BMI

  1. 6 Questions With BMI President/CEO Del Bryant

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT BMI keeps going and growing. For the fiscal year ended June 30, the performance rights organization posted revenue of $901 million, a 7.4% increase from what it collected in the prior year. It will also disperse $786 million to songwriters, compos ...

  2. BMI Posts $901 Million Annual Revenue

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT BMI kept alive its 24-year record-breaking revenue and payouts streak by posting $901 million in revenues for the fiscal year ended June 30, a 7.4% increase from what it collected in the prior year. What's more, BMI will disperse $786 million ...

  3. Veteran Bradley Joins BMI

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nashville publishing and A&R veteran Clay Owen Bradley has joined BMI as assistant VP of writer/publisher relations. He was most recently senior director of A&R for Sony BMG Nashville, where he worked for the last five years. The new posit ...

  4. 360 Deals, Collection Royalties Debated At Music Matters

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The opening two days of the Music Matters conference has thrown up its share of topical discussions, with 360 deals and the systems for royalty collections coming under the microscope. On a June 4 panel discussion on 360 deals, Walt Disney Records ...

  5. Young, Townshend Among Those Honored By BMI

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Composer Christopher Young ("Ghost Rider," "The Grudge" and "The Exorcism of Emily Rose") received the Richard Kirk Award at BMI's Film & Television Awards held Wednesday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel i ...

  6. BMI To Honor Composer Young

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Christopher Young, the composer of "Ghost Rider," "Hellraiser" and "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," will receive BMI's Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement at the organization's Film & Tele ...

  7. Santaolalla To Be Honored As BMI Icon

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Argentine composer and producer Gustavo Santaolalla, whose scores for "Brokeback Mountain" and "Babel" won him Oscar Awards, will be honored as the BMI Icon during BMI's 15th annual Latin Awards Ceremony. Santaolalla will ...

  8. Steele, Sony/ATV Win Big At BMI Country Awards

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jeffrey Steele was the big winner at this year's BMI Country Awards, which were held last evening (Nov. 6) at the performing rights organization's Music Row offices. He received his second country songwriter of the year title and his co- ...

  9. EMI Music Pub, T.I., Ne-Yo, Mr. ColliPark Take BMI Honors

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing was named BMI Urban Publisher of the Year at the BMI Urban Awards Friday night at New York New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The event was hosted by BMI president and CEO Del Bryant and VP of writer/publisher relations C ...

  10. BMI Reports Record Revenues

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT BMI has posted revenues of more than $839 million for its fiscal year that ended June 30, up 7% from the prior year. The performing right organization will be distributing more than $732 million in royalties to the songwriters, composers and publi ...

  11. ASCAP, BMI Launch RapidCue

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and BMI have jointly launched RapidCue, a secure Web site that allows users to enter, manage and electronically submit music cue sheet data to the performing rights organizations (PROs) for television, cable and film productions. PROs rely o ...

  12. Nelson To Become BMI Icon

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The legendary Willie Nelson will be honored as a "BMI Icon" at the performing right organization's 55th annual Country Awards this fall. The invitation-only gala, which will recognize the past year's most performed BMI country ...

  13. BMI Names Pantle Assistant VP

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hanna Pantle has been named assistant VP of corporate and media relations for BMI. Pantle is based in Los Angeles and reports to Robbin Ahrold, VP of corporate relations for BMI. Pantle's new position allows her to expand on the duties that s ...

  14. UGC Debates Rumble On As CISAC Draws To Close

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT User-generated content was brought into focus today during the closing session of the CISAC Copyright Summit in Brussels. The final panel, "Can Creators and Technology/Service Providers Find a Common Ground," showcased an interesting con ...

  15. BMI Promotes Oshanani

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT BMI has promoted Edward Oshanani from assistant VP to VP, international operations and technology. Oshanani and his department, the International perations and Technology Group (IOTG), will report to Ron Solleveld, BMI senior VP international in t ...

  16. SpiralFrog, BMI Sign Licensing Deal

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST BMI has completed a licensing agreement with SpiralFrog, an advertising-based download service expected to launch in the U.S. in early 2007. The deal will give SpiralFrog the right to publicly perform more than 6.5 million songs represented by BMI ...

