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BMI’s Mike O’Neill Testifies at 2014 Congressional Hearing on Music Licensing

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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. Today, BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill held an all-employee Town Hall and outlined a series of steps the company will… Read more...


Together We Will Be Heard

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From News, posted 6.18.20. 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… Read more...


BMI Stands With the Black Community and Calls for Change

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From News, posted 6.10.20. There is no place for racism or injustice in our world. BMI stands in solidarity with the black community and supports the powerful movement for change that has risen over the last two weeks and continues to push forward. BMI has issued a series of statements in response to the untenable… Read more...


BMI and Other Performing Rights Organizations Join MusiCares® and the Recording Academy® in Support of COVID-19 Relief Fund

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From News, posted 4.15.20. BMI, ASCAP and SESAC announced today that they are contributing to create a special fund as part of the MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund to support music creators who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic. While the COVID-19 Relief Fund was created to help all music industry workers in need,… Read more...


Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: What it Means for Music Creators

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From News, posted 3.30.20. CARES ACT UPDATE 4/24: Funds have been replenished for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program. If you believe you qualify for relief and have not yet submitted an application, now is the time to apply. For more information on these important programs, Read more...


BMI and Other Songwriter Organizations Ask Congress to Address Needs of Music Creators During Pandemic

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From News, posted 3.20.20. BMI is proud to have joined forces with other songwriter organizations, including ASCAP, NMPA, NSAI, SESAC, SGA and SONA, in sending a joint letter to Congress urging lawmakers to include assistance for music creators in any pandemic assistance legislation forthcoming. Click the letter image below to read a PDF of the… Read more...


BMI’s Position on Reported New Royalty Policy at Discovery Networks

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From News, posted 12.18.19. BMI is very concerned with reports of a policy change at Discovery Networks that would decimate the livelihoods of the composers who create music for their programming. Discovery’s plan would set a very dangerous precedent for all creators and also take advantage of composers who either don’t fully realize the impact… Read more...


BMI’s Mike O’Neill Takes Part in Hatch Foundation Music Licensing Symposium

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From News, posted 8.14.19. BMI President and CEO, Mike O’Neill, along with other industry experts, participated in a symposium entitled “Music Licensing in the 21st Century” held by the Hatch Center, the policy arm of the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation, yesterday in Park City, Utah. Other speakers included Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General for the… Read more...


BMI Responds to DOJ’s Review of BMI and ASCAP Consent Decrees

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From News, posted 6.05.19. Today, the DOJ announced its long-anticipated review of the BMI and ASCAP consent decrees. Below is BMI’s comment in response. “The DOJ’s long-anticipated review of the BMI and ASCAP consent decrees and call for public comment represent an opportunity to do what BMI has been advocating for years – modernize… Read more...


New ‘50 States of Music’ Website Shows Economic & Cultural Impact of Recording Artists & Songwriters

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From News, posted 4.30.19. BMI is proud to partner with the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), ASCAP, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and SoundExchange in a new interactive web experience called 50 States of Music. Designed to illustrate the profound economic and cultural impact the music industry has on the United… Read more...


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