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BMI Celebrates its 2022 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 11.23.21. As the music industry’s most prestigious honor, the GRAMMY Award is universally acknowledged as the benchmark of excellence for songwriters and music creators. Recognition from the Recording Academy in the form of a nomination is a tremendous achievement, and once again, BMI is proud to congratulate its many affiliates who received… Read more...


The BMI Stage Returns to Grant Park for Lollapalooza 2021

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From News, posted 7.15.21. The celebrated destination for new music discovery will feature 24 genre-bending sets, including headlining performances by Migrant Motel, Mothica, phem and RIZ LA VIE! Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: Arden Jones

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From News, posted 6.09.21. 20-year-old Arden Jones is a California native who has music in his blood. Growing up in a family of musicians, writers, and performers, it’s only natural that he chose that path too, and he impressively taught himself guitar, piano, mandolin, and stand-up bass at an early age. He also found inspiration… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2020 London Awards Winners

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From News, posted 10.05.20. “Dancing With A Stranger” by Sam Smith and Normani named Song of the Year; Bernie Marsden, Caroline Ailin, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, EY, Gary Kemp, Kamille and Niall Horan among the Honourees; Million-Air, Top Pop and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards also announced. Read more...


Indie Spotlight Lolla Rewind: Chance the Rapper

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From News, posted 7.30.20. Chicago native, Chance the Rapper, made his first appearance on the BMI stage at Lollapalooza in 2013. Having just released his first two projects at the time, 10 Day and Acid Rap, he wowed his hometown crowd with performances of songs like “Cocoa Butter Kisses” and “Juice.” His career skyrocketed from… Read more...


Sir Nolan Shares His “No Brainer” Tips for Songwriting Success

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.17.19. The award-winning writer and producer just may be laying the blueprint for the modern musician. Read more...


In and Out of the Studio With the Highly Sought-After Lido

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.20.19. “The second you care about the song more than yourself in the room, the song becomes so much cooler.” Read more...


Superstar Janet Jackson Named BMI Icon at The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.31.18. “I Feel It Coming” Named Song of the Year; Metro Boomin Earned Songwriter of the Year & Producer of the Year and Universal Music Publishing Received Publisher of the Year Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Buddy

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From News, posted 7.13.18. While he hails from the hip-hop-heavy streets of Compton, CA, Buddy (a.k.a. Simmie Sims III) is devoted to a message of positivity. Initially signed by Pharell and tapped for collaborations with Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper, Buddy’s restless muse demanded that he pursue his own path, paving the way for… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Grace Weber

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From News, posted 7.13.18. From singing in Milwaukee’s Central City Youth Gospel Choir to claiming an award at the GRAMMYs, Grace Weber has been on the rise. Two of her singles, “More Than Friends” and “Elated,” shot to the top of Spotify’s charts, and she’s collaborated with Chance the Rapper and Kanye West, co-writing and… Read more...


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