Broadcast Music, Inc.

  1. BMI Files Suit Against Pandora

    June 13, 2013 12:51 PM EDT BMI, Broadcast Music Inc., today filed suit at the U.S. Southern District Federal Court in New York, seeking a determination of rates for a blanket license for all music played on Pandora. Billboard broke the news of the impending lawsuit lat ...

  2. BMI Demands Retraction from TMZ, Claims Story Misrepresented & Contained Errors

    June 06, 2013 5:19 AM EDT Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) says it has requested TMZ retract a story which the performing rights organization claims “misrepresents” its values and mission while including a “number of inaccuracies.” In a story published Wednesday under the hea ...

  3. Adam Levine to Be Honored at BMI Pop Awards

    April 08, 2013 7:19 PM EDT Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine will be presented with the President's Award at this year's Broadcast Music, Inc. Pop Awards, acknowledging his achievement in songwriting and his global impact on pop culture. “Adam has mastered the art ...

  4. Morning Fix: Taylor Swift's Million-Selling 'Red'; UMG Settles Digital Royalties Suit; iTunes 11 Delay

    October 31, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters TAYLOR SWIFT'S 'RED' SELLS 1.21 MILLION -- BIGGEST SALES WEEK FOR AN ALBUM SINCE 2002: It's official: Taylor Swift's "Re ...

  5. BMI Releases Results, Revenue Down 3.5% Due to Radio Rate Settlement

    September 20, 2012 6:02 PM EDT In the year ended June 30, 2012, Broadcast Music, Inc. reported $898.8 million in revenue, a nearly 3.5% decline from the $931 million collected in the prior year. The organization attributed the decline to " settling a rate litigation" ...

  6. NARM's Digitalmusic.org Names First Affiliate Partners

    December 06, 2011 2:00 PM EST Digitalmusic.org (DMO,) NARM's hub for digital music initiatives, announced their first Affiliate Partners earlier today. They are: the American Association of Independemnt Music (A2IM), the American Foundation of Television and Radio Artists ...

  7. BMI's 2011 Revenues at All-Time High

    September 20, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Broadcast Music, Inc said its revenues collections exceeded $931 million for the year ended June 30, a 1.5% increase from the $917 million it reported last year. The organization said the total revenue reported for the most recent year represents ...

  8. Stuart Rosen Promoted to BMI Senior VP and General Counsel

    September 06, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) President and CEO Del Bryant today announced the promotion of Stuart Rosen to Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Rosen will report directly to Bryant and will oversee global operations of the BMI legal departmen ...

  9. Publishing Briefs: Eric Benet Signs Management Deal With Primary Wave

    May 05, 2011 9:49 PM EDT Eric Benet Inks Management Deal With Primary Wave -- Grammy Nominated R&B singer Eric Benet has signed a management deal with New York City-based Primary Wave Talent Management ( PrimaryWaveMusic.com ). This new management deal reunites Benet ...

  10. EMI Music Publishing Taking Over Licensing Digital Rights From ASCAP

    May 03, 2011 4:17 PM EDT EMI Music Publishing is bundling performance rights previously represented by ASCAP with mechanical and syncronization rights in a move to streamline licensing for digital music service providers, the company announced in a statement today. In mak ...

  11. Composer David Arnold to Receive BMI Career Achievement Award

    April 18, 2011 12:54 PM EDT Composer David Arnold will receive BMI's Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement at the BMI Film & Television Awards. The awards will be handed out May 18 in Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Arnold's collectio ...

  12. ASCAP Releases 2010 Financial Results

    March 31, 2011 10:13 AM EDT While revenues at ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers ) dropped by 6% in 2010 to $935 million, it managed to make $845 million in distributions, a 2.1% decline, to its members. Total revenues and member distributions w ...

  13. Taylor Swift, Sony/ATV Among Big Winners At BMI Country Awards

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift became the youngest person ever to win the BMI country songwriter of the year crown and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville earned its ninth consecutive BMI country publisher of the year title on Tuesday night at the 58th annual BMI C ...

  14. Don Black, Jay Sean Honored At BMI London Awards

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT During its annual London Awards ceremony, Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) honored the most performed songs on U.S. radio and TV in the past year by European songwriters, composers and publishers. The songwriters and composers who won awards at the even ...

