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How I Wrote That Song Spotlight: Panelist David Hodges

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From News, posted 1.29.15. David Hodges (@hodgesmusic) is a multiplatinum songwriter-producer, multi-instrumentalist, BMI award recipient, GRAMMY winner and Golden Globe nominee. Hodges cut his teeth as one of the founding members of 18 million-selling Little Rock, Ark.-based legendary rock act, Evanescence. At the height of the band’s success, he left for Los Angeles to focus… Read more...


‘We Will Rock You’ Is Top Sports Song Again, But NHL and MLB Teams Differ

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From News, posted 2.23.11. “We Will Rock You” again is the most-played BMI song at NFL games, but professional baseball and hockey teams have different favorites. NHL teams play “Twilight Zone” more often, while MLB teams like “Car Wash.” Songs at NFL, NHL, and MLB events are tracked each year for BMI’s 475,000 songwriters, composers… Read more...


Tracie Verlinde Promoted to BMI Executive Director, Writer/Publisher Relations

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From News, posted 1.19.11. BMI has promoted Tracie Verlinde to Executive Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles. The announcement was made by Barbara Cane, Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles. Verlinde will continue to report to Cane, and will share oversight of the Los Angeles Writer/Publishers Relations department with her. She was previously… Read more...


BMI Growth Outpaces U.S. Economy During Century’s First Decade

From News, posted 1.07.10. BMI’s revenues surged by more than 80 percent and royalty distributions increased by almost 90 percent during the first decade of the 21st century, while the overall U.S. economy remained stagnant during that same period, with The Washington Post reporting that gross domestic product increased by less than 20% and household… Read more...


Tim McGraw’s ‘Southern Voice’

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.21.09. When Tim McGraw first arrived in Nashville 20 years ago, he was just one more gung-ho foot soldier in the city’s perpetually teeming ranks of country music aspirants, battling it out on nightclub stages and facing tremendous odds against ever making any headway. Yet within several years, the Louisiana-born singer-guitarist had… Read more...


Theory of a Deadman’s Hard-Earned Scars and Souvenirs

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.05.09. “We always try to write music without any boundaries,” says Tyler Connolly, lead singer and guitarist for hard rockers Deadman. “And that’s partly because we don’t really have a ‘core demographic.’ We’ve got 40- and 50-year-olds at our shows alongside the 14- and 15-year-olds. What’s great about Theory is that we… Read more...


Gamble & Huff Named BMI Icons at 57th Annual Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.20.09. Eight-Way Tie for Prestigious Songwriter of the Year Crown, ‘Bubbly’ Earns Song of the Year, & Universal Music Secures Publisher of the Year Honors BMI held its 57th Annual Pop Awards tonight, honoring Gamble & Huff as BMI Icons. Songwriter of the Year honors resulted in a record-setting eight-way tie this… Read more...


More Than Half of 2008’s International Top Sellers Feature BMI Songwriters

From News, posted 3.03.09. International record company trade association IFPI recently released its year-end list of the world’s best-selling albums, and BMI songwriters and composers contributed music to 66 percent of the top 50 ranking releases. Mama Mia’s Abba-inspired soundtrack, Duffy’s (PRS) debut Rockferry, Leona Lewis’s (PRS) Spirit, Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, the High… Read more...


Gamble & Huff to be Named BMI Icons at 57th Annual Pop Awards May 19 in Los Angeles

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From News, posted 2.24.09. BMI will honor preeminent production and songwriting team Gamble & Huff as Icons at its 57th annual Pop Awards, slated for Tuesday, May 19 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles,… Read more...


Daryl Hall and John Oates named BMI Icons at 56th Annual Pop Awards

From News, posted 5.21.08. 'Lips of an Angel' Earns Song of the Year, Polow Da Don Takes Home Songwriter of the Year & EMI-Blackwood Secures Publisher of the Year Honors BMI held its 56th Annual Pop Awards tonight, May 20, honoring Daryl Hall and John Oates as BMI Icons. Famed songwriter and producer Polow Da… Read more...


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