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Texas Governor Greg Abbott and BMI Announce Opening of New Office In Austin

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From News, posted 11.08.18. Governor Greg Abbott and BMI today announced that BMI is expanding its presence in the Lone Star State and will open its first creative office in Austin, Texas. The new office, expected to open in early 2019, will allow BMI to work directly with the talented songwriters, composers, publishers and emerging… Read more...


BMI Explains What the Music Modernization Act Means for Songwriters and Composers

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From News, posted 11.01.18. Music history was made on October 11, 2018, when the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA) was signed into law. This important legislation updates U.S. copyright law for the digital age and aims to help songwriters and composers receive improved royalty payments for their work when it is streamed.… Read more...


BMI Hosts Dinner and Panel Focusing on the Life of “Snuffy” Walden at Woodstock Film Festival

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From News, posted 10.17.18. W.G. “Snuffy” Walden’s musical transformation from hard-core rock ‘n roller to award-winning composer was brought to life on the screen at the Woodstock Film Festival this year by filmmaker Mark Maxey in his new documentary Up To Snuff. During his storied career, Walden served as a band member of Stray Dog,… Read more...


Top Songwriting Workshop Questions - and Their Answers

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.17.18. Cliff Goldmacher answers 9 burning questions about the music business, co-writing and the demo process Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: October

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.17.18. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


Rita Wilson Unveils “Liner Notes” Series in New York City

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From News, posted 10.17.18. Gracing the stage of the legendary Café Carlyle on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, BMI singer/songwriter Rita Wilson recently kicked off the first evening of another iteration of her Liner Notes series, showcasing a new array of panelists. Featuring multiple renowned singer/songwriters, the series aims to lift the veil on… Read more...


BMI Supports Kara DioGuardi’s Tri-State Rocks

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From News, posted 10.15.18. BMI is proud to be sponsoring Tri-State Rocks, a benefit vocal competition open to aspiring singer/songwriters between the ages of 12 to 21 from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Finalists compete in front of music industry veterans Kara DioGuardi, former American Idol judge and GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter; Leslie Stifelman, musical director… Read more...


BMI’s “Know Them Now” Showcase Brings Hip-Hop’s Most Promising New Acts to New York City

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From News, posted 10.10.18. BMI presented the Know Them Now showcase at legendary venue S.O.B.’s in New York City, Monday night. The event featured some of BMI’s most promising songwriters and producers currently breaking through New York’s music scene. BMI’s Omar Grant kicked off the proceedings by introducing the evening’s host, radio personality Noodles, with… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Composer Matthew Aucoin on his Prestigious MacArthur Fellowship

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From News, posted 10.05.18. BMI is proud to congratulate composer Matthew Aucoin whose creative potential has just earned him a MacArthur Fellowship. Aucoin, who is this year’s only composer fellow, is currently artist-in-residence at the Los Angeles Opera and co-artistic director of the American Modern Opera Company. His compositions have been performed at such national… Read more...


BMI Re-Elects Six Members to Board of Directors

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From News, posted 9.26.18. BMI re-elected six members of its Board of Directors during the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders held Monday, September 24, at BMI’s office in Nashville, TN. The following Board members have been elected to new three-year terms: Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Media Group, LLC; Amador Bustos, President and CEO, Bustos Media… Read more...


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