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Iconic Country Duo Helps BMI Honor TV Exec at Broadcast Industry Fundraiser


From News, posted 3.22.19. BMI helped the Broadcasters Foundation of America raise more than $450,000 on March 6, by sponsoring a performance by GRAMMY award-winning duo Sugarland at the 2019 Golden Mike Awards, held at The Plaza in New York. Country superstars Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush paid tribute to Nexstar Media founder and… Read more...

BMI’s Rooftop on the Row Series Returns for Third Season of Unforgettable Music with Unbeatable View


From News, posted 3.21.19. BMI is pleased to announce the return of popular Music Row summer concert series, Rooftop On The Row Presented by George Dickel Tennessee Whisky. The 2019 series will kick off on April 23 with Big Loud recording artist HARDY co-headlining with fellow newcomer Filmore. HARDY penned the Florida Georgia Line… Read more...

Hands On Your Songs: Mix Surfaces Reconsidered


From MusicWorld, posted 3.20.19. While most folks have no problem pointing and clicking their way through a computer-based recording project, there are still those who prefer a fistful of real faders to a wrist-twisting mouse. Here, we look at some newer solutions for those tactile types, including “hybrid” mix consoles that capture the aesthetic… Read more...

In and Out of the Studio With the Highly Sought-After Lido


From MusicWorld, posted 3.20.19. Lido, the songwriter and producer revered for his drum work and stunning remixes, has come a long way from his tiny hometown in Norway. Having discovered gospel music through his father, Lido—born Peder Losnegård—had his musical sensibilities shaped by annual sojourns to the U.S. to see gospel performed in the… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: March 2019


From MusicWorld, posted 3.19.19. WORKSHOPS BMI 101 Workshop: Nashville BMI 101 is a one-hour introductory workshop for anyone interested in learning more about the current role BMI plays in the complex world of the music industry. You’ll spend the hour with two BMI Employees outlining the history of BMI, how to utilize… Read more...

BMI Takes Over Whiskey Jam


From News, posted 3.06.19. On Monday, March 4, BMI joined forces with Whiskey Jam’s Ward Guenther to host a special BMI edition of the ever-popular Country Music Showcase series held in Winner’s Bar & Grill. For the second year in a row, BMI’s curated lineup drew a massive crowd, forcing a line of eager… Read more...

BMI Brings Music to New England Food Show


From News, posted 3.05.19. BMI and longtime partner the Massachusetts Restaurant Association teamed up recently (3/4) to provide the musical entertainment at “The Toast,” the annual party that takes place after day one of the New England Food Show. BMI songwriter and Vermont native Jamie Lee Thurston entertained more than 200 restaurant owners and… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2019 CMA Triple Play Award Winners


From News, posted 3.05.19. On Tuesday, February 19, the CMA honored the ten storytellers who penned three Number One songs in a twelve-month period with their annual Triple Play Awards. BMI is proud to represent the following six 2019 Triple Play Award recipients: Jesse Frasure – 2018 BMI Country Songwriter of… Read more...

Mitch Ballard Named Senior Director, Creative of BMI’s New Austin, Texas Office


From News, posted 3.04.19. BMI is pleased to announce that Mitch Ballard has been named Senior Director, Creative, Austin, effective immediately. In this role, Ballard will be responsible for providing service to our existing BMI affiliates in Texas, signing new talent, and providing enhancement for the already vibrant songwriting community in Austin. Ballard reports… Read more...

BMI Brings Nashville Songwriters Showcase to Florida Breweries


From News, posted 3.04.19. BMI partnered with the Florida Brewers Guild recently (2/28-3/1) to present a special Nashville Songwriters Showcase that made stops at two Florida breweries that support live music. BMI licensees Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton and First Magnitude Brewery in Gainesville hosted the performances, which featured Nashville songwriters Clint Daniels and Brian… Read more...

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