Busta Rhymes to Receive BMI Icon Award at 2022 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

Busta Rhymes Says His New Album is Done and Offers Well Wishes to DJ Kay Slay

Busta Rhymes, a multi-award-winning actor, composer, rapper, and producer, will receive the BMI Icon Award on September 7 at the 2022 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President, Creative (Atlanta), Catherine Brewton will serve as the event’s host at the exclusive gathering, which will take place at the LIV Nightclub […]

Janet Jackson Honored by Missy Elliott at 2018 BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards


The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall on Aug. 30, respected Janet Jackson with the BMI Icon Award and featured an unexpected appearance by Missy Elliott. The occasion perceives the songwriters, producers, and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/Hip Hop melodies. Visit for more information Metro Boomin was […]

Faith Evans, RedOne, Tory Lanez and Mark Batson Talk Songcraft at BMI Panel

Faith Evans Red One Tory Lanez Mark Batson BMI How I Wrote The Source

Words by Nick Slay Visit for more information At the BMI, “How I Wrote That Song” panel, stars show they are truly fans of each other’s work. As part of Grammy Weekend in NYC, BMI gathered some of the biggest names in music to talk about songwriting, the state of digital streaming, and the […]

The Department of Justice Pulls Plug On ASCAP & BMI’s Proposal To Alter Consent Decree


The U.S. Department Of Justice [DOJ] delivered the above expected news yesterday [Thursday, August 4] to ASCAP and BMI. The DOJ decided not accept the proposed alterations to music licensing antitrust agreements there were set in place in 1941. Visit for more information “The division’s investigation confirmed that the current system has well served […]

Pink To Be Honored At BMI Pop Awards


BMI, the global leader in music rights management, will present the President’s Award to P!nk for her outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry.