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


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


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


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


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 Welcomes Composer Alison Plante and Her Exciting New Additions to Berklee’s Curriculum


From News, posted 7.18.16. BMI is proud to welcome composer Alison Plante as a new member of BMI. Plante, whose work includes documentaries for PBS, the History Channel and the Annenberg Channel, as well as independent films, national television spots, museum installations, and live theater, just became chair of the film scoring department at… 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...

A Note From Mike O’Neill to BMI’s Songwriters, Composers & Publishers


From News, posted 6.30.16. You may have seen the news today about the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) proposal regarding BMI and ASCAP’s respective consent decrees.  After almost three years of deliberation, the DOJ is recommending no changes to the current decrees.  It has instead determined that BMI and ASCAP must follow a 100% licensing… 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...

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