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  1. Hurricane Sandy Makes Its Mark on CMA Week

    November 02, 2012 7:39 PM EDT Hurricane Sandy left its mark on Nashville during a week filled with awards dinners and the annual CMA Awards. Billboard's FutureSound Conference, takes place November 15-16 in San Francisco. FutureSound will feature keynotes from the top min ...

  2. Luke Laird, Dallas Davidson, Sony/ATV Win Big at 60th BMI Country Awards

    October 31, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Big winners: Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Tom T. Hall and Luke Laird attend the 60th Annual BMI Country Awards at BMI on October 30, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/Getty Images for BMI) "Take A Back Road" went cent ...

  3. 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" ...

  4. Drake, Lil Wayne and Mariah Carey Top Honorees at 2012 BMI Urban Awards

    September 08, 2012 1:00 AM EDT (L-R): BMI president/CEO Del Bryant awards YMCMB honcho Bryan "Birdman" Williams the songwriter of the year trophies for both Drake and Lil Wayne, as BMI vice president, writer/publisher relations Catherine Brewton and BMI director, writ ...

  5. Drake's Original Manager Sues Over Withheld Money, Breach of Agreement

    July 27, 2012 4:45 PM EDT James "Jas" Prince, the man who is credited with discovering Drake by introducing him to Lil Wayne, claims in a new lawsuit that he's owed money for his efforts. Prince says that the managers that surround Drake have attempted to &q ...

  6. Ne-Yo, Bob Seger, Bette Midler, Meat Loaf, Stevie Nicks Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    June 15, 2012 8:31 AM EDT Ne-Yo poses with Swizz Beatz after accepting his Hal David Starlight Award. (Photo: Getty/Larry Busacca) Now, incredibly, in its 43rd year, the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is roughly the publishing world's equivalent of the Grammys, but ...

  7. Francis W. Preston, 1928-2012

    June 14, 2012 7:30 PM EDT Former BMI ­president/CEO Frances Williams Preston, often referred to as "the best friend a songwriter ever had," died of congestive heart failure on June 13 at her home in Nashville. The tireless executive, whose early career duties inc ...

  8. Frances Preston Remembered by Rosanne Cash, Del Bryant, Joe Galante, Many More Execs and Songwriters

    June 13, 2012 11:47 AM EDT The music community was saddened today by news of the passing of Frances Williams Preston, longtime head of BMI and one of the pioneering female executives in the music industry. This morning, many of the artists she helped and executives she work ...

  9. Frances Preston, Former BMI CEO and Pioneering Female Exec, Dead at 83

    June 13, 2012 10:13 AM EDT (Photo: Richard Patire) Frances Williams Preston, longtime president/CEO of BMI, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a pioneering executive in the music industry, died this morning in Nashville from congestive heart failure, according t ...

  10. Backbeat: Rolfe Kent Receives Career Achievement Honor at BMI Film and TV Awards

    May 17, 2012 3:12 PM EDT BMI president and CEO Del Bryant, BMI Richard Kirk Award recipient Rolfe Kent, and BMI vice president of film and television relations Doreen Ringer Ross pose during the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards. (Photo: Randall Michelson/Wire Image) ...

  11. Pitbull, Ester Dean, Benny Blanco Share Writer Honor At BMI Pop Awards

    May 16, 2012 12:24 PM EDT (L-R): Vice President and General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations Los Angeles Barbara Cane, BMI Pop Icon Award recipient Carole King, and BMI President and CEO Del Bryant attend the 60th annual BMI Pop Awards. (Photo: Lester Cohen/Wire Image) ...

  12. Pitbull, Songwriters, Publishers Honored At BMI Latin Awards In Las Vegas

    March 31, 2012 1:00 AM EDT Entertainer Pitbull received the BMI President's Award and top industry songwriters and publishers were also recognized at the 19th annual BMI Latin Music Awards at the Encore Las Vegas on March 30. Pitbull, known for his energetic musical an ...

  13. Joe Walsh, Mike Stoller, Peter Asher Among Speakers At New UCLA Music Biz Course

    March 08, 2012 9:58 PM EST Joe Walsh, Mike Stoller, Peter Asher and Dan Wilson are among the songwriters lined up to speak at UCLA's new course within the music industry minor at the school. Taught by documentarian, writer and TV producer David Leaf, the course is desi ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. BMI CEO Hints at YouTube Deal During Film and TV Awards; David Arnold Receives Richard Kirk Award

    May 19, 2011 12:31 PM EDT LOS ANGELES -- BMI expects to sign a deal with YouTube within the next few weeks over rights payments, BMI president and CEO Del Bryant cryptically announced Wednesday at the BMI Film and TV awards gala. Bryant did not identify YouTube or its pare ...

  16. BACKBEAT: BMI LATIN MUSIC AWARDS

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT BMI honored Latin music's creators during the 18th annual BMI Latin Music Awards, held March 10 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Hosted by president/CEO Del Bryant and VP of Latin music Delia Orjuela, the ceremony also saluted the writers and pu ...

  17. BACKBEAT: The Year's Best Songwriting Celebrated At BMI London Awards

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On Oct. 6, BMI celebrated Europe’s songwriters, composers and music publishers during its annual BMI London Awards , which honored the most-performed songs of the year on U.S. radio and TV. PHOTOS: MARK ALLEN Del Bryant , BMI president/CEO and son ...

  18. BACKBEAT: Will.I.Am, Palow da Don, Rick Ross, and More At The 2010 BMI Urban Awards

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 10th annual BMI Urban Awards took place at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angles on September 10 and saluted the songwriters, producers and music publishers of the most-performed R&B, rap and hip-hop songs of the year. BMI President & CEO ...

  19. BMI Country Awards Set For November

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 58th annual BMI Country Awards will take place November 9 at the company’s Music Row offices in Nashville, according to the release. The event will be hosted by BMI president and CEO Del Bryant, along with Nashville writer/publisher VP Jody Wi ...

  20. RedOne, Taylor Swift Top BMI Pop Honorees

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT RedOne won his first songwriter of the year award and Taylor Swift's "Love Story" claimed song of the year kudos at the 58th annual BMI Pop Music Awards earlier this evening. Also honored during the ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire ...

  21. Music Industry Remembers Michael Jackson

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "[A specific memory?] I've got a big one. Thursday morning, 12:30 a.m. He finishes the three-hour rehearsal [at Los Angeles' Staples Center], he goes over and does a group hug with Frank Dileo and Kenny Ortega, then he comes over to ...

  22. BMI CEO Del Bryant Named Chairperson OF FastTrack Board

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BMI president and CEO Del Bryant has been named chairperson of the FastTrack board of directors, succeeding outgoing chair Prof. Dr. Jürgen Becker of the German Collecting Society GEMA. In addition, SABAM's Christophe Depreter, who will offic ...

  23. 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- ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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- ...

  26. Preston To Resign As BMI Prez/CEO

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Executive VP Del Bryant named as replacement. Executive VP Del Bryant named as replacement. News Bryant ...

  27. Preston To Resign As BMI Prez/CEO

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frances W. Preston, president/CEO of performing rights body BMI for the past 18 years, is resigning from her post, effective this August. Executive VP Del Bryant has been named as Preston's replacemen Frances W. Preston, president/CEO of perf ...