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A Message From BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill Regarding Royalty Payments


From News, posted 4.08.20. On April 7, BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill sent an email to BMI affiliates reassuring them that their distributions will be on time and outlining the company’s steps to minimize the financial impact of COVID-19 on their future royalties. Read the full letter below. Dear BMI Songwriters, Composers &… Read more...

BMI Congratulates Elvis Crespo for his Timeless Award-Winning Hit “Suavemente”


From News, posted 7.22.19. BMI applauds the talented Elvis Crespo on his numerous accomplishments and contributions to the Latin music community for more than two decades. In 1998, the GRAMMY award-winner released his debut album Suavemente, which was certified platinum for more than 1 million copies sold in the U.S. by the Recording Industry Association… Read more...

Texas Governor Greg Abbott and BMI Announce Opening of New Office In Austin


From News, posted 11.08.18. Governor Greg Abbott and BMI today announced that BMI is expanding its presence in the Lone Star State and will open its first creative office in Austin, Texas. The new office, expected to open in early 2019, will allow BMI to work directly with the talented songwriters, composers, publishers and emerging… Read more...

BMI Re-Elects Six Members to Board of Directors


From News, posted 9.26.18. BMI re-elected six members of its Board of Directors during the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders held Monday, September 24, at BMI’s office in Nashville, TN. The following Board members have been elected to new three-year terms: Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Media Group, LLC; Amador Bustos, President and CEO, Bustos Media… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2018 Latin GRAMMY Nominees


From News, posted 9.21.18. BMI affiliates made another strong showing in the nominations for the 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards, which were announced Thursday. In keeping with their continued ascent, a multitude of BMI’s Latin songwriters received multiple nominations to collect coveted GRAMMY gold for their groundbreaking work this year. Among this impressive list of music… Read more...

BMI Names Alex Flores Senior Vice President, Creative


From News, posted 7.19.18. BMI is very pleased to welcome Alex Flores as BMI’s new Senior Vice President, Creative. Flores will be based out of BMI’s Los Angeles office, and will report to Mike Steinberg, Executive Vice President, Creative & Licensing, beginning August 6. Flores will oversee the Creative teams in BMI’s six offices in… Read more...

Reggaetonero Ozuna Takes Latin Urban Music Worldwide


From News, posted 10.02.17. While 2017 has already been marked by the huge impact of Latin music on the pop world, notably thanks to watershed singles like “Mi Gente” by J Balvin and the stratospheric success of “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee, another young Latin star is swiftly ascending to further shift the… Read more...

BMI Announces $1.060 Billion in Revenue, the Highest in Company’s History


From News, posted 9.08.16. BMI today announced the highest revenues in its 76-year history, achieving $1.060 billion for its fiscal year ended June 30. The Company also distributed and administered a record-breaking $931 million to its songwriters, composers and publishers, a 6% increase over last year. These results represent the most public performance revenue and… Read more...

BMI & ASCAP Join Forces to Fight the Department of Justice’s Interpretation of Their Consent Decrees


From News, posted 8.04.16. BMI and ASCAP, the country’s two leading performing rights organizations (PROs) collectively representing more than one million songwriters, composers and music publishers, have joined forces to fight the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent interpretation of their respective consent decrees and to push for consent decree reform. United in their belief that… Read more...

Mike O’Neill Addresses BMI’s Songwriters, Composers and Publishers


From News, posted 8.04.16. Dear BMI members, Today BMI announced a joint effort with ASCAP to fight the Department of Justice’s recent interpretation of our consent decrees: BMI through litigation and ASCAP through legislation. As you know, the DOJ recently interpreted our consent decrees to require 100% licensing, something that BMI and ASCAP believe will… Read more...

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Nov 18 2012 San Juan Car, Bike & Music Fest: San Juan, PR
Nov 15 2012 BMI presents…‘Indie Thursdays’ Showcase: San Juan, PR
Jun 25 2011 BMI presents ¿CÓMO MUEVO MI MÚSICA?: Guaynabo, PR
Jun 7 2011 BMI’s Music & Mixers: Guaynabo, PR
Apr 26 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards: Miami, FL
Apr 29 2010 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards: San Juan, PR
Apr 28 2010 “How I Wrote That Song” Panel: San Juan, PR
Apr 28 2010 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards: San Juan, PR
Apr 28 2010 BMI Presents @ Billboard Latin Music Conference
Apr 27 2010 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards: San Juan, PR