  17. BMI Promotes Orjuela

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Delia Orjuela has been promoted to the position of assistant VP, writer/publisher relationships, Latin Music for BMI, Billboard.biz has learned. Based out of Los Angeles, Orjuela was previously senior director of Latin Music. Now, with the departu ...

  18. Pedowitz Elected To BMI Board

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mark Pedowitz, president of Touchstone Television and executive VP of ABC Entertainment Television Group, has been elected to the BMI board of directors. The announcement by chairman Cecil Walker came today (Nov. 17) in New York following the orga ...

  19. BMI Promotes Orjuela

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST She becomes assistant VP, writer/publisher relationships. Delia Orjuela has been promoted to the position of assistant VP, writer/publisher relationships, Latin Music for BMI, Billboard.biz has learned. Based out of Los Angeles, Orjuela was previo ...

  20. Pedowitz Elected To BMI Board

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST John "Jack" Sander elected as vice chairman. Mark Pedowitz, president of Touchstone Television and executive VP of ABC Entertainment Television Group, has been elected to the BMI board of directors. The announcement by chairman Cecil Wal ...

  21. BMI Revenues Up

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMI revenues increased 7% over the previous year to reach more than $779 million for its fiscal year 2005-2006, the performing right organization reported today (Aug. 28). The revenues resulted in an BMI revenues increased 7% over the previous yea ...

  22. BMI's Baird Dies

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT She was 59. Patricia Baird, BMI assistant VP, corporate relations, died yesterday (Aug. 21) in New York after a long fight with cancer. She was 59. During a career that spanned more than 35 years, Baird had become a well-known and respected journa ...

  23. BMI Appoints Williams VP Writer/Publisher Relations

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently ran Jody Williams Music. Jody Williams has been appointed VP of writer/publisher relations for BMI in Nashville. The move marks a return to the performing rights organization for Williams, who began his career at BMI working in admin ...

  24. BMI Senior Exec To Exit

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Corbin unexpectedly announced resignation. BMI VP of writer relations Paul Corbin has unexpectedly announced his resignation from the company, effective April 28. Corbin, who is based in Nashville, joined BMI in his current role in 2000. Prior to ...

  25. BMI Names O'Neill Senior VP

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will oversee all aspects of licensing. Michael O’Neill has been promoted to senior VP of licensing at BMI. O'Neill is based in New York and reports to Del Bryant, president and CEO of the performing rights organization. O’Neill was most recen ...

  26. BMI: Ringtone Sales To Surpass $600 Million

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Projections based on past seven quarters data. BMI is projecting U.S. ringtone retail sales this year will surpass $600 million, up $100 million from last year. BMI tracks census sales data on more than 325 outlets for the sale of mobile entertain ...

  27. BMI: Ringtone Sales To Surpass $600 Million

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMI is projecting U.S. ringtone retail sales this year will surpass $600 million, up $100 million from last year. BMI tracks census sales data on more than 325 outlets for the sale of mobile entertain BMI is projecting U.S. ringtone retail sales t ...

  28. Almodovar Upped At BMI Miami

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Diane J. Almodovar has been promoted to VP, writer/publisher relations for BMI Miami. Diane J. Almodovar has been promoted to VP, writer/publisher relations for BMI Miami. Almodovar, who was previously assistant VP, will continue to be responsible ...

  29. BMI Holds Board Election

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ginny Hubbard Morris New Board Member The BMI annual shareholders' meeting was held in New York City yesterday (Nov. 3). Virginia (Ginny) Hubbard Morris, president of St. Paul, Minn.-based Hubbard Broadcasting, was elected to a four-year term ...

  30. Nichols Wins BMI's Song Of The Year Award

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The BMI Country Awards this year included a three-way tie for the songwriter of the year prize, but there was no disputing the song of the year, which went to "Live Like You Were Dying." The BMI Country Awards this year included a three- ...

  31. The Publishers' Place

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT How much of a song do you need to hear before you can name that tune? Without clues it takes an expert at least five to 10 seconds to identify performances, but BMI recently acquired technology that i How much of a song do you need to hear before ...

  32. BMI Buys BlueArrow Music Recognition Service

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMI has acquired a digital music recognition service previously used to identify songs from mobile phones for accurately tracking music performance data. BMI has acquired a digital music recognition service previously used to identify songs from m ...

  33. BMI Buys BlueArrow Music Recognition Service

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMI has acquired a digital music recognition service previously used to identify songs from mobile phones for accurately tracking music performance data. BMI has acquired a digital music recognition service previously used to identify songs from m ...

