Snoop Dogg honored as a BMI icon
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Snoop Dogg Honored As BMI Icon; Wiz Khalifa, Nas, Others Pay Tribute Onstage

The legendary Snoop Dogg was honored in Hollywood on Friday night (August 26), during the BMI Urban Awards at Pantages Theater, where some of the industry’s brightest came out to help — including Drake, Nas, Wiz Khalifa, and The Game, among others. It’s been 18 years since he dropped his debut Doggystyle, and 11 albums later, the west coast rap vet is an icon … and is as relevant today as he was when he impacted the music world with his debut. For this reason, BMI paid tribute to Snoop and was honored as a BMI Icon…
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Snoop Dogg To Be Honored As Icon At 2011 BMI Urban Awards

Legendary west coast rap vet, Snoop Dogg, will be saluted as a BMI Icon later this month during the 2011 BMI Urban Awards, where he’ll be honored with a musical tribute and award presentation. The ceremony goes down on August 26 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, where BMI President/CEO Del Bryant will share hosting duties with VP Catherine Brewton, as the entertainment community gathers to celebrate the most-performed urban songs, songwriters and producers of the previous year. The evening will include an all-star musical tribute…
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BMI Rolls Out Mobile Version Of ‘Live’ Program For Songwriters

Based on its successful launch 90 days ago, BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) has extended its program to generate performance data from live music venues with the rollout of a mobile version of BMI Live. The new service enables songwriters to upload concert-venue and set-list data directly from their smartphones into BMI’s systems to be considered for royalty payments. “Many of our songwriters are constantly on the go…
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Rick Ross Tapped To Headline BMI’s 2011 Annual Unsigned Urban Show

Rick Ross has been tapped to headline BMI’s annual Unsigned Urban showcase in Atlanta next month. The Miami rap star is slated to take the stage at the Buckhead Theater alongside a combo of other musicians, such as Ace Hood, Travis Porter, and singer/songwriter Sean Garrett; and the “most-promising unsigned talent,” BMI said in a press release. Aspiring musicians looking to work in R&B, rap and hip-hop are encouraged to apply for a chance…
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