Recent New Orleans News

BMI Mourns the Loss of 5th Ward Weebie


From News, posted 1.10.20. BMI was saddened to learn of the death of 5th Ward Weebie, who passed away Thursday at the age of 42. A pivotal pioneer of the bounce music scene in his native New Orleans, Weebie, whose real name was Jerome Cosey, helped put Louisiana on the hip-hop map via singles like… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Art Neville


From News, posted 7.23.19. BMI is saddened by the news of the passing on Monday of Art Neville. Neville (a.k.a “Poppa Funk”) was renowned for his work as a singer, keyboardist and co-founder of The Meters, as well as the Neville Brothers, which he founded with three of his brothers, Aaron, Cyril and Charles. Both… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: March


From MusicWorld, posted 3.15.17. WORKSHOPS Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville BMI’s popular Songwriters’ Workshop Series in Nashville is held monthly under the tutelage of hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume. When: April 18, 2017, July 11, November 14, 2017, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...

BMI Songwriters Set to Take the Stage at French Quarter Festival


From News, posted 3.23.16. 16 talented BMI songwriters are poised to ramp up the action at New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival, to be held at the Historic New Orleans Collection April 9 and 10. Now in its 5th year, the free BMI songwriter stage lineup is as follows: Saturday, April 9 Kelcy Wilburn: 12… Read more...

BMI Brings Veteran Bluesman to Hotel Association Conference


From News, posted 12.07.15. BMI helped the International Society of Hotel Association Executives (ISHAE) celebrate the music and culture of New Orleans during their annual winter meeting held recently (12/3) at the JW Marriott. Veteran bluesman and BMI songwriter Seth Walker, a New Orleans based roots/blues artist, played a number of songs from 7 albums… Read more...

Rap, Rap, Rapping on Fame’s Door – A Conversation With Hip-Hop Artist Pell


From News, posted 10.27.15. If rapper Pell has to be known for any one thing, it’s pushing boundaries. Both his lush 2014 debut, Floating While Dreaming, and his newest album, Limbo, explore existential themes of consciousness and emotion — his lyrics reflecting a deliberate intention to spread positivity and good. That’s all irresistibly… Read more...

BMI Writers Rock the Stage at French Quarter Fest


From News, posted 4.18.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. hosted a rocking stage in the courtyard of The Historic New Orleans Collection for the sixth consecutive year at the French Quarter Festival, a yearly event highlighting genres including contemporary and traditional jazz, funk, folk, gospel, rhythm and blues, Zydeco, classical and cabaret. The 32nd annual festival included… Read more...

French Quarter Festival Celebrates 32 Years


From News, posted 3.04.15. The musical heritage of New Orleans runs deep and wide. In addition to the city’s stature as the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans popularized traditions such as gospel brunches and second line parades, which are celebrated today far beyond the Vieux Carré. French Quarter Festivals, Inc., is a nonprofit dedicated… Read more...

BMI Artist Colin Lake Brings the Blues to Gathering of Louisiana and Mississippi Broadcasters


From News, posted 6.02.14. BMI songwriter and recording artist Colin Lake recently (5/29/14) brought his New Orleans-based band to the joint convention of the Louisiana and Mississippi Broadcasters Associations to headline their closing dinner in the Big Easy at the Hilton Riverside. Lake and his bandmates rocked the traditional “Crawfish Boil” with songs from his… Read more...

BMI’s Information Services Group Goes Global at Scrum Gathering


From News, posted 5.02.14. BMI’s Senior Vice President, Business Operations & Technology, Jim King; Assistant Vice President, Business Operations, Jeff Davis; and Senior Director, Project Management Office, Anthony Montgomery, will be presenting the keynote address at this year’s Global Scrum Alliance in New Orleans on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. In this keynote, the BMI team… Read more...

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