BMI Foundation

  1. BMI To Honor Young Muscians Claire Chase, Carlos Surinach

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMI Foundation has named flutist Claire Chase is the recipient of the "Carlos Surinach Prize," given to an emerging artist in recognition of "outstanding commitment to American music," and composer Evan Johnson is the winner of ...

  2. Townshend, Newman, Post Honored At BMI Film/TV Awards

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pete Townshend, composer David Newman and composer Mike Post were among those who received high honors and awards at the annual BMI Film & Television Awards, held tonight (May 20) at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. The event was co- ...

  3. Colbie Caillat, UMPG Win Big At BMI Pop Awards

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The songwriter of the year award at the 57th annual BMI Pop Awards resulted in a record-breaking, eight-way tie between Colbie Caillat, Polow Da Don, T-Pain, Alan Chang, Matchbox Twenty's Paul Doucette and Brian Yale, Chris Brown, and Maroon ...

  4. David Newman To Receive BMI's Richard Kirk Award

    April 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Composer David Newman will receive BMI's Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement at its annual Film & Television Awards on May 20. Newman is best known for his scores for comedic films, including "Throw Momma from the T ...

  5. BMI Carpenter Fellowship Taking Applications

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The 21st annual Pete Carpenter Fellowship for aspiring film composers under the age of 35 has opened and is taking applications. The fellowship winner will have an opportunity to work for four to five weeks with composer Mike Post, and will receiv ...

  6. BMI Foundation, Pepsi Sponsor Latin Songwriting Scholarship

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The BMI Foundation and Pepsi are sponsoring an annual scholarship competition for Latin songwriters and composers. The Music Enrichment Fund will award one $10,000 and two $5,000 scholarships to the writers of the top three songs entered into the ...

  7. BMI Honors Top Latin Songwriters

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Three singer-songwriters -- Juan Luis Morera Luna and Llandel Veguilla Malave (better known as Wisin & Yandel), along with troubadour Espinoza Paz -- tied for the Latin songwriter of the year award at the 15th annual BMI Latin Music Awards. Th ...

  8. Simmons College Student Wins Peermusic Latin Scholarship

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Twenty-one-year old Costa Rican singer-songwriter Daniela Blau is the winner of a $5,000 peermusic Latin scholarship from the BMI Foundation. Blau, a student at Boston's Simmons College, won the scholarship for her song "Y Si No Lo Sabes ...

  9. BMI Promotes Piña

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Porfirio Piña has been promoted to senior director, Latin music at BMI. The New York-based Piña, who was director of Latin music, will continue to report to the department’s assistant VP Delia Orjuela. Piña joined the performing right organization ...

  10. Bienstock Joins NMPA Board

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers' Assn. board of directors has appointed Caroline Bienstock, president/COO of Carlin America, to the board has joined the National Music Publishers' Assn. board of directors. She replaces her father, Freddy B ...

  11. Gillis Joins NMPA Board

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Neil Gillis, president of S1 Songs America, has joined the National Music Publishers' Assn. board of directors. He fills the vacancy left by Arnold Broido, president of Theodore Presser Co., who died last October. Gillis was president/CEO of ...

  12. BMI To Honor Hall & Oates

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Daryl Hall and John Oates will be honored as BMI Icons at the performing right organization's 56th annual Pop Awards on May 20. The ceremony at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., will feature a musical tribute to the ...

  13. Dimensional Music Names Gillis President

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Most recently GM of East Coast for Concord Music Group. Dimensional Music Publishing (DMP) has appointed publishing veteran Neil Gillis president and COO. Gillis will manage DMP on an operating basis and all staff will report to him. Most recently ...

  14. Concord Music Group Names East Coast GM

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gillis moves to newly created role. Concord Music Group has appointed Neil Gillis to the newly created position of east coast GM. Gillis will focus on strategic partnerships and international licensing. He will also actively seek opportunities in ...

  15. Gibson Marks Lennon's B'day With Auction, Exhibits

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gibson Guitar has launched several programs honoring John Lennon, whose 64th birthday would have been tomorrow (Oct. 9). Gibson Guitar has launched several programs honoring John Lennon, whose 64th birthday would have been tomorrow (Oct. 9). Gibso ...

  16. BMI Legal Exec Theodora Zavin Dies

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Theodora Zavin, a copyright attorney who worked for 49 years at BMI, died Monday (June 21) at New York's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital afer a brief illness. She was 82. Theodora Zavin, a copyright attorney who worked for 49 years at BMI, die ...

  17. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services C ...

  18. BMI Legal Executive Theodora Zavin Dies

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright attorney spent 49 years at rights group. Theodora Zavin, a copyright attorney who worked for 49 years at BMI, died Monday (June 21) at New York's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital afer a brief illness. She was 82. Zavin joined BMI in 1 ...

  19. BMI Legal Executive Theodora Zavin Dies

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright attorney spent 49 years at rights group. Theodora Zavin, a copyright attorney who worked for 49 years at BMI, died Monday (June 21) at New York's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital afer a brief illness. She was 82. Zavin joined BMI in 1 ...

  20. Estéfano Tops BMI Latin Honors

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the third consecutive year, Colombian songwriter/producer Estéfano was named BMI's songwriter of the year at the rights body's Latin Awards, presented today (March 16) in San Juan, Puerto Ric For the third consecutive year, ...