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BMI CEO Michael O’Neill Adds Title of President


From News, posted 7.11.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Neill has assumed the additional title of President, as he succeeds former President and CEO Del Bryant, who has retired after 42 years of continuous service to the Company. In May 2013, Bryant announced his upcoming retirement and in September 2013, the BMI… Read more...

busbee Shows His Versatility With Multi-Genre BMI Awards


From News, posted 7.03.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. hit songwriter busbee recently achieved the rare benchmark of having won BMI Awards at the Company’s Pop, Country, Christian, and London Award shows. At the 2013 BMI Pop Awards and the 2012 London Awards, his smash hit “Darkside,” performed by Kelly Clarkson, was celebrated as one of… Read more...

How to Write and Pitch for Different Genres and Music Centers


From MusicWorld, posted 6.25.14. Great songs are at the heart of every style of music. But the process of writing and demoing those songs—as well as business practices—varies by genre, and is approached differently in various music centers. This article will examine those differences. How the Songs Are Written In… Read more...

6 Industry Trends That Can Advance Your Career as a Songwriter


From MusicWorld, posted 5.27.14. Predicting the future of the music business in the rapidly evolving digital age is tricky. In the past decade, innovations like the iTunes Store and streaming Internet radio have radically changed the playing field. As 2014 continues to unfold, there are several trends that indicate opportunities for songwriters and musicians.… Read more...

3 Smart Steps to Being Your Own Music Publisher


From MusicWorld, posted 5.27.14. So often as songwriters we hold the publishing deal out there as some kind of holy grail. I understand the mindset, as so much of our work is solitary and the kind of industry acknowledgement that a publishing deal represents can be a very tempting proposition. In fact, signing with… Read more...

Del Bryant to be Honored With Visionary Leadership Award


From News, posted 4.30.14. The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced that BMI President Del Bryant will be the second-ever recipient of the organization’s Visionary Leadership Award. This prestigious acknowledgement, which will be presented as part of the 45th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in New York City… Read more...

I Know I’ve Got A Great Song — Now What?


From Songwriter 101, posted 3.25.14. While there’s no guaranteed formula for songwriting success, there are steps you can take to maximize your chances. The first thing to do—after writing your masterpiece—is to confirm that it’s as strong as you think it is. This will require getting objective professional feedback. (Your mother doesn’t count—unless she’s a… Read more...

Industry Celebrates BMI President Del Bryant - 2014 Golden Mike Award Recipient


From News, posted 3.24.14. More than 200 television, radio and music industry executives gathered at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on Monday, February 24, 2014, to celebrate the illustrious career of Broadcast Music, Inc. President Del Bryant, who was awarded the 2014 Golden Mike Award by the Broadcasters Foundation of America for… Read more...

Protect the Future of Your Copyrights in Europe: Participate in EU Survey


From News, posted 2.26.14. The EU Commission is urging creators from around the world to offer their views on existing European copyright rules and whether they should change to meet the challenges of a digital world. The conclusions reached from these views will impact both European creators and American creators whose works are being… Read more...

Going Direct: The Benefits of Recording Straight In


From Songwriter 101, posted 2.25.14. I’ve always been an ardent supporter of room sound, the all-important element that helps add vitality to a home demo. That said, for many of us convenience, as well as noise and space considerations, often take precedence. If you work late and the neighbors retire early, plugging straight into your… Read more...

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