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BMI Mourns the Loss of Daniel Johnston

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From News, posted 9.13.19. BMI is saddened by the loss of celebrated American singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston, who passed away on September 11 at his home in Waller, Texas, at the age of 58. A pioneering figure in the lo-fi indie scene and a BMI affiliate since 1986, Johnston occupied a distinctive niche with his singular… Read more...


Industry Spotlight: Noise Pop Festival

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From News, posted 2.04.17. From its early days as a “five bands for five dollars” showcase to one of today’s most prestigious Indie rock events of its kind, San Francisco’s Noise Pop Festival has long been a touchstone for the Indie community. Over the past 24 years, this premier event has been a springboard for… Read more...


10 Questions: Dan Romer

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.16.12. Dan Romer grew up cherishing gritty singers—from Dylan and Daltrey, to Cobain and Corgan. These days the Brooklyn-based producer and all-around studio whiz is just as concerned with vocalizations, but contending for his attention is the constant search for an agile string arrangement or the perfect drum sound. Checking in from… Read more...


Jumbo Loves to Play

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.09.11. References to the Northeastern Mexican city of Monterrey as “the Seattle of Mexico” have been around as long as the term “grunge.” It’s hard to talk about the Mexican rock scene or Latin alternative music without mentioning many of the American and British bands like Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails or The… Read more...


BMI Brings a Global Rock Scene To Its Lollapalooza Stage

From News, posted 7.16.07. BMI has announced its lineup of performers at its 2007 Lollapalooza stage. On August 3-5 in Chicago, IL, at Grant Park’s Hutchinson Field, BMI’s stage will kick off performances at 11:15 a.m. each day and finish at 6:15 p.m. Presenting acts from the U.S. and abroad, BMI will showcase an… Read more...


2007 BMI Grammy Winners

From News, posted 2.12.07. FIVE AWARDS Dixie Chicks Record of the Year Album of the Year Song of the Year Best Country Performance by Duo or Group with Vocal Best Country Album Dixie Chicks Red Hot Chili Peppers FOUR AWARDS Red Hot Chili Peppers Best Rock Performance… Read more...


Brit Awards Announce 2007 Nominees

From News, posted 1.19.07. The best of BMI's U.K. songwriters and artists topped the list of nominees for the 2007 Brit Awards. Winners of Britain's most prestigious music awards will be announced Wednesday, Feb. 14 during a live ceremony airing on British television network ITV 1. Read more...


BMI Hosts Film Music Panel, Showcase at 7th Annual Woodstock Film Festival

From News, posted 10.12.06. BMI will host two events at the 7th Annual Woodstock Film Festival, being held Oct. 11-15 in Woodstock, N.Y. BMI's 7th annual Film Music panel will take place on Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Utopia Studios; tickets are $12. BMI and WACBIZ will also co-present a… Read more...


O.T.I.S.

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.14.06. Pop, punk, country, emo, indie, blah blah blah.  How do you describe the music of worldofotis?  It’s like trying to describe an emotion.  It’s happy, it’s sad, it’s carefree, it’s raw.  It’s the whimsical nature of the Flaming Lips, mixed with the melancholy of Coldplay.  They convey what they believe:  life… Read more...


Neptunes, Evanescence Top List of BMI Grammy Nominees

From News, posted 12.04.03. BMI songwriter/artists are once again at the top of the nominees list for the 46th Annual Grammy Awards, announced December 4 at a press conference held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Pharrell Williams of red hot production duo, The Neptunes, leads the BMI… Read more...


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