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BMI Congratulates its 2019 GRAMMY Nominees


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...

RAB Board Members Treated to a Performance from BMI Pop Rock Artist Marc Scibilia


From News, posted 10.19.18. The Radio Advertising Bureau’s 2018 Fall Board Meeting, held recently in Philadelphia (10/16), was highlighted by a performance from BMI singer-songwriter Marc Scibilia. The former Capitol recording artist performed in front of the leadership representing a number of the top radio groups in the country including iHeart Media, Entercom, Cox Media,… Read more...

A Conversation With Hitmaker Howard Benson


From MusicWorld, posted 10.17.18. Producing hit songs requires as much technical know-how as the ability to let one’s head fly above the clouds, so to speak, and if there’s any producer who can legitimately claim to have mastered both skills, it’s Howard Benson. A onetime aerospace engineer, Benson has become a go-to producer for some… Read more...

BMI Stage Launches Up-and-Coming Talent at 2018 ACL


From News, posted 10.16.18. With fifteen years of Austin City Limits history under its belt, the BMI stage has returned to Austin to solidify its reputation as Zilker Park’s hottest location for music discovery throughout the festival. A true ACL staple, festival attendees expect and get groundbreaking performances from some of music’s most promising acts.… Read more...

Legendary Guitarist and Songwriter Steve Cropper to be Named BMI Icon at 2018 BMI Country Awards


From News, posted 10.09.18. BMI will proudly celebrate the extraordinary career of Steve Cropper by naming him a BMI Icon at the 66th annual BMI Country Awards to be held Tuesday, November 13. Cropper will receive this honor in recognition of his unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. The event, which will… Read more...

Harry Gregson-Williams and Other Top Songwriters Honored At 2018 BMI London Awards


From News, posted 10.01.18. Tonight, BMI proudly honored acclaimed film composer Harry Gregson-Williams with the BMI Icon Award at the 2018 BMI London Awards. Guests including Liam Payne, James Arthur, Natasha Bedingfield, Tinie Tempah and Trevor Rabin attended the awards at London’s Dorchester Hotel for an evening of celebration for UK and European songwriters, producers… Read more...

There & Back Again: Scott Kirkland of the Crystal Method Talks About the Band’s Journey


From News, posted 10.01.18. Having cut their teeth in the furtive rave underground of Los Angeles and their native Las Vegas, the Crystal Method – then a duo of Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland – burst onto the scene towards the latter half of the 90’s, boasting a distinctive, big-beat sound that was both informed… Read more...

Miranda Lambert to Headline All-Star Lineup at BMI’s 2018 Maui Songwriters Festival


From News, posted 9.26.18. The fourth annual Maui Songwriters Festival presented by BMI, happening November 29 - December 1, combines the lush landscapes and local flavor of Maui with the international acclaim of music’s best songwriters. Hosted by Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, this one-of-a-kind festival puts a spotlight on the art of songwriting… Read more...

BMI’s Acoustic Lounge Puts The Spotlight on the Songwriter


From News, posted 9.18.18. BMI held its September Acoustic Lounge showcase at Hotel Café in Los Angeles on September 11, featuring stirring performances of original music by a new crop of singer/songwriters including Chris Arena, Haddon Cord, ILKA, and Leyo. BMI’s Acoustic Lounge is a free monthly series that gives emerging songwriters an opportunity to… Read more...

YES Rocks the Greek Theater in LA


From News, posted 8.30.18. BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross was in the audience last night when legendary band YES took to the stage at the Greek Theater in LA as part of their Quintessential YES: The 50th Anniversary Tour. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, which features Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman, have… Read more...

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Jan 22 2019 BMI Acoustic Lounge: New York
Feb 4 2019 BMI presents…“8 off 8th”: Nashville, TN
Feb 8 2019 MusiCARES Person of the Year: Los Angeles
Feb 10 2019 Grammy Awards: Los Angeles
Feb 21 2019 Durango Songwriter’s Expo: Ventura, CA
Feb 22 2019 Durango Songwriter’s Expo: Ventura, CA
Feb 23 2019 Durango Songwriter’s Expo: Ventura, CA
Feb 26 2019 BMI Show and Tell: Los Angeles
Feb 27 2019 Austin Music Awards: Austin, TX
Mar 4 2019 BMI presents…“8 off 8th”: Nashville, TN

Recent Rock events

Jan 7 2019 BMI Acoustic Lounge - Los Angeles
Dec 6 2018 Billboard Women In Music: New York City
Dec 4 2018 BMI Acoustic Lounge: New York
Dec 3 2018 BMI presents…“8 off 8th”: Nashville, TN
Dec 3 2018 BMI Acoustic Lounge - Los Angeles
Dec 1 2018 BMI Maui Songwriters Festival: Maui, HI
Nov 30 2018 BMI Maui Songwriters Festival: Maui, HI
Nov 29 2018 BMI Maui Songwriters Festival: Maui, HI
Nov 6 2018 THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase: London, UK
Nov 5 2018 BMI Acoustic Lounge - Los Angeles