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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...


‘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...


BMI to Honor Israel Houghton, Lashun Pace and The Anointed Pace Sisters at 2015 Trailblazers Event

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From News, posted 10.16.14. Broadcast Music Inc. will honor gospel leaders Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Anointed Pace Sisters at the 16th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Attended by gospel music’s premier songwriters, brightest stars and leading industry executives, the invitation-only event, part industry celebration and part… Read more...


Paul Karpowicz Elected Chairman of BMI Board; Susan Davenport Austin Elected Presiding Director

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From News, posted 10.07.14. Paul Karpowicz, President of the Meredith Local Media Group, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) at a Board meeting held today in Nashville, TN. He was most recently Vice Chair of the BMI Board of Directors. Mr. Karpowicz succeeds Susan Davenport Austin, Vice… Read more...


New Newsletter Gives Insight to Your International Royalties

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From News, posted 9.23.14. When your song gets performed internationally, how does the foreign performing right organization know who gets the royalties? In this digital age, how does BMI connect with the more than 90 international organizations that send us royalties to verify ownership of a song? Now, multiply that challenge by the hundreds… Read more...


5 Tips to Turn Good Songs into Hit Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.22.14. I recently hosted one of my monthly BMI Nashville Songwriter Workshops, where each of the 50 attendees had an opportunity to pitch one song to a successful publisher. Typically, at these workshops, with few exceptions, every song played was perfectly crafted. The writers have mastered the use of current song… Read more...


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