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Caroline Beasley Elected Chairman of BMI Board of Directors


From News, posted 10.22.20. BMI today announced the election of Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Media Group, LLC as Chairman of the BMI Board of Directors, effective immediately. Beasley, who joined the Board in 2014, most recently served as Vice Chairman of the BMI Board. She succeeds… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2020 ACM Winners


From News, posted 9.17.20. Last night was a great one for BMI songwriters who took the majority of this year’s ACM Awards and gave outstanding performances from various venues across Nashville and others parts of the country. The ceremony, which adhered to social distancing protocols, still managed to bring country fans together with the… Read more...

BMI Hitmaker Closes out Virtual Conference for Media Finance Execs


From News, posted 9.02.20. As has become tradition, BMI provided one of its award-winning songwriters to perform at the closing luncheon of the annual Media Finance Focus conference presented recently (8/27) by the Media Financial Management Association. As a result of the pandemic, this year’s conference was held virtually over July and August, and… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2020 CMA Nominees


From News, posted 9.02.20. The CMA nods are out with BMI affiliates taking center stage in nearly every category. Miranda Lambert leads the pack with an incredible seven nominations, including her fourth for Entertainer of the Year. Carrie Underwood, who is up for two awards, was also nominated for Entertainer of the Year, making… Read more...

How Songwriting Makes You A Better Innovator


From MusicWorld, posted 8.19.20. After over 30 years of writing songs, I’ve come to the realization that while songwriting, in and of itself, is a wonderful thing, the benefits extend far beyond the boundaries of music. Among the many areas that learning to write songs can develop are a set of seven skills uniquely… Read more...

BMI Presents Dolly Parton With 7 “Million-Air” Certificates


From News, posted 8.13.20. The incomparable Dolly Parton has once again surpassed milestones, literally millions of them, when BMI awarded her with several of their coveted “Million-Air” certificates, which recognize songs that have reached over one million broadcast performances. In a special presentation via Zoom, Mike O’Neill, BMI’s President and CEO, along with Billboard… Read more...

BMI Congratulates CMHoF Inductees Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart and Dean Dillon


From News, posted 8.12.20. BMI is proud to announce that our legendary songwriters, Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart and Dean Dillon, make up this year’s class of inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame, bringing the total number of honorees to 142. Dean Dillon, who was named a BMI Icon in 2013, earns… Read more...

BMI Remembers Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry Member Charlie Daniels


From News, posted 7.06.20. BMI is saddened by the passing of Country, Southern Rock and Bluegrass legend Charlie Daniels, who died today of a stroke at the age of 83. A Dove and CMA Award-winning artist, musician, and songwriter, best known for his fiery fiddle on his #1 hit “The Devil Went Down to… Read more...

Celebrating Black Music Month: BMI Executive Spotlight


From News, posted 6.30.20. .thumbnail p {line-height: 1;}.text-right{text-align:right;} #content hr{width: 25%; border-top: 2px solid #ddd; margin: 20px auto; box-shadow: 0 1px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.055);} Black Music Month may be ending, but the influence and artistry of Black songwriters, composers and producers has no limit. From R&B to country, pop, hip-hop, jazz, and… Read more...

Top Broadcasters and BMI Support Songwriters with Concert Benefiting MusiCares COVID-19 Relief


From News, posted 5.11.20. Local radio broadcasters Cox Media Group (CMG), Alpha Media, Beasley Media Group, Hubbard Radio, Neuhoff Media and Townsquare Media announced today that they will join BMI and some of country music’s top songwriters for a radio concert to benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief fund. “A Salute to the Songwriters,” presented… Read more...

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