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BMI and the BMI Foundation Announce 69th Annual Student Composer Award Winners


From News, posted 6.14.21. BMI, in collaboration with the BMI Foundation (BMIF), is proud to announce six young classical composers, ages 18 to 27, as winners of the 69th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards. Each year these awards recognize superior musical compositional ability with educational scholarships totaling $20,000. This year’s group of talented composers are… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2021 GRAMMY Award Winners


From News, posted 3.15.21. BMI is once again exceptionally proud of its many affiliates who received music’s highest honors, yesterday, during the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, this year’s ceremony was unlike any other, given precautions over the pandemic, with no large audience in attendance. With awards presented at… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2020 Ivors Composer Award Winners


From News, posted 12.09.20. BMI proudly congratulates several of our PRS affiliates who license their music through BMI in the United States on their prestigious Ivors Composer Award wins. This distinction celebrates the best new works by UK composers writing for classical, jazz and sound art. Here are this year’s winners. Congratulations to all! Jazz… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2021 GRAMMY Nominees


From News, posted 11.24.20. In a year like no other, BMI is once again very excited to congratulate its many talented affiliates who received GRAMMY nominations in recognition of their contributions to the year’s most impactful music. As the industry’s highest accolade, the prestigious GRAMMY Awards celebrate the very best in the fields of songwriting,… Read more...

Classical Music Finds a Way to Showcase New Works


From News, posted 9.01.20. Across the country beginning in early March, classical concerts were being postponed, then canceled. Since then, though concert halls remain dark, the creation and performance of music has continued, thanks to numerous classical music organizations that have stepped up during these unprecedented times to ensure that classical composers have platforms on… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 68th Annual BMI Student Composer Award Winners


From News, posted 5.12.20. The BMI Foundation (BMIF), in collaboration with BMI, has announced the eight young classical composers, ages 18 to 27, who have been named winners of the 68th annual BMI Student Composer Awards. With the postponement of this year’s ceremony, Director of the Awards and BMIF President Deirdre Chadwick announced the recipients… Read more...

Zigzagging Through Genres, BMI Composer Aaron Zigman’s Music Transcends Boundaries


From News, posted 2.27.20. As a classically trained pianist, conductor and composer, Aaron Zigman brings to his work a degree of versatility that’s rarely seen. His deep classical roots, combined with his background in writing and producing songs for many of music’s greatest performers, has given him the ability to traverse all genres of music.… Read more...

BMI Composer Peter Boyer Shares His Story


From News, posted 1.22.20. From Billy Joel to Mozart, Peter Boyer’s muses have led him to a successful life as a classical composer with many facets to his music. In this exclusive video, celebrating Classical Music Month, the GRAMMY-nominee sits down with BMI to share his thoughts on his most famous work, Ellis Island: The… Read more...

Women Warriors Capture the Audience at NY’s Alice Tully Hall


From News, posted 9.24.19. BMI composers Amy Andersson, Miriam Cutler, Lolita Ritmanis, Starr Parodi, Isolde Fair, Mandy Hoffman and Penka Kouneva, along with composers Anne-Kathrin Dern, Sharon Farber and violinist Nathalie Bonin, paid inspiring tribute to some of the women who have changed the course of history on Friday with their stunning concert, Women Warriors:… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Classical Composer Christopher Rouse


From News, posted 9.23.19. BMI is saddened by the loss of renowned classical composer and mentor, Christopher Rouse, who passed away on Saturday in Baltimore at the age of 70. The Pulitzer Prize-winning symphonist is known for pursuing and capturing the expressive spirit of “New Romanticism,” a term he himself used to describe his extensive… Read more...

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Jan 19 2012 The Music of BMI Composer-in-Residence Adam Schoenberg: Nashville
May 14 2010 BMI Student Composer Awards: New York
Mar 10 2010 BMI Pick of the Month: New York
May 15 2009 BMI Student Composer Awards: New York
Jan 16 2009 BMI Pick of the Month: Los Angeles
Jul 30 2008 BMI “Vocal Workshop”: New York
Jul 23 2008 BMI “Vocal Workshop”: New York
Jul 16 2008 BMI “Vocal Workshop”: New York
Jul 9 2008 BMI “Vocal Workshop”: New York
Jun 25 2008 BMI “Vocal Workshop”: New York