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BMI Congratulates its 2021 Latin GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 9.29.21. BMI is once again exceptionally proud of its many songwriters and producers nominated for premier industry accolades at the upcoming 2021 Latin GRAMMY Awards. These innovative music creators are continuing the lead the way with their chart-topping work across the wide spectrum of Latin music. Among the names nominated for… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 20th Annual Americana Honors & Awards Winners

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From News, posted 9.23.21. Last night the Americana Music Association held its coveted awards ceremony with the majority of wins going to BMI songwriters. You can watch this year’s show on PBS, which is set to broadcast ACL Presents: The 20th Annual Americana Honors, a special episode of Austin City Limits featuring performance highlights… Read more...


BMI Kicks Off Americana Week in Nashville

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From News, posted 9.22.21. BMI (Broadcast Music Inc) hosted its annual Americana Fest Pre-Party at Nashville’s 6th & Peabody. The outdoor event was free and open to the public and featured performances by renowned pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph and Friends, country-rock songstress Lilly Hiatt, and newcomer Myron Elkins. The event was sponsored by… Read more...


BMI Returns to Zilker Park for 2021 Austin City Limits Music Festival

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From News, posted 9.15.21. BMI is pleased to announce its return to the Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 1-3 and 8-10, 2021. The multi-weekend Texas festival is back and BMI’s can’t-miss, genre-diverse lineup is set to feature a range of rising pop, rock, country, Latin, Americana, hip-hop and R&B stars. Read more...


Secrets From The Shaman: An Exclusive Conversation with BMI Icon Donovan

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From News, posted 7.19.21. Donovan is a songwriter for the ages. Releasing his first single, “Catch the Wind,” in 1965, the aspiring, 18-year-old Scottish folk troubadour swiftly defined himself as a prolific writer, welding elements of traditional acoustic folk music with groundbreaking elements of pop, rock, jazz, classical and the burgeoning psychedelia of the… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Black Music Month

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From News, posted 6.01.21. Throughout the month of June, BMI will proudly honor Black Music Month, a time to recognize the immeasurable influence and incredible impact of Black music on genres across the spectrum. Black songwriters, artists and musicians have created, inspired and nurtured styles such as Gospel, folk, blues, jazz, R&B, rock, country,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 Americana Honors and Awards Nominees

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From News, posted 5.27.21. The nominations are out and the final winners of this year’s Americana Honors & Awards will be announced on September 22 in a celebration at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Congratulations to all! Here are the BMI nominees: Album of the Year: Cuttin’ Grass - Vol. 1 (Butcher… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Four-Week Songwriters Workshop Starting June 7

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From News, posted 5.07.21. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s new four-week Songwriting workshop. This is an established workshop with proven results to write your best song and network with new co-writers, while learning the “Advanced Song Craft” tools used by chart-topping songwriters. Each weekly two-hour session teaches up to four major… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Tell Their Stories in “My #1 Moment” Video Series

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From News, posted 4.28.21. With music connecting us now more than ever, BMI, Taylor Guitars and Shure continue to partner on the popular social media video series, “My #1 Moment,” which captures intimate versions of BMI songwriters performing their No. 1 songs from their homes and sharing the stories behind the hits that took… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 GRAMMY Award Winners

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From News, posted 3.15.21. BMI is once again exceptionally proud of its many affiliates who received music’s highest honors, yesterday, during the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, this year’s ceremony was unlike any other, given precautions over the pandemic, with no large audience in attendance. With awards presented… Read more...