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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...


BMI Bulletin Board: July

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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

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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

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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

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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...


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