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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...


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...


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… 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...


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