Recent R&B/Hip-Hop News

Gunna, Trouble, Kayla Brianna, Arin Ray & Kari Faux Perform at BMI’s ‘Know Them Now Experience’


From News, posted 6.01.18. BMI was pleased to present the Know Them Now Experience at Atlanta’s Buckhead Theater on Thursday, May 31, serving as a platform for some of today’s hottest emerging and unsigned talent to showcase their artistry in front of fans and industry executives alike. Hosted by Atlanta’s own 11Alive newscaster Neima…Read more...

BMI Brings the “Know Them Now Experience” to Atlanta


From News, posted 5.23.18. BMI is proud to be presenting the Know Them Now Experience on Thursday, May 31, at Buckhead Theater (3110 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305). Hosted by Atlanta’s own 11Alive newscaster Neima Abdulahi and multi-faceted entertainer DC Young Fly, the concert is a platform for some of today’s hottest emerging…Read more...

Talking Evolution With Curtis Harding


From MusicWorld, posted 5.10.18. Curtis Harding once described his music as ‘slop n’ soul’ – a name that’s as unusual as it is entirely fitting. Harding, whose intoxicating albums Soul Power (2014) and Face Your Fear (2017) blend soul, rock, blues, funk, punk and more, is himself a pastiche of wildly diverse influences: as…Read more...

Naturally Speaking: In Conversation With Naturally 7


From The Weekly, posted 5.01.18. To call Naturally 7 simply a vocal group is something of an understatement. To try to sum up their music as harmony-laden or acapella also falls significantly short of really capturing what they do. To accurately describe the sound and aesthetic Naturally 7 has perfected over the last 19 years,…Read more...

BMI Songwriters Set to Deliver Electrifying Performances at 2018 SXSW


From News, posted 3.01.18. BMI is pleased to announce its return to Austin, TX as part of the 2018 SXSW Music Conference and Festival from March 13 - 16.  Continuing a more than 30-year presence at the world-renowned music festival, BMI will once again offer festivalgoers many unique opportunities to discover the hottest emerging…Read more...

Mark Batson, Faith Evans, Tory Lanez & RedOne Discuss Their Hits at BMI’S ‘HOW I WROTE THAT SONG’®


From News, posted 1.29.18. On Saturday, January 27, BMI presented its annual pre-GRAMMY event How I Wrote That Song® (HIWTS), in partnership with the Apollo Theater, at the legendary performance hall. The audience was treated to an enlightening panel discussion that featured multi-platinum and GRAMMY award-winning music producer Mark Batson, GRAMMY award-winning R&B royalty…Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2018 GRAMMY Nominees


From News, posted 11.28.17. BMI is very proud to congratulate our many talented affiliates on their prestigious GRAMMY nominations, which were announced this morning by the Recording Academy. The 60th GRAMMY Awards, to be held in Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28, 2018, will salute a wide array of…Read more...

Catching Up with Blake “Shy” Carter


From MusicWorld, posted 11.15.17. In a landscape where many people claim to do it all, singer-songwriter and producer Blake “Shy” Carter shows what it looks like to take “multi-faceted” to surprising and remarkable heights. Growing up in the musical mecca of Memphis, he absorbed the soul music of his surroundings, as well as the…Read more...

BMI Recognizes Bayjun Beat Music for Usher’s “No Limit”


From News, posted 10.05.17. Unable to attend BMI’s 2017 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta this past September, Bayjun Beat Music’s Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken received a visit from BMI’s Charlie Feldman this week at their studio in Bronxville, NY, and accepted their award recognizing the success of “No Limit.” Beyond this accolade, Sturken and…Read more...

Patti LaBelle Named BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards


From News, posted 9.01.17. Last night, BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Patti LaBelle took home the night’s highest honor as BMI Icon in recognition of her…Read more...

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