Monday, March 31, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Stevie Nicks to be Honored as BMI Icon at 62nd Annual BMI Pop Awards

Photo: Kristin Burns
LOS ANGELES, March 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, will bestow the BMI Icon Award to Stevie Nicks at its 62nd Annual BMI Pop Awards, slated for Tuesday, May 13, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The invitation-only ceremony will also recognize the songwriters and publishers of the past year's most-performed pop songs in the United States. The BMI Pop Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year will be named during the ceremony. The evening will also include an all-star musical tribute to Nicks.

BMI Icons are selected because of their unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. As a BMI Icon, Stevie Nicks will join elite ranks that include Paul Simon, Carole King, David Foster, John Fogerty, Kris Kristofferson, the Jacksons, Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Bee Gees, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Brian Wilson, Carlos Santana, Dolly Parton, and others.

"Stevie Nicks is an extraordinary songwriter and pedigree artist of stunning genius and unwavering grace, on and off the stage. She has defined an era of pop and rock culture around the world with her brilliance and unforgettable magnificence," said Barbara Cane, BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles.

The legendary Stevie Nicks has an instantly recognizable voice that rises above all others. It is at once haunting, romantic, filled with mystery and completely unforgettable. Her spectacular talent has brought joy to her millions of fans for generations. With her incomparable songwriting ability, she has received 12 BMI million-performance citations, along with 12 BMI Pop Awards, a BMI Urban Award and a BMI Country Award for such hits as "Dreams," "Rhiannon," "Leather and Lace," "Landslide" and "Gypsy," among others. With songs such as "Edge of Seventeen" and "Stand Back," Nicks has earned a top spot among a pedigree of timeless pop rock icons. From the start of her career as a solo artist with the release of her five million-selling debut, Bella Donna, up to her current critically acclaimed album, In Your Dreams, Nicks continues to bedazzle audiences around the world. As a member of the legendary Fleetwood Mac, whose Rumours album was one of the biggest selling records of all time, Nicks' four-decade career includes induction into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, multiple GRAMMY awards and numerous gold and platinum records. Collectively, these achievements add up to one of the most successful female artists in pop rock history.

The 62nd Annual BMI Pop Awards will be hosted by BMI President Del Bryant and BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles, Barbara Cane.

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 more than 8.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 600,000 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, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.'s Facebook page.

Marlene Meraz / BMI

For Stevie Nicks
Liz Rosenberg / Liz Rosenberg Media


  1. WOW!!! It is about time our STEVIE is recognized! Stevie has been enchanting her fans since the very first recording of her musical genius! I am so happy for her! She deserves this and many more awards! Long may our QUEEN of ROCK continue to hold us in her hands! We will always hold her in our hearts! <3 <3 <3 @ @ @ LOVE, Candy

  2. She should release expanded versions of her albums or a boxed set of unreleased demos and outtakes to coincide with this. She has so many great songs that have never officially been released that support why she is getting this honor (The Dealer, If You Were My Love, She Loves Him Still, Joan of Arc, Jimmy Come on Back, etc). I posted this in the hopes somebody with some power will listen....

  3. I doubt very seriously she could pull together a demo box set package in time for May.

  4. OMG how amazing!!!!! Will this be aired on tv?

  5. I agree - Stevie has some excellent demos which make you wonder why they never made it on an album. She so deserves this award.

  6. About time Stevie was commended for her songwriting... she really deserves it

  7. Stevie Nicks is one of the best, most loved songwriters of all time. This award is better late than never

  8. underrated no more congrats stevie

  9. Huge congrats to Stevie on her accomplishments as a songwriter!!

  10. It's about damn time she gets the recognition she deserves! Congratulations, Stevie!

  11. ABOUT TIME ! And Stevie should release some solo stuff. Soon is not fast enough....LOL

  12. Wonderful! I hope this ends up on TV or You Tube so we can all see it!