Having been employed by BMI since 1994, Mike O’Neill is appointed Chief
Executive Officer in 2013. He assumes the additional role of BMI
President one year later.
BMI wins its rate court battle against digital giant Pandora in landmark
case, protecting public performance royalties for songwriters, composers
BMI becomes the first music rights organization in the world to deliver
over $1 billion in public performance royalties to its songwriters,
composers and publishers.
BMI challenges the U.S. Department of Justice in federal court and wins
historic case, ensuring the continued practice of fractional licensing
and marking a significant victory for creators, copyright owners and the
music industry at large.
#1 global sensation “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi makes Latin music history, and Lil Nas X
#becomes the artist with the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 #1 in history with "Old
"Every Breath You Take," written by Sting and performed by The Police, becomes the
most-performed song in BMI's repertoire.
BMI has been in business for nearly 80 years and continues to be as
groundbreaking as ever in serving our affiliates and modernizing music