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Carlos Rafael Rivera Shares Insights into the Music of “Godless”

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From News, posted 6.21.18. The Society of Composers & Lyricists recently hosted a screening of Netflix’s Godless in their theater in Hollywood, CA, followed by an informative Q&A about its music with BMI composer Carlos Rafael Rivera. In addition to Godless, Rivera also scored A Walk Among the Tombstones and is currently the Assistant Professor… Read more...


BMI Composer Christopher Lennertz Finds Fans Loving ‘Lost in Space’

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From News, posted 6.18.18. Lakeshore Records recently held a celebration at The Gibson Baldwin Showroom in Beverly Hills for the release of the new soundtrack for the Netflix series Lost in Space. The event included a live performance with BMI composer Christopher Lennertz taking the lead on the music he wrote for the popular program.… Read more...


BMI Treats Hotel Association Executives to Special Musical Performance

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From News, posted 6.15.18. The International Society of Hotel Association Executives (ISHAE) held its summer conference recently (June 11-12) at the Omni Hotel at the Battery in Atlanta. The event, which was attended by executives from across the country who run the hotel and lodging trade associations for their respective states, was highlighted by a… Read more...


Trio of Nashville Hitmakers Treat BMI Customers to Special Mountain High Experience

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From News, posted 1.17.18. BMI once again hosted a special reception for its licensing customers and association partners who were in Crested Butte, Colorado recently (1/10-1/13) for the 4th annual Mountain High Music Festival presented by legendary BMI songwriter Dean Dillon. The festival, which featured a number of Nashville songwriters along with Rock & Roll… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries

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From News, posted 1.17.18. BMI is deeply saddened by news of the loss of Dolores O’Riordan, who passed away Monday at the age of 46. As lead singer and songwriter for The Cranberries, O’Riordan’s distinctive, lilting voice and confessional lyrics helped establish the Irish quartet as one of the preeminent alternative bands of the 1990s.… Read more...


BMI in Partnership with the Apollo Theater Presents ‘How I Wrote That Song’ on January 27

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From News, posted 1.16.18. BMI will host its annual pre-GRAMMY panel How I Wrote That Song® (HIWTS) on Saturday, January 27 at the Apollo Theater (253 West 125th Street). Moderated by BMI VP of Creative, Catherine Brewton, the event, held in partnership with the Apollo Theater, will highlight the art of songwriting and the creative… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Muscle Shoals Legend Rick Hall

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From News, posted 1.02.18. BMI is saddened to learn of the passing of one of our legendary affiliates, songwriter, music publisher and producer Rick Hall, who died Tuesday, January 2, at age 85. While a musician and songwriter in his own right, having penned songs for George Jones, Brenda Lee and Roy Orbison, as the… Read more...


Platinum-Selling Sensation Khalid Signs with BMI

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From News, posted 11.27.17. BMI is thrilled to announce that breakout global sensation and Right Hand Music Group/RCA recording artist Khalid has signed with our organization to represent his songs worldwide. Khalid joins BMI’s growing roster of more than 800,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. “In a very short time, Khalid has taken the world… Read more...


Eighteen Forever: In Conversation With Rock Legend Alice Cooper

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From News, posted 11.20.17. Arguably the singular embodiment of rock’n’roll’s darker side, Alice Cooper – as both band, initially, and later as an individual – deftly meshed elements of psychedelia, vaudeville, horror theatrics, camp and pure turbo-charged rock fury, creating an indelible mark on contemporary popular music throughout his five-decade career. While Cooper pre-dates glam… Read more...


Get in the Halloween Spirit!

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From The Weekly, posted 10.27.17. Ever wonder what a horror film would be like without that eerie, unsettling music? What would Jaws be without John Williams’ gut-wrenching theme? Imagine if Alfred Hitchcock’s infamous shower scene in Psycho was silent; would it still have that same terrifying effect? Striking the right spooky chord to effectively augment a… Read more...


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