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How to Write and Pitch Songs for the J-Pop and K-Pop Markets

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.13.16. J-Pop and K-Pop, respectively, refer to wildly popular (and lucrative) genres of pop music recorded in Japan and South Korea. In many instances, these songs garner airplay and sales in additional Asian countries, and are sometimes translated into Mandarin for promotion in the Chinese market, as well. Young hopeful artists… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: September

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.13.16. 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 Announces $1.060 Billion in Revenue, the Highest in Company’s History

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From News, posted 9.08.16. BMI today announced the highest revenues in its 76-year history, achieving $1.060 billion for its fiscal year ended June 30. The Company also distributed and administered a record-breaking $931 million to its songwriters, composers and publishers, a 6% increase over last year. These results represent the most public performance revenue… Read more...


BMI Honors Toni Braxton With President’s Award at 2016 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 9.02.16. Last night BMI proudly celebrated the songwriters and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2016 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Toni Braxton took home the night’s highest honor when she was presented with the BMI… Read more...


Toni Braxton Reflects on Success, Collaboration and Her Love of Making Music

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From News, posted 8.29.16. Within the pantheon of R&B, you’re hard pressed to match the track record of singer/songwriter Toni Braxton. As the inimitable voice behind such hits as “Breathe Again,” “You’re Makin’ Me High,” “He Wasn’t Man Enough” and the iconic “Unbreak My Heart,” Braxton established herself with an elegant, soulfully distinctive… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: August

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.18.16. 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...


How to Find the Right Engineer, Producer and Musicians to Record Your Music

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.18.16. For songwriters getting ready to demo a song, it’s essential that you choose a professional recording studio with qualified personnel. However, if you haven’t spent much time in the studio, it can be tough to know what distinguishes true professionals from amateurs. As a second part to my… Read more...


BMI & ASCAP Join Forces to Fight the Department of Justice’s Interpretation of Their Consent Decrees

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From News, posted 8.04.16. BMI and ASCAP, the country’s two leading performing rights organizations (PROs) collectively representing more than one million songwriters, composers and music publishers, have joined forces to fight the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent interpretation of their respective consent decrees and to push for consent decree reform. United in their belief… Read more...


Mike O’Neill Addresses BMI’s Songwriters, Composers and Publishers

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From News, posted 8.04.16. Dear BMI members, Today BMI announced a joint effort with ASCAP to fight the Department of Justice’s recent interpretation of our consent decrees: BMI through litigation and ASCAP through legislation. As you know, the DOJ recently interpreted our consent decrees to require 100% licensing, something that BMI and ASCAP believe… Read more...


How to Get the Demo You Need

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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...


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