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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 Recording Engineer Al Schmitt

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From News, posted 4.28.21. BMI is saddened by the loss of one of our most talented recording engineers, Al Schmitt, who passed away Monday at the age of 91. During his long and continuously impressive career, Schmitt, who joined BMI in 1971, won a record-breaking 20 GRAMMYS for his creative recording talents on more… Read more...


Catching Up with Jazz Pianist Brad Mehldau

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From News, posted 4.21.21. Jazz pianist/composer Brad Mehldau had vastly different plans for 2020, but he responded to the pandemic’s challenges by shifting his approach. He had planned to tour with Joshua Redman, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade upon the July 2020 release of RoundAgain, the long-awaited follow-up album to the group’s lauded 1994… Read more...


In the Groove with Joshua Redman: A Conversation With the Acclaimed Jazz Artist

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From News, posted 4.15.21. Born into a creative environment, Joshua Redman always had an affinity for making music. His father, Dewey Redman, was a renowned saxophonist, and his mother, Renee Shedroff, was a dancer. Although he started playing the clarinet in fourth grade and then switched to saxophone, he entered college expecting to become… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month

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From News, posted 4.01.21. During the month of April each year, BMI is proud to honor Jazz Appreciation Month by recognizing the exceptional heritage, history and future of jazz. Over the decades, so many of our talented composers have been making their mark as they drive forward the evolving genre - mixing styles, improvising… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 GRAMMY Award Winners

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From News, posted 3.15.21. BMI is once again exceptionally proud of its many affiliates who received music’s highest honors, yesterday, during the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, this year’s ceremony was unlike any other, given precautions over the pandemic, with no large audience in attendance. With awards presented… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Legendary Jazz Pianist Chick Corea

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From News, posted 2.12.21. BMI is saddened by the passing of one of the true jazz giants, Chick Corea, who died this week at the age of 79. Corea, who continued to astound audiences for more than half a century with his unique jazz-rock fusion, was one of the most renowned keyboardists in music… Read more...


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 Congratulates its 2020 Ivors Composer Award Winners

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From News, posted 12.09.20. BMI proudly congratulates several of our PRS affiliates who license their music through BMI in the United States on their prestigious Ivors Composer Award wins. This distinction celebrates the best new works by UK composers writing for classical, jazz and sound art. Here are this year’s winners. Congratulations to all!… 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...