  15. BMI Revenues Up Slightly

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Broadcast Music, Inc. collected $917 million in revenues in its 2010 fiscal year ended June 30, a 1.3% increase from the $905 million generated during the prior year. During that period, BMI distributed $789 million, up slightly from the $788 mill ...

  16. BMI To Honor Will.I.Am

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) will present their President’s Award to will.i.am during the organization’s annual Urban Awards ceremony on September 10. The event takes place at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The invitation-only event salutes the ...

  17. U.S. TV Stations Sue BMI Over Music Licensing Fees

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST The owners of about 1,200 local television stations have sued BMI, seeking for lower broadcast fees to reflect declining television viewership and advertising revenue. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Tuesday, demanded a & ...

  18. BMI Reports .4% Fiscal-Year Revenue Increase

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Broadcast Music, Inc. managed to eke out its 25th year in a row of growth, generating $905 million in revenue in its fiscal year ended June 30. That represents an 0.4% increase over the $901 million it collected in the prior fiscal year. Likewise, ...

  19. Composers Seek Change In Copyright Law

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nathan Barr has scored horror films such as "Hostel" and the HBO vampire series "True Blood," but what really keeps the composer up at night is fear he will not get paid for music distributed online. "'True Blood' ...

  20. BMI Unveils Mobile Music Predictions

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Performing rights group BMI has released 2009 sales predictions for the mobile music market. The organization predicts ringback tones will amass more than $235 million in U.S. sales by the end of the year, representing 15% growth over the $205 mil ...

  21. ASCAP Collections, Payouts Increase

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers collected $933 million last year, an 8% increase from the $863.3 million gathered in 2007, management of the member-owned organization announced at the annual meeting that kicked off its New ...

  22. Hank Jr. To Receive BMI Honor

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hank Williams Jr. will be honored as a BMI Icon at the U.S. performing right organization’s 56th annual Country Awards, which take place Nov. 11 at the company’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The black-tie, invitation-only gala recognizes the pa ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. ASCAP To Honor Richie, Miller

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor Lionel Richie and Steve Miller at its 25th Annual Pop Music Awards next month in Los Angeles. Richie and Miller will be presented with the ASCAP Golden Note Award, which ...

  28. Robinson Rises At BMI

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) has promoted Nick Robinson from executive to senior executive, writer/publisher relations, Europe. Robinson, who had served in his most recent role for five years, continues to work from BMI's London office, reporti ...

  29. Sony/ATV Wins Triple Performance Crown

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing achieved a historical place among country music awards this week. After being named BMI's country publisher of the year in Nashville, Sony/ATV officially became the first publisher to sweep the award from BMI, ASCAP ...

  30. Bakshi Rises At BMI

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) has elevated Brandon Bakshi to executive director, writer/publisher relations, Europe and Asia. Bakshi, who directs the activities of BMI's London office, continues to take duties for liaising with the performing ri ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. BMI To Fete Peter Gabriel

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel is to be honored as a BMI Icon at the performing rights organization's London awards gala on Oct. 16. BMI's annual London awards, held at the Dorchester Hotel, recognizes the U.K. and European songwriters and publishers of ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. ASCAP Reports Record Revenues

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST ASCAP has reported record revenues of $785 million for 2006, royalty payments to members of $680 million, and an all-time low operating expense ratio of 12.0%, the performing rights organization revealed today (March 6). Revenues exceeded those of ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. BMI To Honor Haggard

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Country music legend Merle Haggard will be honored with BMI's prestigious Icon award during the performing rights organization's 54th annual country awards, set for Nov. 4 in Nashville. Country music legend Merle Haggard will be honored ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. BMI Latin Awards Come To NYC

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gala held at Metropolitan Pavilion April 7. For the first time in its 13 year history, BMI will take its Latin awards to New York City. BMI will honor the songwriters, composers and music publishers of the most-played Latin songs on U.S. radio and ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. BMI Reports Record Revenue, Royalties

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMI will announce today (Aug. 17) that its fiscal 2004 revenues rose 6.8% from the previous year to $673 million, a record for the New York-based performing rights group. BMI will announce today (Aug. 17) that its fiscal 2004 revenues rose 6.8% fr ...