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BMI Mourns the Loss of New Orleans Legend Dr. John

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From News, posted 6.07.19. BMI is saddened by the loss of Dr. John, a titan of New Orleans music, who passed away Thursday at the age of 77. Born Malcolm J. Rebennack, and widely known as Dr. John the Night Tripper, this storied singer/songwriter and versatile musician almost personified the cultural amalgam of The Big… Read more...


New ‘50 States of Music’ Website Shows Economic & Cultural Impact of Recording Artists & Songwriters

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From News, posted 4.30.19. BMI is proud to partner with the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), ASCAP, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and SoundExchange in a new interactive web experience called 50 States of Music. Designed to illustrate the profound economic and cultural impact the music industry has on the United… Read more...


BMI Brings “How I Wrote That Song” to Billboard Latin Music Week in Las Vegas

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From News, posted 4.25.19. BMI presented its popular panel series How I Wrote That SongĀ® during Billboard Latin Music Week on Wednesday, April 24, at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. This year’s all-star line-up featured award-winning producers Tainy, Luny, Young Martino, Nely and Haze with a topic that focused on the evolution of Latin… Read more...


Terence Blanchard to be Named a BMI Icon at 2019 BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

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From News, posted 4.11.19. BMI is proud to announce that film composer and celebrated jazz musicianTerence Blanchard will be named a BMI Icon at the 35th annual BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards in recognition of his significant contributions to the cinematic community. The ceremony will also honor award-winning composer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor… Read more...


BMI & Ultra Music Partner for 2019 Global Songwriting Camps

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From News, posted 3.07.19. BMI is thrilled to partner with worldwide music organization Ultra Music for a series of global songwriting camps, giving its affiliated songwriters, composers and producers an opportunity to collaborate and refine their craft on an international scale. These camps will bring together emerging and established talent from all over the world… Read more...


Sebastian Krys to be Presented with the BMI Champion Award at the 2019 BMI Latin Awards

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From News, posted 3.04.19. BMI is proud to honor Sebastian Krys with the BMI Champion Award at the 26th Annual BMI Latin Awards. The multiple award-winning producer will receive this honor in recognition of his musical excellence and numerous philanthropic efforts. As previously announced, Mario Quintero Lara of Los Tucanes de Tijuana will receive the… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of R&B Star James Ingram

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From News, posted 1.30.19. BMI is saddened by the loss of longtime affiliate, singer/songwriter/producer James Ingram, who passed away Tuesday at age 66. A prolific and successful music creator, Ingram was a regular visitor at the top of the Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary Billboard charts throughout the 80s and 90s, earning several industry accolades… Read more...


Nomination Period Extended For Songwriter-Member Seats of Music Licensing Collective Board/Committee

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From News, posted 12.04.18. The Songwriter MLC Selection Committee opened nominations in November 2018 for songwriter-members of the Board of Directors, Unclaimed Funds Committee and Dispute Resolution Committee of the Music Licensing Collective (MLC) to be submitted to the US Copyright Office for approval as established by the recently passed Music Modernization Act. With the… Read more...


Nomination Period Now Open for Songwriter-Member Seats of Music Licensing Collective Board/Committee

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From News, posted 11.05.18. Nominations are now open for songwriter-members of the Board of Directors, Unclaimed Funds Committee and Dispute Resolution Committee of the Music Licensing Collective (MLC) to be submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office for approval as established by the recently passed Music Modernization Act. Prospective nominees can be submitted at www.mlcsongwriters.com… Read more...


Read BMI’s Statement on the Music Modernization Act

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From News, posted 7.24.18. Today, BMI issued a statement regarding the current issues surrounding the Music Modernization Act: The Music Modernization Act represents an historic opportunity to enact meaningful music licensing reform. The bill is the product of unprecedented collaboration among music stakeholders and passed unanimously through the House Judiciary Committee, the full House, and… Read more...


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