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BMI Supports Song Arts Academy Summer 2019 Workshop Starting July 1


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


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...

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Upcoming Rock events

Jul 22 2019 BMI Acoustic Lounge: New York
Jul 30 2019 Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville
Aug 1 2019 Lollapalooza: Chicago
Aug 1 2019 BMI Stage @ Lollapalooza 2019: Chicago
Aug 2 2019 Lollapalooza: Chicago
Aug 2 2019 BMI Stage @ Lollapalooza 2019: Chicago
Aug 3 2019 Lollapalooza: Chicago
Aug 3 2019 BMI Stage @ Lollapalooza 2019: Chicago
Aug 4 2019 Lollapalooza: Chicago
Aug 4 2019 BMI Stage @ Lollapalooza 2019: Chicago

Recent Rock events

Jul 8 2019 BMI presents…“8 off 8th”: Nashville, TN
Jul 2 2019 THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase: London, UK
Jul 1 2019 BMI Acoustic Lounge - Los Angeles
Jun 25 2019 BMI Acoustic Lounge: New York
Jun 23 2019 AthFest 2019 Athens, GA
Jun 22 2019 AthFest 2019 Athens, GA
Jun 21 2019 AthFest 2019 Athens, GA
Jun 16 2019 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival: Manchester, TN
Jun 15 2019 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival: Manchester, TN
Jun 14 2019 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival: Manchester, TN