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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...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Rock’n’Roll Legend Fats Domino

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From News, posted 10.25.17. BMI is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our longtime affiliates and a pivotal figure in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, the inimitable Fats Domino, who passed away today at age 89. Renowned for his dancehall-style piano playing, Domino wrote and recorded songs that melded elements of his… Read more...


BMI Composer Alexander Janko Expands His Creativity With New Film “Year By The Sea”

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From News, posted 9.05.17. Year By The Sea is a stirring, award-winning independent film about self-discovery and friendship featuring three women of the baby-boomer generation – not an easy foothold for a younger male to write, direct and score. But BMI composer Alexander Janko did just that, winning 16 festival awards in the process and… Read more...


Patti LaBelle Named BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 9.01.17. Last night, BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Patti LaBelle took home the night’s highest honor as BMI Icon in recognition of her distinguished… Read more...


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