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BMI Signs TV Personality Todd Chrisley

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Pictured: (L-R): BMI’s Jody Williams, BMI songwriter and TV personality Todd Chrisley and BMI’s Leslie Roberts.

Legendary Perfomance Rights Organization, BMI, is excited to announce the signing of television personality, Todd Chrisley. The USA Network Star and business mogul has deep country roots and plans to bring more eyes to Music City with his business acumen. On Chrisley Know Best, Chrisley has showcased untapped talent and plans on introducing his large fanbase to even more of his personal picks. 

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BMI Announces Promotions and Addition to Writer Publisher Relations Department, Nashville

BMI, Broadcast Music, Inc, announced today that five members of the Writer-Publisher team in Nashville have been promoted, with elevated responsibilities assigned to Bradley Collins, Leslie Roberts, David Preston, Penny Gattis and Erica Glidewell. Additionally,  recent Belmont graduate Josh Tomlinson has been hired as the new addition to the team as Associate Director, Writer-Publisher Relations.  Continue Reading →

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BMI Wraps Inaugural Maui Songwriters Festival 

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The songwriters pose for a picture during the kickoff party. Pictured: (L-R): BMI songwriters Maggie Rose, Misa Arriaga, Kacey Musgraves, Bob DiPiero, Jeffrey Steele, Kimberly June and Greylan James, host Storme Warren, songwriter Rodney Clawson, Loving Mary’s Marti Frederiksen, Elisha Hoffman, Sarah Tomek and Rebecca Lynn Howard, songwriter Brandon Kinney, Loving Mary’s Suzie McNeil and kickoff party hosts Claudia Goodfellow and Danny Goodfellow. (Sitting): BMI songwriters Nicolle Galyon, Willie Nelson, Rhett Akins and Loving Mary’s Andrew Mactaggart. Photo credit: Mark Mason)

The inaugural BMI Maui Songwriters Festival came to a close December 13. Hosted by Storme Warren, shows filled choice island venues including Charley’s Saloon, the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. From Nashville’s signature in-the-round acoustic song-swaps that take listeners deep into the stories behind beloved hits, to rowdy full-band sets, the festival revolved around unforgettable live music experiences. The festival, held December 8 to 13, was attended by top country writers, BMI Songwriters of the Year and the up-and-coming next wave of country stars. Check out the photos below for an in-depth look at the festival!

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SCOTTY McCREERY MIA FROM BMI AWARDS; ACCEPTS 1 MONTH LATER

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After having to miss the BMI Country Music Awards in November due to a prior commitment performing at the CMA Marketing Summit, Scotty McCreery excitedly accepted his first BMI Award in person last Friday afternoon, Dec. 11, for writing one of BMI’s Top 50 Country Songs of 2015: his Platinum-selling Top Ten hit “See You Tonight.” BMI announced its list of Top 50 songs in November at its annual event, but with McCreery unavailable, he didn’t want to just “mail it in.” McCreery wrote the song with Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell, and it served as the title cut of his second studio album and earned him a Top 10 hit on both Billboard and MediaBase. The multi-Platinum-selling singer/songwriter received his award in person in Nashville from Jody Williams, BMI Vice President, Writer and Publisher Relations and Bradley Collins, BMI Executive Director, Writer-Relations.

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Mac Davis to be Honored as BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI Country Awards

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Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, will celebrate the extraordinary songwriting career of Mac Davis by naming him a BMI Icon at the company’s 63rd annual BMI Country Awards. The invitation-only event, which will be held on Tuesday, November 3 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville, will honor Davis and the songwriters and publishers of the most-performed country songs of the previous year.

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#1 Celebration For “Raise ‘Em Up”

Pictured L to R are: Jeffrey Steele, Jaren Johnston, UMG president Mike Dungan, Keith Urban, and Tom Douglas.

Pictured L to R are: Jeffrey Steele, Jaren Johnston, UMG president Mike Dungan, Keith Urban, and Tom Douglas.

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JASON ALDEAN CELEBRATES THREE BACK-TO-BACK HITS OFF OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT WITH PROGRESSIVE NO. ONE PARTY

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Photo credit: John Russell

RIAA’s top digital country male artist of all time Jason Aldean celebrated the success of his recent three consecutive No. One hits, “Burnin’ It Down,” “Just Gettin’ Started” and “Tonight Looks Good On You,” off of his PLATINUM record OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT yesterday (8/11).  Friends and family packed Nashville’s City Winery for a progressive party, which moved throughout the venue to celebrate each song.

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BMI TO PRESENT THIRD ANNUAL SYNC THIS! EVENT

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Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI)®, a global leader in music rights management, will host Sync THIS!, a two-day event connecting six top music supervisors from the worlds of film, television and advertising with the best of Music City August 11-12, 2015. This invitation-only event will provide a unique setting for emerging BMI artists and tastemakers from the Nashville music community to foster relationships with music supervisors at the top of their respective fields. This two-day forum will feature exclusive performances, a thought-provoking panel and private dinners at two of Nashville’s new chef-owned restaurants. Everything from the shop-local gift bags to the chef-curated custom dinner menu and cocktails, unique showcase spots and rocking performances provide attendees with a truly unique “New Nashville” experience, bringing them from “east” to “west.”

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BMI HONORS KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND WITH MULTITUDE OF AWARDS FOR ICONIC HITS THAT DEFINED THE 70S & SHAPED THE FACE OF MODERN-DAY POP MUSIC

imageJust a week before their first album in over a decade, Feeling You! The 60s, hits stores worldwide, KC and The Sunshine Band is honored with a multitude of awards from BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.), recognizing their long-standing career and outstanding contributions to the music industry through iconic hits like “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s The Way (I Like It),” “Please Don’t Go,” and many more. The band’s frontman, Harry Wayne “KC” Casey was present at the BMI offices in Nashville, Tenn. today to accept the coveted awards from BMI Director and Writer Publisher, David Preston.
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BMI names Lauren Branson Director, Public Relations

Lauren BransonBroadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) today announced that Lauren Branson has been named Director, Public Relations. In this role, she will be responsible for creating and implementing the public relations strategies for many of the company’s wholly owned and sponsored songwriter-based events, including BMI’s Country and Christian Awards shows, BMI No. 1 Parties, Austin City Limits Festival, LouFest, SXSW and the Key West Songwriter’s Festival. Branson will report to Robbin Ahrold, BMI Senior Advisor, interim head of BMI’s Corporate Communications and Marketing department. She will also work closely with Jody Williams, BMI Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations. Branson is based in BMI’s Nashville office.

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