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Jihye Lee Awarded Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize and Manny Albam Commission

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From News, posted 6.21.18. The work of the best and brightest new jazz composers who attended this year’s BMI Jazz Composers Workshop was featured in a free concert in NYC recently to determine the winner of this year’s prestigious Charlie Parker Prize and Manny Albam Commission. Hosted by musical director Andy Farber and judged… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Its Songwriters at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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From News, posted 6.20.18. Several legendary BMI affiliates were honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 49th Annual Induction & Awards Gala, held June 14 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. This year saw the prestigious induction of BMI songwriters Bill Anderson, Steve Dorff, Allee Willis and Robert “Kool” Bell, George… Read more...


BMI Presents “Verano Alternativo” During LAMC in NYC

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From News, posted 6.18.18. BMI will proudly present “Verano Alternativo” during the BMI co-sponsored Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) in New York City on Tuesday, July 10, at Drom (85 Avenue A, New York, NY) in the East Village. The rousing showcase will feature performances by multi-talented singer/songwriters including Latin GRAMMY nominee Mr. Pauer… Read more...


Peter Boyer’s Music Helps Find the Gateway to America in PBS Special

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.15.18. In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, PBS will hold the nationwide premiere of Great Performances – Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony, on June 29th. Ellis Island features noted composer Peter Boyer’s original orchestral score built around seven firsthand stories of immigrants drawn from the Ellis Island… Read more...


How to Write Songs That Are Both Personal and Universal

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.15.18. Most of us who are in the business of creating songs are aware of the importance of writing lyrics that have universal appeal, lyrics that connect with millions of hearts. We have also heard about the importance of writing songs that emanate from our hearts, from personal experience. On the… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: June

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.13.18. WORKSHOPS BMI/ Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Making Your Rough Recordings Anything But “Rough” When: Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 2 - 3 PM Where: BMI’s Nashville office (10 Music Square East, Nashville 37203) How: Register online here Get an insider’s perspective on the process of… Read more...


Del Bryant Featured in New Smithsonian Oral History Project

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From News, posted 6.11.18. BMI’s former President and CEO, Del Bryant, is one of 33 creative industry participants featured in a new website from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, “The American Scene: A National Culture Collecting Project.” This thought-provoking initiative focuses on why entertainment matters to American history, exploring this question… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 Tony Award Winners

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From News, posted 6.11.18. The Band’s Visit swept the Tony Awards last night, winning an astounding 10 Tonys, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Orchestrations. Congratulations to all who are a part of this incredible production. Nice work! Below are the talented music creators who took home prestigious honors: Best Original Score: Read more...


Berklee NYC Partners With Song Arts Academy for Songwriting Masterclass on June 24

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From News, posted 6.04.18. Berklee NYC Executive Director Stephen Webber announced a partnership with Billy Seidman’s Song Arts Academy to present an all-day masterclass in advanced song craft, Sunday, June 24, at the famed Power Station Studios in New York City. “This is a wonderful opportunity,” said Webber, “to bring together the New… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 Drama Desk Award Winners

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From News, posted 6.04.18. BMI applauds its affiliates Yolanda Adams, Jonathan Coulton, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend and They Might Be Giants for their work on SpongeBob SquarePants, which took home the prestigious Drama Desk award for Outstanding Musical last night at Town Hall in Manhattan. This year’s Drama Desk awards considered shows that opened… Read more...


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