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BMI Congratulates Its 2019 GRAMMY Winners


From News, posted 2.11.19. BMI Congratulates Its 2019 GRAMMY Winners Music’s biggest night returned to Los Angeles’ Staple Center, last night, for the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards, and true to form, a robust showing of BMI affiliates went home with the gold.  Childish Gambino’s incendiary single “This is America” made history by being the first… Read more...

BMI Writers Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall & John Prine to be Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame


From News, posted 1.15.19. BMI is exceptionally proud of its affiliates being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for 2019. As announced on Saturday, January 12, the Hall will soon welcome in BMI songwriters Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall and recent BMI Troubadour Award recipient John Prine. Dedicated to honoring the contributions of the… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2019 GRAMMY Nominees


From News, posted 12.13.18. BMI is exceptionally proud to congratulate its many affiliates nominated for awards by the Recording Academy at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, scheduled to be held on February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Nominations for the music industry’s most prestigious accolades were announced on December 7. In the… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of “Rainy Night in Georgia” Writer Tony Joe White


From News, posted 10.25.18. BMI is saddened by the news that songwriter Tony Joe White passed away this afternoon. Responsible for classics like “Rainy Night in Georgia,” “Willie and Laura Mae Jones,” and “Polk Salad Annie,” White’s music has been recorded by more than 100 artists including Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield, Brook Benton, Ray Charles,… Read more...

A Match Made in Heaven: Meet Michael and Tanya Trotter of The War and Treaty


From News, posted 10.22.18. If you’ve seen Michael and Tanya Trotter — better known as The War and Treaty —live in concert, you’ve witnessed the magical chemistry of this rising duo. The Trotters have found a welcoming home in the Americana community, known for embracing multiple musical genres and for having a particular fondness for… Read more...

Miranda Lambert to Headline All-Star Lineup at BMI’s 2018 Maui Songwriters Festival


From News, posted 9.26.18. The fourth annual Maui Songwriters Festival presented by BMI, happening November 29 - December 1, combines the lush landscapes and local flavor of Maui with the international acclaim of music’s best songwriters. Hosted by Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, this one-of-a-kind festival puts a spotlight on the art of songwriting… Read more...

AmericanaFest Kicks Off On BMI Rooftop


From News, posted 9.21.18. AmericanaFest was in full swing following the official kick off party on BMI’s rooftop deck last week (9/11) in Nashville. BMI’s final rooftop show of the summer featured the iconic Tony Joe White, soulful husband-wife duo The War and Treaty and genre-bending Israel Nash. Immediately following Tony Joe White’s performance, BMI’s… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2018 Americana Music Award Winners and Honorees


From News, posted 9.13.18. The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville was the place to be last night for the Americana Music Honors & Awards Show. Again this year, BMI songwriters were at the top of the list of wins with Jason Isbell taking a notable three awards for Album of the Year for The Nashville Sound… Read more...

BMI Honors John Prine With Troubadour Award


From News, posted 9.11.18. Last night, BMI proudly honored legendary singer-songwriter John Prine with its Troubadour Award at the Company’s Nashville headquarters. The private dinner celebrated the career of Prine, with additional musical homage paid by country and folk heavy hitters that included Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Brandy Clark, and… Read more...

BMI to Honor John Prine With Troubadour Award


From News, posted 8.17.18. BMI is pleased to announce that revered singer-songwriter John Prine will be honored with the Troubadour Award at a private dinner held at BMI’s Nashville office on Monday, September 10. The Troubadour Award celebrates songwriters who have made a lasting impact on the songwriting community. The award, given only once previously,… Read more...

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