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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...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.09.21. Once again, BMI songwriters took the vast majority of nods for this year’s CMA Awards. Leading the pack with five nominations is Eric Church, with many others also capturing multiple accolades, including Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Gabby Barrett, Thomas Rhett, Jay Joyce, Chris Young, Kane Brown,… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of BMI Icon Tom T. Hall

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From News, posted 8.23.21. BMI is saddened by the passing of legendary songwriter and artist Tom T. Hall. In addition to the string of self-penned #1 hits that he recorded himself, which include “A Week in a Country Jail,” “The Year That Clayton Delaney Died,” “(Old Dogs, Children and) Watermelon Wine,” “I Love,” “Country… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Don Everly

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From News, posted 8.23.21. BMI is saddened by the passing of Don Everly, half of the timeless duo, the Everly Brothers. Don, along with his brother Phil, whom he survived by several years, was renowned for classic songs they sang together including several penned by BMI songwriters Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, such as the… Read more...


BMI, Beasley Media Group And Xperi’s HD Radio® Technology Launch “How I Wrote That Song®” Series

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From News, posted 8.09.21. BMI, Beasley Media Group and Xperi’s HD Radio Technology today launched a limited-edition of BMI’s signature series, “How I Wrote That Song®,” featuring acclaimed songwriters and producers from country, rock and R&B/hip-hop. Each episode of the 12-part series will give audiences an inside look into the creative process of writing… Read more...


Country Artist Wade Bowen Helps Celebrate the Centennial of Texas Radio at TAB’s Annual Convention

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From News, posted 8.09.21. BMI partnered recently (8/3) with the Texas Association of Broadcasters at their annual convention by bringing in BMI singer-songwriter Wade Bowen, who performed during their Centennial Celebration. The event, held at JW Marriott Austin, recognized 100 years of radio broadcasting in the Lone Star State. Bowen entertained the crowd, performing… Read more...


Nashville Hitmaker Helps BMI Show Support for Oregon Hospitality Industry

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From News, posted 8.04.21. BMI partnered with the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association to provide the musical entertainment at the hospitality association’s “Industry Night Out,” held recently at the Punch Bowl Social in Portland. The reception, which was held in conjunction with the Northwest Food Show, provided an opportunity for Oregon restauranteurs who were… Read more...


Kara DioGuardi: A Born Mentor

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.23.21. While most of the world met Kara DioGuardi during her stint as a guest judge on “American Idol,” she’s been working in the industry for decades as a songwriter, producer, and performer, collaborating with artists like Miley Cyrus, P!nk, Carrie Underwood, and Jason Derulo. Drawing from her seemingly endless well… 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 Mourns the Loss of Legendary Songwriter Dewayne Blackwell

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From News, posted 5.27.21. BMI is saddened by the passing of Dewayne Blackwell, co-writer of one of the most popular songs in modern music history, “Friends in Low Places,” recorded by country star Garth Brooks in 1990. The legendary recording took Single of the Year at both the CMA and ACM Awards, and it… Read more...