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2015 CMA Fest: BMI’s Tailgate Stage Rocks the Country Experience at 2015 CMA Fest

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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...


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

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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

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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

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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

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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...


BMI Hits the Beach With the Best And Brightest Rising Talent for 2018 Hangout Music Festival

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From News, posted 4.18.18. BMI will set up camp on the beach for the sixth consecutive year with its next wave of top-notch breaking acts at Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, May 18-20. The three-day beach party is sure to be packed with sun, sand and song, as BMI continues to… Read more...


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Upcoming Rock events

Nov 29 2018 BMI Maui Songwriters Festival: Maui, HI
Nov 30 2018 BMI Maui Songwriters Festival: Maui, HI
Dec 1 2018 BMI Maui Songwriters Festival: Maui, HI
Dec 3 2018 BMI Acoustic Lounge - Los Angeles
Dec 4 2018 BMI Acoustic Lounge: New York
Feb 8 2019 MusiCARES Person of the Year: Los Angeles
Feb 10 2019 Grammy Awards: Los Angeles
Feb 27 2019 Austin Music Awards: Austin, TX
Mar 8 2019 SXSW 2019: Austin, TX
Mar 9 2019 SXSW 2019: Austin, TX

Recent Rock events

Nov 6 2018 THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase: London, UK
Nov 5 2018 BMI Acoustic Lounge - Los Angeles
Nov 1 2018 BMI Writer Series: Know Them Now: Nashville
Oct 24 2018 BMI Presents Young Guns @ The Sutler Saloon: Nashville, TN
Oct 23 2018 BMI Acoustic Lounge: New York
Oct 23 2018 BMI & ALT 97.5 Present “Eastside Sounds”: Nashville
Oct 16 2018 SHOF & The Grammy Museum - Chart Toppers: Today’s Star-Making Hit Songwriters: Los Angeles
Oct 16 2018 BMI Show and Tell - Los Angeles
Oct 14 2018 Woodstock Film Festival: New York
Oct 14 2018 BMI Stage @ ACL Fest: Austin, TX