Close

Recent Folk News

Donovan: Donovan at the 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala

Captured at 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala

More Videos

BMI Honors John Prine With Troubadour Award

Photo

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 Congratulates its 2018 GRAMMY Nominees

Photo

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 Supports New Song Arts Academy Songwriting Fall Workshop Starting September 19

Photo

From News, posted 8.08.17. BMI is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy, a unique learning destination for songwriters taught by NYU and New School faculty member Billy Seidman. The advanced fall workshop starts Tuesday, September 19, and runs for five consecutive Tuesday evenings: 09/19, 26, 10/03, 10, & 17, from 7PM… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 GRAMMY Winners

Photo

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 Supports New Song Arts Academy 2017 Songwriting Workshop Starting February 28 – Apply Now

Photo

From News, posted 1.20.17. BMI is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy, a unique learning destination for songwriters taught by NYU and New School faculty member Billy Seidman. The advanced workshop starts Tuesday, February 28th and runs five consecutive Tuesday evenings: 02/28, 03/07, 14, 21, & 28, from 7PM - 9:30PM… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Academy 2017 Songwriting Workshop Starting January 17 – Apply Now

Photo

From News, posted 12.02.16. BMI is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy, a unique learning destination for songwriters taught by NYU and New School faculty member Billy Seidman. The advanced workshop starts Tuesday, January 17 and runs five consecutive Tuesday evenings: 01/17, 24, 31, 02/07, & 02/15 from 7PM - 9:30PM… Read more...


The Lumineers Talk Songwriting & the Making of ‘Cleopatra’

Photo

From News, posted 11.28.16. For the last 11 years, Wesley Schultz (“Wes”) and Jeremiah Fraites (“Jer”) have written songs together. For the past six, they’ve been joined by cellist and backing vocalist Neyla Pekarek, whom they met through a Craigslist ad in Denver after moving there from Brooklyn. Originally from Ramsey, New Jersey, Wes and… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Folk Music Legend Oscar Brand

Photo

From News, posted 10.04.16. BMI is saddened by the passing of BMI songwriter, and folk music legend Oscar Brand, who passed away Friday at the age of 96. Brand is most famously remembered for his New York public radio show Folk Festival, which set the Guinness World Record in 2006 as the longest-running radio series… Read more...


BMI Salutes its 2016 GRAMMY Winners

Photo

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...


A Conversation With David Broza

Photo

From News, posted 11.18.15. No one can say that Israeli folk-rock singer-songwriter David Broza doesn’t take his job seriously. His new album, East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem, which is co-produced by the legendary Steve Earl, takes on the immense creativity among Israeli and Palestinian musicians in a time when so many other projects fail to bring the… Read more...


More Folk news...

Upcoming Folk events

Feb 13 2019 Folk Alliance Music Conference: Montreal, Quebec Canada
Feb 14 2019 Folk Alliance Music Conference: Montreal, Quebec Canada
Feb 15 2019 Folk Alliance Music Conference: Montreal, Quebec Canada
Feb 16 2019 Folk Alliance Music Conference: Montreal, Quebec Canada
Feb 17 2019 Folk Alliance Music Conference: Montreal, Quebec Canada

Recent Folk events

Feb 18 2018 Folk Alliance Music Conference: Kansas City, MO
Feb 17 2018 Folk Alliance Music Conference: Kansas City, MO
Feb 16 2018 Folk Alliance Music Conference: Kansas City, MO
Feb 15 2018 Folk Alliance Music Conference: Kansas City, MO
Feb 14 2018 Folk Alliance Music Conference: Kansas City, MO
Feb 19 2017 Folk Alliance Music Conference: Kansas City, MO
Feb 18 2017 Folk Alliance Music Conference: Kansas City, MO
Feb 17 2017 Folk Alliance Music Conference: Kansas City, MO
Feb 16 2017 Folk Alliance Music Conference: Kansas City, MO
Feb 15 2017 Folk Alliance Music Conference: Kansas City, MO