal Music Publishing & More Honored at BMI Urban Awards

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From News, posted 8.27.11 Urban music’s top creators shared the stage tonight at BMI’s Urban Awards at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. The annual event celebrates the songwriters, producers and music publishers of the past year’s most-performed r&b, rap and hip-hop songs in the BMI repertoire. The 2011 ceremony featured high-wattage star power and… Read more...


Gregg Allman: The Long Rider

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.01.11 Gregg Allman is no stranger to the blues. As singer, songwriter, and organ player for the Allman Brothers Band, he has taken them about as far as they have ever gone. As skeletal 12-string Piedmont finger-picking stretches into swirling chromatic rhapsodies of improvisation, his Hammond B-3 sloshes against thundering double… Read more...


Snoop Dogg to be Named BMI Icon at Annual BMI Urban Awards

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From News, posted 6.23.11 Snoop Dogg will be saluted as a BMI Icon at the BMI Urban Awards, slated for Friday, August 26 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. BMI President & CEO Del Bryant will share hosting duties with Catherine Brewton, Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, as the entertainment community gathers… Read more...


BMI @ SXSW: 25 Years and Counting

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From News, posted 1.19.11 In 1986, BMI found a kindred spirit in a baby music festival with big ideas. 25 years later, the SXSW Music and Media Conference sets the industry standard, and anchor sponsor BMI is still one of the festival’s most dedicated supporters. At its core, SXSW’s and BMI’s relationship is one… 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...


Library of Congress Adds 25 Works to National Recording Registry

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From News, posted 6.24.10 Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has named the 25 new additions to the eighth annual National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, which will ensure that these cultural, artistic and historical recordings are always available to the American public. Included among them are works by such renowned BMI… 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...


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