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

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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

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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...


BMI Bulletin Board: June

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.14.16. 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: July 19, November 15, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...


BMI Attends Annual MIDEM Conference

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From News, posted 6.08.16. BMI’s Executive Director of Writer/Publisher Relations for Europe & Asia, Brandon Bakshi, proudly represented BMI at MIDEM’s annual conference, held recently in France. The trade show, which is billed as the leading international music business event, was attended by several thousand musicians, producers, agents, managers, lawyers, executives, entrepreneurs and journalists… Read more...


What You Can Learn From Cover Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.23.16. Cover songs come in a variety of flavors, from radical reinterpretations with little resemblance to the original, to letter-perfect copies featuring nearly identical backing tracks (some even using the same make/model instruments and recording gear as on the original). While there are those who believe that a cover isn’t really… Read more...


BMI-Affiliated Songwriters Take Home Majority of Ivor Novello Awards

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From News, posted 5.20.16. BMI congratulates our members as well as international affiliates, who license their music through BMI in the U.S., for their impressive showing yesterday at the 61st Ivor Novello Awards, held at the Grosvenor House in London. Acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards for music creators, the Ivors celebrate… Read more...


BMI Appoints Eddie Gulley as New CIO

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From News, posted 4.14.16. BMI is pleased to welcome Eddie Gulley as the Company’s new Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer. Gulley, who is based in BMI’s Nashville office, will be responsible for BMI’s strategy and leadership in technology innovation, product and application development, network operations and project management. He will report to BMI’s President… Read more...


How Much Would You Pay to Advance Your Songwriting Career?

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.07.16. In their quests for songwriting success, many writers engage a variety of paid services. This article offers a glimpse at some of the companies and services that pitch songs for licensing in television and films, and those that pitch their members’ material for placement with recording artists, music publishers, and… Read more...


BMI to Honor Taylor Swift With First-Ever Taylor Swift Award at 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards

From News, posted 4.05.16. BMI will present Taylor Swift with an award bearing her name in recognition of her incomparable creative and artistic talent and influence on music lovers throughout the world. The first-ever Taylor Swift Award will be given at the 64th annual BMI Pop Awards on Tuesday, May 10, at the Beverly… Read more...


Music Apps for Fast Tracking Your Way to Success

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.14.16. It’s 9 o’clock at night, you’ve just switched off NCIS and suddenly, without warning, a full verse and chorus hook pops into your head out of nowhere, and it’s not a bad one at that. Knowing you’ve only got minutes until the song gods decide you’re not worthy and snatch… Read more...


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