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BMI Postpones Pop Awards and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

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From News, posted 3.20.20. BMI is postponing both its Pop Awards and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards, which were scheduled to take place in May in Los Angeles. We will continue to monitor the developing impact of COVID-19 and reschedule both events when we can safely celebrate the achievements of BMI’s songwriters, composers… Read more...


BMI Cancels its SXSW Events

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From News, posted 3.06.20. Below is the statement BMI released to the press on this matter: “Out of an abundance of caution, BMI has decided to cancel its planned events at this year’s SXSW Festival. The health and safety of our team members and our songwriters is of paramount importance, and we regret… Read more...


Crowds Believe in Magic at Lovin’ Spoonful Tribute Concert

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From News, posted 3.03.20. For the first time since their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction 20 years ago, the surviving original members of the iconic band Lovin’ Spoonful, John Sebastian, Steve Boone and Joe Butler, performed together during a tribute concert in their honor at the Alex Theatre in Los Angeles. As… Read more...


BMI Supports New ONLINE Song Arts Academy Workshop Intensive Starting March 23

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From News, posted 3.02.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s new special online workshop intensive starting Monday, March 23. This intensive 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 workshop’s “Advanced Song Craft… Read more...


“Make Music All Day!”: GRAMMY-Winner Mark Nilan Jr. Shares What Works for Him

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From The Weekly, posted 2.25.20. Having honed his chops via a diverse musical background, Mark Nilan Jr. is comfortable in many roles. A promising producer, songwriter, arranger, composer and multi-instrumentalist, the Detroit-born and California-based BMI affiliate has put to work what he learned earning a Masters in Jazz at the California Institute of the Arts… Read more...


A Decade of Celebrating Music Creators at BMI’s Award Shows

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From News, posted 12.26.19. Every year, BMI, our creative community and industry notables gather at BMI’s Award shows across genres to honor titans of music and celebrate the incredible songwriters, composers and publishers of the most-performed songs of the year. Special accolades like BMI’s Icon Award, President’s Award, Champion Award and more are presented,… Read more...


Billboard Honors BMI’s Alison Smith, Taylor Swift, Brandi Carlile & Others at 2019 Women in Music

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From News, posted 12.17.19. BMI was very proud to watch Taylor Swift take the stage at Billboard’s annual Women in Music celebration on Thursday, December 12, at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, to accept the evening’s highest honor, Woman of the Decade Award. Delivering a powerful speech, Swift expressed admiration for women who… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy’s First Workshop Intensive of 2020

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From News, posted 12.12.19. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s first workshop intensive of the new year, starting on Monday, January 13. The workshop 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 workshop’s… Read more...


BMI Pop Artist Spencer Ludwig Brings the Party to Connecticut Restaurant Assoc’s CRAzies Awards

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From News, posted 12.04.19. The 2nd annual CRAzies Awards were held recently at Foxwoods Resorts Casino in Connecticut and BMI was there to help take the event to the next level by providing the musical entertainment at the afterparty held at Shrine nightclub. The CRAzies Awards dinner is hosted by the Connecticut Restaurant Association… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 GRAMMY Award Nominees

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From News, posted 11.21.19. BMI is once again very proud to congratulate its many affiliates nominated for recognition by the Recording Academy at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards, scheduled to be held on January 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Nominations for the music industry’s most prestigious accolades were announced on Wednesday,… Read more...