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John Adams and Peter Sellars Bring Highly Anticipated “Girls of the Golden West” to SF Opera

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From News, posted 11.15.17. The New York Times has called it “the most eagerly anticipated new opera of the season,” and judging solely by the unparalleled resumes of BMI composer John Adams, who is the most-performed living American composer, and renowned BMI librettist and director Peter Sellars, serious music lovers would have to agree. Their… Read more...


Songwriter Equity Act Continues to Gain Momentum in Congress

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From News, posted 9.22.16. Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA-2) (@RepHuffman) has joined lead Democratic cosponsor Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8) (@RepJeffries) in supporting H.R.1283, the Songwriter Equity Act of 2015. The bill, introduced by Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-9) (@RepDougCollins), continues to gain support on Capitol Hill, and Congressman Huffman’s cosponsorship is welcome news… Read more...


BMI Continues to Support the Sundance Institute Film Music Program

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From News, posted 6.29.16. BMI is proud to continue its support of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program, which is collaborating for the fourth year with Skywalker Sound to host the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound. The first 2016 session of the Lab, which begins July 7 at Skywalker Ranch,… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Rock Pioneer Paul Kantner

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From News, posted 1.29.16. BMI is mourning the passing of longtime affiliate, songwriter Paul Kantner, who died Thursday, January 28, at the age of 74. As co-founder, rhythm guitarist, singer and songwriter for seminal San Francisco rock ensemble, the Jefferson Airplane, Kantner was a crucial pioneer in the evolution of rock and roll, by infusing… Read more...


California Lawyers for the Arts Provides Tips for ‘Making Money in the 21st Century’

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From News, posted 1.05.16. On Saturday, January 16, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, attendees of the California Lawyers for the Arts annual music business seminar will learn ways to make money in today’s music industry. Held at the Black Box Theater in West Sacramento, CA, keynote speeches will be delivered by renowned entertainment attorneys… Read more...


Senator Barbara Boxer Co-Sponsors Songwriter Equity Act

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From News, posted 4.16.15. BMI affiliates everywhere will be pleased to learn that Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (@BarbaraBoxer) has joined with lead Democratic co-sponsor Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) (@SenWhitehouse) in co-sponsoring S. 662, the Songwriter Equity Act of 2015. The bill, reintroduced in the Senate in March by Senator Orrin Hatch… Read more...


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Sep 25 2016 West Coast Songwriters Conference: San Francisco, CA
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Sep 14 2013 San Diego Music Thing: San Diego, CA
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Nov 16 2012 Billboard FutureSound Conference: San Francisco
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