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12 Days of BMI Holiday Songs

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From News, posted 12.14.13. Here at Broadcast Music, Inc., we love the holiday season, because we have an excuse to play some of our favorite festive tunes by BMI songwriters - from classics like Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” to Mariah Carey’s greatest gift to the world, “All I Want For Christmas Is… Read more...


Celebrate Italian Heritage Month With BMI

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From News, posted 10.23.13. We all know that Italians have greatly contributed to world culture - through art, cinema, fashion, literature, technology, cuisine, even sports cars - but what would pop music be without them? October, also known as Italian Heritage Month, is the perfect time to ponder this question. Here at Broadcast Music, Inc.,… Read more...


The BMI Holiday Countdown: John Lennon, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”

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From News, posted 12.22.11. Hall-decking, bell-jingling, holiday hysteria is upon us, and joining the party is so much more fun than grinching out on the sidelines. So count us in. Here at BMI, we’re sharing eight of our favorite holiday songs – check back every Tuesday and Thursday on bmi.com until December 22, the week… Read more...


The BMI Holiday Countdown

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.15.11. Hall-decking, bell-jingling, holiday hysteria is upon us, and joining the party is so much more fun than grinching out on the sidelines. So count us in. Here at BMI, we’re sharing eight of our favorite holiday songs – check back every Tuesday and Thursday on bmi.com until December 22,… Read more...


The BMI Holiday Countdown: Darlene Love, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”

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From News, posted 12.06.11. Hall-decking, bell-jingling, holiday hysteria is upon us, and joining the party is so much more fun than grinching out on the sidelines. So count us in. Here at BMI, we’re sharing eight of our favorite holiday songs – check back every Tuesday and Thursday on bmi.com until December 22, the week… Read more...


Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil to Receive SongHall’s Johnny Mercer Award

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From News, posted 3.15.11. BMI songwriting giants Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil will receive the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award, presented by the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHoF) during the organization’s 42nd annual ceremony on Thursday, June 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Through their lives as professional songwriters and the standard-defining… Read more...


BMI’s New Holiday Standards Announce That Time of Year

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From News, posted 12.08.10. Holiday songs are no longer elevator music for the month of December—nor, as seems to increasingly be the case, for late October and November. The BMI repertoire is stacked with new classics that command attention, channeling lovesick blues, winking irreverence and funk-laced grooves into original odes to the season. In no… Read more...


The Genius of Billy Sherrill

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.09.10. The word genius is bandied about far too often. Sometimes flippant but often rooted in the depths of fervent, if over-eager, admiration, the label has lost some of its luster. “She’s a genius” just doesn’t sparkle like it used to. But listen: Billy Sherrill is a genius. Listen to Tammy Wynette’s… Read more...


BMI Jewels Make Up Majority of Rolling Stone’s Top 500

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From News, posted 7.12.10. In its June issue, Rolling Stone magazine offered the latest version of its “500 Greatest Songs of All Time,” an update of its countdown originally released in 2004. Nuggets crafted by BMI songwriters overwhelmingly dominate the list: Standards from the BMI catalogue make up more than 60% of the classic roll… Read more...


Pop Songwriting’s ‘Leader of the Pack’ Ellie Greenwich Dies

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From News, posted 8.27.09. Ellie Greenwich, the pen behind several of pop music’s most enduring standards, died on Wednesday in New York City. She was 68. A veteran of the legendary Brill Building in Manhattan, Greenwich co-wrote 60s nuggets including “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Baby I Love You,” “Hanky Panky,” “Then He Kissed Me,” “Chapel… Read more...


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