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Recent BMI Foundation Programs News

Curtis Mayfield’s Family Turning a New Page on His 60-Year Music Legacy

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From News, posted 7.23.18. As part of African American Music Appreciation Month in June, the Apollo Theater took the opportunity to highlight musician and BMI songwriter Curtis Mayfield with a special Apollo Theater Study Guide. Get on Board! pays tribute to Mayfield’s life and music and highlights songs that he wrote during the… Read more...


Jessica Garcia Awarded peermusic Latin Scholarship

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From News, posted 9.13.16. Director of the BMI Foundation’s peermusic Latin Scholarship, Carolina Arenas, has announced that Jessica Garcia is the winner of the 13th annual competition. Garcia, a seventeen-year-old native of Carol Stream, Illinois and student at the College of DuPage, received the $5,000 award for her song, “Sobrevivir.” She is scheduled to perform… Read more...


Winner of First BMI Founders Award for Radio Broadcasting Announced

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From News, posted 8.01.16. The BMI Foundation has announced 20-year-old Messiah College student Mikaela Mummert as the winner of the inaugural, nationwide BMI Founders Award for Radio Broadcasting scholarship competition. The award was presented by BMI Vice President of Industry Relations and Scholarship Director Dan Spears, along with BMI Foundation Executive Vice President… Read more...


John Lennon Scholarship Winners Announced

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From News, posted 9.25.15. The winners of the BMI Foundation’s 18th Annual John Lennon Scholarships, a program that recognizes the nation’s best and brightest young songwriters between the ages of 17 and 24, were announced this week by Samantha Cox, Vice President of the BMI Foundation and Director of the competition. The John Lennon… Read more...


BMI Foundation Presents 2015 Musical Theatre Awards

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From News, posted 6.24.15. The BMI Foundation has announced nine members of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop as the winners of its annual Musical Theatre Awards, encompassing the Jerry Harrington Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre, the Jean Banks Award and the newly established Ellen Schwartz Award for Outstanding Literary… Read more...


BMI Foundation Awards 10th Annual Woody Guthrie Fellowship

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From News, posted 6.18.15. BMI Foundation President Deirdre Chadwick, Woody Guthrie Center Executive Director Deana McCloud, and Woody Guthrie Foundation President Nora Guthrie have announced Christy Miller and Gustavus Stadler as the winners of the tenth annual Woody Guthrie Fellowship, a research program for scholars pursuing topics or themes related to the life… Read more...


BMI Writers Talk Business at Gamechangers Music Seminar in Beverly Hills

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From News, posted 5.26.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. recently sponsored the informative Gamechangers Music Seminar May 6 and 7 at the Gibson Brands Showroom in Beverly Hills, CA. The two-day seminar, hosted by chart-topping Swaggernautz songwriting duo Jovany Javier and Tat Tong, allowed ticket-holders to gain insight on how to break into music markets around the… Read more...


BMI Foundation Announces Opening of peermusic Latin Scholarship Competition

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From News, posted 12.02.14. The BMI Foundation, a nonprofit corporation founded in 1985, is continuing its mission to support the creation, performance, and study of music with the announcement of the opening of the 12th annual peermusic Latin Scholarship competition: a program for student songwriters and composers of original Latin music. Established by music publisher… Read more...


17th Annual John Lennon Scholarship Winners Announced

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From News, posted 12.01.14. Vice President of the BMI Foundation and Director of the John Lennon Scholarship songwriting competition, Samantha Cox, announced that Caitlin Notey, a 22-year-old student of Popular Music at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, is the first place winner in the 17th annual songwriting event for her song… Read more...


BMI Foundation Opens 22nd Annual Pete Carpenter Fellowship for Aspiring Film Composers

From News, posted 11.06.09. The BMI Foundation has announced the opening of the 22nd annual Pete Carpenter Fellowship for aspiring film composers under the age of 35. The Fellowship was established by the BMI Foundation and Pete Carpenter’s family, colleagues, and friends to honor the late co-composer of television themes and scores including The A-Team,… Read more...


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Recent BMI Foundation Programs events

Jan 28 2010 Master Class with Marty Panzer: Los Angeles
May 15 2009 BMI Student Composer Awards: New York