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How to Get the Demo You Need


From MusicWorld, posted 7.22.16. In the days of Tin Pan Alley, songwriters and music publishers pitched their wares to recording artists live. Perched at a piano in a music publisher’s office, a songwriter would belt out his or her latest tunes for recording artists, record producers, and record label executives. But in today’s world,… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: July


From MusicWorld, posted 7.21.16. 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: November 15, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN) Who: Aspiring… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 68th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Nominees


From News, posted 7.15.16. The nominations are out for this year’s Creative Arts Emmys and BMI is proud to announce that many of the major nods went to BMI writers and composers! The ceremony that will present the winners with their prestigious trophies will take place at the Microsoft Theater at LA Live, and… Read more...

2016 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Hits Atlanta September 1


From News, posted 7.13.16. BMI is excited to announce that its 2016 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards will be coming to Atlanta, GA, on Thursday, September 1 for the first time in its 15-year history. Multiple GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Toni Braxton will be honored with the BMI President’s Award in recognition of her distinguished career and substantial influence… Read more...

Mike O’Neill Responde a la Propuesta Reciente del Departamento de Justicia


From News, posted 6.30.16. El día de ayer, BMI y ASCAP se reunieron con la División Antimonopolio del Departamento de Justicia para escuchar su propuesta con respecto a nuestros respectivos Decretos de Consentimiento. Después de casi tres años de deliberaciones, el Departamento de Justicia recomendaron que no hagan cambios a los decretos actuales. Además,… Read more...

BMI Brings the Beat to Athfest Day Party


From News, posted 6.30.16. BMI recently co-hosted the 8th Annual Slush Fund Day Party at Athfest, held June 25, featuring five local acts from the Athens and Atlanta, GA, scenes. The festival celebrated its 20th year in operation, and has grown to three days of live music from more than 100 bands on two… Read more...

Mike O’Neill Responds to the Recent Proposal From the US Department of Justice


From News, posted 6.30.16. Yesterday, BMI and ASCAP met with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice to hear its proposal regarding our respective consent decrees. After almost three years of deliberation, the DOJ is recommending no changes to the current decrees.  In addition, it has determined that the PROs must follow a… Read more...

BMI Writers Shine at 2016 BET Awards


From News, posted 6.28.16. BMI proudly congratulates its talented affiliates who earned more than 53% of the music category accolades at the 16th Annual BET Awards, held last night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Notably, newcomer rapper/singer/songwriter Bryson Tiller won multiple trophies, for both Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and Best New Artist.… Read more...

BMI Board of Directors Extends President and CEO Mike O’Neill’s Contract Through 2021


From News, posted 6.22.16. The Board of Directors of BMI has extended Mike O’Neill’s contract as President and CEO for five years, through 2021. Paul Karpowicz, Chairman of the BMI Board of Directors and President, Meredith Local Media Group, made the announcement today. “BMI has continued to thrive and evolve under Mike’s leadership, providing… Read more...

5 Tips for a Happy Marriage of Music & Lyrics


From MusicWorld, posted 6.17.16. Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join together this music with this lyric in holy matrimony … As it relates to songwriting, the marriage of words and music is referred to as prosody. When prosody is effectively employed, a song’s music and lyrics present a united front that… Read more...

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