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BMI Celebrates Its Songwriters at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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From News, posted 6.20.18. Several legendary BMI affiliates were honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 49th Annual Induction & Awards Gala, held June 14 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. This year saw the prestigious induction of BMI songwriters Bill Anderson, Steve Dorff, Allee Willis and Robert “Kool” Bell, George Brown… Read more...


BMI Honors R&B Legend Otis Redding at The Otis Music Camp

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From News, posted 6.13.18. BMI was proud to participate, last week, in The Otis Redding Foundation’s philanthropic initiative, The Otis Music Camp, an annual, two-week program in Macon, GA, that hosts high level music forums conducted by key leaders in the music industry. BMI’s David Claassen was on hand not only as a guest speaker,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates the 2018 Abe Olman Scholarship Winners

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From News, posted 5.24.18. BMI songwriters shined brightly in the competition for the 2018 Abe Olman Scholarships, with two burgeoning, young writers earning the distinguished accolades. Presented by BMI and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and made possible each year by the Olman family to help promising songwriters in the early stages of their careers… Read more...


Naturally Speaking: In Conversation With Naturally 7

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From The Weekly, posted 5.01.18. To call Naturally 7 simply a vocal group is something of an understatement. To try to sum up their music as harmony-laden or acapella also falls significantly short of really capturing what they do. To accurately describe the sound and aesthetic Naturally 7 has perfected over the last 19 years, the… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Set to Deliver Electrifying Performances at 2018 SXSW

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From News, posted 3.01.18. BMI is pleased to announce its return to Austin, TX as part of the 2018 SXSW Music Conference and Festival from March 13 - 16.  Continuing a more than 30-year presence at the world-renowned music festival, BMI will once again offer festivalgoers many unique opportunities to discover the hottest emerging talent… Read more...


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...


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