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Darcus Beese Receives MUSEXPO Europe European Executive of the Year Award


From News, posted 9.21.16. Island Records President Darcus Beese became the first winner of the MUSEXPO Europe European Executive of the Year Award at last night’s closing gala dinner ceremony at London’s Millennium Hotel. Beese was presented with the award after participating in an on-stage interview with Music Week editor Mark Sutherland, in which… Read more...

BMI to Honor Sting as BMI Icon at 2016 BMI London Awards


From News, posted 9.15.16. BMI announced today that world-renowned singer-songwriter Sting will be named the BMI Icon at this year’s BMI London Awards in recognition of his award-winning career and influence on popular music for more than four decades. The event will be returning to London’s Dorchester Hotel on October 10, 2016, and will… Read more...

How to Write and Pitch Songs for the J-Pop and K-Pop Markets


From MusicWorld, posted 9.13.16. J-Pop and K-Pop, respectively, refer to wildly popular (and lucrative) genres of pop music recorded in Japan and South Korea. In many instances, these songs garner airplay and sales in additional Asian countries, and are sometimes translated into Mandarin for promotion in the Chinese market, as well. Young hopeful artists… Read more...

BMI Announces $1.060 Billion in Revenue, the Highest in Company’s History


From News, posted 9.08.16. BMI today announced the highest revenues in its 76-year history, achieving $1.060 billion for its fiscal year ended June 30. The Company also distributed and administered a record-breaking $931 million to its songwriters, composers and publishers, a 6% increase over last year. These results represent the most public performance revenue… Read more...

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...

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