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GRAMMY-Nominated Oak Felder Gets and Gives Advice

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18. The writer of Usher’s “Good Kisser” talks music, love, and chart busters Read more...


Mark Ronson Receives the BMI Champion Award at the 66th BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.08.18. Justin Tranter named Songwriter of the Year; “Shape of You” awarded Song of the Year; Sony/ATV Music Publishing Presented with Publisher of the Year Read more...


Terri Lyne Carrington: From Child Prodigy to Trailblazing Jazz Drummer

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.12.18. The GRAMMY winner reflects upon more than 40 years of writing and performing jazz Read more...


BMI Explores the Origins of Jazz Appreciation Month

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From News, posted 4.22.14. Nearly thirteen years have passed since legendary musician/producer Quincy Jones helped the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History introduce the Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) initiative at a press conference in July 2001. The program spends each April celebrating the genre’s history, heroes and future with one month of special jazz-centric events.… Read more...


A Conversation With Rob Kleiner

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.25.14. The Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer on living the dream Read more...


12 Days of BMI Holiday Songs

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From News, posted 12.14.13. Here at Broadcast Music, Inc., we love the holiday season, because we have an excuse to play some of our favorite festive tunes by BMI songwriters - from classics like Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” to Mariah Carey’s greatest gift to the world, “All I Want For Christmas Is… Read more...


10 Questions: Kris Bowers

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.28.12. He was still 22 when he won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition last fall. And while his performance garnered fans in the panel of judges, all illustrious jazz pianists, as well as the also-attending Aretha Franklin, it was hardly the first time the pianism of Kris Bowers turned heads.… Read more...


Bette Midler To Receive Songwriters Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award

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From News, posted 3.08.12. Multi-talented BMI legend Bette Midler will be the 2012 recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner, slated for Thursday, June 14 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, according to an announcement by Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Jimmy Webb… Read more...


Aretha Franklin, Kris Bowers, Bobby Avey Honored by Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

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From News, posted 9.13.11. As the Thelonious Monk Institute staged its 25th Anniversary International Jazz Piano Competition and All-Star Gala Concert, one thing became brilliantly clear: Jazz music is thriving in virtuosic hands. BMI composer-pianist Kris Bowers was named the first-place winner of the Jazz Piano Competition. Held Sunday, September 11 and Monday, September 12… Read more...


SXSW Ready: Wallpaper

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.08.11. Wallpaper will play BMI’s SXSW St. Patrick’s Day showcase on Thursday, March 17 at 12 a.m. at The Ghost Room. It’s hard enough being one person. Wallpaper’s Eric Frederic is two. He’s the workaholic producer who lives to puzzle over the wonders of a Quincy Jones piano chord, but he’s also… Read more...


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