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BMI Duo Strikes A Chord of Positivity at Virtual Broadcast Summit

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From News, posted 1.29.21. BMI provided the featured entertainment recently (1/28) at “Rising Above: Climbing Higher,” a day-and-a-half live virtual training event designed to teach, coach, inspire and motivate radio and television executives to rise above the challenges of today’s sales and management environment. The dynamic country duo, LOCASH, comprised of BMI songwriters Preston… Read more...


“Amazed” Songwriter Aimee Mayo Shares Her Unexpected Journey to Hitmaker

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.19.21. Aimee Mayo’s life story sounds like a movie plot. She endured a volatile childhood growing up in Gadsden, Alabama, changing schools 11 times before fourth grade. Her father shot himself when she was 8 years old; he survived, and after Mayo’s parents divorced, her mother married an abusive man. She… 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 Mourns the Loss of GRAMMY-Winning Songwriter Jamie O’Hara

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From News, posted 1.08.21. BMI is saddened by the news that singer-songwriter Jamie O’Hara passed away yesterday. Highly decorated for the GRAMMY-winning megahit “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days),” which was recorded by The Judds in 1986, O’Hara was also the scribe behind Ronnie McDowell’s smashes “Wandering Eyes” and “Older Women.” Early… Read more...


BMI Country Artist Stephanie Quayle Entertains Illinois Hoteliers

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From News, posted 12.16.20. BMI partnered with the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association recently (12/15) to provide the musical entertainment at their annual membership meeting, held virtually for the first time in their 100 year history. BMI country singer and songwriter Stephanie Quayle performed a spirited set of some of her most popular songs… 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 Brings Music to Hospitality Minnesota’s Fall Conference

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From News, posted 11.16.20. BMI helped Hospitality Minnesota wrap of the first day of its Fall Conference recently (11/10) with a virtual performance by one of its awarding-winning country songwriters. BMI songwriter Jason White entertained the group of Hospitality Minnesota executives along with RV park, resort and campground owners from across the North Star… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 CMA Winners

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From News, posted 11.12.20. Last night was a spectacular night in Nashville as the CMA held an inspiring socially distanced award ceremony with BMI songwriters again taking the majority of the coveted awards. Leading the pack was Maren Morris with three wins and Luke Combs with two, while Eric Church also filled the evening… Read more...


BMI Salutes its Top Songwriters for the 2020 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.09.20. BMI paid tribute to the best in songwriting for its 68th Annual BMI Country Awards. The top songwriters, publishers and administrators of the previous year’s most-performed Country songs were celebrated across BMI’s digital and social channels. Major award winners for Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Publisher… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Texas Outlaws Shaver, Walker and Bush

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From News, posted 10.28.20. BMI is saddened by the passing of three Outlaw-Country pioneers, Billy Joe Shaver, Jerry Jeff Walker and Johnny Bush. Shaver was the writer of some of country music’s greatest songs, including “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “Georgia on a Fast Train,” “Old Five and Dimers Like Me,” and “Live Forever.” Along with… Read more...