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BMI is Back at the Bluebird for AmericanaFest Showcase

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From News, posted 9.19.22. BMI was back at the legendary Bluebird Cafe for an AmericanaFest showcase featuring up-and-coming BMI songwriters from the genre. Thursday night, Tristan Bushman, Gabe Lee, and Lauren Housley took the stage and performed their latest and greatest songs at the historic joint in Nashville. Nashville-based singer/songwriter Gabe Lee performs from… Read more...


BMI Honors Lucinda Williams with Troubadour Award

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From News, posted 9.13.22. BMI celebrated its annual Troubadour Awards at the iconic BMI Nashville office Monday evening. The ceremony honored legendary singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams and her astounding career in the music industry. The private dinner featured performances from Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Jason Isbell, Amos Lee, Angel Olsen, and Madeline Edwards, who… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2022 Americana Honors & Awards Nominees

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From News, posted 5.17.22. The coveted Americana Honors & Awards nominations are out with several BMI songwriters poised to win big. Brandi Carlile leads the pack with three nods this year in the major categories of Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. The ceremony will be held… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its UK Americana Awards 2022 Winners

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From News, posted 1.28.22. 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 UK Americana Awards. BMI is proud that several of our songwriters, as well as international writers who choose BMI for U.S. representation,… Read more...


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...