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BMI London Supports Artist and Manager Awards


From News, posted 4.22.15. Each year for the last four, the Artist and Manager Awards takes one night to celebrate the achievements of artists and managers, as well as some of those who have supported the MMF and FAC via their fine work in the music business. In honoring the art of the artist… Read more...

Finding Great Song Titles and Fresh Angles


From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.15. Your title and concept are the foundations upon which your entire lyric will be built. The strongest lyrics deliver listeners to the title, and the title is the logical conclusion of the lines that precede it. If you build on a weak foundation you’ll be facing an uphill battle to… Read more...

BMI Goes to the Netherlands for 2015 Buma Awards


From News, posted 4.01.15. BMI Executive Director of Writer/Publisher Relations for Europe & Asia, Brandon Bakshi, attended the second Buma Awards black tie ceremony on March 17, at Studio 21 in Hilversum, Netherlands. During an evening full of music, the Dutch society paid tribute to their composers and lyricists, as well as their music… Read more...

BMI London Attends CMA Songwriter Series at the 02


From News, posted 3.24.15. A truly international group gathered together onstage after the sold out “CMA Songwriter Series” concert held at the O2 Indigo in London on Friday, March 6, as part of the hugely successful Country to Country (C2C) show this year. Pictured (L-R) are: Butch Spyridon, President of the Nashville Convention &… Read more...

Show—Don’t Tell: 3 Steps to Writing Better Lyrics


From MusicWorld, posted 3.23.15. Our goal, when we share a song, is to evoke emotion in our listeners—to have them not only know what the singer is feeling, but to empathize—to feel the emotion. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is by bringing your audience inside the world of your… Read more...

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...

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