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BMI Indie Spotlight: Bren Joy

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From News, posted 3.30.20. Nashville’s Bren Joy is leading the new wave of R&B. The 23-year-old singer, songwriter, lyricist, and pianist incorporates unique chord structures and progressions into songs that fuse jazz, hip-hop, pop, gospel, and experimental soul. Those sounds, along with inspiration from artists like John Legend, Kirk Franklin, and The 1975, can be… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 1.27.20. During a star-studded celebration of the most popular and impactful music from the past year, many BMI affiliates were singled out for their achievements at the Recording Academy’s 62nd GRAMMY Awards, held last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Among the multiple-award winners came Lizzo, who, after opening the… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 Dove Award Winners – Celebrates With After-Party

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From News, posted 10.17.19. Honoring the top names in all the different genres of Christian and Gospel music, the 50th annual Dove Awards celebration, held Tuesday night at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, was buzzing with the success of many, many BMI songwriters. In addition to the awards ceremony, for the fourth year in… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 Dove Nominees

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From News, posted 9.26.19. The nominations are out and many BMI songwriters are again in the running for this year’s prestigious Dove Awards. Honoring the top names in all the different genres of Christian and Gospel music, the 50th annual celebration will be held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville. Congratulations to all the… Read more...


Gospel Star Kirk Franklin Discusses Songwriting, Inspiration & Black Music Month

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From News, posted 6.13.19. On the eve of the release of his anticipated twelfth album Long Live Love, BMI singer/songwriter and Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin dropped by the BMI offices in New York for a special listening session. During the event, Kirk walked attendees through the tracks of the new album, explaining his approach to… Read more...


BMI Honors the Luminaries of Gospel Music at 2019 Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards in Las Vegas

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From News, posted 4.01.19. Travis Greene presented with Song of the Year for “You Waited” Private luncheon also recognized the Top Ten Most Performed Gospel Songs of 2018 Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.13.18. BMI is exceptionally proud to congratulate its many affiliates nominated for awards by the Recording Academy at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, scheduled to be held on February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Nominations for the music industry’s most prestigious accolades were announced on December 7. In the… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 Dove Nominees

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From News, posted 10.03.18. Since 1969, the GMA Dove Awards has honored outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music. This year, the genre’s biggest night will take place at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, and feature top artists from the many different genres of Gospel and Christian music. The annual event… 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 2017 Dove Award Winners

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From News, posted 10.19.17. BMI has many, many affiliates to be proud of in the Christian music genre – from our multitude of prestigious Dove nominees to the winners who brought home trophies Tuesday night. Congratulations to all on jobs well done! Here’s the final list of BMI winners: SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (NON-ARTIST) -… Read more...


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