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  • Brandi Carlile Talks All-Female ‘Girls Just Wanna’ Weekend, Defining Forgiveness

    Brandi Carlile on maternity, kindness, and Girls Just Wanna Weekend festival for Rolling Stone interview.  ...
  • Music Tech: A Gateway to Awaken America’s Youth

    Music production is a gateway to ignite the imaginations of young people at the intersection of education and technological innovation. Young people are programming and engineering every day – and they don’t even know it – by interacting with and creating music on digital platforms. These skills are what...
  • SXSW 2018: Conversation with Linda Perry & Kerry Brown

    “Rock & roll doesn’t belong on a grid. It belongs on a pulse – a natural pulse,” insisted Linda Perry. Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee Linda Perry is best known for her work as the lead singer and chief songwriter of 4 Non Blondes as well as her production and songwriting...
  • Lyor Cohen’s SXSW Music Keynote

    Cohen’s hour-long talk at South By Southwest on Wednesday morning was heavy on nostalgia and autobiography, touching on everything from his days helping build Def Jam Recordings in the Eighties, to heading Warner Music Group, and his current role as Global Head of Music at YouTube and Google. Watch...
  • The Iconic Singer of 1978 hit “Don’t Cry Out Loud”

    Melissa Manchester’s career is remarkable not only for its longevity and accomplishments but for its versatility. Following her stint as a founding member of Bette Midler’s Harlettes, Manchester’s tremendously successful solo career brought her critical and commercial acclaim. She has recorded twenty-one albums across her career, releasing her most...
  • Patti LaBelle Saluted as Icon at BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers, and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Watch the highlights in this video....
  • 2018 Music Festival Showcase Applications Are Now Open

    For those of you thinking about joining SXSW 2018 Music Festival Showcase: Artist applications are now open. Apply to be considered for an official performance in the leading global music event of the year. Watch this video for the step by step process or visit https://www.sxsw.com/apply-to-participate/showcase-applications/...
  • Your First Hit Song

    There’s nothing like your first hit song. At long last, all those years of hard work, honing your craft and building your network, finally translates into a charting song. But far from being an endpoint, that first hit is just the beginning of your journey as a professional songwriter....
  • The Art of Songwriting at the Patch House

    In partnership with the Patch House, a safe haven and creative space for touring musicians, BMI recently hosted its inaugural East Coast song camp for emerging songwriters/producers from New York and Los Angeles at the Patch House in Brooklyn last June. The camp offered a unique opportunity for BMI...