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Curtis Mayfield’s Family Turning a New Page on His 60-Year Music Legacy

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From News, posted 7.23.18. As part of African American Music Appreciation Month in June, the Apollo Theater took the opportunity to highlight musician and BMI songwriter Curtis Mayfield with a special Apollo Theater Study Guide. Get on Board! pays tribute to Mayfield’s life and music and highlights songs that he wrote during… Read more...


GRAMMY-Nominated Oak Felder Gets and Gives Advice

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18. When he moved to the U.S. from Istanbul, Turkey, in 2001, writer-producer Warren “Oak” Felder had a degree in network technologies and artificial intelligence from Istanbul Technical University, and zero music expertise save for his abiding love for rock bands including Rage Against the Machine and Modest Mouse. Felder hadn’t… Read more...


BMI Singer/Songwriter Carnie Wilson Honored at Girls Rising Game Changer Award

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From News, posted 7.10.18. BMI singer/songwriter Carnie Wilson was honored on Friday, June 29, as part of the first annual Girls Rising Game Changer Awards at the Glenwood Landing Firehouse in Glenwood Landing, New York. As a five-time GRAMMY nominee, television personality, CEO and co-founder of Love Bites by Carnie, Wilson was feted for… Read more...


BMI Hosts Song Camp at Legendary Abbey Road Studios

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From News, posted 7.03.18. BMI’s London office proudly hosted a three-day songwriting camp at the legendary Abbey Road studios, offering some of the UK’s best rising talent and established songwriters and producers a unique opportunity to gather under one roof. Always hoping to act as a catalyst for successful collaboration between our talented affiliates,… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Its Songwriters at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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From News, posted 6.20.18. Several legendary BMI affiliates were honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 49th Annual Induction & Awards Gala, held June 14 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. This year saw the prestigious induction of BMI songwriters Bill Anderson, Steve Dorff, Allee Willis and Robert “Kool” Bell, George… Read more...


BMI Congratulates the 2018 Abe Olman Scholarship Winners

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From News, posted 5.24.18. BMI songwriters shined brightly in the competition for the 2018 Abe Olman Scholarships, with two burgeoning, young writers earning the distinguished accolades. Presented by BMI and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and made possible each year by the Olman family to help promising songwriters in the early stages of their… Read more...


Talking Evolution With Curtis Harding

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.10.18. Curtis Harding once described his music as ‘slop n’ soul’ – a name that’s as unusual as it is entirely fitting. Harding, whose intoxicating albums Soul Power (2014) and Face Your Fear (2017) blend soul, rock, blues, funk, punk and more, is himself a pastiche of wildly diverse influences: as… Read more...


Mark Ronson Receives the BMI Champion Award at the 66th BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.08.18. BMI honored internationally renowned super producer, artist, songwriter and DJ Mark Ronson last night with the BMI Champion Award at its 66th Annual BMI Pop Awards. The evening also celebrated the songwriters, publishers and administrators of the past year’s most-performed pop songs in the United States from BMI’s extensive catalogue.… Read more...


Naturally Speaking: In Conversation With Naturally 7

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From The Weekly, posted 5.01.18. To call Naturally 7 simply a vocal group is something of an understatement. To try to sum up their music as harmony-laden or acapella also falls significantly short of really capturing what they do. To accurately describe the sound and aesthetic Naturally 7 has perfected over the last 19 years,… Read more...


BMI Hits the Beach With the Best And Brightest Rising Talent for 2018 Hangout Music Festival

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From News, posted 4.18.18. BMI will set up camp on the beach for the sixth consecutive year with its next wave of top-notch breaking acts at Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, May 18-20. The three-day beach party is sure to be packed with sun, sand and song, as BMI continues… Read more...