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BMI Congratulates its 2021 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 11.24.20. In a year like no other, BMI is once again very excited to congratulate its many talented affiliates who received GRAMMY nominations in recognition of their contributions to the year’s most impactful music. As the industry’s highest accolade, the prestigious GRAMMY Awards celebrate the very best in the fields of songwriting,… Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: Decade Rewind 2010-2020

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From News, posted 11.12.20. In this special rewind edition of the Indie Spotlight, we’re looking back at twelve incredible artists, bands, and duos who we’ve featured throughout the last decade. At BMI, our finger is always on the pulse of what’s happening in new music, and we’re proud to have highlighted so many groundbreaking artists… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Decade Rewind: Sofi Tukker

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From News, posted 11.12.20. After only a few months of collaborating and drawing inspiration from the throbbing house beats of the ‘90s, Sofi Tukker (a dance duo composed of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern) wrote and released the 2016 viral hit, “Drinkee.” The song earned a GRAMMY nomination and placement in an Apple Watch commercial,… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Decade Rewind: Halsey

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From News, posted 11.12.20. Since first appearing in the BMI Indie Spotlight in 2015, Halsey has ascended to absolute superstardom. At the time, she had only released one EP, but her on-stage charisma, catchy melodies, and personal lyrics ignited a devoted fanbase that is with her to this day. Her first full-length album, Badlands, debuted… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Decade Rewind: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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From News, posted 11.12.20. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are a rapping and producing pair who first appeared in the BMI Indie Spotlight in 2011. At the time, they had just gotten together to work on Macklemore’s The Vs. projects, which began a journey that led them straight to the top of the charts. In… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Decade Rewind: Florence + The Machine

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From News, posted 11.12.20. More than a decade has passed since we first featured Florence + The Machine in the Indie Spotlight. At the time, they had just landed the Critics’ Choice Award at the 2009 Brits and had yet to break one million in record sales. Now, four full-length albums and four tours later,… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Decade Rewind: X Ambassadors

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From News, posted 11.12.20. Since their 2011 appearance on the BMI Indie Spotlight, X Ambassadors have propelled themselves into the global spotlight. The Ithaca-based indie band’s debut album, VHS, went platinum and spawned genre-defining hits like “Renegades” and “Unsteady,” leading them on a three-year tour odyssey across the world. Follow-up albums, VHS 2.0 and Orion,… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Decade Rewind: Of Monsters and Men

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From News, posted 11.12.20. Since their first Indie Spotlight appearance in 2012, Of Monsters and Men have gone from “Little Talks” to huge success. Their debut EP, Into the Woods, introduced the world to the Icelandic folk-pop band, and their first full-length album, My Head is an Animal, peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Decade Rewind: FLETCHER

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From News, posted 11.12.20. FLETCHER first made a name for herself in the industry when she released the single, “War Paint,” a streaming hit in the summer of 2015 that became a viral sensation shared by millions of social media users. The New Jersey native followed that success with her 2016 debut EP, Finding Fletcher,… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Decade Rewind: Andy Grammer

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From News, posted 11.12.20. We first featured Andy Grammer in the Indie Spotlight in 2011. At the time, his song “Keep Your Head Up” had just been released, and he was preparing to play BMI’s Acoustic Brunch at SXSW. After years of honing his performance skills by busking on the Third Street Promenade in Santa… Read more...


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