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BMI Hosts CBMR Meeting

From News, posted 9.06.06. BMI New York recently hosted a meeting convened by the Center for Black Music Research (CBMR) of Columbia College Chicago to assess the structure of the Center's international advisory board and to lay plans for the future of the organization. Representing the CBMR were Samuel A. Floyd Jr.,… Read more...


BMI Execs Catch Rare Jim Dickinson Performance

From News, posted 7.18.06. Legendary songwriter and producer Jim Dickinson made a rare New York appearance at Joe's Pub to publicize the release of his Memphis International album Jungle Jim and the Voodoo Tiger. He was accompanied by the North Mississippi All Stars, which include his sons Luther on guitar and Cody on drums.… Read more...


BMI Blues Legends Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony

From News, posted 5.21.06. BMI songwriters once again dominated the annual Blues Music Awards, held May 11 in Memphis. Presented by the Blues Foundation and co-sponsored by BMI, the Blues Music Awards, formerly known as the W.C. Handy Awards, celebrate excellence in the performance and recording of the blues, and is… Read more...


B.B. King, Sonic Youth Added to Library of Congress List

From News, posted 4.17.06. The Library of Congress has announced the fourth annual selection of 50 sound recordings to be preserved in the National Recording Registry. The news conference, held April 11 in Washington, D.C., featured a wide variety of outstanding spoken and musical recordings that span the years 1903 through… Read more...


Blues Legend ‘Little’ Milton Dies

From News, posted 8.04.05. Legendary BMI bluesman "Little" Milton Campbell, best known for his signature song "Hey, Hey, the Blues is Alright," died August 4 from complications from a stroke. He was 71. Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1988, the Grammy-nominated songwriter/artist was also the recipient of several W.C. Handy Blues Awards,… Read more...


BMI Blues Artists Repeat Near Sweep of Handy Awards

From News, posted 5.10.05. Representing an astounding 98% of the winners, BMI once again proved its dominance in the field of blues at the 26th annual W.C. Handy Awards, held May 5 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Presented by the Blues Foundation and co-sponsored by BMI, the Handy… Read more...


Library of Congress Adds 50 Sound Recordings for Preservation

From News, posted 4.13.05. On April 5, the Library of Congress announced the third annual selection of 50 sound recordings to be preserved in the National Recording Registry. Among this year's class, which includes not only recorded music but also radio and recorded live sound, are albums… Read more...


BMI Sponsors ARChive Benefit

From News, posted 2.22.04. The ARChive of Contemporary Music, America's largest music library, hosted its annual benefit party at SOB's on February 11. The dance party, sponsored by BMI, featured DJ mixes by Mike D of the Beastie Boys, Fred Schneider of the B-52s, legendary producer Nile Rodgers, Carson Kressley from "Queer… Read more...


Young Songwriters Taught Through Distance Learning Program

From News, posted 8.07.03. What if a group of talented students were to get together with award-winning songwriters and collaborate on a project that would allow the veterans to teach the novices something about the craft of songwriting? The students would develop a set of songs that the veterans critiqued and then refine their material… Read more...


BMI Foundation Announces Winners of 5th Annual John Lennon Scholarship

From News, posted 5.15.02. The BMI Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the 5th Annual John Lennon Scholarship Awards. The winners include Malone College student Michael Figueroa, who receives first place honors and a $10,000 scholarship for his piece “Take Me Away.” Three students tied for second place and… Read more...


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