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BMI Presents Collective Soul with Million-Air Awards

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From News, posted 3.06.20. BMI’s AVP, Creative, Mason Hunter presented 90s alternative-rock band Collective Soul with three Million-Air certificates on stage during their show at the Ryman Auditorium on Monday, March 2. Cumulatively, their songs “The World I Knew,” “Shine” and “December” have racked up over nine million broadcast performances, totaling roughly sixty-three hours of… Read more...


BMI Partners with Radio Group to Present Songwriters Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida

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From News, posted 11.04.19. The 1st annual Downtown St. Petersburg Songwriters Festival, presented by BMI and Cox Media Group, was a huge success in attracting thousands of music lovers to the west coast Florida community. The inaugural festival, which took place November 1-3, featured 35 BMI songwriters performing in more than 100 shows at a… Read more...


BMI Educates and Entertains at Brewers Association Conference

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From News, posted 5.09.18. Music and beer joined forces at the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America®, held May 1-3 at Music City Center in Nashville, TN. On the first day of the conference, BMI participated in a seminar entitled “Pulling Back the Curtain on Music Licensing.” The panel, which was comprised of BMI’s Dan… Read more...


Eric Church, Maren Morris, Randy Houser and Jon Pardi Headline 2017 BMI Maui Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 9.27.17. From November 29 thru December 2, the third annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival will combine the lush landscapes and local flavor of Maui with the international acclaim of country music’s best scribes. This one-of-a-kind festival puts a spotlight on the art of songwriting with intimate sets from an all-star line-up. Country… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Independence Day With the Sweet Tea Project

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From News, posted 7.13.17. BMI’s David Claassen was on hand to celebrate the July 4 holiday in the company of BMI songwriters The Sweet Tea Project at the Waldorf Astoria Boca Raton Resort & Club. Claassen and the band, helmed by Ed Roland of Collective Soul, were in town for a songwriters’ workshop that was… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Ed Roland and Faye Webster Support New Savannah Studio

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From News, posted 4.24.17. Earlier this month, BMI songwriters Ed Roland of Collective Soul and Faye Webster took part in the grand opening of River Oaks Film Studios in Savannah, GA. River Oaks started out as a massive warehouse before the 20,000-square-foot space was transformed into a state-of-the-art sound stage. The overall project is designed… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Magnets & Ghosts

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From News, posted 2.15.13. Magnets & Ghosts, the brainchild of Collective Soul’s Dean Roland and songwriter/producer Ryan Potesta, is new age alt-rock at its finest. Ranging in influence from The Black Keys to Pink Floyd, the duo creates a captivating soundscape that explores emotional depths through lyrics and music. Mass, their 2011 full-length, features head-banging tracks (“Light… Read more...


Sundance 2012 Blog: Keaton Simons

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From Blog, posted 1.25.12. I’ve always had a special connection to Sundance because my late grandpa David Rayfiel and festival founder Robert Redford were extremely close friends and associates. My grandpa David wrote The Way We Were, Three Days of the Condor, Out Of Africa, and many other films starring Redford. Admittedly this is where… Read more...


Road Trip: Kevin Griffin and Ed Roland’s Southern Gentlemen Tour

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.26.11. As front men for Better Than Ezra and Collective Soul, Kevin Griffin and Ed Roland helped create grunge’s alter-ego. The sunnier side of 90’s rock was built by Griffin-penned BTE hits such as “Good,” “Desperately Wanting,” “In the Blood,” and others, as well as Collective Soul’s “Shine,” “The World I Know,”… 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...


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