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BMI Supports Next Session of Song Arts Academy’s Songwriters Workshop Intensive - Starting March 5

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From News, posted 2.08.18. Song Arts Academy’s new workshop intensive begins Monday, March 5. Song Arts Academy is a proven and unique learning destination, taught by NYU and New School songwriting faculty member Billy Sideman. Past songwriting participants trained in the SAA Critiquing Method include Rachel Platten, Bebe Rexha, GRAMMY-winners Carlos Escalona and Marc Antony,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 2.06.18. The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its latest class of inductees for 2018, and BMI is very proud to count six of these remarkably talented songwriters as longtime affiliates. We happily join our friends at the Hall in celebrating their amazing music. Dedicated to honoring the contributions of the composers and… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 1.29.18. The 60th GRAMMY Awards returned to New York City, last night, for the first time since 2003, for a special anniversary celebration on the hallowed stage of Madison Square Garden. BMI songwriters from across the genre spectrum were on hand to claim their well-earned accolades for some of the year’s most… Read more...


‘Complexity is Overrated’: Songwriter/Producer David Pramik on Getting the GRAMMYS’ Attention

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From News, posted 1.22.18. BMI’s Senior Director, Creative, Jessa Gelt sits down with the up-&-coming songwriter/producer to discuss collaboration, technique and earning a Best Rock Song GRAMMY nomination for co-writing “Go to War” by Nothing More. Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Ralph Carney

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From News, posted 12.19.17. BMI is saddened by the passing of eclectic saxophone and clarinet virtuoso Ralph Carney. During his more than four-decade career, Carney recorded seven acclaimed solo albums while also doing session work with such icons as Tom Waits and Elvis Costello, as well as the B-52’s, Galaxie 500, Yo La Tengo, Oranj… Read more...


Eighteen Forever: In Conversation With Rock Legend Alice Cooper

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From News, posted 11.20.17. Arguably the singular embodiment of rock’n’roll’s darker side, Alice Cooper – as both band, initially, and later as an individual – deftly meshed elements of psychedelia, vaudeville, horror theatrics, camp and pure turbo-charged rock fury, creating an indelible mark on contemporary popular music throughout his five-decade career. While Cooper pre-dates glam… Read more...


Jay Kay and Top Songwriters Honored at 2017 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.09.17. Ed Sheeran Wins Song of The Year for the Second Year With “Love Yourself”; Foals, Bipolar Sunshine and Naughty Boy Also Recognized at London Ceremony Read more...


BMI Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Scholarships

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From News, posted 10.04.17. The BMI Foundation has announced that it is now accepting online applications for its 2018 scholarship season. Open to young musicians and songwriters attending colleges and universities nationwide, the Foundation will administer seven distinct scholarship competitions aided by panelists of international musical acclaim. These annual programs include the BMI Future Jazz… 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 Mourns the Loss of Hüsker Dü Co-founder Grant Hart

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From News, posted 9.14.17. BMI is saddened by the passing of Grant Hart, former drummer, singer/songwriter and co-founder of iconoclastic Minneapolis punk band, Hüsker Dü. He was 56. As one third of the pioneering indie trio, Hart blazed a trail with Hüsker Dü for generations of American underground bands to follow. Though spawned in the… Read more...


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