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How to Make Your Songwriting Career Last


From MusicWorld, posted 10.21.14. It’s been said that it’s not easy to get to the top—but it’s even harder to stay there. The music business is notoriously fickle. Writers who have a hot streak of hits—then disappear from the charts—are more the norm than those who have careers that span a decade or more.… Read more...

Managing Your Digital Brand: Part One - Facebook and Twitter


From MusicWorld, posted 11.17.14. Today, social media is a valuable tool for any songwriting career and you are likely already active on various platforms. However, there are some key strategies to put into place if you want to maximize your social presence and really see a difference in engagement. To that end, here are… Read more...

Fit the Mood With Good Acoustics


From MusicWorld, posted 11.17.14. In an earlier article (“Recording Acoustic Guitar Tracks”), we looked at some of the oft-used approaches to capturing acoustic guitar in the studio, from choosing the right mic, to using compression and other processing. Like nearly everything in the recording arts there’s always new ground to cover, so… Read more...

BMI Attends Preview for ‘Made in Dagenham’ Musical


From News, posted 11.06.14. Made in Dagenham is an uplifting new musical with music by BMI composer David Arnold and lyrics by Richard Thomas, based on a book by Richard Bean. The story focuses on the true events surrounding the Ford sewing machinists’ strike of 1968. The musical premiered on November 5, 2014, at… Read more...

‘Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music’ is a Must-Read


From News, posted 10.28.14. On November 3, 2014, music lovers everywhere will have the opportunity to read the unparalleled story of one of the industry’s greatest pioneers, Ralph Peer. A revolutionary A&R man and music publisher whose career began in the 1920s, Peer recognized the universal power locked in regional roots music such as… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees


From News, posted 10.23.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. extends its congratulations to its affiliates who have been nominated to become members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The inductees will be announced by the end of the year and celebrated in the induction ceremony, to be held April 18, 2015,… Read more...

BMI Writers Take Majority of Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Nominations


From News, posted 10.17.14. The Songwriters Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of composers and lyricists who create popular music around the world, has announced its list of nominees up for induction in 2015. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to announce that BMI-affiliated writers took more than half… Read more...

Sir Tim Rice and Top Songwriters Honored at 2014 BMI London Awards


From News, posted 10.13.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. tonight honored internationally-celebrated lyricist Sir Tim Rice as a BMI Icon at the 2014 BMI London Awards. In addition, music industry guests including Van Morrison, Ray Davies, Don Black and Johnny Quinn (Snow Patrol,) filled London’s Dorchester Hotel to celebrate the U.K., European and Caribbean songwriters, producers… Read more...

Paul Karpowicz Elected Chairman of BMI Board; Susan Davenport Austin Elected Presiding Director


From News, posted 10.07.14. Paul Karpowicz, President of the Meredith Local Media Group, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) at a Board meeting held today in Nashville, TN. He was most recently Vice Chair of the BMI Board of Directors. Mr. Karpowicz succeeds Susan Davenport Austin, Vice… Read more...

International Soca Artist, Bunji Garlin, Signs With BMI in London


From News, posted 9.23.14. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, new BMI affiliate Bunji Garlin creates reggae-infused music with fast lyrics and catchy electronic beats. He has won the Soca Monarch competition, a contest to find Trinidad’s best star, multiple times and his single “Differentology,” the title track off his most recent album, was featured… Read more...

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