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Secrets From The Shaman: An Exclusive Conversation with BMI Icon Donovan

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From News, posted 7.19.21. Donovan is a songwriter for the ages. Releasing his first single, “Catch the Wind,” in 1965, the aspiring, 18-year-old Scottish folk troubadour swiftly defined himself as a prolific writer, welding elements of traditional acoustic folk music with groundbreaking elements of pop, rock, jazz, classical and the burgeoning psychedelia of the Sixties.… Read more...


BMI Remembers Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry Member Charlie Daniels

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From News, posted 7.06.20. BMI is saddened by the passing of Country, Southern Rock and Bluegrass legend Charlie Daniels, who died today of a stroke at the age of 83. A Dove and CMA Award-winning artist, musician, and songwriter, best known for his fiery fiddle on his #1 hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,”… Read more...


Sir George Martin to Moderate ‘The Making of Sgt. Pepper’

From News, posted 6.30.08. The Grammy Foundation together with the Recording Academy Los Angeles chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing are presenting “The Making of Sgt. Pepper” on Friday, July 11 at the University of Southern California, Bovard Auditorium in Los Angeles. The presentation, scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m., will be moderated by… Read more...


The Who Return with `Endless‘ Appeal

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.21.07. It started, most memorably and famously, with a stutter. The title track of The Who’s 1965 debut American album, The Who Sings My Generation, with such stuttered lyrics as “talkin’ ‘bout my g-generation,” introduced one of the most important and revered bands of the 1960s — and one of the very… Read more...


Steve Cropper Performs at NAB Radio Show

From News, posted 10.05.06. BMI songwriter Steve Cropper performed at the recent 2006 Marconi Awards & Dinner held during the NAB Radio Show in Dallas, Texas. Cropper led The Formats, a band made up of uniquely talented VIPs in the broadcasting industry that included BMI President & CEO Del Bryant who sang… Read more...


BMI Country Awards Honor Top Writers and Publishers at 53rd Annual Ceremony

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From News, posted 10.18.05. Charlie Daniels Saluted as BMI Icon BMI saluted the top country music songwriters, artists and publishers at its 2005 Country Awards, staged October 18 at the performing rights organization's Music Row offices. The black-tie ceremony was hosted by Del Bryant, BMI President and CEO, and Paul Corbin,… Read more...


Charlie Daniels to Be Honored as BMI Icon at Country Awards Oct. 18

From News, posted 9.07.05. BMI today announced that country music legend Charlie Daniels will be honored as a BMI Icon at the performing rights organization's 53rd annual Country Awards. The gala ceremony and dinner, which salutes the most performed country songs of the past year, will be held… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Composer Robert Sherman

From News, posted 3.30.05. Renowned children's film composer Robert Sherman stopped by the New York office recently for a luncheon to celebrate his upcoming induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, being held June 9 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Read more...


Songwriters Hall of Fame to Induct Cropper, Hayes, Porter and Sherman Bros.

From News, posted 2.28.05. BMI songwriters Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes, David Porter, and Richard and Robert Sherman are among those who will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. The organization, which is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists who… Read more...


Memorial Services Set for BMI Award-Winning Songwriter Larry Kingston

From News, posted 2.24.05. BMI Country Award-winning songwriter Larry Kingston, 63, of Springfield, Tennessee, passed away on February 20, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He had suffered a heart attack on January 17. Born August 10, 1941, in Lafayette, Indiana, Mr. Kingston attended schools in the Lafayette area and graduated from Jefferson High… Read more...


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