BMI opens its doors and welcomes all music creators, regardless of their musical genre. Unlike ASCAP, our only competitor at the time, all are granted membership even if they have no established successful material.
The Company plays a proactive role in the rise of country music. Rhythm & Blues makes its appearance in Billboard, with BMI virtually alone in representing R&B creators and publishers, licensing more than 90 percent of R&B radio hits on a weekly basis. Both genres fuse to give birth to a new genre that will sweep America and the world – rock and roll.