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BMI Partners with iHeart Media to Bring Songwriters Fest Back to Southwest Florida

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From News, posted 9.28.21. BMI partnered with IHeart Media and the Lee County Visitors and Convention Bureau recently to present the 7th annual Island Hopper Songwriters Fest in southwest Florida. After taking a pause in 2020 during the pandemic, the festival resumed this year with packed outdoor venues and record-breaking revenue for the participating BMI-licensed… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.21.19. The Academy of Country Music has again this year honored BMI affiliates with the majority of ACM award nominations. The highly anticipated show will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 7, from 8:00-11:00PM ET/(delayed PT) on CBS. A well-deserved congratulations to all! Here’s the list… Read more...


BMI Singer-Songwriters Crank Up Downtown Nashville With Maui Jim Hard Rock Stage Takeover

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From News, posted 6.14.18. BMI returned to downtown Music City for CMA Music Fest with a special takeover of the Maui Jim Hard Rock stage on Thursday, June 7. Fans and industry tastemakers alike were invited to kick off Country music’s most quintessential weekend of live music with a parking lot party featuring performances from… Read more...


Talking With: Devin Dawson

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.09.18. The grittiness of rock, the emotion of soul, and the songwriting and lyrical content of country. Read more...


Michael Ray and Writers Celebrate ‘Think A Little Less’

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From News, posted 6.14.17. The Sutler Saloon saw a crowd of friends, family, and industry executives converge on June 13 in celebration of “Think A Little Less,” which recently soared to number one on the country charts. Written by BMI talents Thomas Rhett and Barry Dean with writers Jimmy Robbins and Jon Nite, the song… Read more...


BMI Partners with HD Radio to Connect Customers with Songwriters in Key West

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From News, posted 5.22.17. BMI proudly hosted a private reception for a group of BMI licensing customers and association partners who made the trip down south to attend the 22nd Annual Key West Songwriters Festival. Those in attendance included executives from such illustrious companies and associations as Dave & Busters, MGM Resorts International, the Radio… Read more...


BMI Announces Star-Studded Lineup for 2017 Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 4.12.17. Main Stage Duval Street Concert to Feature Sony Music Nashville artists Maren Morris, Old Dominion & Cam Read more...


Kenny Chesney Receives BMI President’s Award at the 2016 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.02.16. Keith Urban, Eric Church and Dean Dillon pay tribute to the songwriting legend Ross Copperman, Sony/ATV among honorees Congressman Doug Collins receives BMI Champion Award Read more...


BMI and CBS Radio Present 1st Annual Detroit Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 10.25.16. BMI and CBS Radio joined forces recently (10/19-10/22) to host the 1st annual Detroit Songwriters Festival, a 4 day event in the Motor City designed to shine a spotlight on the craft of songwriting. Featured BMI artists/songwriters included Hunter Hayes, LoCash, Uncle Kracker, Michael Ray, Wendell Mobley, Casey Beathard, Troy Verges… Read more...


BMI Affiliate Michael Ray Returns to Florida to Entertain Broadcasters

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From News, posted 7.01.16. Warner Brothers recording artist Michael Ray returned to his home state recently (6/22) for a BMI sponsored performance by the country star at the Florida Association of Broadcasters annual conference, held at the Eden Roc Resort in Miami Beach. The BMI songwriter and Eustis, Florida native not only performed his #1… Read more...


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