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BMI Mourns the Loss of Doo-Wop Legend Fred Parris

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From News, posted 1.18.22. BMI was saddened by the passing of singer/songwriter Fred Parris, who died last Thursday at the age of 85. A pioneering member of the doo-wop group The Five Satins, Parris is renowned for writing the signature doo-wop classic and one of the most beloved love songs of all time, “In… Read more...


BMI Remembers Legendary Country Songwriter Dallas Frazier

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From News, posted 1.18.22. BMI is saddened by the loss of one of music’s most celebrated songwriters, Dallas Frazier. Frazier was a driving force behind mega-hits for icons that include Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Diana Ross, Engelbert Humperdink, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Jack Greene, George Jones, Charley Pride, Emmylou Harris, Connie Smith, Gene… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Composers and Songwriters Who Made the 2022 Oscar Shortlist

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From News, posted 1.14.22. BMI proudly congratulates our composers and songwriters who have been shortlisted for this year’s Best Original Song and Best Original Score Academy Award nominations. Below are the talented BMI affiliates who are being considered. Academy members will vote to determine the final 2022 Oscar nominees, which will be announced February… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of GRAMMY-Winning Songwriter James Mtume

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From News, posted 1.10.22. BMI is saddened by the passing of R&B and jazz great James Mtume. Best known for his mega hit “Juicy Fruit,” which has been sampled in countless subsequent R&B hits since his own version in 1983, Mtume also produced and co-wrote smash singles, Stephanie Mills’ “Never Knew Love Like This… Read more...


BMI Remembers Award-Winning Songwriter & Former ASCAP President, Marilyn Bergman

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From News, posted 1.10.22. BMI is saddened by the passing of renowned songwriter and longtime former President of ASCAP, Marilyn Bergman. The multiple Oscar, Emmy, GRAMMY and Golden Globe-winning lyricist was the first woman elected to ASCAP’s Board of Directors and later served as Chairman and its President from 1994-2009. During her tenure, she… Read more...