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

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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...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Little Richard, Architect of Rock n’ Roll

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From News, posted 5.09.20. BMI is deeply saddened that world renowned rock n’ roll pioneer Little Richard passed away today in Nashville at the age of 87. Born Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon, Georgia in 1932, Little Richard not only forged a sound that would influence decades of songwriters, but also brought a bold… Read more...


Vibing Against the Lag: A Conversation with Songwriter/Producer Tommy English

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From News, posted 5.06.20. Growing up in Chicago in the 80’s and 90s, songwriter/producer Tommy English took to music early. Spurred by his parents, who placed a high value on music education, English picked up piano, trumpet, drums and guitar, versing himself in musicianship and songwriting at a young age. By his late teens,… Read more...


BMI Supports New Online Song Arts Academy Workshop Intensive Starting May 26

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From News, posted 5.04.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s next online workshop intensive starting Tuesday, May 26. This 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...


New Directions: David Foster on Songwriting, Broadway and His New Album, ‘Eleven Words’

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From News, posted 4.03.20. A consummate songwriter, producer, arranger, composer and recording artist of genuinely global renown, David Foster has led a career that has raised the bar and left an indelible impact on generations of music lovers and the music industry that spans decades. While he started out as a struggling Canadian musician… Read more...


BMI Supports New Online Song Arts Academy Workshop Intensive Starting April 20

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From News, posted 4.01.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s next online workshop intensive, starting Monday, April 20. 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...


BMI Postpones Pop Awards and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

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From News, posted 3.20.20. BMI is postponing both its Pop Awards and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards, which were scheduled to take place in May in Los Angeles. We will continue to monitor the developing impact of COVID-19 and reschedule both events when we can safely celebrate the achievements of BMI’s songwriters, composers… Read more...


BMI Cancels its SXSW Events

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From News, posted 3.06.20. Below is the statement BMI released to the press on this matter: “Out of an abundance of caution, BMI has decided to cancel its planned events at this year’s SXSW Festival. The health and safety of our team members and our songwriters is of paramount importance, and we regret… Read more...


Crowds Believe in Magic at Lovin’ Spoonful Tribute Concert

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From News, posted 3.03.20. For the first time since their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction 20 years ago, the surviving original members of the iconic band Lovin’ Spoonful, John Sebastian, Steve Boone and Joe Butler, performed together during a tribute concert in their honor at the Alex Theatre in Los Angeles. As… Read more...


BMI Supports New ONLINE Song Arts Academy Workshop Intensive Starting March 23

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From News, posted 3.02.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s new special online workshop intensive starting Monday, March 23. This intensive 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… Read more...