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Billboard Honors BMI’s Alison Smith, Cyndi Lauper, SZA & Kacey Musgraves at 2018 Women in Music

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From News, posted 12.07.18. Billboard held its annual Women in Music event on Thursday, December 6, at Pier 36 in New York City, celebrating several talented BMI songwriters and BMI Executive Vice President, Distribution, Publisher Relations & Administration Services, Alison Smith, along with others whose impact on the music industry is indisputable. Longtime BMI… Read more...


Bebe Rexha Honored at Second Annual Variety Hitmakers Brunch

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From News, posted 12.05.18. BMI was a proud sponsor of the second annual Variety Hitmakers brunch held at The Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood on December 1. The private event named BMI affiliate Bebe Rexha Songwriter of the Year, and many other industry insiders received accolades for their part in making the biggest… Read more...


BMI Producer Sebastian Krys to be Honored at Education Through Music – Los Angeles Gala

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From News, posted 11.29.18. BMI is proud be taking part in the 13th Annual Benefit Gala of Education Through Music-Los Angeles as it celebrates five-time GRAMMY and 12-time Latin GRAMMY winner and BMI affiliate Sebastian Krys. Scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, at the NOVO-Microsoft Theatre in Los Angles, the benefit will feature performances by… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Hitmaker Scott English

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From News, posted 11.20.18. BMI is saddened by the news of the passing of legendary producer and songwriter Scott English. English is responsible for penning BMI Icon Barry Manilow’s #1 hit “Mandy,” the infectious “Bend Me Shape Me” by The American Breed, as well as songs for Donny Osmond, Andy Williams, Johnny Mathis, Westlife,… Read more...


Legendary BMI Songwriter Steve Dorff Shares Stories and Songs

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From News, posted 11.19.18. BMI and Hearst Radio were on hand in Baltimore recently (11/14) when Hall of Fame songwriter Steve Dorff performed at Germano’s Piattini Cabaret, a long time BMI customer that has been supporting BMI songwriters for a number of years through the licensing fees they pay for their live music. The… Read more...


Guidance from “Girl Wonder”: Songwriter/Producer Makeba Riddick-Woods Opens Up About Her Success

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From The Weekly, posted 10.30.18. As careers in songwriting go, Makeba Riddick-Woods’ is a tough one to top. Since first starting out as a songwriter/producer in 2005, she’s written or produced chart-topping hits for Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Selena Gomez, Toni Braxton, Eminem, T.I., Solange Knowles, Rita Ora, Kellis, Jessica Simpson, Fantasia, Katharine… Read more...


RAB Board Members Treated to a Performance from BMI Pop Rock Artist Marc Scibilia

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From News, posted 10.19.18. The Radio Advertising Bureau’s 2018 Fall Board Meeting, held recently in Philadelphia (10/16), was highlighted by a performance from BMI singer-songwriter Marc Scibilia. The former Capitol recording artist performed in front of the leadership representing a number of the top radio groups in the country including iHeart Media, Entercom, Cox… Read more...


A Conversation With Hitmaker Howard Benson

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.17.18. Producing hit songs requires as much technical know-how as the ability to let one’s head fly above the clouds, so to speak, and if there’s any producer who can legitimately claim to have mastered both skills, it’s Howard Benson. A onetime aerospace engineer, Benson has become a go-to producer for… Read more...


BMI Stage Launches Up-and-Coming Talent at 2018 ACL

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From News, posted 10.16.18. With fifteen years of Austin City Limits history under its belt, the BMI stage has returned to Austin to solidify its reputation as Zilker Park’s hottest location for music discovery throughout the festival. A true ACL staple, festival attendees expect and get groundbreaking performances from some of music’s most promising… Read more...


BMI Supports Kara DioGuardi’s Tri-State Rocks

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From News, posted 10.15.18. BMI is proud to be sponsoring Tri-State Rocks, a benefit vocal competition open to aspiring singer/songwriters between the ages of 12 to 21 from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Finalists compete in front of music industry veterans Kara DioGuardi, former American Idol judge and GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter; Leslie Stifelman, musical… Read more...