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BMI Mourns the Loss of Longtime Employee Faye Anthony Smith


From News, posted 9.17.19. BMI is saddened by the loss of longtime BMI team member Faye Anthony Smith, who passed away on September 13, 2019. Faye joined BMI in 1979, beginning as a receptionist before becoming the Corporate Events Coordinator in both the Nashville and New York offices. She loved music and working on… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its Americana Award Winners and Honorees


From News, posted 9.12.19. BMI songwriters took center stage many times last night at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, where the Americana Honors & Awards were presented to the best and brightest in Americana music. BMI congratulates all of them. Below is the list of BMI winners. Album of the Year The Tree… Read more...

Ken Burns Explores Country Music in New PBS Documentary Series


From News, posted 9.12.19. On September 15, master storytellers Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey’s new eight-part documentary, Country Music, will debut on PBS. The much-awaited series chronicles the evolution of country music and explores the question most asked about the genre, especially in today’s world, “What is country music?” The Emmy-winning trio… Read more...

5 Ways to Be a Better Collaborator


From MusicWorld, posted 9.12.19. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” (African Proverb) Not every great song is the result of collaboration, but a look at recent hits by artists such as Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Keith Urban, Imagine Dragons, Luis Fonsi, P!nk, Adam Levine,… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: September 2019


From MusicWorld, posted 9.11.19. 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 Honors John Hiatt With Troubadour Award


From News, posted 9.10.19. Last night, BMI honored legendary singer-songwriter John Hiatt with its Troubadour Award at the company’s Nashville office. The private dinner celebrated the career of Hiatt, with additional musical homage paid by a group of heavy hitters that included Elvis Costello, Lyle Lovett, The World Famous Headliners, Delbert McClinton, War and… 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...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Kylie Rae Harris


From News, posted 9.06.19. BMI is saddened by the loss of rising country singer and songwriter Kyle Rae Harris. Harris is best known for her song “Twenty Years From Now,” which was written for her six year-old daughter, and which is made even more poignant by the burgeoning star’s untimely death. The song appears… Read more...

BMI Partners with SynchBig! Showcase


From News, posted 9.05.19. On Wednesday, August 28 at The Back Corner, BMI partnered for the first time on SynchBig!, a showcase series which was designed to highlight some of Nashville’s top synching artists. The highly anticipated event brought together songwriters, producers, artists, publishers, labels, licensing companies and others, with performers including Keelan Donovan… Read more...

Jody Williams to Leave BMI at End of Year


From News, posted 9.04.19. Jody Williams, BMI’s Vice President of Creative in Nashville since 2006, announced today that he will leave the company at the end of this year. Williams will continue to serve as a consultant for BMI throughout 2020 and plans to also return to the world of music publishing, forming a… Read more...

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