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BMI Partners With Project Decibel to Protect Musicians’ Ears


From News, posted 1.11.19. Project Decibel is a hearing wellness initiative for the music community that BMI has been proud to partner with during several of our festival events, including Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. The initiative’s values, brought about by a passion for music and the music industry, embody convenience, affordability, education, and… Read more...

BMI Brings Bold, New Talent to Lollapalooza 2017


From News, posted 6.21.17. A time-tested launch pad to success for artists such as Chance the Rapper, Halsey, and Lady Gaga – this year’s BMI stage at Lollapalooza has its own share of rising stars. From August 3 to August 6, the BMI stage will light up with performances by 26 spectacular acts from the… Read more...

The BMI Stage Lights Up Lollapalooza 2016


From News, posted 8.02.16. The BMI Stage again made a strong showing at this year’s 25th annual Lollapalooza. Artists from the across the stylistic spectrum turned out in force, showcasing the immense talent of BMI’s singer-songwriters and thoroughly rocking Chicago’s nation of Lolla devotees. Particular highlights on this 11th edition of the BMI Stage included… Read more...

BMI Songwriter Helps Illinois Broadcasters Honor Neuhoff Media CEO


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 is Ready to Rock Lollapalooza’s 25th Anniversary in Chicago


From News, posted 6.09.16. Lollapalooza 2016 is fast approaching and BMI is thrilled to announce an eclectic lineup of some of today’s rising stars for its annual BMI/Lollapalooza stage. From July 28- 31, beginning at 1:00 PM, festivalgoers can check out 24 of BMI’s most promising bands and songwriters from its roster of over 700,000… Read more...

A Conversation With David Broza


From News, posted 11.18.15. No one can say that Israeli folk-rock singer-songwriter David Broza doesn’t take his job seriously. His new album, East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem, which is co-produced by the legendary Steve Earl, takes on the immense creativity among Israeli and Palestinian musicians in a time when so many other projects fail to bring the… Read more...

BMI Discusses the Legal Issues Behind Music Licensing with Chicago Restaurant Owners


From News, posted 8.31.15. BMI, in partnership with the Saper Law Office and the Illinois Restaurant Association, sponsored a session recently (8/26) in Chicago on music licensing with the aim of helping to educate restaurant and bar owners in the Chicago area on how to legally play music in their establishments. BMI’s Dan Spears discussed… Read more...

21 BMI Bands and Songwriters Crank Up the Crowd at Lollapalooza


From News, posted 8.04.15. The BMI stage kicked off each of the three days at this year’s edition of Lollapalooza, setting the scene for the renowned festival in Chicago as the must-see music bash. Check out the photos and make sure to book your ticket for next year! // Read more...

BMI Descends on Lollapalooza With 21 Must-See Performers Hitting its Annual Stage


From News, posted 6.18.15. A troop of 21 bands and singer-songwriters will hit the BMI-sponsored stage at this year’s Lollapalooza festival. Running July 31, Aug 1 and 2 at Grant Park’s Hutchinson Field in Chicago, Ill., performances will kick off at 12:00 p.m. each day, setting the pace at the massive music festival. Performers on… Read more...

BMI’s Pat Cook Hosts Panels at Dramatists Guild Convention


From News, posted 9.30.13. BMI’s Pat Cook recently moderated “Writing the Comic Song,” a panel at the Dramatists Guild National Convention, held August 23, 2013, in Chicago. Pictured L-R at the panel are composers and couple Robert Lopez (Book of Mormon) and Kristen Anderson Lopez (In Transit), and BMI’s Director of Musical Theatre and Jazz,… Read more...

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