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BMI Wins Pandora Rate Court Battle

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From News, posted 5.14.15. In a victorious ruling for all BMI-affiliated songwriters, composers and music publishers, Broadcast Music, Inc. received a favorable decision from a New York Rate Court after a lengthy legal battle over the value of the BMI repertoire to the Pandora digital music service. The ruling concluded that the BMI proposed… 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...


What Kinds of Songs Work Best for TV and Film Placements — and How Do You Find Them?

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.18.15. I asked this question to ten industry professionals who have great track records placing music in television shows and films. Their answers reveal some interesting information about the kinds of songs with which they typically have the most success—and the sources they use to find those songs. 1. The… Read more...


Congressman Doug Collins Meets With Songwriters in His D.C. Office

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From News, posted 4.30.15. Representative Doug Collins, who reintroduced the Songwriter Equity Act in support of music creators earlier this year in the House of Representatives, met with BMI songwriters Mac Davis and Lee Thomas Miller in his D.C. office on April 22. BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill was also in attendance in… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: April

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.15. 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: May 12, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN) Who: Aspiring… Read more...


Finding Great Song Titles and Fresh Angles

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.15. Your title and concept are the foundations upon which your entire lyric will be built. The strongest lyrics deliver listeners to the title, and the title is the logical conclusion of the lines that precede it. If you build on a weak foundation you’ll be facing an uphill battle to… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: March

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.23.15. 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: April 14, May 12, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...


Show—Don’t Tell: 3 Steps to Writing Better Lyrics

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.23.15. Our goal, when we share a song, is to evoke emotion in our listeners—to have them not only know what the singer is feeling, but to empathize—to feel the emotion. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is by bringing your audience inside the world of your… Read more...


Congress Reintroduces Songwriter Equity Act

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From News, posted 3.04.15. As Broadcast Music, Inc. continues its fight to protect the creative work of songwriters, composers and music publishers, Congress is once again showing its support by reintroducing the Songwriter Equity Act (SEA). The legislation was previously introduced in the 113th Congress by Congressmen Doug Collins (R-GA) (@RepDougCollins) and… Read more...


Majority of 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductions Go to BMI Writers

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From News, posted 2.23.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to congratulate its Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, who make up the majority of the 2015 class. The venerable institution, dedicated since 1969 to celebrating the work of composers and lyricists responsible for some of the world’s most popular music, will host the 46th annual… Read more...


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