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BMI Congratulates its 2018 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 1.29.18. The 60th GRAMMY Awards returned to New York City, last night, for the first time since 2003, for a special anniversary celebration on the hallowed stage of Madison Square Garden. BMI songwriters from across the genre spectrum were on hand to claim their well-earned accolades for some of the year’s most… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 11.28.17. BMI is very proud to congratulate our many talented affiliates on their prestigious GRAMMY nominations, which were announced this morning by the Recording Academy. The 60th GRAMMY Awards, to be held in Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28, 2018, will salute a wide array of BMI… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Rhiannon Giddens & Tyshawn Sorey Named MacArthur Fellows

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From News, posted 10.14.17. BMI is proud to share the news that singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter Rhiannon Giddens and instrumentalist, improviser, composer, ensemble leader and conductor Tyshawn Sorey have been selected to receive fellowships from the prestigious MacArthur Foundation. Fellowships award $625,000 to each individual recipient as an investment in their potential. Giddens and Sorey… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Blues Hall of Fame Inductees and 2017 Award Winners

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From News, posted 5.22.17. BMI is proud to congratulate the BMI songwriters who were inducted into the renowned Blues Hall of Fame this year, as well as those who took home awards at the 38th Blues Music Awards in Memphis. Both events were dominated by BMI affiliates and included these esteemed members: Blues… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Rock ‘N’ Roll Icon, Chuck Berry

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From News, posted 3.20.17. BMI mourns the loss of legendary rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry, who passed away on March 18 at the age of 90. An innovative guitarist, a masterful songwriter and the consummate showman, Chuck Berry almost single-handedly forged the template for countless songwriters to emulate. He affiliated with BMI in 1955,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 2.14.17. It was another triumphant night for BMI writers at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as songwriter after songwriter took the stage to claim GRAMMY gold. A truly unstoppable force, Adele continued her reign as pop monarch, claiming five awards, including Record of the Year,… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Renowned Jazz and Bluesman Mose Allison

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From News, posted 11.17.16. BMI is saddened by the news that pianist, singer and songwriter Mose Allison passed away Tuesday at the age of 89. Born in 1927, Allison wrote his first song as a young teenager, “The 14-Day Palmolive Plan,” starting his career off early in the dryly satirical vein that became a hallmark… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Win Big at 2016 Blues Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.18.16. The Halloran Performance Center, which is the new addition to the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, provided the perfect venue for the Blues Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner on May 4, 2016, where BMI affiliates once again dominated the field of honorees. Bluesmen Jimmy Johnson, Eddy Clearwater, and John Mayall… Read more...


BMI Salutes its 2016 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 2.16.16. BMI songwriters had an amazing night at the 58th GRAMMYs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, on Monday, taking home top awards across the board. Taylor Swift continued her ascendance by winning Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of The Year for 1989, Mark Ronson snagged Record of The… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Blues Singer Marion James

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From News, posted 1.06.16. Nashville’s Queen of the Blues and BMI affiliate known for her top 10 single “That’s My Man,” Marion James, passed away last Thursday at the age of 81. A veteran to Nashville’s blues music scene, James, who also toured worldwide, was a staple performer in the clubs on Music City’s Jefferson… Read more...


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