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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...


BMI Members Albert King, Public Enemy, and Lou Adler to be inducted into Rock Hall

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From News, posted 12.13.12. Legendary bluesman Albert King, Hip-Hop icons Public Enemy, and Lou Adler, co-writer of mega hits “What a Wonderful World” and “Poor Side of Town,” will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April 18,… Read more...


Remembering Donald “Duck” Dunn: 1941-2012

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From News, posted 5.17.12. Longtime BMI songwriter and profoundly influential bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn died Sunday, May 13 while on tour in Tokyo with Stax band Booker T. and the MG’s, of which he was a key member. To learn more about Dunn’s significant career, read the recent tribute published in his hometown… Read more...


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