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Mark Batson, Faith Evans, Tory Lanez & RedOne Discuss Their Hits at BMI’S ‘HOW I WROTE THAT SONG’®

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From News, posted 1.29.18. On Saturday, January 27, BMI presented its annual pre-GRAMMY event How I Wrote That Song® (HIWTS), in partnership with the Apollo Theater, at the legendary performance hall. The audience was treated to an enlightening panel discussion that featured multi-platinum and GRAMMY award-winning music producer Mark Batson, GRAMMY award-winning R&B royalty Faith… Read more...


BMI Celebrates 10 Years of ‘How I Wrote That Song’ With Today’s Top Hitmakers

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From News, posted 2.15.17. Fat Joe, Alex Da Kid, Dallas Davidson, Lauren Christy & Mannie Fresh Turn Out Read more...


BMI Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of ‘How I Wrote That Song’

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From News, posted 2.03.17. Fat Joe, DJ Khaled, Alex Da Kid, Dallas Davidson and Lauren Christy reveal the stories behind their biggest hits Read more...


BMI Writers Take Major GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.27.16. After another prolific year of incredible music, BMI songwriters made a strong showing in the nominations for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, slated to be presented Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Earning multiple nods across the prestigious Recording Academy accolade’s 84 separate categories, the 2016… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: PushMethod

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From News, posted 4.17.12. PushMethod’s music is sprayed with colors from Tavis Sage Eaton, who has shared the stage with Wu Tang Clan, Nas, Rae Kwon, Fabulous, and Fat Joe. They’re fused with the vibrancy of Michael Dustin “Dusty” Youree, whose inspiration stems from not only the international theater tours of Pipin, Alice in Wonderland,… Read more...


Save the Date: Grammy Edition of BMI’s “How I Wrote That Song” Slated for Feb. 11 in L.A.

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From News, posted 1.26.12. Grammy-winning hip-hop icon Rev Run; RZA, the Grammy-winning founder of Wu-Tang Clan; Good Charlotte co-founders Joel and Benji Madden; multiple Grammy nominee/producer/artist and official voice of South Florida DJ Khaled; and Grammy-winning songwriter/producer RedOne are confirmed panelists for BMI’s “How I Wrote That Song” 2012, slated for Saturday, February 11, from… Read more...


The Mountaintop, Where Club-Anthem Auteur DJ Khaled Wants To Stay

From MusicWorld, posted 11.16.11. There once was a time when the DJ stood front and center in hip-hop. Yet slowly, the MC made his advance — from hyping the disc jockey to free-style rap duels and tag-team collabs, on to the revered hip-hop collectives of the late ’80s and early ’90s before the final transition… Read more...


Manuel Alejandro Ruiz

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.18.08. Visionary entrepreneur and native New Yorker Manuel Alejandro Ruiz — known as “Boy Wonder” — made history in 2003 when he traveled to Puerto Rico to shoot Chosen Few, a documentary about the then-underground musical genre, reggaetón. The first in-depth look at the history of the genre served up an insider’s… Read more...


Lil Wayne Is Just Getting Started

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.13.08. Mysterious as he is prolific, Lil Wayne has morphed in the last few years from underground phenomenon to living legend. His controversies only seem to strengthen his mythology; strip away the tabloid fodder and there is only one reason Lil Wayne has become the most buzzed about rapper since Jay-Z: he… Read more...


BMI & Los Angeles Times Host Sold-Out ‘How I Wrote That Song’ Panel On February 9

From News, posted 2.12.08. BMI and the Los Angeles Times held their second annual “How I Wrote That Song” songwriter panel in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 9 at the Key Club. The sold-out event featured an elite cross-section of established hitmakers, including Rodney Jerkins (Beyonce, Michael Jackson), Chris Daughtry, Fat Joe, Ben Moody of… Read more...


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