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BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) today announced two key promotions within the company’s Distribution, Publisher Relations & Administration Services department. Shouvik Das has been elevated to Senior Vice President, Distribution, Publisher Relations...


Donald Lawrence, Sir the Baptist, Kanye West and Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing Receive Top HonorsThe 20 most-performed Gospel songs were also announced BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) is...

Byron Wright Returns to BMI

Photo Credit: Warren White BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) announced today that Byron Wright will return to the company, joining the R&B/Hip-Hop department as Executive Director, Creative, Atlanta. Wright will be responsible for identifying, signing, and developing new talent while also maintaining relationships with existing affiliates, publishers, and administrators. He will be based out of BMI’s Atlanta office and report directly to the Vice President of Creative, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton, effective immediately.“I am delighted to welcome Byron back to BMI.

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Talk about Last Conversation with Prince and More

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are synonymous with music industry history and success and as a result, iconic status.

BMI Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Its R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Honoring the Genre’s Best Songwriters,...

J. Cole, Khalid, Nick Mira, Post Malone and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Among Major Award HonoreesBMI’s 2020 Social Star and the Songwriters of the Top 35 Songs of the Previous Year Were Also AnnouncedBMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, recognizing the genre’s top songwriters, producers and publishers of the previous year.

BMI Distributes Historic 1.233 Billion to Songwriters, Composers, and Publishers

Despite the unprecedented impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, BMI closed its fiscal year ended June 30 with historic revenue and royalty distributions.

BMI Puts Money Behind Words to Stand Against Racial Injustice

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) has announced the organizations that will receive support from its increased pledge of $275,000 to foundations dedicated to advancing social...

Catherine Brewton BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Atlanta

Radio Facts: Catherine Brewton was featured in our 2015 issue of Celebrating Women of Color in Media - Originally posted July 11, 2018Catherine Brewton...

Dana Cortez Women of Color in Media Syndicated Host

“I do like talking to famous artists, going to the Oscars to interview Hollywood superstars, etc., but, honestly, it’s talking to people and knowing I’ve helped them that sticks in my mind”By Nautica de la Cruz Dana Cortez moved around a lot as a child so that was never a problem when it came to taking on new radio opportunities

BMI Founders Award Deadline Extended for Broadcasting Students Nationwide


BMI Founders Award Deadline Extended to April 1 for Broadcasting Students Nationwide

NEW YORK, NY ― February 13, 2018 ― The BMI Foundation has extended the application deadline for the BMI Founders Award for Radio Broadcasting scholarship competition through April 1, 2018. Open to broadcasting students nationwide, the third annual program will award up to $5,000 for the best original essay response entry. The winner will also receive a trip to the 43rd annual Conclave Learning Conference in Minneapolis this summer, where the recipient will be presented with their award. Aspiring radio newscasters, announcers, sales executives and program directors are encouraged to apply.

Established in 2015, the award commemorates the group of radio industry leaders who founded Broadcast Music, Inc. in 1939 with an unprecedented and enduring mission: to provide a competitive source for music licensing and an open-door policy to songwriters, composers, and publishers of all genres of music. Each year, the program recognizes a student with the potential to become an innovator in the rapidly changing field of broadcast radio. According to Dan Spears, BMI’s Vice President of Industry Relations and Director of the competition, all entrants must be current students at an accredited U.S. college or university, between the ages of 17 and 24 at the time of entry, and a degree candidate in Broadcast Communications or a related major. Applicants will be evaluated based on their essay response, letter of recommendation and academic record. Online applications must be completed and submitted no later than April 1, 2018, 11:59 pm EST. For more information and to apply, please visit bmifoundation.org/broadcast.

About the BMI Foundation The BMI Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 to encourage the creation, performance, and study of American music. The Foundation’s programs include competitive scholarships for songwriters and composers, operating grants for nonprofit arts presenters, and support for innovative music education initiatives in schools and communities across the country. For more information about the work of the Foundation, please visit www.bmifoundation.org. For exclusive news and content, follow @bmifoundation on Instagram and Twitter, and like “BMI Foundation” on Facebook at facebook.com/bmifoundation.

BMI Names Randall McMillan Vice President, Business Affairs, Creative & Licensing

