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Singer-Songwriter Deanna Signs With BMI

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From News, posted 2.08.16. Riding the wave of her new single “Ghost Love,” singer-songwriter Deanna met with BMI’s Executive Director of Writer/Publisher Relations for Europe & Asia, Brandon Bakshi, in the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. During the meeting, Deanna signed on as an official affiliate of BMI. Catch her video, shot in beautiful… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: February

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.08.16. 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: March 15, April 12, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...


The Signature Lick: What, How, Why and Where

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.08.16. As songwriters, one of our primary goals is to discover and act on whatever will make our songs unique and recognizable. Typically, that job falls to the hook. Often, hooks are thought of as a part of the lyric that serves as the song’s main message as well as the… Read more...


BMI Announces Expanded “Road to ‘Roo” Battle of the Bands

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From News, posted 2.05.16. BMI has proudly partnered with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival to go on an epic search for the next best bands in the Southeast! The storied “Road to ‘Roo” battle of the bands will be expanded from Nashville into three additional Southeastern cities, including Atlanta, Athens and Knoxville. “We… Read more...


BMI Celebrates BeBe & CeCe Winans and Mary Mary at the Trailblazers of Gospel Music Honors

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From News, posted 1.17.16. Gospel music superstar sibling acts, BeBe & CeCe Winans and Mary Mary, were celebrated at the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Honors at the Rialto Center for the Arts last night in Atlanta, GA. Hosted by former Trailblazer recipient and renowned gospel singer-songwriter, Yolanda Adams, this special night paid tribute… Read more...


Singer-Songwriter Amy Winehouse is the Subject of Oscar-Nominated Documentary

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From News, posted 1.15.16. The life of six-time GRAMMY winner and BMI via PRS affiliate, Amy Winehouse, has been meticulously captured on film by director Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees in the newly Oscar-nominated film AMY. Winehouse, who tragically died in 2011, at the age of 27 from substance abuse, tells the story of… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: January

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.07.16. 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: March 15, April 12, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...


To Bridge or Not to Bridge? Answers to Hit Song Structure Questions

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.07.16. When I took my first songwriting workshop I had no idea that verses, choruses, and bridges were the primary building blocks used in popular songs. Nor did I know that the vast majority of the songs I listened to on the radio combined these components into one of four… Read more...


BMI Signs New Licensing Agreement With Pandora; Benefits Songwriters, Composers and Publishers

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From News, posted 12.22.15. In a significant move that will modernize compensation in the U.S. for its affiliates, BMI is pleased to announce that it has executed a new, multi-year licensing agreement with music streaming service Pandora, which will result in improved performance royalties for BMI’s songwriters, composers and publishers. In connection with this… Read more...


BMI’s LA Office Hosts AIMP Holiday Mixer

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From News, posted 12.17.15. Kicking off the holiday season and coming together in a spirit of giving, the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Los Angeles chapter held its annual holiday mixer, awards presentation and benefit event at BMI’s LA office on Thursday, December 10, 2015. A great networking opportunity for AIMP members and… Read more...


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