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BMI Supports the National Museum of African American Music


From News, posted 1.22.21. BMI is proud to support the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM), which opened in Nashville on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hosting a socially distant ribbon-cutting ceremony with a small number of museum board members, staff, elected officials and community leaders. BMI Executive Director, Creative, Nashville, Shannon Sanders,… Read more...

5 Tips to Rebound, Reset, and Reinvigorate Your Songwriting


From MusicWorld, posted 1.19.21. For most of us, 2020 will rank as one of the most tumultuous years of our lifetime. The restrictions, losses, and fears caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the emotions stirred up in the political and social arenas, touched virtually everyone—and creative people were hit extra hard. Songwriters, musicians,… Read more...

“Amazed” Songwriter Aimee Mayo Shares Her Unexpected Journey to Hitmaker


From MusicWorld, posted 1.19.21. Aimee Mayo’s life story sounds like a movie plot. She endured a volatile childhood growing up in Gadsden, Alabama, changing schools 11 times before fourth grade. Her father shot himself when she was 8 years old; he survived, and after Mayo’s parents divorced, her mother married an abusive man. She… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of GRAMMY-Winning Songwriter Jamie O’Hara


From News, posted 1.08.21. BMI is saddened by the news that singer-songwriter Jamie O’Hara passed away yesterday. Highly decorated for the GRAMMY-winning megahit “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days),” which was recorded by The Judds in 1986, O’Hara was also the scribe behind Ronnie McDowell’s smashes “Wandering Eyes” and “Older Women.” Early… Read more...

BMI Country Artist Stephanie Quayle Entertains Illinois Hoteliers


From News, posted 12.16.20. BMI partnered with the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association recently (12/15) to provide the musical entertainment at their annual membership meeting, held virtually for the first time in their 100 year history. BMI country singer and songwriter Stephanie Quayle performed a spirited set of some of her most popular songs… Read more...

Shannon Sanders Joins BMI’s Nashville Creative Team as Executive Director


From News, posted 12.10.20. BMI announced today that veteran music industry executive Shannon Sanders will join the Nashville Creative team as an Executive Director. Sanders will be responsible for signing and developing top talent in the Nashville community and supporting BMI’s family of songwriters and publishers. He will report directly to BMI’s Vice President… Read more...

BMI Brings Music to Hospitality Minnesota’s Fall Conference


From News, posted 11.16.20. BMI helped Hospitality Minnesota wrap of the first day of its Fall Conference recently (11/10) with a virtual performance by one of its awarding-winning country songwriters. BMI songwriter Jason White entertained the group of Hospitality Minnesota executives along with RV park, resort and campground owners from across the North Star… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2020 CMA Winners


From News, posted 11.12.20. Last night was a spectacular night in Nashville as the CMA held an inspiring socially distanced award ceremony with BMI songwriters again taking the majority of the coveted awards. Leading the pack was Maren Morris with three wins and Luke Combs with two, while Eric Church also filled the evening… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2020 Dove Award Winners


From News, posted 11.05.20. The announcement of the 51st Annual Dove Award winners over the weekend included an overwhelming number of BMI songwriters. Below is the complete list. Many, many congratulations to all of our winners! Artist of the Year for KING & COUNTRY**; (Label) Curb / Word Entertainment Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Texas Outlaws Shaver, Walker and Bush


From News, posted 10.28.20. BMI is saddened by the passing of three Outlaw-Country pioneers, Billy Joe Shaver, Jerry Jeff Walker and Johnny Bush. Shaver was the writer of some of country music’s greatest songs, including “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “Georgia on a Fast Train,” “Old Five and Dimers Like Me,” and “Live Forever.” Along with… Read more...

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