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BMI Celebrates Black History Month

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From News, posted 2.01.21. BMI is proud to celebrate Black History Month, the annual recognition of Black achievements and their importance in American history and culture. Since its founding in 1939, BMI’s repertoire has been distinguished by Black songwriters and composers across every genre, and we have been truly honored to represent innovators like… Read more...


BMI Advisor BeBe Winans Shares Touching Tribute and Personal Remembrances of Cicely Tyson

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From News, posted 1.30.21. “As an African American woman, Cicely Tyson opened doors and paved the way for women and men of color. She gave permission to rise in love and gave authority to tear down hatred. And we are all better for it. Thank you, Miss Tyson!” – BeBe Winans BMI is… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Duranice Pace

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From News, posted 1.15.21. BMI is saddened by the loss of Gospel singer/songwriter Duranice Pace, who passed away January 14, 2021, at the age of 62. A member of the Anointed Pace Sisters, Pace boasted a vocal style influenced by Broadway and musical theater, singing both alto and soprano for the storied Atlanta-based group.… 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...


Gospel Legend and BMI Songwriter BeBe Winans to Serve as Consultant to BMI

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From News, posted 11.19.20. Today, BMI announced that renowned Gospel music luminary and longtime BMI-affiliated songwriter BeBe Winans has agreed to serve as a consultant and personal advisor to BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill. Winans will lend his guidance and perspective to help the Company navigate these changing times and continue BMI’s efforts… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Gospel Legend Bishop Rance Allen

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From News, posted 11.11.20. BMI is saddened by the loss of longtime affiliate, renowned Gospel singer/songwriter Bishop Rance Allen, who passed away on October 31 in Sylvania, Ohio at the age of 71. A bishop, minister in the Church of God in Christ and founder of the groundbreaking Rance Allen Group, Bishop Allen blazed… Read more...


With “Take Care,” Singer/Songwriter Aaron Lindsey Makes a Plea for Mental Health

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From News, posted 7.14.20. Aaron Lindsey has been tirelessly making music for over two decades. As a singer, prolific songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and arranger, his list of collaborations is as long as it is impressive, including a wide host of Gospel luminaries like Marvin Sapp, CeCe Winans and Israel Houghton as well as contemporary… Read more...


BMI Remembers Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry Member Charlie Daniels

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From News, posted 7.06.20. BMI is saddened by the passing of Country, Southern Rock and Bluegrass legend Charlie Daniels, who died today of a stroke at the age of 83. A Dove and CMA Award-winning artist, musician, and songwriter, best known for his fiery fiddle on his #1 hit “The Devil Went Down to… Read more...


BMI Honors its 2020 Trailblazers of Gospel Music

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From News, posted 6.29.20. BMI paid tribute to the best and brightest in Gospel music with its Trailblazers of Gospel Music celebration. The honorees were announced today on BMI.com and across the organization’s digital platforms, celebrating the inspirational and transformative music of BMI’s accomplished Gospel songwriters. To honor these achievements, BMI created Read more...


Donald Lawrence & Kierra Sheard Open Up About “The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel”

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From News, posted 4.16.20. Earlier this week, the Lifetime network premiered its highly anticipated biopic, The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, an ambitious telling of the story of one of Gospel music’s most enduring and iconic groups of all time. Featuring Aunjanue Ellis, Angela Birchett, Sheléa Frazier, Kierra Sheard and Raven Goodwin, the… Read more...