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BMI Continues its Support of Acclaimed Sundance Institute Film Music and Sound Design Lab

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From News, posted 6.25.19. This year’s program will host an International group of composers, filmmakers and projects from a variety of countries. Read more...


Indie Spotlight: DJ Kalkutta

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From News, posted 1.04.12. Who is DJ Kalkutta? To put it simply, a talented New York-based turntablist and producer affectionately referred to as Bollywood Barbie, whose real life “Cinderella story” only adds to her intrigue. Born in Calcutta (Kolkata), India, her birthparents surrendered her to a Mother Teresa-founded orphanage when she was just 2 days… Read more...


Ecstatic and Inspired, Mos Def Does It Again

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.21.09. Perhaps the only development more surprising than Mos Def’s re-ascension to the hip-hop summit — some 10 years after Black Star, his collaboration with Talib Kweli, foreshadowed icon status — is the fact that he’s one of the first artists ever to have an album released as a T-shirt. Yes, it’s… Read more...


BMI & Los Angeles Times Announce 2nd Annual ‘How I Wrote The Song’ Panel

From News, posted 2.04.08. Marquee Lineup Includes Rodney Jerkins, Chris Daughtry, Mos Def, Ben Moody, Polow Da Don, Anthony Hamilton and Brian Howes BMI will pair with the Los Angeles Times to present the second annual “How I Wrote the Song” panel Saturday, February 9, from 1p.m. until 3p.m., at the Key Club in L.A.… Read more...


Stones Throw Records Celebrates Decade of Innovative Hip-Hop

From News, posted 12.08.06. The November edition of BMI's "Pick of the Month" proved to be a historical moment for celebrated DJ/producer Peanut Butter Wolf and artists on his Stones Throw Records label. The monthly BMI showcase did double duty as a 10th Anniversary party for the hip-hop imprint and its cohorts, featuring… Read more...


Mieka Pauley

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.04.06. Her voice ranges from haunting, delicate beauty to an explosion of shattering, soaring soul. Her lyrics bloom from a place of uncompromising honesty and raw emotion, wise beyond her years. Her roots are the blues, classic soul and R&B, rock, gospel and folk, and the result is a personal brand of… Read more...


For Kanye West, Music is Medicine

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.23.06. Declaring on national television that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” might be a career-killer for most artists — but most artists aren’t Kanye West. The 28-year-old hip-hop superstar’s ubiquitous single “Gold Digger” (featuring some Ray Charles-ish backing vocals from friend Jamie Foxx) has… Read more...


For Kanye West, Music Is Medicine

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.09.06. Declaring on national television that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” might be a career-killer for most artists — but most artists aren’t Kanye West. The 28-year-old hip-hop superstar’s ubiquitous single “Gold Digger” (featuring some Ray Charles-ish backing vocals from friend Read more...


Newcomer John Legend Living Up to His Name

From News, posted 1.10.05. BMI congratulates neo-soul artist John Legend, whose major-label debut Get Lifted opened this week at No. 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 7 on the Top 200 chart. The singer/songwriter/pianist, who has worked with various artists including Janet Jackson, the Black Eyed… Read more...


Les Nubians

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.28.03. For the commercial side of the industry, World music often is difficult to market because it’s hard to categorize. But diversity is precisely the aim of Les Nubians, the French recording act whose songs cross myriad creative lines. Even their lyrics possess that hard-to-pin-down feature. To some, their music has… Read more...


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