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How to Make Your Songwriting Career Last

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.21.14. It’s been said that it’s not easy to get to the top—but it’s even harder to stay there. The music business is notoriously fickle. Writers who have a hot streak of hits—then disappear from the charts—are more the norm than those who have careers that span a decade or more. Yet… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Tommy Roe Celebrated for Two Million Plays

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From News, posted 10.28.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. hosted a celebration of the legendary Tommy Roe in honor of his two million plays of the songs “Dizzy” and “Shelia.” Roe signed with BMI in 1962 with the help of beloved BMI executive Frances Preston, and has been a songwriting force ever since. He has 23 Billboard… Read more...


‘Gone Girl’ Composer Participates in SCL Q&A Session

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From News, posted 10.28.14. BMI composer Atticus Ross, who co-wrote the score for the blockbuster Gone Girl, attended a screening of the thriller hosted by the Society of Composers and Lyricists on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. Along with co-writer Trent Reznor, Ross participated in a Q&A session moderated by Phil Gallo, senior… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Share Career Insights at Society of Composers and Lyricists Panel

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From News, posted 10.28.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. composers recently participated in the Society of Composers and Lyricists’ panel on “Women Composers in Film, TV, Musical Theater and Video Games” on October 15, 2014, in Los Angeles. Moderated by BMI composer Miriam Cutler, the panel included discussions of the work of female composers, the decisions that… Read more...


BMI Hitmakers Perform for Foundation in Nashville

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From News, posted 10.28.14. On October 13, 2014, Broadcast Music, Inc. treated Funeral Service Foundation’s Board of Trustees and donors, in Nashville for the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Annual Convention, to an intimate performance by award-winning BMI songwriters Dylan Altman, Phillip White and Tommy Lee James. The three hitmakers took the stage at the… Read more...


‘Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music’ is a Must-Read

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From News, posted 10.28.14. On November 3, 2014, music lovers everywhere will have the opportunity to read the unparalleled story of one of the industry’s greatest pioneers, Ralph Peer. A revolutionary A&R man and music publisher whose career began in the 1920s, Peer recognized the universal power locked in regional roots music such as blues,… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Soar at the 2014 GMA Dove Awards

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From News, posted 10.27.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. congratulates all of the winners at the 45th Annual Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards, held October 7, 2014, in Nashville. The Dove Awards recognize the achievements of artists and writers in Christian music, and this year BMI writers took trophies in a wide array of genres including Southern… Read more...


BMI Writer George Ducas is a Hit at State Retail Conference

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From News, posted 10.27.14. BMI songwriter and recording artist George Ducas highlighted the Retail Association of Maine’s annual meeting by performing the many hits he has written for such country artists as Sara Evans, Eli Young Band, Garth Brooks and George Jones, including “A Real Fine Place to Start,” “Beer Run” and “Always the Love… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Wins John Lennon Songwriting Award

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From News, posted 10.27.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. congratulates BMI songwriter Jon D’Agostino on his win in the country music category of the John Lennon songwriting competition. Written with Adam Searan, the song “LAST” came in first, earning the writers $10,000 in prizes and an automatic eligibility for the $20,000 all-category contest. The songwriters stopped by… Read more...


BMI and Southwest Airlines Partner at ‘Freedom to Fly’

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From News, posted 10.23.14. On October 12, 2014, Broadcast Music, Inc. proudly partnered with Southwest Airlines for “Freedom to Fly,” a celebration of the end of the Wright Amendment of 1979, which prohibited direct long-distance flights out of Dallas Love Field airport, restricting air travel out of the region. The inaugural one-day music festival, held… Read more...


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