  34. Lil' Jon Tops BMI Urban Awards

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly, Charlie Wilson also honored. Lil' Jon was the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held Friday (Aug. 26) night at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. BMI president/CEO Del Bryant and VP of writer/publi ...

  35. Spotlight Falls On Canada For City Showcase Fest

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The resurgent Canadian music scene will take the spotlight during the five-day City Showcase festival of events in Central London from Sept. 5-9. The resurgent Canadian music scene will take the spotlight during the five-day City Showcase festival ...

  36. Aussie Gov't Establishes L.A. Export Office

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Government has set up an export music office in Los Angeles through its trade export body Austrade. The Australian Government has set up an export music office in Los Angeles through its trade export body Austrade. The office is hel ...

  37. BMI Christian Awards Honor Mark Hall

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter earned four nods. Mark Hall was named songwriter of the year at BMI's annual Christian Music Awards Monday (June 20) night at the performing rights organization's Nashville offices. Hall earned four BMI Citations of Achievemen ...

  38. BMI Honors Graeme Revell At Film/TV Awards

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Composer Graeme Revell was presented with the Richard Kirk Award at BMI's annual Film & Television Music Awards dinner, held last night (May 18) at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles. Composer Graeme Revell was presented with ...

  39. SESAC Under Fire At Oversight Hearing

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT SESAC was in the cross hairs of a Congressional oversight hearing panel May 11, as lawmakers responded to complaints from broadcasters that when dealing with performing right organizations (PROs), it' WASHINGTON, D.C. -- SESAC was in the cros ...

  40. Preston To Receive NABEF Guardian Award

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former BMI pres/CEO honored for creative commitment. Retired BMI president and CEO Frances W. Preston was chosen today (May 12) to receive the Guardian Award from the National Assn. of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) at the seventh annua ...

  41. SESAC Under Fire

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lawmakers respond to broadcasters' complaints. SESAC was in the cross hairs of a Congressional oversight hearing panel today (May 11), as lawmakers responded to complaints from broadcasters that when dealing with performing right organization ...

  42. BMI To Introduce Podcasts

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMI has become the latest music industry resource to embrace podcasting. The rights licensing agency is launching a series of podcasts called "See It Hear First," which will feature new music by repre BMI has become the latest music indu ...

  43. BMI, mobZilla Link

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal covers mobile streaming. BMI has forged a licensing deal with mobZilla. The agreement allows the wireless media company to stream music represented by BMI to cell phones and other mobile devices. La Jolla, Calif.-based mobZilla has a monthly ...

  44. The Digital Rights Bundle: Real Progress For Copyright Owners?

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST In April 2005, BMI will mark the 10th anniversary of the music industry's first license for the digital performance of music over the Internet. Del Bryant is president/CEO of BMI. In April 2005, BMI will mark the 10th anniversary of the music ...

  45. Vallance Big Winner At Canada's SOCAN Awards

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada feted the country's songwriters and music publishers at its 15th annual awards last night (Nov. 15) in Toronto. The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada ...

  46. Vallance Big Winner At Canada's SOCAN Awards

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada feted the country's songwriters and music publishers at its 15th annual awards last night (Nov. 15) in Toronto. The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada ...

  47. Shania Twain Top Winner At BMI Country Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toby Keith, Casey Beathard also honored. Shania Twain was a top winner at tonight's (Nov. 8) 52nd annual BMI Country Awards, held at the company's Music Row offices. Twain's crossover hit, "Forever and For Always," was nam ...

  48. Twain Scores At BMI London Awards

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shania Twain was the big winner at the 2004 BMI London Awards, presented last night (Oct. 5) at the Dorchester Hotel. The awards honor the most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television by members Shania Twain was the big winner at the 2004 BMI ...

  49. Twain Scores At BMI London Awards

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Star picks up song of the year, Musel honors. Shania Twain was the big winner at the 2004 BMI London Awards, presented last night (Oct. 5) at the Dorchester Hotel. The awards honor the most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television by members o ...

  50. R. Kelly Top Winner At BMI Urban Awards

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B artist takes home two awards. R. Kelly was a double winner at BMI's 2004 Urban Awards, receiving a nod for both urban producer of the year and writer of song of the year for "Ignition," from last year's Jive album & ...

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