Recent Digital Licensing News

BMI Signs New Licensing Agreement With Pandora; Benefits Songwriters, Composers and Publishers


From News, posted 12.22.15. In a significant move that will modernize compensation in the U.S. for its affiliates, BMI is pleased to announce that it has executed a new, multi-year licensing agreement with music streaming service Pandora, which will result in improved performance royalties for BMI’s songwriters, composers and publishers. In connection with this agreement,… Read more...

BMI’s Richard Conlon Discusses Next Big Thing in Licensing at MIDEM 2014


From News, posted 2.14.14. Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Communications and New Media Richard Conlon and other top executives from around the world discuss the present and future issues in music licensing in this video taken at MIDEM 2014. Learn what’s happening now, where we stand today and how we can better… Read more...

Michael O’Neill Named Chief Executive Officer of BMI


From News, posted 9.06.13. Broadcast Music, Inc. today announced that the BMI Board of Directors has unanimously elected Michael O’Neill as Chief Executive Officer effective September 16, 2013. O’Neill will also become a member of the Board. O’Neill succeeds BMI’s current President and CEO, Del Bryant, who announced his desire to step down earlier this… Read more...

Songwriters’ Groups Speak Out on Rate Setting: ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and the NSAI File Joint Letter to Congress on Music Licensing Reform


From News, posted 11.28.12. In advance of a House Intellectual Property Subcommittee hearing on music licensing reform being held today, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and the NSAI are calling on Congress to address the concerns of songwriters and composers, whom the groups say are being disadvantaged by a misaligned regulatory structure, resulting in artificially low payments… Read more...

David Levin Named Vice President,  New Media For Broadcast Music, Inc.


From News, posted 10.08.12. Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) announced today the appointment of David Levin as Vice President, New Media. In this role, he will be responsible for the growth of digital revenues; developing strategies to address digital market needs; and managing day-to-day sales, business development functions and staff for BMI’s New Media licensing business.… Read more...

New Music Seminar Set for June 17-19 in New York City, Offers BMI Members Discounted Registration


From News, posted 3.15.12. The New Music Seminar (NMS) is slated for June 17-19, 2012 at Webster Hall in New York City. BMI will partner with SoundExchange and iHeartRadio to present the re-launched NMS, a must-attend gathering of key music, technology, radio, venture capital, advertising agency, brand executives, artists, managers, producers, songwriters, booking agents, venues,… Read more...

Global Leaders Meet in Cannes for midem 2012


From News, posted 2.03.12. International leaders in music, technology, brands and education came together for midem 2012, January 27-30 in Cannes. Panels led by experts in copyright, delivery platforms, music publishing and so much more filled the schedule of the summit, a must-attend event where current issues are debated and key business deals are reached.… Read more...

SF MusicTech Summit & Digital Music Forum Offer BMI Member Discounts


From News, posted 1.25.12. BMI will sponsor two key gatherings of digital and music movers and shakers next month: the San Francisco MusicTech Summit on February 13 and Digital Music Forum: East, February 22 and 23. Held at Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco, the one-day SF MusicTech Summit brings… Read more...

BMI Licenses Spotify &


From News, posted 7.21.11. Spotify and are now licensed by BMI. In the agreement, the two digital music services’ public performances of BMI’s more than 6.5 million works are covered. In an exclusive outreach to music creators, Spotify offered BMI songwriters, composers and music publishers an invitation… Read more...

Editorial: The Digital Renaissance

From News, posted 5.16.11. Nearly 20 years ago at the advent of digital entertainment, many of us dreamed about the new digital age in which knowledge and art would be freely accessible, streamed across the planet into all kinds of devices. In this new world, the celestial jukebox would give us access to all the… Read more...

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