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BMI Welcomes Salsa Legend Willie Colón


From News, posted 7.15.19. BMI is extremely proud to welcome beloved salsa legend Willie Colón to the BMI family. Hailing from the South Bronx, Colón has blazed a trail over the course of half a century in the music industry, not only as a singer/songwriter, but also as a trombonist, composer, arranger and producer. His… Read more...

BMI Unveils New Publisher Takeover Series


From News, posted 6.24.19. BMI and PNC Bank kicked off a new publisher-focused writer series on June 19, at BMI’s Nashville office. The first installment of four Publisher Takeovers scheduled for the summer, Big Machine Music Publishing brought Eric Paslay and Callista Clark to the recently updated BMI Creative Patio for BMI’s new publisher-focused writer… Read more...

BMI Ushers In Festival Season with Annual Acoustic Brunch


From News, posted 6.06.19. On June 5th, industry tastemakers gathered on the BMI Rooftop for the third annual Acoustic Brunch. The event serves as the kickoff for a marathon two weeks in Nashville centering on CMA Music Fest and Bonnaroo. The curated event kicked off with Monument recording artist Alex Hall and wrapped with Americana… Read more...

How Can Songwriters be Influenced by Music They Hear And Still be Unique?


From The Weekly, posted 5.21.19. Every songwriter wants to develop their own voice, but not everybody knows how to go about doing it. Here are some tips from BMI’s Creative team about finding, and knowing what to do, with inspiration. David Streit, BMI Creative, Los Angeles When starting out, I believe sometimes it makes sense to… Read more...

BMI’s Barbara Cane to be Honored with Lifetime Service Award from NMPA


From News, posted 5.08.19. BMI is very proud to congratulate its own VP of Worldwide Creative, Barbara Cane, on being recognized by the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) with the Lifetime Service Award, to be presented at the NMPA’s annual meeting next month at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Cane joins an elite… Read more...

BMI Kicks Off Third Annual Rooftop On The Row Series with HARDY and Filmore


From News, posted 4.25.19. On Tuesday night, April 23, BMI kicked off its third season of Rooftop on the Row, the popular Music Row Summer Concert series. Hosted by BMI with the support of sponsors George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, NASH FM 103.3 and 95.5 NASH ICON, Music Row’s tastemakers and industry professionals were treated to… Read more...

BMI Sponsors Groundbreaking Mixing Program at USC with Renowned Sound Engineer Dennis Sands


From News, posted 3.29.19. As part of The University of Southern California’s Scoring for Motion Picture & Television, a remarkable program overseen by Professor of Practice at USC Thornton School of Music, Dan Carlin that gives its students an edge in our competitive industry by providing the greater ability to communicate with audio professionals, BMI… Read more...

BMI Celebrates Opening of Austin Office with Texas Governor Greg Abbott


From News, posted 3.13.19. Texas governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference to formally welcome BMI to the Lone Star State. BMI recently announced the opening of its new creative office in Austin, marking our first office in Texas and first company expansion in over twenty years. The Governor was joined at the press… Read more...

BMI Takes Over Whiskey Jam


From News, posted 3.06.19. On Monday, March 4, BMI joined forces with Whiskey Jam’s Ward Guenther to host a special BMI edition of the ever-popular Country Music Showcase series held in Winner’s Bar & Grill. For the second year in a row, BMI’s curated lineup drew a massive crowd, forcing a line of eager fans… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2019 CMA Triple Play Award Winners


From News, posted 3.05.19. On Tuesday, February 19, the CMA honored the ten storytellers who penned three Number One songs in a twelve-month period with their annual Triple Play Awards. BMI is proud to represent the following six 2019 Triple Play Award recipients: Jesse Frasure – 2018 BMI Country Songwriter of the… Read more...

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Jul 18 2019 BMI/Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Nashville
Jul 18 2019 BMI 101 Workshop: Los Angeles
Jul 19 2019 BMI @ Comic-Con: San Diego, CA
Jul 22 2019 Song Arts Academy Songwriters Workshop Intensive: New York
Jul 22 2019 BMI Acoustic Lounge: New York
Jul 23 2019 BMI’s Rooftop on the Row: Nashville, TN
Jul 25 2019 BMI 101 Workshop: Nashville
Jul 25 2019 BMI 101 Workshop: New York
Jul 30 2019 Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville
Aug 1 2019 Lollapalooza: Chicago

Recent Creative events

Jul 15 2019 Song Arts Academy Songwriters Workshop Intensive: New York
Jul 13 2019 Latin Alternative Music Conference 2019:  New York
Jul 12 2019 Latin Alternative Music Conference 2019:  New York
Jul 11 2019 Latin Alternative Music Conference 2019:  New York
Jul 10 2019 Latin Alternative Music Conference 2019:  New York
Jul 9 2019 BMI presents Verano Alternativo: New York City
Jul 9 2019 Latin Alternative Music Conference 2019:  New York
Jul 8 2019 Song Arts Academy Songwriters Workshop Intensive: New York
Jul 8 2019 BMI presents…“8 off 8th”: Nashville, TN
Jul 2 2019 THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase: London, UK