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BMI Wins Favorable Ruling Against RMLC’s Attempted Joint Rate Court Proceeding


From News, posted 5.31.23. BMI has prevailed in its motion to prevent the Radio Music Licensing Committee (RMLC) from relying on a mischaracterization of the Music Modernization Act (MMA) to commence a joint rate court proceeding against BMI and ASCAP before a single Judge.  On Friday, May 26, the Hon. Louis L. Stanton (Southern… Read more...

Christopher Lennertz Honored As A BMI Icon At The 2023 BMI Film, TV And Visual Media Awards


From News, posted 5.11.23. Celebrate with us!

Khalid Honored With The BMI Champion Award At The 2023 BMI Pop Awards


From News, posted 5.10.23. Celebrate with us!

The Pros & Cons of Clichés


From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.23. As a lyricist, I’m always on the lookout in my own writing for what I would call “lazy language.” What I mean by this is a part of a lyric that feels clichéd. The problem, specifically, is that we’re only given a certain number of lines of lyric to convey… Read more...

How to Get Your Music on Playlists: Demystifying the Process


From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.23. When I started teaching workshops for aspiring recording artists and songwriters more than 30 years ago, signing with a major record label was the only way for artists to reach a wide audience. Without a major label to provide distribution to record stores, radio promotion, and financing for videos, most… Read more...

BMI Joins With Education Through Music-LA to Present ‘Silent Films Live III’


From News, posted 4.14.23. This Friday evening, Education Through Music - Los Angeles will be presenting Silent Film Live III, a series of benefit concerts which will bring together highly acclaimed film, television, and visual media composers under the storied baton of award-winning conductor and Education Through Music-Los Angeles Associate Board member Angel Velez… Read more...

Christopher Lennertz to Be Honored as BMI Icon at 2023 BMI Film, TV And Visual Media Awards


From News, posted 4.13.23. BMI is proud to name composer Christopher Lennertz a BMI Icon at the 39th Annual BMI Film, TV and Visual Media Awards on May 10 in Beverly Hills, CA. The GRAMMY award-winning and two-time Emmy nominated composer will be receiving BMI’s highest honor for his significant contributions to the music… Read more...

Global Superstar Khalid to Receive BMI Champion Award at 2023 BMI Pop Awards


From News, posted 4.11.23. BMI is excited to announce that global superstar Khalid will be honored with the BMI Champion Award at the 71st Annual BMI Pop Awards. The multiple platinum-selling recording artist and songwriter will be celebrated for his exceptional artistry and philanthropic efforts which have touched the lives of many. BMI’s Pop… Read more...

BMI Wins Massive Victory for Songwriters, Composers & Publishers for Live Concert Rates


From News, posted 3.28.23. In a decision that ends decades of below-market rates for songwriters, composers and publishers in the live concert industry, the Honorable Louis L. Stanton of the Southern District of New York today issued a decision in favor of BMI in its rate court dispute with Live Nation, AEG and the… Read more...

BMI Celebrates its Oscar Nominees at SCL Reception


From News, posted 3.14.23. BMI’s Tracy McKnight, Reema Iqbal, Michael Crepezzi, and Barbie Quinn were on hand to help celebrate BMI’s nominated affiliates for the 2023 Academy Awards at SCL’s pre-Oscar reception. Ludwig Göransson was recognized by the SCL for his Oscar nomination for best original song for “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther:… Read more...

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