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Wizkid, Tems and P2J Capture the “Essence” of Success in Platinum

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From News, posted 10.20.21. BMI proudly congratulates international affiliates Wizkid, Tems and P2J on becoming the first African artists to certify Platinum in the U.S. Their combined work on “Essence” first earned the three a place in history when the song, which was recorded by Wizkid featuring Tems, went gold. Powerhouses individually as well as… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 Ivors With Apple Music Award Winners

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From News, posted 9.22.21. The 66th presentation of The Ivors With Apple Music Awards, held at Grosvenor House, London, on Tuesday, September 21, revealed the names of several of BMI’s most talented affiliates as winners across the globe. Representing the most impactful accomplishments in songwriting and composing, the prestigious awards are presented to music creators… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Hyundai Mercury Prize Winner Arlo Parks

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From News, posted 9.10.21. BMI proudly congratulates Arlo Parks, who has won this year’s prestigious Hyundai Mercury Prize for her debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams. The award recognizes artistic achievement across a range of contemporary music genres by selecting the “Album of the Year” from the United Kingdom and Ireland. While presenting the award to… Read more...


BMI Grows Revenue and Distributions to Record Levels During Unprecedented Year

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From News, posted 9.08.21. Company Distributes $1.335 Billion to Songwriters, Composers & Publishers, $102 Million Over Last Year and the Highest Ever Domestic Revenue Exceeds $1 Billion for the First Time Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 AIM Award Winners

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From News, posted 8.27.21. BMI congratulates all the talented songwriters who took the coveted crowns at this year’s Association of Independent Music Awards, which was livestreamed earlier this week. The AIM Awards champion industry-leading creativity, innovation, and performance shown by independent artists, labels and outstanding individuals. Congratulations to all the BMI-affiliated winners below! UK Independent… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 Ivor Novello Nominees

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From News, posted 8.10.21. The Ivors Academy announced their full list of nominations for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards, and BMI is very pleased to congratulate its many prominent affiliates recognized among them. Representing the most impactful accomplishments in songwriting and composing, the prestigious Ivor Novello awards are presented to music creators by their peers… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its World Soundtrack Awards Nominees

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From News, posted 8.10.21. Several talented BMI composers and songwriters are poised to win the coveted TV Composer of the Year, Film Composer of the Year, or Best Original Song Award at the 2021 World Soundtrack Awards. The ceremony and concert, which close out Film Fest Ghent, will be held on October 23, 2021. In… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Willow Kayne on Her Nomination for Ivor Novello Rising Star Award With Apple Music

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From News, posted 7.27.21. BMI proudly congratulates Willow Kayne,* who has been nominated for this year’s Ivor Novello Rising Star Award With Apple Music.  Celebrating young British and Irish talent who demonstrate exceptional potential and ambition, the Rising Star Award was introduced last year – the first new category to be added to the Ivors… Read more...


What’s Hot—and What’s Not In Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.23.21. I was recently asked how the tools and techniques I teach today differ from those I have taught in the past. Have I noticed any recent changes in successful songs and in the processes of writing them? I looked back over the thirty years that I have been teaching songwriting, and… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize Nominees

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From News, posted 7.22.21. BMI congratulates all our members who have received a nomination for the Hyundai Mercury Prize 2021. The award recognizes artistic achievement across a range of contemporary music genres by selecting the ‘Albums of the Year’ from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The nominations include the talented Arlo Parks. Raised in London,… Read more...


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