Mobile Version of ‘BMI Live’ Program Launched To Help Songwriters Generate Concert Royalties

Posted in News on April 28, 2011

Based on its successful launch 90 days ago, BMI has extended its BMI Live program with the rollout of a mobile version. The new service enables songwriters to upload concert-venue and setlist data directly from their smartphones into BMI’s systems to be considered for royalty payments.

“Many of our songwriters are constantly on the go and rely heavily on mobile devices to conduct their business affairs,” said BMI President & CEO Del Bryant. “Being able to enter their tour information and setlists on a timely basis while they are on the road helps generate more accurate and timely data on live performances, which could generate additional royalties for our writers and publishers.”

BMI Live is now available to users of iPhones and Android devices. For Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users, the BMI Mobile App may be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store (keyword: bmi mobile). In addition, a special mobile version of the website has been created to optimize display and function of the site for most mobile users. Songwriters must have an active BMI Live account and must have signed up for direct deposit to utilize the new mobile-access opportunities.

BMI Live allows songwriters to input up to six months of their performance data for venues of any size. Both headliners and opening acts may input tour information, and the program is open to all BMI affiliates. Since its launch just three months ago, thousands of BMI songwriters have registered for the service and logged hundreds of thousands of performances.

BMI Live continues BMI’s tradition of technological innovation by offering its members the most accurate distribution of live musical performance royalties in the United States. BMI’s leadership in technical innovation stretches from establishing the music industry’s first website in 1994 to processing more than 92 billion music performances during 2010.