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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 Songwriter Dewayne Blackwell

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From News, posted 5.27.21. BMI is saddened by the passing of Dewayne Blackwell, co-writer of one of the most popular songs in modern music history, “Friends in Low Places,” recorded by country star Garth Brooks in 1990. The legendary recording took Single of the Year at both the CMA and ACM Awards, and it… Read more...


Songs for Change: BMI Songwriters Call For Action

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From News, posted 5.14.21. 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...


Powerhouse BMI Songwriters Chris Janson and Rachel Platten Highlight NAB State Leadership Conference

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From News, posted 5.12.21. The National Association of Broadcasters’ State Leadership Conference, held virtually for the first time in NAB’S history, featured performances from two award-winning BMI songwriters. Platinum selling country artist Chris Janson and pop superstar Rachel Platten performed for more than 500 broadcasters from across the country who tuned into the annual… Read more...


BMI Celebrates the 2021 Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.10.21. BMI proudly celebrates the 69th Annual BMI Pop Awards, recognizing the songwriters, publishers and administrators of the previous year’s most-performed pop songs in the United States across radio and digital streaming platforms. All winners were announced in a special online celebration and on BMI’s social channels, including the recipients of… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Four-Week Songwriters Workshop Starting June 7

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From News, posted 5.07.21. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s new four-week Songwriting workshop. This is an established workshop with proven results to write your best song and network with new co-writers, while learning the “Advanced Song Craft” tools used by chart-topping songwriters. Each weekly two-hour session teaches up to four major… Read more...


BMI Presenta lo Mejor de la Música Latina Alternativa en la 22A Conferencia Anual de LAMC el 5 de Ma

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From News, posted 5.03.21. BMI tiene el gusto de presentar “BMI Showcase” durante la 22a edición anual de la Conferencia de Música Latina Alternativa (LAMC por sus siglas en inglés) el miércoles, 5 de mayo. La presentación virtual y gratuita empezará a las 5:30PM hora Este con actuaciones por un ecléctico grupo de compositores… Read more...


BMI Presents the Best in Latin Alternative Music at the 22nd Annual LAMC Conference on May 5

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From News, posted 5.03.21. BMI is thrilled to present the “BMI Showcase” during the 22nd annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) on Wednesday, May 5. The free virtual showcase will begin at 5:30PM ET and highlight performances by an eclectic group of songwriters including Alex Rose, Gustavo Laureano, Niña Dioz, Pehuenche and Vanessa Zamora.… 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...


BMI Songwriters Tell Their Stories in “My #1 Moment” Video Series

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From News, posted 4.28.21. With music connecting us now more than ever, BMI, Taylor Guitars and Shure continue to partner on the popular social media video series, “My #1 Moment,” which captures intimate versions of BMI songwriters performing their No. 1 songs from their homes and sharing the stories behind the hits that took… Read more...