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BMI Writers Big Winners at CA Music Awards

Posted in News on April 11, 2000
California Music Awards and 23rd annual Bammies were held on Saturday, April 8 in San Francisco, CA at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. BMI affiliates Rage Against The Machine came away the top winner, taking home five awards. Other BMI writers who received multiple awards included Santana and Smash Mouth with two awards each. BMI composer Michael Kamen shared the Arthur M. Sohcot Award for Excellence with Metallica for their collaboration with the San Francisco Symphony.

BMI Winners:
Outstanding Group - Rage Against the Machine
Outstanding Album - Supernatural, Santana
Outstanding Single - "Smooth," Santana featuring Rob Thomas
Outstanding Hard Rock/Heavy Metal album - The Battle of Los Angeles, Rage Against The Machine
Outstanding Rock/Pop album - Astro Lounge, Smash Mouth
Outstanding R&B Album - Bitter, Me'Shell Ndegeocello
Outstanding Debut Album - Nasty Little Thoughts, Stroke 9
Outstanding Male Vocalist - Steve Harwell, Smash Mouth
Outstanding Guitarist - Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine
Outstanding Bassist - Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Outstanding Songwriters - Stephan Jenkins and Kevin Cadogan, Third Eye Blind
Artist of the Year - Rage Against the Machine
Arthur M. Sohcot Award for Public Service - Rage Against the Machine
Arthur M. Sohcot Award for Excellence - Michael Kamen


BMI's Barbara Cane and Tracie Verlinde greet and congratulate Smash Mouth on their two California Music Awards for Outstanding Rock/Pop Album and Outstanding Male Vocalist. Left to right: Smash Mouth's Greg Camp; BMI's Barbara Cane; Smash Mouth's Steve Harwell and Paul De Lisle; and BMI's Tracie Verlinde.

Feature (11/99)
Smash Mouth: California in a Can

Web Site
SmashMouth.com


BMI's Barbara Cane, Nadine Condon and Tracie Verlinde join in the celebration with Stroke 9 after they won the Outstanding Debut Album at the California Music Awards. Left to right: BMI's Tracie Verlinde; Stroke 9's Eric Stock, Greg Gueldner and John McDermott; BMI's Barbara Cane and Nadine Condon; and Stroke 9's Luke Esterkyn.

On the Scene (12/99)
Stroke 9

Web Site
Stroke9.com


Shown congratulating Me'Shell Ndegeocello (center) on her Tower Records California Music Award for Outstanding R&B Album are BMI's Barbara Cane and Tracie Verlinde.

Feature (10/99)
Me'Shell Ndegeocello: "Bitter" is a Sweet Success

Web Site
Meshell.com


Congratulating Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine for his Outstanding Guitarist award and Rage's five California Music Awards are (l to r): BMI's Tracie Verlinde; Morello; BMI's Hanna Bolte and Barbara Cane.

Photos by Billy Douglas

On the Scene (10/99)
Rage Against the Machine

Web Site
RATM.com