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BMI Remembers Pioneering Rock N’ Roll Legend Jerry Lee Lewis

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From News, posted 10.28.22. BMI was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of the incomparable Jerry Lee Lewis, who died Friday at the age of 87 in his home in Desoto County, Mississippi. Nicknamed “The Killer,” Lewis was a genuine rock n’ roll pioneer who established himself very early on in his career, starting… Read more...


Ellie Goulding to be Honoured with BMI President’s Award at 2022 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 9.01.22. BMI today announced that world-renowned singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding will receive the BMI President’s Award at the 2022 BMI London Awards. The chart-topping musical luminary will be honoured for her exemplary contributions to the art of music and songwriting. In addition, globally acclaimed singer/songwriter and producer Tems will receive the BMI Impact… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member Jerry Allison

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From News, posted 8.23.22. BMI is saddened by the passing of songwriter and drummer Jerry Allison who co-wrote, among others, the iconic BMI Award-winning songs “That’ll Be the Day” and “Peggy Sue” as part of Buddy Holly’s band the Crickets. Inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame in 1998 and placed in the U.S.… Read more...


Hangout in Gulf Shores and Hear the Hits!

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From News, posted 5.09.22. BMI songwriters are back on the BMI Stage at Gulf Shores, Alabama, during Hangout Fest May 20-22! Headliners include Kane Brown, Maren Morris, Halsey and Elle King, while the storied BMI Mermaid Stage will also include up-and-comers like “sing-jay-guitarist” Koffee, folk-rocker Briston Maroney, rising R&B artist and rapper Audrey Nuna, gospel,… Read more...


BMI Remembers Film/TV Composer and Blood, Sweat & Tears Co-Founder Dick Halligan

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From News, posted 1.25.22. BMI is saddened by the passing of Dick Halligan, co-founder of the GRAMMY-winning band Blood, Sweat & Tears, and composer of more than 20 film and TV projects. During his time with BS&T, Halligan played trombone, flute and keyboards, significantly adding to the band’s signature jazz/rock sound, which earned several RIAA… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2021 London Award Winners

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From News, posted 10.11.21. BMI proudly honoured the top UK and European songwriters, composers and music publishers of the most-performed songs of the previous year at the 2021 BMI London Awards. Rising star Arlo Parks received the BMI Impact Award, a recognition given for groundbreaking artistry, creative vision and impact on the future of music.… Read more...


BMI Returns to Zilker Park for 2021 Austin City Limits Music Festival

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From News, posted 9.15.21. BMI is pleased to announce its return to the Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 1-3 and 8-10, 2021. The multi-weekend Texas festival is back and BMI’s can’t-miss, genre-diverse lineup is set to feature a range of rising pop, rock, country, Latin, Americana, hip-hop and R&B stars. … Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Don Everly

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From News, posted 8.23.21. BMI is saddened by the passing of Don Everly, half of the timeless duo, the Everly Brothers. Don, along with his brother Phil, whom he survived by several years, was renowned for classic songs they sang together including several penned by BMI songwriters Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, such as the #1… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill

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From News, posted 7.29.21. BMI was saddened to learn of the passing of Joseph “Dusty” Hill, longtime bass player and songwriter of ZZ Top, whose death at the age of 72 was announced on Wednesday. Boasting a sound as immediately recognizable as their signature image of long, shaggy beards, ZZ Top perfected a distinctive blend… Read more...


Secrets From The Shaman: An Exclusive Conversation with BMI Icon Donovan

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From News, posted 7.19.21. Donovan is a songwriter for the ages. Releasing his first single, “Catch the Wind,” in 1965, the aspiring, 18-year-old Scottish folk troubadour swiftly defined himself as a prolific writer, welding elements of traditional acoustic folk music with groundbreaking elements of pop, rock, jazz, classical and the burgeoning psychedelia of the Sixties.… Read more...


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Jan 24 2023 Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: ONLINE
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Feb 5 2023 65th Annual Grammy Awards: Los Angeles
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Nov 16 2022 BMI Presents @ The Blue Room
Nov 5 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Los Angeles
Oct 25 2022 BMI Acoustic Lounge: New York
Oct 16 2022 BMI Stage @ ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 16 2022 ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 15 2022 BMI Stage @ ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 15 2022 ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 14 2022 BMI Stage @ ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 14 2022 ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 11 2022 Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: ONLINE