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BMI Hosts Official AmericanaFest Kick Off Party

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From News, posted 9.19.19. AmericanaFest kicked off its festival festivities for the third year in a row on BMI’s rooftop in Nashville on Tuesday, September 10. BMI’s Rooftop on the Row show of the summer featured up-and-coming bluegrass prodigy Billy Strings and country rocker Brent Cobb. The event was presented in partnership with sponsors George… Read more...


BMI Names Shirin Foroutan Vice President, Creative, Europe

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From News, posted 9.11.19. BMI is pleased to announce that Shirin Foroutan has been named Vice President, Creative, Europe. Foroutan will be based out of BMI’s London office and report to Alex Flores, Senior Vice President, Creative, effective immediately. In this role, Foroutan will work closely with BMI’s London office to expand its creative efforts… Read more...


Jody Williams to Leave BMI at End of Year

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From News, posted 9.04.19. Jody Williams, BMI’s Vice President of Creative in Nashville since 2006, announced today that he will leave the company at the end of this year. Williams will continue to serve as a consultant for BMI throughout 2020 and plans to also return to the world of music publishing, forming a new… Read more...


BMI Hosts Rooftop on The Row with Maddie & Tae and Troy Cartwright

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From News, posted 7.26.19. On July 23, BMI presented another installment of its summer concert series, Rooftop On The Row, with rising Country music stars Maddie & Tae and Troy Cartwright. Warner Music Nashville recording artist Troy Cartwright kicked off the night with a set that included his latest track “Love Like We Used To”… Read more...


BMI Hosts Unsigned Writers in Next Big Wave Series

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From News, posted 7.18.19. On July 9th, BMI and Pinnacle Bank welcomed Nashville’s newest hitmakers for an evening of networking in BMI’s Nashville office. The first of three installations in BMI’s Next Big Wave series, attendees of 2019’s first session were BMI country and pop songwriters looking to secure their first publishing deal. The evening… Read more...


BMI Welcomes Salsa Legend Willie Colón

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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...


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Upcoming Creative events

Sep 23 2019 BMI presents…“8 off 8th”: Nashville, TN
Sep 23 2019 Song Arts Academy Songwriters Workshop Intensive: New York
Sep 24 2019 BMI 101 Workshop: Nashville
Sep 24 2019 IBMA’s World of Bluegrass: Raleigh, NC
Sep 24 2019 The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest: Fort Myers, FL
Sep 24 2019 BMI Acoustic Lounge: New York
Sep 25 2019 IBMA’s World of Bluegrass: Raleigh, NC
Sep 25 2019 The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest: Fort Myers, FL
Sep 26 2019 IBMA’s World of Bluegrass: Raleigh, NC
Sep 26 2019 BMI 101 Workshop: New York

Recent Creative events

Sep 23 2019 The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest: Fort Myers, FL
Sep 22 2019 The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest: Fort Myers, FL
Sep 21 2019 The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest: Fort Myers, FL
Sep 20 2019 The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest: Fort Myers, FL
Sep 19 2019 BMI 101 Workshop: Los Angeles
Sep 19 2019 IFP Screen Forward Conference: Brooklyn, NY
Sep 18 2019 BMI/Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Nashville
Sep 18 2019 IFP Screen Forward Conference: Brooklyn, NY
Sep 17 2019 IFP Screen Forward Conference: Brooklyn, NY
Sep 16 2019 Song Arts Academy Songwriters Workshop Intensive: New York