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BMI Hosts Official AmericanaFest Kick Off Party

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From News, posted 9.19.19. AmericanaFest kicked off its festival festivities for the third year in a row on BMI’s rooftop in Nashville on Tuesday, September 10. BMI’s Rooftop on the Row show of the summer featured up-and-coming bluegrass prodigy Billy Strings and country rocker Brent Cobb. The event was presented in partnership with sponsors… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Americana Award Winners and Honorees

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From News, posted 9.12.19. BMI songwriters took center stage many times last night at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, where the Americana Honors & Awards were presented to the best and brightest in Americana music. BMI congratulates all of them. Below is the list of BMI winners. Album of the Year The Tree… Read more...


BMI Honors John Hiatt With Troubadour Award

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From News, posted 9.10.19. Last night, BMI honored legendary singer-songwriter John Hiatt with its Troubadour Award at the company’s Nashville office. The private dinner celebrated the career of Hiatt, with additional musical homage paid by a group of heavy hitters that included Elvis Costello, Lyle Lovett, The World Famous Headliners, Delbert McClinton, War and… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy’s Fall 2019 Workshop Starting September 9

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From News, posted 8.15.19. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s Fall Workshop Intensive starting on Monday, September 9. 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”™… Read more...


BMI to Honor John Hiatt With Troubadour Award

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From News, posted 8.06.19. BMI is pleased to announce that it will honor revered singer/songwriter, John Hiatt, with the Troubadour Award at a private dinner held at BMI’s Nashville office on Monday, September 9. The Troubadour Award, given only twice previously, celebrates writers who craft for the sake of the song and set the… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts/BerkleeNYC “Making Awesome Tracks III” Seminar on September 7 & 8

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From News, posted 8.02.19. BMI is proud to support its affiliates participating at Song Arts Academy’s & BerkleeNYC’s new two-day pop music production seminar, Making Awesome Tracks III, led by producers Jon Buscema, Pablo San Martin, and Billy Seidman. Learn contemporary studio production techniques (including Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton, Massive, Omnisphere, Battery, Serum and… Read more...


BMI Presents an All-Star Lineup at the Fifth Annual Maui Songwriters Festival on December 5 - 7

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From News, posted 7.25.19. BMI is once again bringing the international acclaim of Nashville’s best songwriters to the fifth annual Maui Songwriters Festival, happening December 5 – 7, 2019. Combining the incomparable landscape of Maui, the island’s local flavor, and the best of country music, this festival puts a spotlight on the art of… Read more...


BMI Presents 3rd Rooftop on the Row of 2019 With Aaron Watson and Faren Rachels

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From News, posted 7.19.19. On Tuesday evening, June 25, BMI once again hosted its popular Rooftop on the Row series at the Company’s Nashville office. The third show of this year’s summer series featured up-and-comer Faren Rachels and Texas-native Aaron Watson. To kick off the evening, Rachels delivered her brand of rowdy country to… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its Songwriters at 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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From News, posted 6.18.19. BMI is very proud of its affiliates honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 50th Annual Induction & Award Gala, held June 13 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. BMI songwriters inducted into the prestigious institution this year included Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall, and recent BMI Troubadour… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy Summer 2019 Workshop Starting July 1

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From News, posted 6.03.19. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s summer workshop intensive starting on Monday, July 1. 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™… Read more...