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Brooke Waggoner

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.04.08. Brooke Waggoner began playing piano at the age of 4. She began experimenting with song structures and melodies at the age of 9 and wrote her first original song at 10. Now, at the age of 23, Brooke has a college degree in Music Composition & Orchestration and recently released her… Read more...


Al Kooper Celebrates a Half-Century of Super Sessions

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.11.08. Guess the two-word answer to a most enlightening list of questions. Who, in 1958 at the age of 14, joined the Royal Teens (Top Five hitmakers with “Short Shorts”)? Who, in 1960, began his career as a BMI songwriter with a number called “My Kinda Love,” which… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Inaugural Musicians Hall of Fame Inductees

From News, posted 11.30.07. BMI proudly sponsored the after party for the inaugural Musicians Hall of Fame induction ceremony held Monday, November 26 in Nashville. After honoring the members of the A Team, the Blue Moon Boys, The Tennessee Two, the Funk Brothers, The Memphis Boys and the Wrecking Crew at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center,… Read more...


Harper Simon Joins BMI Family

From News, posted 8.10.06. BMI proudly welcomes singer/songwriter Harper Simon to its talented brood. Nashville recently played host to a genetically blessed recording session at Music Row's Masterphonics Studio, where Harper (son of BMI Icon Paul Simon) and Bijou Phillips (daughter of the Mamas & the Papas' John Phillips) laid tracks for a… Read more...


3 Doors Down, Lil Jon, EMI Top BMI Pop Awards; Paul Simon Honored as Icon

From News, posted 5.17.05. BMI announced its 53rd Annual BMI Pop Awards on May 17, with top honors given to 3 Doors Down's "Here Without You" as Song of the Year, Lil Jon as Songwriter of the Year, and EMI Music Publishing as Publisher of the Year. Read more...


Paul Simon to be Honored as BMI Icon at 53rd Annual Pop Awards on May 17

From News, posted 4.18.05. Legendary singer/songwriter Paul Simon will be honored as a BMI Icon at the performing rights organization's 53rd Annual Pop Awards on Tuesday, May 17 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Simon will receive the accolade at the black-tie dinner hosted by BMI President… Read more...


Maroon 5

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.08.03. Many times, all it takes is that one song to bring attention to new talent with even more to offer. Such is the case with Maroon 5's "Harder To Breathe," which spent a good part of 2002 and 2003 on the radio. Suddenly, the Los Angeles punk/funk quintet… Read more...


Renowned Songwriter Felice Bryant Dies At 77

From News, posted 4.21.03. Nashville - Tuesday, April 22, 2003 -- Felice Bryant, who wrote some of the most popular songs in the history of Rock & Roll and Country music with her husband Boudleaux Bryant, died this morning at her home in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She was 77 years of age and had been diagnosed… Read more...


Recording Academy Honors Etta James, Simon & Garfunkel, Alan Lomax

From News, posted 12.08.02. BMI songwriter/artists Etta James and Simon & Garfunkel will be among those receiving the Recording Academy's 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award, while folk music archivist Alan Lomax, also a BMI affiliate, will receive a Trustees Award. A formal acknowledgment of the awards will be made in conjunction with the 45th Annual Grammy… Read more...


Paul Simon Comes Full Circle with

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.31.00. Paul Simon's new album, You're the One, is both his first musical project since his ambitious 1997 Broadway musical The Capeman and his first non-concept album since 1983's Hearts and Bones. You're the One is an affectingly eloquent song cycle that meditates poignantly on love, life and growing older, delivered with… Read more...


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