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BMI Congratulates its 2018 Latin GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 9.21.18. BMI affiliates made another strong showing in the nominations for the 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards, which were announced Thursday. In keeping with their continued ascent, a multitude of BMI’s Latin songwriters received multiple nominations to collect coveted GRAMMY gold for their groundbreaking work this year. Among this impressive list of music… Read more...


AmericanaFest Kicks Off On BMI Rooftop

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From News, posted 9.21.18. AmericanaFest was in full swing following the official kick off party on BMI’s rooftop deck last week (9/11) in Nashville. BMI’s final rooftop show of the summer featured the iconic Tony Joe White, soulful husband-wife duo The War and Treaty and genre-bending Israel Nash. Immediately following Tony Joe White’s performance, BMI’s… Read more...


Fall Into September’s MusicWorld!

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From News, posted 9.20.18. Fall Into September’s MusicWorld! You’ll be glad you did with these great reads: Are Your Songs Too “Rangy” for Today’s Singers? An Uncommon Woman: Composer Joan Tower Reflects Upon Six Decades in Classical Music A Hopeful and Healing Conversation With Composer Hannibal Lokumbe Composer Sarah Gibson… Read more...


Nathan Barr’s Score to “The House with a Clock in its Walls” is Timelessly Engaging for All

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From News, posted 9.20.18. BMI composer Nathan Barr has been busy scoring the intriguing new film The House with a Clock in Its Walls. This unique film, which opens tomorrow, promises to keep audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats with its magical story and equally mesmerizing music. Visit the website Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Songwriting Workshop Staring October 23

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From News, posted 9.19.18. BMI is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy’s last Workshop Intensive of 2018, starting Tuesday, October 23. SAA is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC Consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the SAA “Advanced… Read more...


Are Your Songs Too “Rangy” for Today’s Singers?

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. At the beginning of my career, I had a song go on hold for a female country music star whose singles regularly went to #1. The head of her record label said my song was a “must-cut” situation, and I was faced with a daunting decision: should I buy a Mercedes… Read more...


Composer Sarah Gibson Talks Toy Pianos and Sound Investments

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. Born into a creative and artistic environment, Los Angeles-based composer and pianist Sarah Gibson has been writing songs since she was five years old. Noted as a “serious talent to watch” by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gibson often finds inspiration in visual art, and is equally comfortable composing music for a chamber… Read more...


A Hopeful and Healing Conversation With Composer Hannibal Lokumbe

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. For more than four decades, composer and jazz trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe (né Marvin Peterson) has been celebrating and commemorating the African-American experience through music that leaves audiences and orchestras alike spellbound with its poignant and riveting historical rawness. His work, which can be defined as nothing short of a healing awakening,… Read more...


An Uncommon Woman: Composer Joan Tower Reflects Upon Six Decades in Classical Music

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. Most artists hope for a long, rewarding career in the music industry, and composer Joan Tower has raised the bar with an action-packed career spanning more than six decades. Recognized by The New Yorker as “one of the most successful woman composers of all time,” Tower was born in New Rochelle,… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: September

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


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