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Songs for Change: BMI Songwriters Call For Action

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From News, posted 11.09.20. With the movement for racial justice and equality sweeping the country, BMI songwriters are picking up their pens and calling for much-needed change through their music. Issues of social justice, racial equity, tolerance and beyond are being highlighted in powerful songs that are shining a light on what’s happening and resonating… Read more...


Shira Perlmutter Appointed as Register of the U.S. Copyright Office

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From News, posted 9.21.20. Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden has appointed Shira Perlmutter as the 14th United States Register of Copyrights. BMI issued the following statement today: “BMI would like to congratulate Shira Perlmutter on her appointment as Register of the U.S. Copyright Office. Register Perlmutter’s experience and extensive background in copyright law… Read more...


BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill Champions Consent Decree Reform

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From News, posted 7.28.20. BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill participated today in an industry workshop organized by Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, US Department of Justice, to discuss consent decree reform. O’Neill highlighted the four key protections that BMI and ASCAP put forth to facilitate an orderly transition to a free… Read more...


BMI Announces Its Support of Multiple Organizations Dedicated to The Fight For Racial Justice

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From News, posted 7.21.20. $275,000 in Monetary Contributions will be Spread Across Various Groups at the National and Local Level Read more...


Together We Will Be Heard

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From News, posted 7.21.20. A guide to take action and create change Read more...


BMI’s Commitment to Change

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From News, posted 6.11.20. There is no place for racism and social injustice in our world. BMI stands with the Black community and supports the powerful movement for change that has swept the nation. In June, BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill held an all-employee Town Hall and outlined a series of steps the company… Read more...


BMI Stands With the Black Community and Calls for Change

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From News, posted 6.10.20. There is no place for racism or injustice in our world. BMI stands in solidarity with the black community and supports the powerful movement for change that has risen over the last two weeks and continues to push forward. BMI has issued a series of statements in response to the untenable… Read more...


BMI and Other Performing Rights Organizations Join MusiCares® and the Recording Academy® in Support of COVID-19 Relief Fund

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From News, posted 4.15.20. BMI, ASCAP and SESAC announced today that they are contributing to create a special fund as part of the MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund to support music creators who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic. While the COVID-19 Relief Fund was created to help all music industry workers in need,… Read more...


Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: What it Means for Music Creators

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From News, posted 3.30.20. CARES ACT UPDATE 4/24: Funds have been replenished for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program. If you believe you qualify for relief and have not yet submitted an application, now is the time to apply. For more information on these important programs, Read more...


BMI and Other Songwriter Organizations Ask Congress to Address Needs of Music Creators During Pandemic

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From News, posted 3.20.20. BMI is proud to have joined forces with other songwriter organizations, including ASCAP, NMPA, NSAI, SESAC, SGA and SONA, in sending a joint letter to Congress urging lawmakers to include assistance for music creators in any pandemic assistance legislation forthcoming. Click the letter image below to read a PDF of the… Read more...


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