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BMI Writers Win 69% of 2015 BRIT Awards


From News, posted 2.26.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters deserve a big congratulations on their win of 69% of the 2015 BRIT Awards. Presented in London’s O2 Arena, February 25, 2015, the evening featured performances of “Bloodstream,” by British Male Solo Artist winner, Ed Sheeran, and chart-topping hit “Blank Space” by International Female Solo Artist… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: February


From MusicWorld, posted 2.19.15. 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: March 17, April 14, May 12, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...

How to Start Your Own Music Publishing Company


From MusicWorld, posted 2.19.15. Some songwriters establish a music publishing company with the intention of publishing only their own material. Songwriters who retain their publishing rights earn both the writer’s share and the publisher’s share of any income their songs generate. In addition to earning twice the money, the other major benefit to self-publishing… Read more...

What Makes an Artist Say, ‘I have to record this song!’


From MusicWorld, posted 2.19.15. I posed this burning question to ten music industry pros in the hopes of identifying the common denominators found in those songs that leap out of the proverbial pile and demand that an artist record them. Here are the answers I received … 1. “What makes an artist say ‘I… Read more...

BMI Names Ann Sweeney Senior Vice President, Global Policy


From News, posted 2.18.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. today announced that Ann Sweeney has been named Senior Vice President of Global Policy, effective immediately. She reports to Mike O’Neill, BMI President and CEO, and is based in BMI’s New York office. In this newly created position, Sweeney will be responsible for the Company’s Government Relations… Read more...

BMI Songwriters Win More Than Half of 2015 GRAMMYs


From News, posted 2.09.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. congratulates all of its GRAMMY-winning songwriters and composers, announced during a star-studded event full of performances by top artists Sunday night in Los Angeles. Sam Smith, the winner of the coveted Best New Artist trophy, was also the winner of the Best Pop Vocal Album for In… Read more...

BMI’s Brandon Bakshi Moderates Panel on Going Global at Caribbean Music Summit


From News, posted 2.09.15. Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Executive Director, Writer/Publisher Relations Europe & Asia, Brandon Bakshi, acted as moderator for an informative panel entitled “Going Global - The Keys to Success On Island, Regionally and Internationally” at the Caribbean Music Summit held recently in Barbados. The discussion brought together experts from touring,… Read more...

Managing Your Digital Brand: Part Three — Crowdfunding Your Music Project


From MusicWorld, posted 1.29.15. So far this series has examined strategies for using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to maximize your social media presence and build a community around your music. This third and final installment looks at crowd source funding, a must for many independent and even signed songwriters and… Read more...

Liz Fischer Named BMI Vice President, Corporate Communications and Marketing


From News, posted 1.13.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. is pleased to announce that Liz Fischer has been named Vice President, Corporate Communications and Marketing, reporting to Mike O’Neill, President and CEO. In this role, which is based in BMI’s New York office, Fischer will oversee BMI’s Corporate Communications and Marketing functions, including the Company’s media… Read more...

2014 Rewind: Songs of the Year From BMI Awards Shows


From News, posted 12.30.14. The penchant for penning certified hits comes to fruition at BMI Awards shows, as the Song of the Year award, given to the track that received the most performances within that genre, celebrates a songwriter’s ability to enthrall music fans. Take a look back, listen to the 2014 Songs of… Read more...

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