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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...

Renowned UK Songwriter/Producer Inflo Continues Winning Streak


From News, posted 9.25.20. BMI is very proud to congratulate UK songwriter/producer Inflo who co-wrote the acclaimed project that took the prestigious Mercury Prize 2020 for Album of the Year - Kiwanuka. Earlier this month, Inflo received the coveted Ivor Novello Award for Best Album for co-writing Little Simz’s Grey Area. These recent wins… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its Ivor Novello Award Winners


From News, posted 9.02.20. The winners of this year’s Ivor Novello Awards, in conjunction with Apple Music, have been announced, with BMI songwriters taking a large share of the trophies. The prestigious awards represent a pinnacle of achievement, recognized by peers within the UK music creator community. Congratulations to all! Here’s the list of… Read more...

How Songwriting Makes You A Better Innovator


From MusicWorld, posted 8.19.20. After over 30 years of writing songs, I’ve come to the realization that while songwriting, in and of itself, is a wonderful thing, the benefits extend far beyond the boundaries of music. Among the many areas that learning to write songs can develop are a set of seven skills uniquely… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its AIM Award Winners


From News, posted 8.13.20. Earlier this week, the Association of Independent Music announced online, their 2020 award recipients with BMI-affiliated songwriters taking center stage in several categories. This year’s awards mark the twenty-first year of AIM, whose awards champion industry-leading creativity, innovation, and performance shown by independent artists, labels and outstanding individuals. Congratulations to… Read more...

BMI London Hosts Speed Dating for Songwriters® - Zoom Edition


From News, posted 7.28.20. In keeping with the times, BMI’s “Speed Dating for Songwriters®” has been revamped into a new online format using Zoom’s Breakout Rooms feature. With the aim of continuing to foster creative collaboration among some of the most promising songwriters, producers, and artists, participants through BMI’s London office, which hosted the… Read more...

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