Recent R&B/Hip-Hop News

BMI Celebrates Babyface’s Song Camp with Star-Studded Mixer


From News, posted 7.21.21. The stars came out in Atlanta, on July 7, as the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop team hosted the Babyface Writing Camp Mixer to support Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds’ Discovery Song Camp. This year’s iteration of the event featured two notable BMI affiliates hosting, the chart-topping Atlanta-based duo, Ayo N Keyz, who are the…Read more...

BMI Celebrates Black Music Month


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...

Songs for Change: BMI Songwriters Call For Action


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...

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


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


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 Shock G of Digital Underground


From News, posted 4.23.21. BMI is saddened to learn of the death of rapper/songwriter/producer Shock G, who passed away Thursday at age 57. Born Gregory Jacobs, Shock G founded the groundbreaking Bay Area hip-hop collective Digital Underground in 1987, a band whose early singles helped branch the genre out to a wider audience via…Read more...

The Beat Goes On: A Conversation with Megan Thee Stallion Producer LilJuMadeDaBeat


From News, posted 4.13.21. Starting at a young age with his parents’ record collection on through joining his high school band as a percussionist, Dallas native Julian Mason has always been focused on listening to, appreciating and expressing himself through music, and, very specifically, the beat. But it wasn’t until discovering the tools for…Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2021 GRAMMY Award Winners


From News, posted 3.15.21. BMI is once again exceptionally proud of its many affiliates who received music’s highest honors, yesterday, during the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, this year’s ceremony was unlike any other, given precautions over the pandemic, with no large audience in attendance. With awards presented…Read more...

BMI Celebrates Black History Month


From News, posted 2.01.21. BMI is proud to celebrate Black History Month, the annual recognition of Black achievements and their importance in American history and culture. Since its founding in 1939, BMI’s repertoire has been distinguished by Black songwriters and composers across every genre, and we have been truly honored to represent innovators like…Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2021 GRAMMY Nominees


From News, posted 11.24.20. In a year like no other, BMI is once again very excited to congratulate its many talented affiliates who received GRAMMY nominations in recognition of their contributions to the year’s most impactful music. As the industry’s highest accolade, the prestigious GRAMMY Awards celebrate the very best in the fields of…Read more...

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