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BMI Presents Dolly Parton With 7 “Million-Air” Certificates

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From News, posted 8.13.20. The incomparable Dolly Parton has once again surpassed milestones, literally millions of them, when BMI awarded her with several of their coveted “Million-Air” certificates, which recognize songs that have reached over one million broadcast performances. In a special presentation via Zoom, Mike O’Neill, BMI’s President and CEO, along with Billboard Magazine,… Read more...


Overcoming Obstacles on the Road to Songwriting Success

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From The Weekly, posted 3.10.20. I have a suspicion that almost all creative people come pre-loaded with self-doubt. It seems to be part of the artistic mentality and is reinforced by the messages we receive that tell us the chances of achieving our dreams are about the same as hitting the lottery twice in the same… Read more...


Beats, Grind & Chemistry: The Secrets to StreetRunner’s Success

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From The Weekly, posted 3.10.20. From his roots as a DJ in Miami to his status today as a major fixture on the hip-hop scene, three-time-GRAMMY-winning producer StreetRunner, aka Nicholas Warwar, established himself in 2004 by way of “Take Me Home,” the mammoth hit single by Terror Squad. Since then, StreetRunner’s only been running onward and… Read more...


Charlie Feldman Announces Retirement From BMI After 31 Years

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From News, posted 11.21.19. Charlie Feldman, BMI’s Vice President of Creative in New York, announced today that he will retire from the company at the end of the year. A 31-year veteran of BMI, Feldman will continue to consult for the company in the new year. Mike O’Neill, President and CEO of BMI, said, “I… Read more...


Noel Gallagher and World’s Top Songwriters Honored at 2019 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.21.19. Tonight, BMI honored Noel Gallagher with the BMI President’s Award at the 2019 BMI London Awards. Guests included Raye, who also performed her brand new track, “Love Me Again,” and who was recognized with the BMI Impact Award (a brand new award for 2019). Anne-Marie and Niall Horan also attended the… Read more...


BMI Composers Honored With Prestigious World Soundtrack Awards

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From News, posted 10.21.19. Several BMI composers were honored in Ghent on October 18, with wins in a variety of categories for World Soundtrack Awards, including Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. In addition to taking the Oscar earlier this year, “Shallow” from A Star is Born, written by BMI songwriters Lady Gaga,… Read more...


“American Idol” Alum Makes Appearance at Colorado Restaurant Association Awards Dinner

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From News, posted 10.21.19. BMI songwriter Paul McDonald, who was a top 10 finalist on Season 10 of American Idol, was the featured entertainment at the 2019 Colorado Restaurant Association Lifetime Achievement Awards, held recently (10/15) at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. The Huntsville, Alabama native performed a number of songs from his recent album… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Anna Schulze Wows Minnesota Broadcasters

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From News, posted 10.21.19. BMI traveled to Duluth, MN recently (10/9), with plenty of talent in hand! The annual Minnesota Broadcasters Association’s membership meeting was the reason, and BMI songwriter Anna Schulze was that talent. Schulze performed for the association with a set that included “Don’t You Fade Away,” from her most recent release Pickford… Read more...


Dwight Yoakam to be Honored with BMI President’s Award at 2019 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 10.10.19. BMI will celebrate the extraordinary career of Dwight Yoakam by presenting him with the BMI President’s Award at the company’s 67th annual BMI Country Awards, to be held at BMI’s Nashville office on November 12, 2019. BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill will host the ceremony with Jody Williams, BMI Vice… Read more...


Brandy Honored with the BMI President’s Award at the 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.30.19. BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the past year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at the Sandy Springs Arts Center in Atlanta. Multiple-award-winning singer/songwriter and actress Brandy received the BMI President’s Award in recognition of her powerful impact on the entertainment industry and her… Read more...


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