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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...


Restless to Rock: Marti Frederiksen Keeps Working & Writing

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From News, posted 4.29.20. Since even before getting started in music in the mid-80’s, Los Angeles native Marti Frederiksen has been driven by a love of making music and an innate restlessness. Specializing in straight-ahead rock, Frederiksen cut his teeth playing drums in bands, finding his creative voice and realizing an inner knack for… Read more...


Songwriter Jesse Malin on Staying Creative in NYC Right Now

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From News, posted 4.06.20. Jesse Malin is New York City to the bone. Born in Queens, Malin cut his musical teeth in the gestating punk scene of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He helped spearhead the birth of the New York hardcore movement with his teenaged trio, Heart Attack, immortalized on the seminal ROIR compilation… 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 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...


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...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy’s First Workshop Intensive of 2020

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From News, posted 12.12.19. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s first workshop intensive of the new year, starting on Monday, January 13. 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… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 GRAMMY Award Nominees

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From News, posted 11.21.19. BMI is once again very proud to congratulate its many affiliates nominated for recognition by the Recording Academy at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards, scheduled to be held on January 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Nominations for the music industry’s most prestigious accolades were announced on Wednesday,… Read more...