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Songs for Change: BMI Songwriters Call For Action

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From News, posted 5.14.21. With the movement for racial justice and equality sweeping the country, BMI songwriters are picking up their pens and calling for much-needed change through their music. Issues of social justice, racial equity, tolerance and beyond are being highlighted in powerful songs that are shining a light on what’s happening and resonating… Read more...


A Resource Guide to Help Take Action, Create Change, and Support Emotional and Mental Health

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From News, posted 4.02.21. BMI’s open-door policy means more than just supporting different genres of music. It means giving everyone the chance to use their unique voice and join together with others to be heard and create change. At this point in our history, that openness is crucial to share ideas, learn how to connect… Read more...


President Biden Signs $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Package: What it Means for Music Creators

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From News, posted 3.11.21. Today, President Biden signed the sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package called the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, offering support to many individuals economically impacted by the pandemic, including music creators, copyright owners, and other small businesses. This vital legislation includes the following provisions that can help the creative community:… Read more...


An Open Letter from ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews and BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill in Response to the DOJ Closing Statement on the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees

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From News, posted 1.15.21. Two years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it would conduct a review of the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees to determine if they still served their intended purpose.  Today, the DOJ has formally closed its review and will take no action to modify or terminate the decrees… Read more...


Congress Approves New COVID Relief Package: What it Means for Music Creators

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From News, posted 12.22.20. Update: On Sunday, December 27, President Trump signed into law this new pandemic relief package. On Monday evening, Congress voted to approve a $900 billion relief package designed to aid small businesses, unemployed Americans, health care workers, and many others impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This bipartisan legislation also includes several… Read more...


ASCAP & BMI Launch Songview, a Comprehensive Data Resource for Music Users

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From News, posted 12.21.20. ASCAP and BMI, the nation’s two leading performing rights organizations, today announced the launch of Songview, a comprehensive data platform that provides music users with an authoritative view of copyright ownership and administration shares in the vast majority of music licensed in the United States. Songview technology allows ASCAP and… Read more...


Shira Perlmutter Appointed as Register of the U.S. Copyright Office

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From News, posted 9.21.20. Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden has appointed Shira Perlmutter as the 14th United States Register of Copyrights. BMI issued the following statement today: “BMI would like to congratulate Shira Perlmutter on her appointment as Register of the U.S. Copyright Office. Register Perlmutter’s experience and extensive background in copyright law… Read more...


BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill Champions Consent Decree Reform

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From News, posted 7.28.20. BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill participated today in an industry workshop organized by Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, US Department of Justice, to discuss consent decree reform. O’Neill highlighted the four key protections that BMI and ASCAP put forth to facilitate an orderly transition to a free… Read more...


BMI Announces Its Support of Multiple Organizations Dedicated to The Fight For Racial Justice

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From News, posted 7.21.20. BMI has announced the organizations that will receive support from its increased pledge of $275,000 to foundations dedicated to advancing social equality and racial justice. As part of the company’s commitment to driving meaningful and impactful change, donations will be made at both the national and local level to organizations at… Read more...


BMI’s Commitment to Change

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From News, posted 6.11.20. There is no place for racism and social injustice in our world. BMI stands with the Black community and supports the powerful movement for change that has swept the nation. In June, BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill held an all-employee Town Hall and outlined a series of steps the company… Read more...


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Sep 27 2015 BMI Stage @ Landmark Music Festival: Washington, DC
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Sep 18 2014 AIMP “What A Difference A Year Makes!”: Beverly Hills, CA
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Apr 15 2014 California Copyright Conference: Sherman Oaks, CA
Jun 5 2013 CISAC World Creators Summit: Washington, DC
Jun 4 2013 CISAC World Creators Summit: Washington, DC