BMI

  1. BMI Names John Lydon an 'Icon,' Recognizes a-ha and Many More at 2013 Awards

    October 15, 2013 5:39 PM EDT At its annual award ceremony  in London, performing rights organization BMI has awarded Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. frontman John Lydon its Icon Award, given to artists in recognition of their "unique and indelible influence on genera ...

  2. Norman Winter, Music Publicist for Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre and MCA/Universal Records, Dies

    August 22, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Norman Winter, who in his long Hollywood career as a music publicist represented Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan,  Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, Paul Anka and many  others, died Thursday in Las Vegas due to complications from Lewy Body disease, accord ...

  3. Business Matters: Rumors Heat Up That Liberty Media Will Buy Out Live Nation

    June 28, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Rumors Heat Up That Liberty Media Will Buy Out Live Nation -- Another summer, another round of speculation that Liberty Media may buy out the remaining shares of Live Nation it does not already own. Liberty Media upped its stake in Live Nation to ...

  4. Business Matters: BMI, John Lennon, Foursquare, Lilith and more

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT INTERIM FEE AGREED ON -- BMI and the Radio Music License Committee have agreed on an interim fee starting August 1 that will reduce the radio industry’s fee to $192 million from $217 million. BMI had previously agreed to the lower fee (reduced 7% ...

  5. Business Matters: Sirius XM, Facebook, iTunes, We7 and More

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- A few side notes to Sirius XM's Q1 earnings release on Tuesday, which was reported at Billboard.biz. First, the company lost 306,000 retail subscribers during the quarter - slightly better than the loss in the prior year period. But it gai ...

  6. Report: BMI Files Suit Against T-Mobile

    January 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Performing rights organization BMI has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Federal Court against mobile carrier T-Mobile USA for allegedly selling ringback tones without acquiring the proper licenses. A report in the Register says the lawsuit was filed on ...

  7. Flex Links With BMI

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Panamanian phenom Flex, whose pop-reggaeton hit "Te Quiero" is in its 15th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, has affiliated as a songwriter with performing right society BMI. The society announced F ...

  8. BMI Honors Bee Gees, DioGuardi, Garrett

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Performing rights organization BMI held its 55th Annual Pop Awards tonight (May 15), honoring such acts as the Bee Gees, Kara DioGuardi and Sean Garrett at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The ceremony recognized the writ ...

  9. Billboard To Rank MasterTones On New Chart

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will unveil chart this summer. Billboard will this summer unveil a new Hot MasterTones chart, ranking the best selling master ringtones in the United States. The tally will track ringtones that play a segment of an original recording, rather than ...

  10. Publishers, Online Services Battle Over Rates

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiating in bad faith over online music licensing issues at the center of congressional subcommittee discussions. NEW YORK -- Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiatin ...

  11. Terrorist Attacks Force London Concert Cancellations

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or postponement of a number of concerts in the city. They include Sum 41's show at Astoria, the Prodigy at London Carling Bri Today's (July 7) terrorist bomb ...

  12. Terrorist Attacks Force London Concert Cancellations

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sum 41, Prodigy, R.E.M. amongst those who change plans. Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or postponement of a number of concerts in the city. They include Sum 41's show at Astoria, the Prodigy at ...

  13. Music Industry To Laud, Lobby Congress

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, in an exclusive interview, says that the group is coordinating a first-ever multi-artist-group Recording Arts Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill Sept. 7. Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, in an exclusive ...

  14. CISAC Revamps: Rights Body Streamlines Exec Structure

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, is moving into the 21st century with a new structure more capable of representing its members' interests in a fast-changin SEOUL, Korea -- CISAC, the International ...

  15. BMI Licensing Tracks To P2P Network

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Performance rights organization BMI is taking major steps towards creating a legal, for-profit peer-to-peer network. BMI has signed licensing and DRM agreements with QTRAX and Xpeer, two P2P sites set Performance rights organization BMI is taking ...

  16. BMI Licensing Tracks To P2P Network

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Performance rights organization BMI is taking major steps towards creating a legal, for-profit peer-to-peer network. BMI has signed licensing and DRM agreements with QTRAX and Xpeer, two P2P sites set Performance rights organization BMI is taking ...

  17. BMI Names New CFO

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Performing rights organization BMI has named Bruce A. Esworthy as its new senior VP of finance/CFO. Esworthy joins BMI from the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, where he was VP of finance. Performing rights organization BMI has named Bruce ...