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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.… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: November 2014

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.17.14. WORKSHOPS Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville BMI’s popular Songwriters’ Workshop Series in Nashville is held monthly under the tutelage of hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume. When: December, 16, 2014, January 6, February 24, March 17, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10… Read more...


10 Questions With Andrew “Pop” Wansel

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.17.14. While Andrew “Pop” Wansel is sometimes referred to as an “up and coming” producer, that title is a little misleading. Son of Philly soul icon Dexter Wansel, the younger Wansel was practically born into the music business, meeting icons such as Phyllis Hyman, Teddy Pendergrass and Lou Rawls as a… Read more...


Managing Your Digital Brand: Part One - Facebook and Twitter

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.17.14. Today, social media is a valuable tool for any songwriting career and you are likely already active on various platforms. However, there are some key strategies to put into place if you want to maximize your social presence and really see a difference in engagement. To that end, here are… Read more...


Fit the Mood With Good Acoustics

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.17.14. In an earlier article (“Recording Acoustic Guitar Tracks”), we looked at some of the oft-used approaches to capturing acoustic guitar in the studio, from choosing the right mic, to using compression and other processing. Like nearly everything in the recording arts there’s always new ground to cover, so… 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… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

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From News, posted 10.23.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. extends its congratulations to its affiliates who have been nominated to become members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The inductees will be announced by the end of the year and celebrated in the induction ceremony, to be held April 18, 2015,… Read more...


BMI Writer Ed Roland Helps Kick Off Cox Media Group’s Giving Campaign

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From News, posted 10.20.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. award-winning songwriter and leader of the platinum-selling rock band Collective Soul, Ed Roland, performed at Cox Media Group’s (CMG) Employee Giving Rally, held Monday, October 13, 2014, at Cox’s headquarters in Atlanta, GA. CMG is an integrated broadcasting, marketing, publishing and digital media company. Roland, an Atlanta… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: October 2014

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.20.14. WORKSHOPS Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville BMI’s popular Songwriters’ Workshop Series in Nashville is held monthly under the tutelage of hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume. When: December, 16, 2014, January 6, February 24, March 17, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10… Read more...


BMI Writers Take Majority of Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Nominations

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From News, posted 10.17.14. The Songwriters Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of composers and lyricists who create popular music around the world, has announced its list of nominees up for induction in 2015. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to announce that BMI-affiliated writers took more than half… Read more...


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