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BMI, ASCAP & NAB Joint Statement on Deal Resolving Broadcast Concerns With Music Modernization Act

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From News, posted 1.26.18. In response to a deal between NAB and ASCAP and BMI to resolve broadcast concerns with the Music Modernization Act, the following statement was issued today from NAB President & CEO Gordon Smith, ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews and BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill: “We are extremely happy to announce… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Keelan Donovan Performs at Kentucky Broadcasters Association Annual Awards Dinner

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From News, posted 11.01.17. BMI brought in Big Yellow Dog recording artist Keelan Donovan to perform at the Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA) annual awards dinner, held at The Galt House in Louisville, KY, on October 10. The audience, which was comprised of television and radio station owners and industry leaders from across the Blue Grass… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Bring Their Music to Southwest Florida to Help Communities Heal After Irma

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From News, posted 10.02.17. The 4th annual Island Hopper Songwriters Fest presented by BMI, the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, and iHeart Media’s Cat Country 107.1 wrapped up recently (9/22-10/1) with festival organizers reporting record crowds. The 10-day festival featured 85 BMI songwriters who performed in more than 20 venues on Captiva Island, Fort… Read more...


Rising Through the Ranks Celebrates 10 Years of Helping Women in Radio

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From News, posted 8.17.17. BMI helped celebrate the 10th year of Rising Through the Ranks by hosting a dinner recently (8/16) in Nashville for members of the RTTR Class of 2017. Rising Through the Ranks, which is a collaboration between BMI, the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio organization… Read more...


BMI Honors Carrie Underwood at 69th Annual NAB Dinner in Las Vegas

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From News, posted 4.26.17. BMI honored music superstar Carrie Underwood at the 69th annual BMI/NAB Dinner held last night at the Wynn Encore in Las Vegas. Underwood was recognized with the BMI Board of Directors Award for the impact her music has had on the broadcast industry, as well as her many contributions as a… Read more...


BMI Withdraws Interim Fee Petition After RMLC Agrees To BMI’s Proposed Interim Rate

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From News, posted 2.27.17. We are pleased to report positive news regarding BMI’s recent Federal Rate Court action against the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC). As previously noted, on January 3 BMI began a proceeding in Federal Rate Court to set interim fees with the RMLC when the two parties were unable to reach an… Read more...


BMI Files Action in Federal Rate Court Against the RMLC

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From News, posted 1.03.17. Today, BMI filed an action in Federal Rate Court to set interim fees for radio stations represented by the Radio Music License Committee (the “RMLC”) while BMI and the RMLC negotiate the terms of a new five-year deal beginning in 2017. The RMLC has proposed an interim rate well below BMI’s… Read more...


BMI Board Member Cathy Hughes Honored by Howard University

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From News, posted 10.24.16. Congratulations to BMI Board member Cathy Hughes, who was honored by Howard University yesterday in a ceremony celebrating the naming of the “Cathy Hughes School of Communications.” Howard University president, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, earlier this month announced a multi-million dollar gift to its School of Communications from Alfred C.… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Helps Illinois Broadcasters Honor Neuhoff Media CEO

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From News, posted 6.17.16. The Illinois Broadcasters Association recently (6/14) honored radio industry leader Beth Neuhoff with their Broadcaster of the Year Award, and BMI was there to help pay tribute. Nashville-based BMI singer/songwriter Skye Claire was on hand at the awards ceremony to perform a few songs from her upcoming project as a way… Read more...


BMI and Capitol Recording Artist Help Radio Group Honor Their Employees

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From News, posted 6.17.16. BMI presented a special performance by Capitol Recording Artist Mickey Guyton at the 32nd Annual Hall Communications Awards Banquet held recently (6/4) at the Hilton Hotel in Mystic, CT. Guyton performed a number of songs including “Better Than You Left Me,” from her self-titled debut EP, as well as her newest… Read more...


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