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BMI Congratulates Arlo Parks, the BBC’s 2020 Introducing Artist of the Year

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From News, posted 10.27.20. BMI proudly congratulates Arlo Parks, a singer-songwriter from South London, who has been awarded the 2020 BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) Introducing Artist of the Year. Parks’ debut album, Collapsed In Sunbeams, will be out January 29, 2021, and features her just-released single, “Green Eyes.” Earlier this year, Parks recorded a stunning… Read more...


BMI Supports New Online Song Arts Academy Workshop Intensive Starting April 20

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From News, posted 4.01.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s next online workshop intensive, starting Monday, April 20. 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 New ONLINE Song Arts Academy Workshop Intensive Starting March 23

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From News, posted 3.02.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s new special online workshop intensive starting Monday, March 23. This intensive 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”™… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts/BerkleeNYC “Making Awesome Tracks III” Seminar on September 7 & 8

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From News, posted 8.02.19. BMI is proud to support its affiliates participating at Song Arts Academy’s & BerkleeNYC’s new two-day pop music production seminar, Making Awesome Tracks III, led by producers Jon Buscema, Pablo San Martin, and Billy Seidman. Learn contemporary studio production techniques (including Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton, Massive, Omnisphere, Battery, Serum and Sylenth… Read more...


BMI Hosts “Show and Tell” in Los Angeles

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From News, posted 6.18.19. BMI recently hosted its Show & Tell event at The Den on Sunset in West Hollywood. This HD Radio-sponsored evening of music gave emerging songwriters the opportunity to showcase original songs to a full house of their peers, industry executives and music fans. BMI’s David Streit organized this event to give… 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 Winners

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From News, posted 2.11.19. Music’s biggest night returned to Los Angeles’ Staple Center, last night, for the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards, and true to form, a robust showing of BMI affiliates went home with the gold.  Childish Gambino’s incendiary single “This is America” made history by being the first rap song to win both the… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Songwriting Workshop Starting October 23

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From News, posted 9.19.18. BMI is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy’s last Workshop Intensive of 2018, starting Tuesday, October 23. SAA 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 SAA “Advanced… 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...


BMI Honors John Prine With Troubadour Award

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From News, posted 9.11.18. Last night, BMI proudly honored legendary singer-songwriter John Prine with its Troubadour Award at the Company’s Nashville headquarters. The private dinner celebrated the career of Prine, with additional musical homage paid by country and folk heavy hitters that included Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Brandy Clark, and… Read more...


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Upcoming Singer-Songwriter events

Dec 3 2021 Variety Music for Screens: VIRTUAL
Dec 6 2021 BMI Saxon Songwriter Series: Austin, TX
Dec 7 2021 BMI Presents at The Bluebird Cafe: Nashville
Dec 7 2021 2021 CCC Holiday Party & Apollo Awards: Sherman Oaks, CA
Jan 5 2022 BMI/Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: ONLINE
Jan 31 2022 64th Annual Grammy Awards
Feb 15 2022 Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: ONLINE
Apr 19 2022 Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: ONLINE
Apr 21 2022 French Quarter Festival: New Orleans
Apr 22 2022 French Quarter Festival: New Orleans

Recent Singer-Songwriter events

Dec 2 2021 Variety Music for Screens: VIRTUAL
Dec 1 2021 BMI Buzz: Nashville
Dec 1 2021 Variety Music for Screens: VIRTUAL
Nov 20 2021 Soul Train Awards: New York
Nov 18 2021 22nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards
Nov 18 2021 BMI 101 - NOVEMBER 2021: ONLINE
Nov 10 2021 55th Annual CMA Awards: Nashville
Nov 9 2021 California Copyright Conference: WEBINAR
Oct 30 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Cleveland, OH
Oct 24 2021 A3C Festival & Conference: Atlanta, GA