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BMI Response to RMLC Petition


From News, posted 6.15.22. Today, the RMLC brought an unprecedented and improper joint action against BMI and ASCAP. Read BMI’s response to the RMLC Petition here: We are astonished that the RMLC has decided to bring an unprecedented joint action against BMI and ASCAP, relying on a gross mischaracterization of the Music… Read more...

BMI and the RMLC Settle Rate Dispute


From News, posted 1.30.20. BMI and the RMLC (Radio Music License Committee) have reached an agreement in principle to settle their ongoing rate dispute, entering into a new multi-year deal covering the 2017-2021 period. The new license carries a rate that reflects the strength of BMI’s repertoire and its share of radio spins, which is… Read more...

BMI Participates in KEXP’s “Mastering The Hustle” Panel in Seattle


From News, posted 11.19.18. On November 17, BMI’s Tracie Verlinde moderated a panel on songwriting for KEXP’s Mastering the Hustle series which helps local songwriters and artists navigate the music industry. Held at KEXP’s state-of-the-art auditorium, the panel featured BMI songwriters ParisAlexa and Hollis Wong-Wear of The Flavr Blue and producer and singer/songwriter Mndsgn. Verlinde… Read more...

BMI Songwriter Clint Daniels Shares Stories and Songs at Montana Broadcasting Conference


From News, posted 6.19.18. BMI brought a taste of Nashville to the Montana Broadcasters Association annual convention held recently (6/15) in Whitefish, where award-winning country songwriter Clint Daniels played his hits and told the stories behind his songs in front of radio and TV executives from across the state. Daniels, who has written smashes for… Read more...

BMI Comments on Tonight’s RMLC Rate Court Filing


From News, posted 5.17.18. The Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) filed a petition this evening in the federal rate court to resolve its ongoing rate dispute with BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.). Mike Steinberg, Executive Vice President, Licensing & Creative, BMI, made the following comment: “BMI has spent more than two years attempting to negotiate… Read more...

BMI Radio Customers and Association Partners Treated to VIP Experiences at Key West Festival


From News, posted 5.14.18. BMI helped host two VIP receptions for licensing customers and association partners who traveled to the southernmost point in the continental U.S. to enjoy the 2018 Key West Songwriters Festival, held May 9-13. The first event was held in partnership with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association at the Southernmost House… Read more...

BMI Treats California Hoteliers to a Special Evening of Stories and Songs


From News, posted 3.08.18. The California Hotel and Lodging Association marked their 2018 winter board meeting, which was held recently (3/6) at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento, by partnering with BMI on bringing in award-winning songwriter Chas Sandford to perform at their annual dinner. Sandford has written some of pop music’s most iconic songs, including… Read more...

BMI Showcases Emerging Artists at Country Radio Seminar


From News, posted 2.09.18. Every year in conjunction with the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, BMI hosts a private dinner for radio customers and association partners who are in town for the 3-day conference when the country music and country radio industries come together to discuss trends and developments affecting their respective businesses. This year’s… Read more...

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


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


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...

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