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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...


A Conversation With Sam Bruno

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From News, posted 9.07.21. It’s been a wild ride for Sam Bruno. While currently renowned for her sultry, hip-hop-inflected electronic dance pop, the Arizona native started off singing in church, honing her burgeoning musical skills on piano and ukulele. Taking her musical abilities and songwriting chops to the next stage, Bruno built herself a… 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 Mourns the Loss of ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill

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From News, posted 7.29.21. BMI was saddened to learn of the passing of Joseph “Dusty” Hill, longtime bass player and songwriter of ZZ Top, whose death at the age of 72 was announced on Wednesday. Boasting a sound as immediately recognizable as their signature image of long, shaggy beards, ZZ Top perfected a distinctive… 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...


“Dynamite” Explodes With 1 Billion Streams on Spotify

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From News, posted 7.22.21. BMI award-winning songwriters Jessica Agombar and David Stewart’s song “Dynamite,” recorded by superstar act BTS, has blown up the charts, surpassing 1 billion streams on Spotify since its release in August, 2020 – an amazing feat that typically takes years to accomplish. As the Korean band’s first English single, “Dynamite”… Read more...


Secrets From The Shaman: An Exclusive Conversation with BMI Icon Donovan

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From News, posted 7.19.21. Donovan is a songwriter for the ages. Releasing his first single, “Catch the Wind,” in 1965, the aspiring, 18-year-old Scottish folk troubadour swiftly defined himself as a prolific writer, welding elements of traditional acoustic folk music with groundbreaking elements of pop, rock, jazz, classical and the burgeoning psychedelia of the… Read more...


The BMI Stage Returns to Grant Park for Lollapalooza 2021

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From News, posted 7.15.21. BMI is pleased to announce the return of the BMI Stage at Lollapalooza. From Thursday, July 29 to Sunday, August 1, the lights on the BMI Stage will shine for the first time in two years, presenting 24 incredible acts that festivalgoers need to know, including headliners Migrant Motel, Mothica,… Read more...


Emerging BMI Artist Takes Center Stage at Media Finance Conference

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From News, posted 6.25.21. BMI singer-songwriter Willa Amai provided finance executives from the broadcast and cable industries an afternoon to remember, when the 16-year-old budding pop superstar told the stories behind the songs from her debut album and performed a handful of her favorites at the Media Financial Management Association’s Media Finance Focus Conference,… Read more...