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Alter Bridge

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.02.05. Is there life after a multi-platinum career in Creed? Three former members of that band, along with vocalist Myles Kennedy, certainly think so, starting with their new incarnation as the melodically rocking band Alter Bridge . "After all Creed achieved professionally, I felt that I needed to refocus on the… Read more...


Patti LaBelle’s Talent Stands the Test of Time

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.21.05. Over the tenure of her unmatched career, Patti LaBelle has been many things. From church choir girl to space-age funk queen to the reining mother figure of r&b, LaBelle has grown to become one of the most important figures in her field. Often called a living legend,… Read more...


BMI Stage to Focus on Top Singer/Songwriters at ACL Fest

From News, posted 7.18.05. For the third consecutive year, BMI will host a concert stage for writer/artists at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. The three-day ACL Fest is being held September 23-25 in the 45-acre Zilker Park in Austin, TX, featuring over 130 bands on eight stages. … Read more...


T.I.: More Than a Rap Star

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.05. Like many a rapper before him, Atlanta-bred emcee T.I. sprouted from the poverty, bleakness and decay all too common to people in urban communities. His rags-to-riches story, replete with the drug dealing and gun-toting themes prevalent in rap music, begins with the young artist garbling out his first raps at… Read more...


BMI Joins Fight Against File Sharing

From News, posted 3.30.05. On March 29, the U.S. Supreme Court held a hearing that will decide whether or not Grokster -- a company that provides peer-to-peer file-sharing software -- will be "contributory infringers" or "vicariously liable" for the infringement activities of the users of its software. BMI has joined with many others in the… Read more...


BMI Teams with RAB for FastStart Minority Scholarship

From News, posted 3.09.05. For the fourth year in a row, BMI is sponsoring the FastStart To Radio Success Minority Scholarship Program, providing full tuition for 25 minority students at the Radio Advertising Bureau's (RAB) Radio Training Academy in Dallas, or to the Academy's growing Off-Campus Extension Programs. Read more...


Avila Brothers

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.09.05. Bobby and IZ Avila, also known as The Avila Brothers, never imagined that their years of hard work behind the scenes of the music industry would get recognition as big as a Grammy nomination. Usher’s Confessions CD, which was nominated for Album of the Year,… Read more...


BMI Foundation Partners With Woody Guthrie Archives for Fellowship Program

From News, posted 3.07.05. Ralph N. Jackson, President of the BMI Foundation, Inc., and Nora Guthrie, Executive Director of the Woody Guthrie Archives (WGA) and Foundation, today announced the establishment of the Woody Guthrie Fellowship Program. The 2005 program will award two research… Read more...


BMI Writers Save $250 at Billboard Latin Conference

From News, posted 2.16.05. Registration for the 16th Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards, to be held April 25-28 at the Hotel InterContinental in Miami, is now available to BMI songwriters and composers at a discounted rate of $499, a savings of $250 over the regular rate. Read more...


Ray Charles and ‘Company’ Top List of BMI Grammy Winners

From News, posted 2.13.05. Legendary soul singer Ray Charles, whose posthumously-released album of duets Genius Loves Company earned him five trophies at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards, leads the list of BMI winners, announced last night (2/13) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Charles' Album of the Year win marked the… Read more...


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