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BMI Congratulates its Americana UK Award Winners

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From News, posted 1.29.21. Last night the AMA-UK, a professional trade association representing and advocating for the voice of American Roots music in the UK, announced the winners of this year’s prestigious Americana UK awards. BMI is proud that several of our songwriters, as well as international writers who choose BMI for U.S. representation,… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy’s New Songwriting, Production & Collaboration Workshops

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From News, posted 1.14.21. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Workshops, which offer a proven, live/online, in-person learning experience to network and gain new skill sets to compete in the contemporary music market. Learn SAA’s “Advanced Song Craft Method™” that’s been adopted by educational institutions such as Berklee Valencia to train their writer/producers,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 Americana Honors & Awards Winners

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From News, posted 12.15.20. The Americana Music Association has revealed the winners of their 19th annual Americana Honors & Awards celebration with BMI songwriters taking the lion’s share of prestigious accolades. Here are the BMI winners. Many congratulations to all! Album of the Year: The Highwomen, The Highwomen, produced by Dave Cobb Artist… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 11.24.20. In a year like no other, BMI is once again very excited to congratulate its many talented affiliates who received GRAMMY nominations in recognition of their contributions to the year’s most impactful music. As the industry’s highest accolade, the prestigious GRAMMY Awards celebrate the very best in the fields of… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Academy Online Summer Songwriting Workshop Starting August 10

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From News, posted 7.07.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s summer online songwriting workshop starting Monday, August 10. The workshop is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC/Valencia consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the workshop’s “Advanced Song Craft Method”™… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Legendary Songwriter John Prine

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From News, posted 4.08.20. BMI is deeply saddened by the passing of legendary singer/songwriter John Prine, yesterday in Nashville, due to complications from COVID-19. Though primarily considered to have strong folk and Americana roots, Prine’s vivid storytelling was revered by songwriters, artists and listeners in all genres, with songs like “Sam Stone, “Speed of… Read more...


BMI Supports New ONLINE Song Arts Academy Workshop Intensive Starting March 23

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From News, posted 3.02.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s new special online workshop intensive starting Monday, March 23. This intensive 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… Read more...


A Christmas Gift From Keb’ Mo’

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From News, posted 12.05.19. Keb’ Mo’ has had a busy year and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. In June, he released his fourteenth studio album, Oklahoma, featuring contributions from Taj Mahal, Robert Randolph, Rosanne Cash (who joined him on lead single “Put a Woman in Charge”), and his wife, Robbie Brooks Moore.… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 GRAMMY Award Nominees

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From News, posted 11.21.19. BMI is once again very proud to congratulate its many affiliates nominated for recognition by the Recording Academy at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards, scheduled to be held on January 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Nominations for the music industry’s most prestigious accolades were announced on Wednesday,… Read more...


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...