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Kara DioGuardi: A Born Mentor

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.23.21. From judging talent on “American Idol” to running her own publishing company, DioGuardi redefines what it means to be an industry leader Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 37th Annual BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

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From News, posted 7.12.21. Atli Örvarsson, Mark Isham and Mark Mothersbaugh each receive multiple awards BMI introduces three new award categories: Streaming Documentary, Film Festival and Streaming Film Read more...


BMI Partners with Award-Winning Songwriter and Longtime Licensee on Music Event to Benefit Youth

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From News, posted 12.16.19. BMI teamed up with HospitalityMaine and longtime BMI licensing customer, The Front Porch Restaurant & Piano Bar, recently (12/11) to sponsor a unique charity event at the Ogunquit, Maine landmark to benefit “Inspired Nation,” a youth-oriented non-profit started by BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year Kara DioGuardi. The event, dubbed “The… Read more...


BMI and Restaurant Association Give Back to Legendary NYC Music Venue

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From News, posted 11.25.15. BMI teamed up with the New York State Restaurant Association recently (11/23/15) to present a special night of live music at a legendary New York City venue known for its support of singer-songwriters for close to 40 years. The Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village was the site for “Nashville meets… 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...


BMI Joins Forces With Mid-Atlantic Radio Group in Presenting Songwriter Event

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From News, posted 3.18.14. BMI and Delmarva Broadcasting joined forces recently (3/8/14) to present the first annual WSTW-FM Songwriters Workshop in Wilmington, DE, that focused on the craft of songwriting and culminated in a singer-songwriter showcase at the World Cafe Live at the Queen. The daylong session and evening showcase were headlined by two decorated BMI… Read more...


BMI Hit Writers Share Their Advice at Workshop in Wilmington, DE

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From News, posted 3.05.14. For songwriters not living in industry hubs such as Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta or New York, finding opportunities to work with established songwriters in an informal environment can be hard to come by. Broadcast Music, Inc., the Music School of Delaware and 93.7 WSTW are offering a remedy - the WSTW… 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...


2010 John Lennon Scholarship Winners Announced

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From News, posted 11.18.10. The winners of the BMI Foundation’s 13th Annual John Lennon Scholarships, a program that recognizes the best and brightest young songwriters between the ages of 15 and 24, were announced by Samantha Cox, Director of the competition. Liz Longley, a Pennsylvania native and recent Berklee College of Music graduate, won first… Read more...


Country and Pop Collide at 2nd Annual Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 7.28.10. The second annual Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters Festival will take over the famous East Coast playground September 24 and 25. Staged at both Mansion House in Vineyard Haven, MA and Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs, MA, the festival will combine pop and country BMI hit-makers in exclusive live music lineups and intimate… Read more...


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