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BMI Mourns the Loss of GRAMMY-Winning Songwriter Jamie O’Hara

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From News, posted 1.08.21. BMI is saddened by the news that singer-songwriter Jamie O’Hara passed away yesterday. Highly decorated for the GRAMMY-winning megahit “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days),” which was recorded by The Judds in 1986, O’Hara was also the scribe behind Ronnie McDowell’s smashes “Wandering Eyes” and “Older Women.” Early on,… Read more...


Daniel Tashian on Inspiration, Curiosity & Collaborating With Songwriting Legend Burt Bacharach

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From The Weekly, posted 7.28.20. Daniel Tashian was already on a roll. An accomplished songwriter/producer and multi-instrumentalist, Tashian — the son of Barry and Holly Tashian, the celebrated bluegrass duo — started making music early on, landing a deal with Elektra Records at the age of 19. He formed the Nashville-based band The Silver Seas (originally… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.13.18. BMI is exceptionally proud to congratulate its many affiliates nominated for awards by the Recording Academy at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, scheduled to be held on February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Nominations for the music industry’s most prestigious accolades were announced on December 7. In the… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: December

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.18. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: October

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.17.18. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: September

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


BMI Members Receive Free Song Submission to the Independent Music Awards

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From News, posted 9.11.18. BMI affiliates who release their music independently, and who are signed to independent labels, can get a free bonus song entry after their first paid submission in the 17th annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs). Click here to enter in any Album, EP, Song, Producer, Video or Design category and… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: November

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.15.17. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


Does Your Song Need a New Demo?

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.20.17. I have hundreds of songs sitting on shelves collecting dust—instead of royalties. Many of them were written decades ago and they were in sync, lyrically and melodically, to the eras in which they were composed. But as Larry Beaird, top session guitarist and owner of Beaird Music Group, stated, “Times change… Read more...


BMI Presents Music Licensing Session and Songwriter Performance at RRCA National Conference

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From News, posted 3.21.17. BMI was asked to host a music licensing presentation at the Road Runners Club of America’s (RRCA) 59th national conference held recently (3/10) in Detroit. The presentation provided an inside look at the music licensing process, the service BMI provides to RRCA members and the role BMI plays in ensuring songwriters… Read more...


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