Taylor Swift, 2014.

BMI's Revenue Collections Grow to $977 Million, Royalty Distributions to $840 Million

Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) saw revenue collections grow to $977 million in the past fiscal year, up 3.5 percent from the $944 million it gathered the year previously. Meanwhile royalty distributions to publishers and songwriters grew 3.2 percent to $840 million from $814 million for the prior year ending June 30, 2013.
Jason Aldean, 2014

Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Things That Piss Off Jason Aldean

With "Burnin' It Down" sitting pretty atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and his sixth album, 'Old Boots, New Dirt,' coming out Oct. 7, life is pretty good for Jason Aldean. But that doesn't mean the country star isn't as fired up as ever.