The BMI Awards are annual award ceremonies for songwriters in various genres organized by Broadcast Music, Inc., honoring songwriters and publishers. The main pop music award was founded in 1952. The 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards were held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on May 13, 2015.
The 64th annual BMI Awards took place on 10th May, 2016, with Taylor Swift winning an award named after her.
- Rich Podolsky, Don Kirshner: The Man with the Golden Ear, ISBN 1458471551, 2012 "For songwriters, a BMI Award was the near equivalent of an Oscar. BMI is the organization that keeps track of airplay, both radio and television, for music ..."
- Billboard - 15 Oct 1977 The breakfast concept lasted a few years, then the BMI Awards became the most prestigious event"
- Oscar-Winning Composer Alexandre Desplat Honored as BMI Icon at 2015 Film/TV Awards