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BMI Licensing Customers and Association Partners Get Up Close with Songwriters in Key West

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From News, posted 5.16.19. BMI hosted a group of licensing customers and association partners recently at the 2019 Key West Songwriters Festival, providing them with opportunities to connect with BMI songwriters at several private receptions. The annual festival, which is in its 24th year, featured dozens of songwriter performances over 5 days in theaters and… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Steve Azar Entertains Radio Execs in his Home State

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From News, posted 5.16.19. BMI made the trip to the Delta and brought homegrown music to the International Broadcasters Idea Bank annual spring conference, held recently (5/14) in Cleveland, Mississippi. BMI songwriter and Ride recording artist Steve Azar entertained more than 100 independent radio owners and executives at the GRAMMY Museum in Cleveland with stories… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Bring the Heat to 2019 Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 5.16.19. The Key West Songwriters Festival, now in its 24th year, was once again an experience to remember for everyone who attended. Year after year, BMI brings Nashville’s best talent to the island for five days of music by established songwriters, as well as up-and-comers. The rowdy week of performances kicked off… Read more...


Terence Blanchard Honored as a BMI Icon at BMI’s 2019 Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

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From News, posted 5.16.19. Composer William Ross receives Classic Contribution Award; top film, TV and visual media composers also celebrated Read more...


Sting, Imagine Dragons and Martin Bandier Honored at BMI’s 67th Annual Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.15.19. The evening also celebrated top pop songwriters and music publishers on Tuesday, May 14 in Beverly Hills Read more...


The Dos and Don’ts of Working With Producers

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From The Weekly, posted 5.14.19. The way that I like to describe what a music producer does is that a music producer is to a recording as a director is to a movie. In other words, the producer is responsible for everything from the musical arrangement decisions all the way to working with the vocalist and… Read more...


BMI’s Barbara Cane to be Honored with Lifetime Service Award from NMPA

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From News, posted 5.08.19. BMI is very proud to congratulate its own VP of Worldwide Creative, Barbara Cane, on being recognized by the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) with the Lifetime Service Award, to be presented at the NMPA’s annual meeting next month at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Cane joins an elite… Read more...


10 Tips for Switching Gears When a Song Isn’t Working

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From The Weekly, posted 5.07.19. A songwriter recently posed an intriguing question: what can we do when we have a strong idea for a song, but realize that the song we’re writing is not turning out nearly as well as we hoped? How do we change direction? How can we switch gears when we have grown… Read more...


BMI Composer Adam Schoenberg’s “Orchard in Fog” is Clearly Enjoyed By Audiences

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From News, posted 5.06.19. As one of the most performed living classical composers, Adam Schoenberg is no stranger to approving audiences, and this certainly held true over the weekend in Los Angeles. His concerto for violin and orchestra, Orchard in Fog, was clearly evidence of the BMI composer’s deserved stature. Written specifically for renowned violinist… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Daytime Emmy Award Winners

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From News, posted 5.06.19. The 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony honored several BMI composers and songwriters with big wins at the Pasadena Civic Center in California over the weekend. Congratulations to all on jobs well done! Here are the BMI winners: Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series Read more...


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