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Nomination Period Now Open for Songwriter-Member Seats of Music Licensing Collective Board/Committee

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From News, posted 11.05.18. Nominations are now open for songwriter-members of the Board of Directors, Unclaimed Funds Committee and Dispute Resolution Committee of the Music Licensing Collective (MLC) to be submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office for approval as established by the recently passed Music Modernization Act. Prospective nominees can be submitted at www.mlcsongwriters.com… Read more...


The Key West Songwriters Festival is Right Around the Corner!

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From News, posted 5.05.14. It’s that time of year again for sun, sand and songwriters. The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s 19th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival kicks off Wednesday, May 7, and continues through Sunday, May 11. The lineup this year is stronger than ever with Sara Evans, Anders Osborne, Kacey Musgraves, Robert Earl… Read more...


Lineup Additions Fuel Anticipation of Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 3.01.12. Perennial Favorite Slated for May 2 – May 6, 2012 Read more...


New Performers Announced for Better Angels Music Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 3.29.11. Presented by BMI, Perennial Favorite Slated for April 27-May 1 The Better Angels Music Key West Songwriters Festival, presented by BMI, is exploding, surpassing even the biggest dreams of its founders and longtime supporters. The 2011 lineup is unprecedentedly deeper: genre-hopping singer/songwriters Raul Malo, Marshall Chapman, and Robert Earl Keen; serial… Read more...


Key West Songwriters Festival Slated for April 29 – May 3

From News, posted 2.05.09. The 14th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival will invade the venues of its paradisiacal namesake April 29 through May 3, 2009, offering eclectic show lineups that introduce crowds to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs. The festival features more than 100 top songwriters and revolves around five days and… Read more...


2008 BMI Country Awards - Award-Winning Songs

From News, posted 11.11.08. ALL AMERICAN GIRL Carrie Underwood Carrie Okie Music Carrie Underwood Arista Nashville ALL MY FRIENDS SAY Luke Bryan Jeff Stevens House of Full Circle Music Murrah Music Corporation Planet Peanut Music Luke Bryan Capitol Nashville Read more...


Key West Songwriters Festival Mixes Roots Music Royalty with Mainstream Songwriting Elite

From News, posted 4.23.08. Lineup Includes Robert Earl Keen, Raul Malo, Kim Richey & Jeffrey Steele The 13th Annual Hog’s Breath Key West Songwriters Festival looms enticingly on the horizon. Presented by Cherry Heart Music and proudly supported by charter sponsor BMI, the event is slated for April 30 through May 4 in Key West,… Read more...


Copyright Royalty Board Begins Mechanical Rate Hearings

From News, posted 1.30.08. For many years now, BMI has led the fight to protect copyright and songwriter’s livelihoods. BMI songwriters have joined us and “walked the halls” of Congress for major revisions of the copyright laws that have greatly benefited future generations songwriters, composers and music publishers. Today we face perhaps the greatest challenge… Read more...


NSAI Assumes Ownership of Bluebird Cafe

From News, posted 11.30.07. The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) will ring in 2008 by assuming ownership and full operating responsibility of legendary songwriter venue the Bluebird Café. Amy Kurland founded the Bluebird in 1982, and what began as a gourmet restaurant featuring acoustic live music developed into a virtual academy for aspiring singer/songwriters and… Read more...


Willie Nelson, Jeffrey Steele, Sony/ATV Earn Top Honors at BMI Country Awards

From News, posted 11.07.07. Awards Honor Premier Songwriters and Publishers at BMI’s 55th Annual Ceremony The BMI Country Awards turned a spry 55 years old as they were held tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the performing right organization’s Music Row offices in Nashville. Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) - the first home for country music -… Read more...


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