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BMI Hosts Intercontinental “Speed Dating for Songwriters®”


From News, posted 2.25.21. On Tuesday evening, BMI’s London and Nashville offices held their first cross-office edition of “Speed Dating for Songwriters®.” Using Zoom’s Breakout Rooms feature, the unique event allowed songwriters from both the UK and Nashville to successfully participate. Speed Dating for Songwriters® was developed to foster creative collaboration among some of… Read more...

Sandye Taylor Joins BMI as Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer


From News, posted 2.24.21. BMI today announced that Sandye Taylor is joining the company as Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer.  She will report to BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and will be a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team.  Taylor’s first day at BMI will be March 8th. Taylor will… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2021 Golden Globe Nominees


From News, posted 2.03.21. The prestigious 78th Golden Globe nominations were announced today with several BMI composers and songwriters in key positions to take this year’s coveted trophies in both music categories. All five films recognized for Best Original Score feature BMI composers. Golden Globe, Oscar and Emmy-winner Atticus Ross is notably up for… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its Americana UK Award Winners


From News, posted 1.29.21. Last night the AMA-UK, a professional trade association representing and advocating for the voice of American Roots music in the UK, announced the winners of this year’s prestigious Americana UK awards. BMI is proud that several of our songwriters, as well as international writers who choose BMI for U.S. representation,… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2020 Ivors Composer Award Winners


From News, posted 12.09.20. BMI proudly congratulates several of our PRS affiliates who license their music through BMI in the United States on their prestigious Ivors Composer Award wins. This distinction celebrates the best new works by UK composers writing for classical, jazz and sound art. Here are this year’s winners. Congratulations to all!… Read more...

Truth and Vulnerability: In Conversation with Singer/Songwriter Jem Cooke


From News, posted 11.13.20. With her rich, soulful voice, singer/songwriter Jem Cooke has been augmenting the UK electronic scene for some years now, providing an emotive element to the digitized rhythms of many pulsing dance tracks. She has written and sung as both a solo artist and in collaboration with a wide spectrum of… Read more...

BMI Congratulates UK Publisher as “Uptown Funk” Reaches 5 Million Performances


From News, posted 11.10.20. BMI once again congratulated UK publisher John Fogarty of New Songs Administration for their part in co-publishing BMI’s 2016 Pop Song of the Year, “Uptown Funk,” which reached an astounding 5 million U.S. radio performances in just 6 years since its release. Based in London, New Songs Administration is the… Read more...

BMI Congratulates Arlo Parks, the BBC’s 2020 Introducing Artist of the Year


From News, posted 10.27.20. BMI proudly congratulates Arlo Parks, a singer-songwriter from South London, who has been awarded the 2020 BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) Introducing Artist of the Year. Parks’ debut album, Collapsed In Sunbeams, will be out January 29, 2021, and features her just-released single, “Green Eyes.” Earlier this year, Parks recorded a… Read more...

Caroline Beasley Elected Chairman of BMI Board of Directors


From News, posted 10.22.20. BMI today announced the election of Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Media Group, LLC as Chairman of the BMI Board of Directors, effective immediately. Beasley, who joined the Board in 2014, most recently served as Vice Chairman of the BMI Board. She succeeds… Read more...

BMI Celebrates its 2020 London Awards Winners


From News, posted 10.05.20. BMI today paid tribute to the top UK and European songwriters, composers and music publishers of the most-performed songs of the previous year with the 2020 BMI London Awards. Honourees for Song of the Year, Million-Air Awards, Top 30 Pop Songs and Film, TV & Visual Media were celebrated across… Read more...

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