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Billboard Honors BMI’s Alison Smith, Cyndi Lauper, SZA & Kacey Musgraves at 2018 Women in Music

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From News, posted 12.07.18. Billboard held its annual Women in Music event on Thursday, December 6, at Pier 36 in New York City, celebrating several talented BMI songwriters and BMI Executive Vice President, Distribution, Publisher Relations & Administration Services, Alison Smith, along with others whose impact on the music industry is indisputable. Longtime BMI… Read more...


Legendary BMI Songwriter Steve Dorff Shares Stories and Songs

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From News, posted 11.19.18. BMI and Hearst Radio were on hand in Baltimore recently (11/14) when Hall of Fame songwriter Steve Dorff performed at Germano’s Piattini Cabaret, a long time BMI customer that has been supporting BMI songwriters for a number of years through the licensing fees they pay for their live music. The… Read more...


BMI Teams up with Aloft Hotels on Songwriters Showcase

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From News, posted 11.16.18. BMI and the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association recently (11/11) collaborated with the Aloft Downtown Cleveland on a special songwriters showcase featuring 3 BMI songwriters with roots in the state. The show was headlined by Jason White, an award-winning BMI songwriter, who has a huge following in Northeast Ohio as… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 CMA Winners

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From News, posted 11.15.18. BMI is so proud to congratulate our affiliates who took home prestigious CMA trophies in nearly every category last night, including Kacey Musgraves (Album of the Year), Keith Urban (Entertainer of the Year), Carrie Underwood (Female Vocalist of the Year) and Luke Combs (New Artist of the Year). The ceremony,… Read more...


Steve Cropper Receives BMI Icon Award at 2018 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.13.18. BMI proudly presented its 2018 BMI Country Awards this evening, honoring the prolific musical career of BMI Icon Award recipient Steve Cropper, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 66th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… Read more...


Award-Winning BMI Songwriter Lights Up Louisiana Restaurant Association Board Meeting

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From News, posted 11.07.18. Award-winning BMI songwriter Frank Myers was the featured entertainment at the Louisiana Restaurant Association annual board meeting and awards show held recently (10/30) at L’Auberge Resort in Lake Charles. Myers got his start in Nashville as band leader, road manager and lead guitarist for Eddy Raven. During the performance, Frank… Read more...


Country Music: What’s New—and What’s Next

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From The Weekly, posted 11.06.18. Music in all genres is constantly evolving, and that is certainly evident on today’s country music charts. Hits by artists such as Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, and Thomas Rhett bear little resemblance to those by country music legends who paved the way, such as Willie Nelson, Dolly… Read more...


Legendary Guitarist and Songwriter Steve Cropper to be Named BMI Icon at 2018 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 10.09.18. BMI will proudly celebrate the extraordinary career of Steve Cropper by naming him a BMI Icon at the 66th annual BMI Country Awards to be held Tuesday, November 13. Cropper will receive this honor in recognition of his unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. The event, which… Read more...


Miranda Lambert to Headline All-Star Lineup at BMI’s 2018 Maui Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 9.26.18. The fourth annual Maui Songwriters Festival presented by BMI, happening November 29 - December 1, combines the lush landscapes and local flavor of Maui with the international acclaim of music’s best songwriters. Hosted by Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, this one-of-a-kind festival puts a spotlight on the art of… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Songwriting Workshop Starting October 23

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From News, posted 9.19.18. BMI is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy’s last Workshop Intensive of 2018, starting Tuesday, October 23. SAA 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 SAA… Read more...