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BMI Remembers Jazz Pioneer Joe Sample

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From News, posted 9.22.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. mourns the passing of renowned jazz musician, Joe Sample, who died in his hometown of Houston, Texas, on September 12, 2014, at the age of 75. Sample was a composer and keyboard player who collaborated with numerous artists, bridging genres and traditions as his compositions incorporated jazz, gospel… Read more...


David Foster: Master of Many Styles

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.28.08. In the 1970s, an aspiring Hollywood songwriter named David Foster finagled an audience with the pope of Motown soul music, Berry Gordy. Cutting to the chase, Gordy asked what kind of songs Foster might create for his artists. In a nervy panic, Foster made a beeline for the piano and hastily… Read more...


Thelonious Monk Composer’s Prize Awarded to Petros Sakelliou

From News, posted 10.31.07. BMI has awarded the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composer’s Competition grand prize of $10,000 to Petros Sakelliou of Athens, Greece. The award was presented during the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, held October 28 at the Kodak Theatre. Sakelliou’s winning work, entitled “Swing Along,” was performed by… 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...


Chicks Flock to Grammy Stage with 5 Wins

From News, posted 2.12.07. Comeback queens the Dixie Chicks led the charge of BMI songwriters and artists who made the winners list for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 11 in Los Angeles. With five wins out of five nominations, the country trio shook off the anti-Bush backlash and took the… Read more...


Karaoke Brings Customers and Copyright Concerns to Business Owners Seeking to Boost Profits

From News, posted 1.26.05. Karaoke was born 20 years ago, according to legend, when a few stressed-out Japanese businessmen were looking for fun in a Kobe City snack bar. When a strolling guitarist didn't report for work due to illness, the owner of the bar produced some tapes of instrumental recordings. Many Japanese love to… Read more...


Harald Kloser

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.13.04. It’s been a “disastrous” season for composer Harald Kloser: No sooner did he recover from the multiple hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves and floods that heralded the beginning of a new Ice Age, than he was thrown into a titanic battle between two blood-thirsty groups of warring behemoths. Alien… Read more...


Misha Piatigorsky Wins BMI/Thelonious Monk Jazz Composers Competition

From News, posted 9.12.04. Jazz composer and pianist Misha Piatigorsky has been named the winner of the 11th Annual BMI/Thelonious Monk Jazz Composers Competition for his work, "Low Talk." The $10,000 prize was presented by BMI Senior Vice President Phil Graham during the Thelonious Monk Institute's annual… Read more...


Keith Stegall

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.13.02. He produces. He writes. Until recently, he was a label A&R guy. He's an artist. But of all his interesting jobs, musical renaissance man Keith Stegall says writing songs is still his favorite thing."That's the reason I came to town, and probably is still the most exciting and precious thing to… Read more...


Kenny G Has Time on his Side

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.30.02. Twenty years is a lifetime in the music industry. Many acts whither and die by their third album; even the Beatles lasted less than a decade. It’s all the more impressive, then, that Kenny G enters his third decade as a solo artist as a bona fide household name. He… Read more...


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