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How to Get the Demo You Need

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...


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...


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