Close

Pop

Recent Pop News

Songs for Change: BMI Songwriters Call For Action

Photo

From News, posted 9.04.20. With the movement for racial justice and equality sweeping the country, BMI songwriters are picking up their pens and calling for much-needed change through their music. Issues of social justice, racial equity, tolerance and beyond are being highlighted in powerful songs that are shining a light on what’s happening and… Read more...


“Capture Your Moment”: A Conversation with Singer/Songwriter Rozzi Crane

Photo

From News, posted 9.03.20. Raised on soul and R&B, Rozzi Crane is a singer/songwriter with a swelling, soulful voice and a talent for disarmingly intimate lyric-writing. These attributes caught the attention of Maroon 5 singer/songwriter Adam Levine, who signed her to his label, 222 Records. From there, Crane steadily gained a reputation as a… Read more...


BMI Presents Dolly Parton With 7 “Million-Air” Certificates

Photo

From News, posted 8.13.20. The incomparable Dolly Parton has once again surpassed milestones, literally millions of them, when BMI awarded her with several of their coveted “Million-Air” certificates, which recognize songs that have reached over one million broadcast performances. In a special presentation via Zoom, Mike O’Neill, BMI’s President and CEO, along with Billboard… Read more...


Daniel Tashian on Inspiration, Curiosity & Collaborating With Songwriting Legend Burt Bacharach

Photo

From The Weekly, posted 7.28.20. Daniel Tashian was already on a roll. An accomplished songwriter/producer and multi-instrumentalist, Tashian — the son of Barry and Holly Tashian, the celebrated bluegrass duo — started making music early on, landing a deal with Elektra Records at the age of 19. He formed the Nashville-based band The Silver Seas… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Its Ivor Novello Nominees for 2020

Photo

From News, posted 7.21.20. Following the announcement of their Rising Star nominees earlier this month, the Ivors Academy announced their full list of nominations for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards, and BMI is very pleased to congratulate its many prominent affiliates recognized among them. Representing the most impactful accomplishments in songwriting and composing, the… Read more...


BMI Salutes its Top Songwriters for the 2020 BMI Pop Awards

Photo

From News, posted 7.13.20. BMI paid tribute to the best in songwriting for its 68th Annual BMI Pop Awards. The top songwriters, publishers and administrators of the previous year’s most-performed pop songs in the United States were celebrated across all BMI digital and social channels. Major award winners for Song of the Year, Songwriter… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Academy Online Summer Songwriting Workshop Starting August 10

Photo

From News, posted 7.07.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s summer online songwriting workshop starting Monday, August 10. The workshop is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC/Valencia consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the workshop’s “Advanced Song Craft Method”™… Read more...


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

Photo

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 Congratulates its 2020 BET Nominees

Photo

From News, posted 6.16.20. Nominations for this year’s BET awards were announced yesterday with many BMI songwriters taking center stage in the music categories. The 20th anniversary of the event will air live on CBS and other Viacom networks, Sunday, June 28 at 8PM EST. Congratulations to all the nominees! Here’s the list of… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Academy Online Songwriting Workshop Starting June 29

Photo

From News, posted 6.04.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s next online songwriting workshop starting Monday, June 29. 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 “Advanced Song Craft Method”™… Read more...