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BMI’s London Office Hosts Third Edition of Speed Dating For Songwriters®


From News, posted 11.05.19. BMI’s London office hosted its third edition of “Speed Dating For Songwriters®,” a program developed to foster creative collaboration among some of the most promising songwriters, producers, and artists based in the UK. A popular event in BMI’s Nashville, LA and New York offices, the gathering enables 12 to 15… Read more...

BMI London Sponsors Songwriting Camp Hosted by Iain James, James Newman and Ed Drewett


From News, posted 11.05.19. In early October, BMI’s London team was proud to sponsor a unique songwriting camp in the picturesque Cotswolds, organized by three accomplished songwriters - Iain James (Little Mix, Anne-Marie, EXO, The Vamps), Ed Drewett (Jonas Blue, One Direction, Craig David, Professor Green), and James Newman (Rudimental, Toni Braxton, Backstreet Boys,… Read more...

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


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… Read more...

BMI’s Mike O’Neill Honored With T.J. Martell Legacy Award


From News, posted 10.17.19. On October 15, BMI’s President and CEO Mike O’Neill was honored by the T.J. Martell Foundation with the organization’s Legacy Award, which was presented to O’Neill by gospel great and BMI songwriter BeBe Winans. The 44th Annual Honors Gala, held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, also celebrated… Read more...

BMI Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications


From News, posted 10.10.19. The BMI Foundation announced that it is now accepting online applications for its 2020 scholarship season, open to students attending colleges and universities nationwide. The Foundation will administer five distinct songwriting and composing scholarship competitions, judged by panelists of international musical acclaim. These annual programs include the BMI Future Jazz… Read more...

Noel Gallagher to be Honored With BMI President’s Award at 2019 BMI London Awards


From News, posted 9.17.19. BMI announced today that Britpop icon and award-winning songwriter, Noel Gallagher, will receive the BMI President’s Award at this year’s BMI London Awards in recognition of his influence on songwriting within the music industry. The event will take place at London’s Savoy Hotel on October 21, 2019 and will be… Read more...

BMI Names Shirin Foroutan Vice President, Creative, Europe


From News, posted 9.11.19. BMI is pleased to announce that Shirin Foroutan has been named Vice President, Creative, Europe. Foroutan will be based out of BMI’s London office and report to Alex Flores, Senior Vice President, Creative, effective immediately. In this role, Foroutan will work closely with BMI’s London office to expand its creative… Read more...

BMI Sets Revenue Records With $1.283 Billion


From News, posted 9.09.19. BMI ended its fiscal year on June 30 once again breaking revenue records with $1.283 billion, up 7% over the previous year. BMI also distributed and administered $1.196 billion to its songwriters, composers and publishers, its highest distributions ever, and a 7% or $78 million increase over last year. These… Read more...

What’s A Common Mistake Songwriters Make And How Can It Be Avoided?


From The Weekly, posted 6.18.19. Trying to navigate the music industry can be tricky, and as in any job, there are pitfalls for songwriters. The good news is, mistakes can be avoided. Here to weigh in on how to do just that is BMI’s Creative team, from LA to London. Jessa Gelt, BMI Creative, Los… Read more...

BMI’s Karen Buse Receives MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019


From News, posted 6.10.19. BMI is very proud to congratulate Managing Director, European Society Relations, Karen Buse, who was named a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to music on The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019. The prestigious List recognizes outstanding achievements of people across the United… Read more...

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