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Robert Schwartzman: Putting it all on the Line

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.11.11. Robert Schwartzman is a man refreshingly fanatical about the art of making music. Despite, or perhaps as a result of, having seen rapid success with his California retro-rock band Rooney, the 28-year-old singer/songwriter is absolutely bursting with new ideas, projects, and overall zeal for the industry, which is more than evident… Read more...


Our Cups Runneth Over: BMI Toasts Rascal Flatts

From News, posted 10.30.08. BMI caught up with touring titans Rascal Flatts at the band’s show in front of thousands Thursday, September 18 in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to care packages, the guys received a load of shiny BMI no. 1 award cups, reflecting their consistent domination of the charts. Read more...


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From MusicWorld, posted 12.21.07. L.A.-based five-piece pop act Rooney doesn’t rush into things. Four years after the band’s self-titled debut, a high-profile appearance on The O.C. and a solid college-radio hit with “I’m Shakin’,” Rooney has finally returned with follow-up album Calling the World (Geffen). According to singer/songwriter/guitarist Robert Schwartzman, the band actually developed and… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Urban Music at 2003 Awards Ceremony

From News, posted 8.05.03. Isaac Hayes Honored as BMI ICON BMI saluted the top R&B, rap and hip-hop songwriters, producers and publishers at its 2003 Urban Awards, staged last night (8/5) at Club Tropigala at the Fontainebleau Hilton Resorts & Towers in Miami. The black-tie ceremony was hosted by BMI President and CEO… Read more...


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From MusicWorld, posted 7.01.03. Hailing from Los Angeles, retro-pop band Rooney has been rocking the scene with layered harmonies and youthful sensibility, as featured on their recently released, self-titled debut album. Formed in 1999 while still in high school, the quintet, which is named after the principal, Ed Rooney, in the cult classic Ferris… Read more...


Rascal Flatts Reaches ACM Summit with ‘I’m Movin’ On’

From News, posted 5.22.03. Rascal Flatts claimed two victories at the 38th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards, held for the first time at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas (5/21). The trio -- BMI-affiliated bassist/keyboardist Jay DeMarcus, and lead vocalist Gary LeVox and guitarist Joe… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Urban Music at 2002 Awards Ceremony

From News, posted 8.06.02. BMI saluted the top R&B, rap and hip-hop songwriters, producers and publishers at its 2002 Urban Awards, staged August 6 at Club Tropigala at the Fontainebleau Hilton Resorts & Towers in Miami. The black-tie ceremony, hosted by BMI President and CEO Frances W. Preston, with Senior Vice President Performing Rights-Writer/Publisher… Read more...


Stars Coming Out for 2002 BMI Urban Awards

From News, posted 7.24.02. BMI has announced the first confirmed attendees to its Urban Awards 2002, scheduled for August 6 at Club Tropigala at the Fountainebleau Hilton Resorts & Towers in Miami Beach. Among the urban songwriters and publishers to be recognized and on hand at the first-ever ceremony are rappers N.O.R.E., Cam’Ron, Read more...


Rascal Flatts

From News, posted 6.30.02. Lyric Street recording artists Rascal Flatts - Jay DeMarcus, Gary Levox and Joe Don Rooney - hosted a block party on Nashville's Music Row (7/24) to offer a first listen of their new project, Melt, due in stores October 29. The trio also took the opportunity to present Ed Benson, CMA's… Read more...


BMI Salutes Rock ‘N Roll Past and Present at 50th Annual Pop Awards

From News, posted 5.13.02. BMI saluted the writers and publishers of the past year’s 50 most performed songs during the 50th Annual BMI Pop Awards tonight, with superlatives reserved for Rob Thomas’s song “If You’re Gone,” songwriter Brad Arnold of 3 Doors Down and Universal Music Publishing. Frances W. Preston, President & CEO,… Read more...


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