BMI Names Randall McMillan Vice President, Business Affairs, Creative & Licensing

bmi, randall mcmillianBroadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is pleased to announce that Randall McMillan has been named to the newly created position of Vice President, Business Affairs, Creative & Licensing, effective immediately. Reporting to Mike Steinberg, Executive Vice President, Creative & Licensing, McMillan will be based in BMI’s New York office. In his role, McMillan will lead a team of business affairs executives across BMI’s Creative and Licensing divisions. He will be a key member of BMI’s negotiating team for major industry licenses and will also work closely with BMI’s Creative teams on songwriter and composer affiliations. In addition, McMillan will liaise with BMI’s Legal department on many fronts, including rate court matters. “I’m thrilled to welcome Randy to BMI,” said Steinberg. “As a proven leader who has dedicated his career to supporting artists, songwriters and music delivery across numerous platforms, he brings a wealth of invaluable experience that will benefit BMI’s creative and revenue generating efforts immensely. Randy will be a key player on a dynamic team that continues to set revenue records globally, while always remaining focused on exceeding the needs of creators, copyright owners, businesses and music fans.” McMillan joins BMI from Pandora Media, where he held the role of Senior Corporate Counsel. In that position, he worked closely with the industry relations, content creation and licensing teams in negotiating and drafting talent and content acquisition deals, in addition to serving as counsel and copyright advisor on all matters relating to music, artists and events. Prior to his position at Pandora, he was founder and President of McMillan Law, PLLC, where he counseled clients on a broad range of commercial transactions, including music, satellite radio, licensing and sponsorship agreements. McMillan also spent almost two decades in various roles of increasing responsibility at Universal Music Group/Def Jam Records and RCA Music Group/BMG Entertainment. In these capacities, he worked closely with creative and marketing executives and gained a strong expertise in intellectual property rights and music licensing. McMillan earned his JD from Boston College Law School and BA from Cornell University. ### Click here to download high resolution photo. ABOUT BMI Celebrating over 77 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in nearly 12 million musical works created and owned by more than 750,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.‘s Facebook page. Sign up for BMI’s The Weekly and receive our e-newsletter every Monday to stay up to date on all things music.

Day One of the BMI Stage at Lollapalooza Presents 6 Electrifying Performances

 On Thursday, August 3, Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) opens the bmi Stage at Lollapalooza with performances by six incredible acts.

Woman Shoots Cop After Bust with Drugs During Police Stop (video)

This woman lost her life after what appeared to be a small charge but considering she had several warrants out in her name she...

Why Did T.I. Chime in on Da Baby’s Rant?

Not sure why T.I. felt the need to respond to Da Baby's homophobic rant on stage the other day. See what he had to...

Is Your Landlord Breaking into Your Apartment When You Are not Home? Tips

This week, a Connecticut landlord was arrested after being caught on camera sniffing a tenant's underwear while she and her daughter were out. The...

Lil Nas X Kanye Produced “INDUSTRY BABY” Hits 33 Million YouTube Views Raising Money...

PARTNERS WITH THE BAIL PROJECT TO LAUNCH THE “BAIL X FUND" Music is the way I fight for liberation. But true freedom requires change in...

World’s “Ugliest” Man Is a Musician with a Great Life

This man is regarded as the world's ugliest man and he doesn't mind. His love life has not been affected and he recently became...

10 Worst Foods You Can Ever Eat

It's amazing how much of this food is in our everyday diets causing incredible harm to our bodies. This a great video breaking it...

Beautiful Woman With Huge Leg Determined to Live Her Life (video)

Mohagany has incredible confidence and she refuses to allow her big leg caused by Lyphodemia to hinder her. She gets the nails panted and...

Keyshia Cole Talks about Grief of Losing her Mother Frankie

Keyshia Cole has spoken out about the recent death of her mother on her mother's birthday, here her Instagram post explains how she feels...


Krystal Pino Promoted at Cumulus

Krystal Pino Takes Middays at Cumulus Tucson’s Classic Hip Hop 97.5 The Vibe/KSZR-FM  CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed radio personality Krystal Pino...

Gibson Announces Launch of Record Label 

Gibson Records:  Gibson Announces Launch of Record Label First Album With Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the ConspiratorsFor the past 127 years, Gibson--the iconic American instrument...

Cumulus San Francisco Promotes Chasta Michaelis

Cumulus San Francisco Promotes Chasta Michaelis to Program Director for 107.7 The Bone/KSAN-FM CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has promoted Chasta Michaelis to Program...
Cliff Cage

CUMULUS MEDIA Taps Popular Colorado Springs Radio Personality Cliff Cage as On-Air Host, Nights...

CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed veteran Colorado Springs radio personality Cliff Cage as On-Air Host, Nights, on heritage Top 40...

Sony Music Publishing Promotes Carol NG to President, Asia

Sony Music Publishing today announced the promotion of Carol NG to President, Asia. Carol is based in the company’s Hong Kong office and reports...

Comedy Central Creates Segment for Charlamagne The God

It's been a long time coming for media mogul Charlamagne The God and something that he has repeatedly told Radio Facts over the years. He...


Clear Media Network announces a groundbreaking format to its network arsenal, R&B ADULT HITS. Programming veterans Mark McCray (President of Programming and Operations/Clear Media Network)...

Radio Veteran Shawn Knight Joins Cumulus Topeka as Host of Mornings on Majic 107.7/KMAJ-FM

CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it has named veteran on-air personality Shawn Knight as Host of The Majic Morning Show on Topeka, KS, Adult Contemporary...

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