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Alfred C. Liggins, III of Urban One, Inc. and Craig Robinson of NBCUniversal Appointed to BMI Board of Directors


From News, posted 3.30.21. BMI today announced the appointments of Alfred C. Liggins, III, Chief Executive Officer of Urban One, Inc. (formerly known as Radio One) & Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TV One, LLC and Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for NBCUniversal, to the BMI Board of Directors.… Read more...

BMI’s Speed Dating for Songwriters is the Perfect Match for SXSW


From News, posted 3.19.21. As part of BMI’s longstanding partnership with SXSW (now running over 30 years), BMI hosted a special edition of Speed Dating for Songwriters® for three consecutive days during the legendary SXSW festival, held online this year. Each digital networking event, the of aim of which is to develop new relationships… Read more...

BMI Nashville’s Shannon Sanders Wins Third GRAMMY Award


From News, posted 3.15.21. BMI proudly congratulates Shannon Sanders, Executive Director of Creative, Nashville, on his prestigious GRAMMY win last night. Sanders is a producer on the Fisk Jubilee Singers’ album, Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album), which took the coveted trophy for Best Roots Gospel Album. The album, which is more than 150… Read more...

BMI Country Artist Easton Corbin Pays Tribute to Florida’s Hospitality Industry


From News, posted 3.08.21. BMI partnered recently (3/3) with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association on a special virtual concert that paid tribute to the state’s hospitality industry. Florida restaurant, hotel and resort owners and executives gathered to watch the virtual performance by the Trenton, Florida native that was live streamed from a studio… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2021 ACM Nominees


From News, posted 3.01.21. BMI songwriters are once again poised for major wins at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, which will air from the Grand Ole Opry, Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on April 18. Leading the pack for nods is Maren Morris with six and Miranda Lambert with five,… Read more...

BMI Hosts Intercontinental “Speed Dating for Songwriters®”


From News, posted 2.25.21. On Tuesday evening, BMI’s London and Nashville offices held their first cross-office edition of “Speed Dating for Songwriters®.” Using Zoom’s Breakout Rooms feature, the unique event allowed songwriters from both the UK and Nashville to successfully participate. Speed Dating for Songwriters® was developed to foster creative collaboration among some of… Read more...

Sandye Taylor Joins BMI as Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer


From News, posted 2.24.21. BMI today announced that Sandye Taylor is joining the company as Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer.  She will report to BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and will be a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team.  Taylor’s first day at BMI will be March 8th. Taylor will… Read more...

BMI Duo Strikes A Chord of Positivity at Virtual Broadcast Summit


From News, posted 1.29.21. BMI provided the featured entertainment recently (1/28) at “Rising Above: Climbing Higher,” a day-and-a-half live virtual training event designed to teach, coach, inspire and motivate radio and television executives to rise above the challenges of today’s sales and management environment. The dynamic country duo, LOCASH, comprised of BMI songwriters Preston… Read more...

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...

“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...

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