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BMI Mourns the Loss of NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath

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From News, posted 1.21.20. BMI is saddened by the passing of tenor saxophonist and jazz great, Jimmy Heath. Having achieved the highest honor bestowed upon a jazz musician, the title of NEA Jazz Master, Heath was known for his lively and playful compositions and arrangements, expertly and seamlessly knowing exactly where and when to… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 1.17.20. The Songwriters Hall of Fame unveiled its list of inductees for 2020, and once again, BMI is very proud to count members of this august class of music creators as its own. Initially conceived to honor and celebrate the work of songwriters, composers and lyricists responsible for the world’s most… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy’s New Workshop Intensive Starting Feb 17

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From News, posted 1.17.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s next workshop intensive starting Monday, February 17. The workshop is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the workshop’s “Advanced Song Craft Method”™ include… Read more...


Vinyl 101: How to Make a Traditional Two-Sided Vinyl 45 Single

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.15.20. Given that we can all upload and distribute our music to any number of digital platforms quickly and cheaply, why even bother with a physical record anymore? Though it may seem antiquated, there are still plenty of music fans who want a tangible product (other than a cold compact disc,… Read more...


Jeff Beal’s “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” Performed in LA – Ticket Discount for BMI Members!

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From News, posted 1.14.20. BMI members have been offered the unique opportunity to buy tickets at a 20% discount to the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s January 26 performance of award-winning BMI composer Jeff Beal’s new score to FW Murnau’s 1927 classic film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. For more information on what will… Read more...