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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.[1][2] The 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards were held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on May 13, 2015.[3]

The 64th annual BMI Awards took place on 10th May, 2016, with Taylor Swift winning an award named after her.


  1. ^ 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 ..."
  2. ^ Billboard - 15 Oct 1977 The breakfast concept lasted a few years, then the BMI Awards became the most prestigious event"
  3. ^ Oscar-Winning Composer Alexandre Desplat Honored as BMI Icon at 2015 Film/TV Awards

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