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BMI Mourns the Loss of Legendary Recording Engineer Al Schmitt

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From News, posted 4.28.21. BMI is saddened by the loss of one of our most talented recording engineers, Al Schmitt, who passed away Monday at the age of 91. During his long and continuously impressive career, Schmitt, who joined BMI in 1971, won a record-breaking 20 GRAMMYS for his creative recording talents on more than… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Celebrated BMI Composer Patrick Williams

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From News, posted 7.26.18. BMI is saddened by the news that Emmy, GRAMMY and BMI Richard Kirk Award-winner Patrick Williams passed away yesterday at the age of 79. Among the legendary projects on Williams’ unsurpassed resume were scores for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, The Streets of San Francisco, Columbo, Lou… Read more...


BMI Supports Songs of Hope Benefit’s Worthy Cause

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From News, posted 9.12.16. Tickets Still Available With Discount for BMI Affiliates Read more...


Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize and Manny Albam Commission Awarded to BMI Composer Dan Block

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From News, posted 6.28.16. The 28th Annual Summer Showcase Concert, which featured the best new big band and jazz orchestra compositions created during the past year in the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, culminated in a win for saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer Dan Block, who was named the winner of the BMI Foundation’s 17th annual Read more...


BMI Songwriter Shelly Peiken Tells All in New Memoir ‘Confessions of a Serial Songwriter’

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From News, posted 3.14.16. Few know how challenging it can be to navigate the music business better than the very people who sustain it – hardworking professional songwriters. One writer who lived through that struggle and attained great heights is BMI affiliate Shelly Peiken. A GRAMMY-nominated songwriter whose work has sold in excess of 50… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of R&B Legend Natalie Cole

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From News, posted 1.05.16. BMI mourns the loss of R&B great Natalie Cole, who passed away on December 31, 2015, at the age of 65. The velvet-voiced star earned the Best New Artist GRAMMY for her 1975 eponymous debut album, as well as a Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female GRAMMY for “This Will Be (An… Read more...


Writing and Placing Songs Internationally

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.28.14. The renowned instructor of the BMI Nashville Songwriters’ Workshop on the keys to global success Read more...


BMI Affiliates Take Majority of Billboard Latin Music Awards Nods

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From News, posted 2.06.14. Last year, the Billboard Latin Music Awards proved to be an incredible evening for the BMI Latin roster, with reggaeton star Don Omar taking home 10 awards and BMI affiliates winning 77% of the 2013 accolades. With 54% of this year’s nominations and at least one nominee in every category, it… Read more...


BMI Congratulates the 2013 Latin GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 10.01.13. The nominations for the 14th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards were announced September 25 from the Avalon music venue in Los Angeles. Broadcast Music, Inc. congratulates the nominees for Latin music’s biggest night, taking place in Las Vegas on November 21, with the broadcast airing live on Univision. Carlos Vives, who recently… Read more...


Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month With BMI

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From News, posted 9.17.13. September 15 marks the beginning of a month-long recognition of the rich history and important contributions Latinos have made to American society and culture. What started as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968 grew into a month-long observation in the late ’80s. “Nurtured by their rich ethnic… Read more...


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