Recent Memphis News

BMI Mourns the Loss of Rapper Young Dolph


From News, posted 11.18.21. BMI is deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Young Dolph, the Memphis rapper/songwriter who tragically died Wednesday, at the age of 36. Born Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr. in Chicago and raised in Memphis, he started his music career in 2008 with the mixtape Paper Route Campaign. From there, Young… Read more...

2019 Blues Music Awards Pay Tribute to the Late Michael Ledbetter and More


From News, posted 5.15.19. BMI affiliates made another strong showing at the 40th Blues Music Awards ceremony, which was held at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN on May 9. Despite being an evening of celebration for the Blues community, this year’s ceremony had bittersweet poignance as the top award winner was BMI… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its Blues Hall of Fame Inductees and 2017 Award Winners


From News, posted 5.22.17. BMI is proud to congratulate the BMI songwriters who were inducted into the renowned Blues Hall of Fame this year, as well as those who took home awards at the 38th Blues Music Awards in Memphis. Both events were dominated by BMI affiliates and included these esteemed members: Blues… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Rock and Roll Pioneer Scotty Moore


From News, posted 6.29.16. BMI is mourning the loss of groundbreaking rock guitarist Scotty Moore, who died Tuesday in Nashville at age 84. A pivotal collaborator of Elvis Presley, Moore practiced a signature rockabilly style that became an inspiration for generations of rock guitarists to follow. As part of the Blue Moon Boys, alongside bassist… Read more...

BMI Affiliates Win Big at 2016 Blues Music Awards


From News, posted 5.18.16. The Halloran Performance Center, which is the new addition to the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, provided the perfect venue for the Blues Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner on May 4, 2016, where BMI affiliates once again dominated the field of honorees. Bluesmen Jimmy Johnson, Eddy Clearwater, and John Mayall… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Winners


From News, posted 9.13.15. Last night, the 67th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards honored the music of BMI composers Rachel Portman, Kyle Dunnigan and Dustin O’Halloran with Emmy wins in three categories. Oscar award-winning Portman was awarded Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special (original dramatic score) for her work… Read more...

BMI Writers Crank Up the Volume at 2015 Blues Music Awards


From News, posted 5.17.15. For the last several years, Broadcast Music, Inc. has been a proud sponsor of the Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards, which is the highest honor given to musicians and songwriters in blues music. This year, per usual, the 36th Blues Music Awards took place before a sell-out crowd in Memphis, bringing… Read more...

BMI Songwriters Tell it Like it is at International Blues Challenge


From News, posted 1.29.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. congratulates its songwriters who competed in the 31st International Blues Challenge, which took place January 20-24, 2015, in Memphis, TN. The competition featured songwriters from all over the globe competing in multiple categories and more than 200 affiliated blues societies from the U.S. and Canada, as well as… Read more...

BMI Writers Dominate 35th Annual Blues Music Awards


From News, posted 5.22.14. The Blues Foundation presented the 35th Annual Blues Music Awards Thursday night, May 8, in Memphis. The event brought together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year. Three awards went to BMI songwriters Susan… Read more...

BMI Members Sweep Blues Music Awards

From News, posted 5.17.13. The Blues Music Awards ceremony was held on May 9, 2013, in Memphis, Tenn., and Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to represent the majority of winners, who claimed 79 percent of this year’s awards. Sponsored by the Blues Foundation, the show, which featured all of the nominees, never once let up… Read more...

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May 5 2022 43rd Annual Blues Music Awards: Memphis
Jun 6 2021 2021 Blues Music Awards: VIRTUAL
Feb 1 2020 International Blues Challenge: Memphis, TN
Jan 31 2020 International Blues Challenge: Memphis, TN
Jan 30 2020 International Blues Challenge: Memphis, TN
Jan 29 2020 International Blues Challenge: Memphis, TN
Jan 28 2020 International Blues Challenge: Memphis, TN
May 9 2019 2019 Blues Music Awards: Memphis
Jan 26 2019 International Blues Challenge: Memphis, TN
Jan 25 2019 International Blues Challenge: Memphis, TN