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Catching Up With “Black Panther” Composer Ludwig Göransson

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From News, posted 2.15.18. Ludwig Göransson is having a very good 2018. Just weeks into the year, he saw “Redbone,” one of the unforgettable tracks he co-wrote and produced for Donald Glover’s Awaken My Love, win a Best Traditional R&B Performance trophy. And in February, the composer-producer, already beloved for his scores for Ryan Coogler’s… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy Writers Intensive – Starts January 22

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From News, posted 12.18.17. BMI is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy’s first Workshop Intensive of 2018. A proven and unique learning destination for songwriters taught by NYU and New School faculty member Billy Seidman, this workshop starts Monday, January 22, and runs for five consecutive Monday evenings: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5,… 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...


2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards To Honor Patti LaBelle as BMI Icon

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From News, posted 7.31.17. BMI is pleased to announce that Patti LaBelle will be named the BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. LaBelle will receive this honor in recognition of her extraordinary career achievements and countless contributions to the musical landscape over the past five decades.  The event will be held Thursday, August… Read more...


BMI Brings Bold, New Talent to Lollapalooza 2017

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From News, posted 6.21.17. A time-tested launch pad to success for artists such as Chance the Rapper, Halsey, and Lady Gaga – this year’s BMI stage at Lollapalooza has its own share of rising stars. From August 3 to August 6, the BMI stage will light up with performances by 26 spectacular acts from the… Read more...


BMI Icon Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds to be Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 3.22.17. BMI is proud to congratulate its longtime affiliate and 2006 BMI Icon award recipient Kenneth ”Babyface” Edmonds for his upcoming induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Dedicated to honoring the contributions of the composers and lyricists of the world’s most celebrated popular music, as well as nurturing the next generation… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Passing of Legendary Jazz Artist Al Jarreau

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From News, posted 2.13.17. The mastermind behind the BMI Pop Award-winning songs “After All,” “Mornin’” and “Moonlighting” (the theme), Al Jarreau has died at age 76. The seven-time GRAMMY winner was a legendary musician whose music mellifluously spanned the worlds of jazz, pop and R&B. Over the course of his 40-plus year career, Jarreau collaborated… Read more...


Spotlight on Seminal BMI Songwriters in Illuminating New Book: ‘Anatomy of a Song’

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From News, posted 11.03.16. Behind every hit song is a captivating story. Perhaps no one knows this better than renowned writer and music historian Marc Myers, who, in his new book, Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop, uncovers the fascinating backstories behind many legendary… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Its 2016 American Music Awards Nominees

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From News, posted 10.11.16. BMI is happy to extend its congratulations to this year’s nominees for the American Music Awards. Leading BMI’s class of affiliates with an incredible seven nominations, Rihanna stands poised to collect awards for Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year for her single “Work,” Video of the Year for “Work,”… Read more...


2016 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Hits Atlanta September 1

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From News, posted 7.13.16. BMI is excited to announce that its 2016 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards will be coming to Atlanta, GA, on Thursday, September 1 for the first time in its 15-year history. Multiple GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Toni Braxton will be honored with the BMI President’s Award in recognition of her distinguished career and substantial influence on… Read more...


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