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“The Reason I Write”: Cole Swindell, Chris Lane, Heather Morgan at The Key West Songwriters Fest

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BMI Congratulates its UK Americana Awards 2023 Winners


From News, posted 1.30.23. After two years of COVID cancellations, the UK Americana Music Week returned to East London between January 23 - 26, 2023. As one of the UK’s biggest celebrations of American roots music, BMI supported this year’s events that concluded with the prestigious UK Americana Awards at the Hackney Empire on January… Read more...

BMI is Back at the Bluebird for AmericanaFest Showcase


From News, posted 9.19.22. BMI was back at the legendary Bluebird Cafe for an AmericanaFest showcase featuring up-and-coming BMI songwriters from the genre. Thursday night, Tristan Bushman, Gabe Lee, and Lauren Housley took the stage and performed their latest and greatest songs at the historic joint in Nashville. Nashville-based singer/songwriter Gabe Lee performs from the… Read more...

BMI Honors Lucinda Williams with Troubadour Award


From News, posted 9.13.22. BMI celebrated its annual Troubadour Awards at the iconic BMI Nashville office Monday evening. The ceremony honored legendary singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams and her astounding career in the music industry. The private dinner featured performances from Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Jason Isbell, Amos Lee, Angel Olsen, and Madeline Edwards, who paid… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2022 Americana Honors & Awards Nominees


From News, posted 5.17.22. The coveted Americana Honors & Awards nominations are out with several BMI songwriters poised to win big. Brandi Carlile leads the pack with three nods this year in the major categories of Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. The ceremony will be held once… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its UK Americana Awards 2022 Winners


From News, posted 1.28.22. Last night, the AMA-UK, a professional trade association representing and advocating for the voice of American Roots music in the UK, announced the winners of this year’s prestigious UK Americana Awards. BMI is proud that several of our songwriters, as well as international writers who choose BMI for U.S. representation, took… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 20th Annual Americana Honors & Awards Winners


From News, posted 9.23.21. Last night the Americana Music Association held its coveted awards ceremony with the majority of wins going to BMI songwriters. You can watch this year’s show on PBS, which is set to broadcast ACL Presents: The 20th Annual Americana Honors, a special episode of Austin City Limits featuring performance highlights on… Read more...

BMI Kicks Off Americana Week in Nashville


From News, posted 9.22.21. BMI (Broadcast Music Inc) hosted its annual Americana Fest Pre-Party at Nashville’s 6th & Peabody. The outdoor event was free and open to the public and featured performances by renowned pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph and Friends, country-rock songstress Lilly Hiatt, and newcomer Myron Elkins. The event was sponsored by One… Read more...

BMI Returns to Zilker Park for 2021 Austin City Limits Music Festival


From News, posted 9.15.21. BMI is pleased to announce its return to the Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 1-3 and 8-10, 2021. The multi-weekend Texas festival is back and BMI’s can’t-miss, genre-diverse lineup is set to feature a range of rising pop, rock, country, Latin, Americana, hip-hop and R&B stars. … Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2021 Americana Honors and Awards Nominees


From News, posted 5.27.21. The nominations are out and the final winners of this year’s Americana Honors & Awards will be announced on September 22 in a celebration at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Congratulations to all! Here are the BMI nominees: Album of the Year: Cuttin’ Grass - Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe… Read more...

BMI Supports New Song Arts Four-Week Songwriters Workshop Starting June 7


From News, posted 5.07.21. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s new four-week Songwriting workshop. This is an established workshop with proven results to write your best song and network with new co-writers, while learning the “Advanced Song Craft” tools used by chart-topping songwriters. Each weekly two-hour session teaches up to four major components… Read more...

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