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Noel Gallagher to be Honored With BMI President’s Award at 2019 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 9.17.19. BMI announced today that Britpop icon and award-winning songwriter, Noel Gallagher, will receive the BMI President’s Award at this year’s BMI London Awards in recognition of his influence on songwriting within the music industry. The event will take place at London’s Savoy Hotel on October 21, 2019 and will be hosted… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Daniel Johnston

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From News, posted 9.13.19. BMI is saddened by the loss of celebrated American singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston, who passed away on September 11 at his home in Waller, Texas, at the age of 58. A pioneering figure in the lo-fi indie scene and a BMI affiliate since 1986, Johnston occupied a distinctive niche with his singular… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy’s Fall 2019 Workshop Starting September 9

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From News, posted 8.15.19. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s Fall Workshop Intensive starting on Monday, September 9. The workshop is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the workshop’s “Advanced Song Craft Method”™ include… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy Summer 2019 Workshop Starting July 1

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From News, posted 6.03.19. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s summer workshop intensive starting on Monday, July 1. The workshop is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the workshop’s Advanced Song Craft Method™ include… 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...


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...


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Upcoming Rock events

Nov 18 2019 BMI presents…“8 off 8th”: Nashville, TN
Dec 5 2019 BMI Maui Songwriters Festival: Maui, HI
Dec 6 2019 BMI Maui Songwriters Festival: Maui, HI
Dec 7 2019 BMI Maui Songwriters Festival: Maui, HI
Dec 9 2019 BMI presents…“8 off 8th”: Nashville, TN
Jan 7 2020 Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville
Jan 24 2020 MusiCARES Person of the Year: Los Angeles
Jan 26 2020 Grammy Awards: Los Angeles
Apr 28 2020 Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville

Recent Rock events

Nov 4 2019 BMI Acoustic Lounge - Los Angeles
Nov 3 2019 Downtown St. Peterburg Songwriters Festival: St. Petersburg, FL
Nov 2 2019 Downtown St. Peterburg Songwriters Festival: St. Petersburg, FL
Nov 1 2019 Downtown St. Peterburg Songwriters Festival: St. Petersburg, FL
Oct 30 2019 BMI Presents Young Guns @ The Sutler Saloon: Nashville, TN
Oct 29 2019 BMI Acoustic Lounge: New York
Oct 21 2019 BMI presents…“8 off 8th”: Nashville, TN
Oct 21 2019 BMI London Awards: London
Oct 13 2019 BMI Stage @ ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 13 2019 ACL Fest: Austin, TX