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A Match Made in Heaven: Meet Michael and Tanya Trotter of The War and Treaty


From News, posted 10.22.18. If you’ve seen Michael and Tanya Trotter — better known as The War and Treaty —live in concert, you’ve witnessed the magical chemistry of this rising duo. The Trotters have found a welcoming home in the Americana community, known for embracing multiple musical genres and for having a particular fondness… Read more...

BMI Toasts “Up Down” With Rooftop #1 Party


From News, posted 10.18.18. Big Loud Records’ rising star Morgan Wallen toasted his first Number One hit as an artist yesterday (10/17), partying in rooftop-style for his PLATINUM-certified chart-topper, “Up Down” (featuring Florida Georgia Line). Taking over the Thompson Hotel’s L.A. Jackson rooftop bar in Nashville, BMI, BIG LOUD, ASCAP, Wallen and the backwoods… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2018 Dove Award Winners


From News, posted 10.18.18. BMI songwriters had an exceptionally impressive night of wins on Tuesday at the 2018 GMA Dove Awards, where they took home trophies in 28 out of the 40 categories. The Dove Awards honor outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music, and we are so proud that so many of the… Read more...

Top Songwriting Workshop Questions - and Their Answers


From MusicWorld, posted 10.17.18. In teaching songwriting and music business workshops over the past fifteen years, I’ve observed that there is a “greatest hits” of questions that I get over and over again from my attendees. I thought it might be helpful to share those questions and my answers here. Music Business 1. When… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: October


From MusicWorld, posted 10.17.18. WORKSHOPS BMI 101 Workshop: New York BMI 101 is a one-hour introductory workshop for writers and publishers, covering the role that BMI plays in the music industry, basics of performing rights, and becoming a BMI affiliate. When: October 25, November 29, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM… Read more...

BMI Songwriter Sam James Performs at Retailers and Grocers Summit


From News, posted 10.17.18. BMI joined forces with the Retail Association of Maine and the Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association by providing the musical entertainment at The Summit, an annual event held recently (10/10) in New Gloucester that brought together Maine’s retailers and grocers for a full day of education and industry updates.… Read more...

Legendary Guitarist and Songwriter Steve Cropper to be Named BMI Icon at 2018 BMI Country Awards


From News, posted 10.09.18. BMI will proudly celebrate the extraordinary career of Steve Cropper by naming him a BMI Icon at the 66th annual BMI Country Awards to be held Tuesday, November 13. Cropper will receive this honor in recognition of his unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. The event, which… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2018 Dove Nominees


From News, posted 10.03.18. Since 1969, the GMA Dove Awards has honored outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music. This year, the genre’s biggest night will take place at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, and feature top artists from the many different genres of Gospel and Christian music. The annual… Read more...

BMI Re-Elects Six Members to Board of Directors


From News, posted 9.26.18. BMI re-elected six members of its Board of Directors during the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders held Monday, September 24, at BMI’s office in Nashville, TN. The following Board members have been elected to new three-year terms: Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Media Group, LLC; Amador Bustos, President and CEO, Bustos… Read more...

AmericanaFest Kicks Off On BMI Rooftop


From News, posted 9.21.18. AmericanaFest was in full swing following the official kick off party on BMI’s rooftop deck last week (9/11) in Nashville. BMI’s final rooftop show of the summer featured the iconic Tony Joe White, soulful husband-wife duo The War and Treaty and genre-bending Israel Nash. Immediately following Tony Joe White’s performance,… Read more...

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