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Secrets From The Shaman: An Exclusive Conversation with BMI Icon Donovan

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From News, posted 7.19.21. Donovan is a songwriter for the ages. Releasing his first single, “Catch the Wind,” in 1965, the aspiring, 18-year-old Scottish folk troubadour swiftly defined himself as a prolific writer, welding elements of traditional acoustic folk music with groundbreaking elements of pop, rock, jazz, classical and the burgeoning psychedelia of the Sixties.… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Black Music Month

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From News, posted 6.01.21. Throughout the month of June, BMI will proudly honor Black Music Month, a time to recognize the immeasurable influence and incredible impact of Black music on genres across the spectrum. Black songwriters, artists and musicians have created, inspired and nurtured styles such as Gospel, folk, blues, jazz, R&B, rock, country, pop,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 GRAMMY Award Winners

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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 2021 GRAMMY Nominees

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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...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 GRAMMY Award Nominees

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From News, posted 11.21.19. BMI is once again very proud to congratulate its many affiliates nominated for recognition by the Recording Academy at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards, scheduled to be held on January 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Nominations for the music industry’s most prestigious accolades were announced on Wednesday, November… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Its 2019 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 2.11.19. 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 rap song to win both the… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 GRAMMY Nominees

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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 Honors John Prine With Troubadour Award

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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

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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 Supports New Song Arts Academy Songwriting Fall Workshop Starting September 19

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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...


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