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‘Los Producers’ Brings Together Latin GRAMMY Winners and Noms on the Eve of 2015 Latin GRAMMYs


From News, posted 11.20.15. BMI once again proudly partnered with ASCAP and SESAC to present the annual “Los Producers” pre-GRAMMY celebration Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Fremont Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. Latin GRAMMY award-winners and nominees performed a variety of cover songs throughout the night, which was hosted by T Lopez. Performances… Read more...

BMI Icon Willie Nelson Honored By Library of Congress With Gershwin Prize for Popular Song


From News, posted 11.19.15. Willie Nelson, legendary BMI Icon and writer of Patsy Cline’s unforgettable signature hit, “Crazy,” among many other incomparable works, was the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington, D.C. last night. Nelson, who’s 60-year career includes seven GRAMMY Awards as well as the… Read more...

BMI to Honor Sibling Duos BeBe & CeCe Winans and Mary Mary at Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards


From News, posted 11.19.15. Gospel music superstar sibling acts, BeBe & CeCe Winans and Mary Mary, will be honored at the 17th annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta, GA, on January 16, 2016. Hosted by former Trailblazer recipient and renowned gospel singer-songwriter, Yolanda Adams,… Read more...

Pitch Perfect: How to Shop Your Songs


From MusicWorld, posted 11.13.15. Pitching songs that are exceptional is a critical part of the equation for success—whether you write those songs or publish them. No matter how well you take care of business, it’s unlikely there will be any business to take care of—unless your songs are strong. But regardless of how good… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Allen Toussaint


From News, posted 11.10.15. BMI mourns the loss of longtime BMI affiliate Allen Toussaint, who passed away yesterday at the age of 77. Hailed as a gifted, prolific and versatile producer, songwriter, pianist and singer who was a fixture of New Orleans R&B, Toussaint also had his music covered widely by many other musicians.… Read more...

Simon Cowell Honored by British Music Industry


From News, posted 11.09.15. Renowned record producer, music executive and television personality Simon Cowell was recently honored with the 24th annual Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS) during a gala ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on November 2. The Award, presented by One Direction, was in recognition of Cowell’s outstanding contribution to… Read more...

Making the EDM Mix


From MusicWorld, posted 10.27.15. At first glance, the synthesized sounds that comprise electronic dance music — including genres like dubstep, hardstyle, trance, drum & bass and house —seem to have little in common with traditional “organic” recording technique. Which is not to say that EDM creators have no appreciation for their engineering predecessors —… Read more...

The Good, the Bad and the Hits That Come From Collaboration


From MusicWorld, posted 10.27.15. At the time this article was written every song in the top-10 on Billboard’s Pop, Country, Christian, and R & B/Hip-Hip charts was the result of collaboration. Out of forty top-10 hits, zero were created by a solo writer. I’m not insinuating that successful songs are never written by one… Read more...

BMI Writers Get Major Nods for 2015 American Music Awards


From News, posted 10.20.15. Awards season is again upon us and the renowned American Music Awards nominations have been announced, with BMI songwriter Taylor Swift leading the pack with six nominations. Ed Sheeran (BMI via PRS) is right behind with an impressive five nods. If Swift wins all six awards including Artist of the… Read more...

Graham Gouldman and Top Songwriters Honored at 2015 BMI London Awards


From News, posted 10.19.15. Last night, BMI honored internationally-celebrated songwriter Graham Gouldman as a BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI London Awards. In addition, music industry guests including John Newman, Wayne Hector and Don Black OBE filled London’s Dorchester Hotel to celebrate the U.K. and European songwriters and publishers behind the most-performed songs of… Read more...

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