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BMI Bulletin Board: July

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.27.15. 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: August 11, September 15, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN) Who:… Read more...


The Art of Rewriting Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.27.15. It’s been said that great songs are rarely written—they are rewritten. Sometimes magic happens and we get a “gift”—a first draft of a song that truly needs no polishing. But more often, successful songwriters have to dig to find those gems. What is the chance that every word and every… Read more...


BMI Acts Rock the Stage at AthFest 2015

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From News, posted 7.09.15. AthFest 2015 took over Athens, Georgia June 24 - 28, with top-notch talent showing off their stuff! Friday’s show, in conjunction with the historic Georgia Theatre, featured up-and-comers displaying a wide range of Southern sounds. The Saturday Day Party, sponsored by Creature Comforts and in partnership with Slushfund Recordings, also… Read more...


BMI Writers Take More Than 54% of 2015 BETs

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From News, posted 7.01.15. The 15th annual BET Awards, which celebrate stars from music, television, radio, film and sports, was held at the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA on Sunday, June 28, with BMI superstars taking home more than 54% of the music category awards. In addition, BMI songwriter Janet Jackson was presented with… Read more...


BMI Composer Junkie XL Launches New Video Tutorial Series

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From News, posted 6.30.15. BMI composer/artist Tom Holkenborg, also known as Junkie XL, renowned for his collaborations with Depeche Mode, Justin Timberlake and Coldplay, his video game music, and scoring films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, 300:Rise of an Empire and Divergent, recently launched a web tutorial series for aspiring musicians,… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: June

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.23.15. 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: July 21, August 11, September 15, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...


7 Tips for Instantly Better Lyrics

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.23.15. At its best, lyric writing is a magical mixture of creativity and storytelling that can bring your listener into a world you’ve created and hold them there for the length of your song. However, in order to create the perfect, tightly-scripted narrative that great lyrics possess, countless hours of writing… Read more...


Nile Rodgers to be Named BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 6.17.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. has announced that GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist Nile Rodgers will receive the BMI Icon Award at the Company’s 2015 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be held Friday, August 28, at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles. Rodgers, a musical architect of the influential band CHIC and perennial… Read more...


Tasha Cobbs, VaShawn Mitchell, Jonathan McReynolds and More Anchor BMI’s Gospel Brunch

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From News, posted 6.08.15. Atlanta’s music enthusiasts gathered for BMI’s Gospel on the Park Brunch, held on June 7 at Park Tavern. Hosted by BMI vice president, Writer-Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton and singer-songwriter Isaac Carree, the event - held in celebration of African-American Music Appreciation Month - provided an opportunity for the Gospel music… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: May

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.18.15. 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: June 2, July 21, August 11, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...


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