Recent R&B/Hip-Hop News

BMI Celebrates Lil Nas X in Atlanta


From News, posted 10.22.21. On Wednesday night, BMI held an intimate dinner to celebrate the songwriting achievements of BMI affiliate and recording artist, Lil Nas X. During the evening, the rapper was presented with two BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards for his mega-hit “Old Town Road (Remix)” and the infectious single “Panini,” a BMI Pop Award…Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2021 Latin GRAMMY Nominees


From News, posted 9.29.21. BMI is once again exceptionally proud of its many songwriters and producers nominated for premier industry accolades at the upcoming 2021 Latin GRAMMY Awards. These innovative music creators are continuing the lead the way with their chart-topping work across the wide spectrum of Latin music. Among the names nominated for…Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith


From News, posted 9.29.21. BMI is saddened by the recent passing of longtime BMI affiliate, Dr. Lonnie Smith, who was renowned for his incredible talent as an organist after first laying hands on a Hammond as a teen. In short time, Smith captured the attention of such greats as BMI affiliate George Benson, whose…Read more...

BMI Announces the Honorees of the 2021 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards


From News, posted 9.20.21. BMI is excited to celebrate the 2021 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, paying tribute to the top songwriters, producers and music publishers of the previous year. The online celebration was unveiled today across all BMI digital and social channels. Top honors were presented for Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year,…Read more...

BMI Returns to Zilker Park for 2021 Austin City Limits Music Festival


From News, posted 9.15.21. BMI is pleased to announce its return to the Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 1-3 and 8-10, 2021. The multi-weekend Texas festival is back and BMI’s can’t-miss, genre-diverse lineup is set to feature a range of rising pop, rock, country, Latin, Americana, hip-hop and R&B stars. Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Producer Chucky Thompson


From News, posted 8.10.21. BMI was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of producer Carl E. “Chucky” Thompson, whose death was announced Monday. He was 53. As a member of Bad Boy Entertainment’s squad of in-house producers, “The Hitmen,” Thompson enjoyed a robust 30-year career with a list of production credits that is…Read more...

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...

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