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Indie Spotlight: Grace Kelly

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From News, posted 4.21.15. Grace Kelly‚Äôs success as a solo artist has been gestating for almost a decade, when she started out playing bass in a punk rock band and singing hip-hop hooks in her native Atlanta. A precocious songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, her talent garnered support from established musicians such as GRAMMY-nominated J. Que Smith… Read more...


Songwriters-in-the-Round: Chart-Toppers to Feature Top Hit-Makers at Grammy Museum in L.A. Oct. 15

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From News, posted 10.02.12. All proceeds benefit Songwriters Hall of Fame and Grammy Museum’s educational programs. Read more...


Carole King Named BMI Icon at 60th Annual BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.16.12. Ester Dean, Benny Blanco and Pitbull share Songwriter of the Year crown; “Firework” named Song of the Year; Universal Music Publishing Group earns Publisher of the Year Read more...


Michael Woodard Wins on Series Finale of Popular Reality Singing Show ‘Majors and Minors’

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From News, posted 1.30.12. 14-year-old up-and-coming BMI writer wows fans and industry judges Last night, on the highly anticipated season finale of the popular reality singing show Majors and Minors, 14-year-old BMI writer and singer Michael Woodard took home the top prize of a music publishing deal and a record deal with RCA Records. Woodard,… Read more...


Singing a Different Tune: ‘Majors & Minors’ Shakes Up Talent Searches

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From News, posted 9.28.11. New series Majors & Minors made its anticipated debut Friday, September 23 on the Hub TV Network, and the feel-good reality program is earning high marks from parents, critics, and industry insiders alike. “Parents need to know that this inspiring musical series proves that it’s possible to make reality TV that’s… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Sonyae Elise Wins First Season of Bravo’s ‘Platinum Hit’

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From News, posted 8.06.11. BMI songwriter Sonyae Elise has been crowned the winner of the inaugural season of Bravo’s Platinum Hit. The New Jersey native earned a prize package that includes $100,000 cash, a publishing deal with Sony and a recording deal with RCA/Jive. Award-winning BMI hit-maker Kara DioGuardi served as head judge and mentor… Read more...


‘Majors and Minors’ Preps for Sept. 23 Launch

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From News, posted 8.03.11. BMI songwriters Colbie Caillat & Claude Kelly added to list of mentors Read more...


Bravo’s ‘Platinum Hit’ Debuts May 30

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From News, posted 5.25.11. Bravo’s new series Platinum Hit will give viewers an unprecedentedly in-depth look at aspiring hitmakers’ journeys when it premieres on Monday, May 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. BMI award-winning songwriter/producer Kara DioGuardi will serve as head judge and singer/songwriter Jewel will host each week as 12 up-and-coming singer/songwriters push through songwriting… Read more...


BMI Partners with Boardwalk Entertainment for ‘Majors & Minors’ Reality Series

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From News, posted 3.29.11. The Boardwalk Entertainment Group, in partnership with BMI and Sony Music Entertainment’s RCA /JIVE Label Group, has announced the launch of nationwide casting search for kids to be mentored by the biggest and most established artists in the music industry in a groundbreaking new reality series. Called “Majors & Minors,” the… Read more...


BMI Pop Awards 2010

From News, posted 5.19.10. Songwriter of the Year RedOne “Fire Burning” “Just Dance” “LoveGame” “Poker Face” Song of the Year “LOVE STORY” Taylor Swift Sony/ATV Tree Taylor Swift Music Taylor Swift Publisher of the Year WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP. “Circus” “Dead… Read more...


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