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BMI Congratulates its 2018 Americana Music Awards Nominees

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From News, posted 5.21.18. Once again, BMI songwriters have made a strong showing in the nominations for the annual Americana Music Honors & Awards Show. This year, Jason Isbell is in line for multiple awards, specifically Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for The Nashville Sound, Song of the Year for “If We… Read more...


BMI Comments on Tonight’s RMLC Rate Court Filing

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From News, posted 5.17.18. The Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) filed a petition this evening in the federal rate court to resolve its ongoing rate dispute with BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.). Mike Steinberg, Executive Vice President, Licensing & Creative, BMI, made the following comment: “BMI has spent more than two years attempting to negotiate… Read more...


BMI Composers on SCL Panel Talk Scoring Music for Netflix

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From News, posted 5.15.18. BMI proudly supported Emmy-winning composers Kris Bowers and Sean Callery as they shared their insights Monday night on the music they’ve written for Netflix blockbusters. The panel, which was held at Raleigh Studios in LA, was put together by the Society of Composers & Lyricists and moderated by Arts Journalist (NPR… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Student Composer Award Winners

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From News, posted 5.15.18. The BMI Foundation, in collaboration with BMI, has announced the nine young classical composers, ages 18 to 26, who have been named winners of the 66th annual BMI Student Composer Awards. Renowned American composer and Chair of the Student Composer Awards Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, BMI President and CEO and BMIF Honorary… Read more...


What Are The Key Elements of a Successful Musical Theatre Piece?

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From The Weekly, posted 5.15.18. Each month, different members of BMI’s Creative team give their feedback on burning questions asked by our songwriters and composers. This time, we asked Patrick Cook, BMI’s Director of Musical Theatre and Jazz: The most important element in a musical is that everyone is writing the same… Read more...


BMI and Entercom’s 94.1 The Wolf Bring Nashville Songwriters to Memphis for Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 5.14.18. BMI partnered recently (4/17) with Entercom’s 94.1 The Wolf to present the 3rd annual Songwriters Festival at The Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education in Memphis, TN. Headlining the event were award-winning BMI singer-songwriters Trent Tomlinson, Marshall Altman and Matt Warren, who collectively have written chart-topping songs for Brett Young,… Read more...


BMI Radio Customers and Association Partners Treated to VIP Experiences at Key West Festival

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From News, posted 5.14.18. BMI helped host two VIP receptions for licensing customers and association partners who traveled to the southernmost point in the continental U.S. to enjoy the 2018 Key West Songwriters Festival, held May 9-13. The first event was held in partnership with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association at the Southernmost House… Read more...


Michael Bolton Shines a Light on Motor City in ‘American Dream: Detroit’

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From News, posted 5.11.18. Beyond being a GRAMMY-winning, internationally celebrated singer/songwriter, Michael Bolton has long been a social activist, frequently utilizing his voice to support and advance humanitarian causes. Bolton has been a committed advocate of the practice of giving back, which is at the root of his latest creative endeavor, producing a full-length documentary… Read more...


Enhance Your Career With Tips in May’s MusicWorld

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From News, posted 5.11.18. Hot off the presses, this issue includes: Tips for Recording a Compelling Demo Talking Evolution With Singer/Songwriter Curtis Harding Summing it All Up With Winning Video Game Composer Jesper Kyd Highlights from both BMI’s Pop Awards and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: May

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.10.18. WORKSHOPS BMI/Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Making Your Rough Recordings Anything But “Rough” When: Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 2 - 3 PM Where: BMI’s Nashville office (10 Music Square East, Nashville 37203) How: Register online here Get an insider’s perspective on the process of making rough… Read more...


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