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Snoop Dogg, Drake, B.o.B, Lex Luger, Universal Music Publishing & More Honored at BMI Urban Awards

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From News, posted 8.27.11. Dr. Dre, Warren G, Nas, Bootsy Collins, Wiz Khalifa, Too $hort, Game and others rally to celebrate Snoop Dogg’s career Read more...


Unsigned Urban Showcase Winner Nicoya: Ready to Inspire

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.26.10. She has survived the difficult aftermath of Hurricane Ike, endured the painful break-up of her decade-old singing group, and suffered the myriad disappointments most performers experience in pursuit of their dream. So when technical problems threatened to sabotage Nicoya’s performance at the 13th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase in Atlanta, the BMI… Read more...


Lloyd, Drake, Travis Porter Rule 13th Annual BMI Unsigned Urban Showcase

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From News, posted 4.21.10. Newcomer Nicoya Wins Top Prize, Big Boi Receives Legends of ATL Award BMI presented its 13th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase April 20, at the Havana Club in Atlanta. Hosted by R&B crooner Lloyd and DJ Drama, the showcase featured performances by hip-hop heir apparent Drake and Atlanta-bred Travis Porter, who each brought their… Read more...


Album in Hand, Drake Stares Down 2010

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.25.10. New York magazine’s “Vulture” blog recently proclaimed: “If there’s one guy who doesn’t want 2009 to end, it’s Drake.” While at first glance it may be difficult to argue with that assessment — notching two Top 10 singles in the same week; working with everyone from Jay-Z, Kanye West and Young… Read more...


Hip-Hop Laureate Drake to Headline BMI’s 13th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase April 20 in Atlanta

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From News, posted 3.24.10. Atlanta-bred Travis Porter to perform and R&B crooner Lloyd to host event at Havana Club Music by DJ Ruckus BMI will present its 13th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase Tuesday, April 20, featuring a combination of the recording industry’s eminent stars and most-promising unsigned talent. Staged at the Havana Club… Read more...


Atlanta Music Community Celebrates Holidays with BMI

From News, posted 12.22.08. Artists and executives from the southeastern music community converged on Atlanta to celebrate the holiday season at the annual Atlanta Holiday Party hosted by BMI December 9. Held at Tongue in Groove, the event featured sounds from DJ Ideal and DJ Trauma, and tempted revelers with cocktails provided by Spaten beer… Read more...


American Youth Symphony To Present Jerry Goldsmith Project

From News, posted 11.20.08. The American Youth Symphony, in conjunction with the Film Music Society, will embark on a three-year multi-disciplinary project celebrating the music of Jerry Goldsmith with a symposium and an orchestral performance on December 7, at Royce Hall on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles. Both events are… Read more...


Atlantis Music Conference Hosts BMI Producer/Songwriter Panel

From News, posted 10.06.08. BMI helped kick-off the 2008 Atlantis Music Conference and Festival by presenting a Producer/Songwriter panel Thursday, September 18 at Atlanta’s Center Stage in Midtown. Moderated by BMI’s Catherine Brewton, the discussion thrived on the insight of a diverse cross-section of elite producers, managers and songwriters including Jeffrey Steele (Rascal Flatts, Tim… Read more...


BMI Honors The Jacksons, T-Pain and Many More at Urban Awards in Los Angeles

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From News, posted 9.05.08. BMI saluted the world’s premier r&b, rap and hip-hop songwriters, producers and publishers September 4 at its Urban Awards. BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta Catherine Brewton hosted the annual ceremony at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills. var flashvars =… Read more...


BMI Toasts Esteemed Publisher Ethiopia Habtemariam

From News, posted 11.21.07. On Thursday, November 8, BMI and The Inner Circle hosted a private cocktail mixer saluting Ethiopia Habtemariam, the Vice President of Urban for Universal Music Publishing. Many of the Atlanta music community’s stars came out to shine, honoring Ethiopia’s outstanding leadership, dedication and numerous contributions to the music industry. Read more...


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