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Are Your Songs Too “Rangy” for Today’s Singers?

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. At the beginning of my career, I had a song go on hold for a female country music star whose singles regularly went to #1. The head of her record label said my song was a “must-cut” situation, and I was faced with a daunting decision: should I buy a Mercedes… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 8.28.18. BMI is proud to announce that our affiliates have taken the majority of CMA nods again this year, including an incredible nine BMI writers each up for three awards. The ceremony, which will broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday, November 14, at 8PM ET on ABC, will again be co-hosted by… Read more...


Mark Ronson Receives the BMI Champion Award at the 66th BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.08.18. Justin Tranter named Songwriter of the Year; “Shape of You” awarded Song of the Year; Sony/ATV Music Publishing Presented with Publisher of the Year Read more...


Maryland Restaurateurs Treated to Performances by Hit BMI Songwriters

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From News, posted 5.08.18. BMI partnered recently (5/5) with the Restaurant Association of Maryland to present a special BMI songwriter showcase during a VIP reception held at Fager’s Island in Ocean City, Maryland, in advance of RAM’s Stars of Industry Awards Gala. Nashville songwriters Hugh Mitchell and Dave Pahanish performed a number of songs from… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 ACM Winners

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From News, posted 4.16.18. There were several big wins for BMI affiliates last night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The star-studded event celebrated the best in country with performances by some of its biggest stars, including Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Luke… Read more...


International Hitmaker Mark Ronson to be Honored With the BMI Champion Award at 2018 BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 4.02.18. Evening Celebrates the Top Pop Songwriters, Music Publishers and Administrators on Tuesday, May 8, in Beverly Hills Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 3.01.18. The Academy of Country Music has announced this year’s award nominees and many talented BMI songwriters are again taking center stage. Leading the BMI pack is Thomas Rhett with 6 nominations; Keith Urban with 5; Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris, each with 4; and Little Big Town and Midland, each with… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 CMA Award Winners

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From News, posted 11.09.17. Last night, at the CMA Awards in Nashville, the country music community came together in a powerful show of unity to honor not only the top country singers and songwriters, including those who passed away in the last year, but also the victims of the tragic shooting last month in Las… Read more...


Bob DiPiero Receives BMI Icon Award at 2017 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.08.17. Reba, Brooks & Dunn, and Jon Pardi pay tribute to the songwriting legend; Keith Urban receives BMI Champion Award; Ross Copperman, Sony/ATV among honorees Read more...


Country Camaraderie: BMI’s Jody Williams on the 2017 BMI Country Awards

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From The Weekly, posted 11.06.17. BMI will be celebrating its 65th annual Country Awards tomorrow night, with Nashville songwriting legend Bob DiPiero being named a BMI Icon for his unique and indelible influence on music. Additionally, chart-topping singer/songwriter Keith Urban will be recognized with BMI’s Champion Award for his work supporting the next generation of songwriters,… Read more...


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