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Mike Stoller and Corky Hale Honored with Nica Lifetime Achievement Awards


From News, posted 4.29.15. Legendary BMI songwriter Mike Stoller and his wife, pianist, harpist and singer, Corky Hale were honored with Nica Lifetime Achievement Awards at the “Give the Band a Hand” fundraising gala for the California Jazz Foundation, held April 25 in LA. The charitable nonprofit organization was created to aid and assist… Read more...

Pop Meets Country Songwriters Retreat Hits the Mark in Nashville


From News, posted 4.27.15. Broadcast Music, Inc., in collaboration with Warner/Chappell Music, hosted the inaugural pop/country winter songwriter retreat, January 13-15, 2015, at the historic Inn at Fontanel in Nashville, TN. Trend setting pop writers from Los Angeles joined top-charting country writers from Nashville to create new collaborations and co-writes. Jessa Gelt, out of… Read more...

BMI’s ‘Drawing Notes: Inside the Music of Animation’ Draws a Crowd at WonderCon 2015


From News, posted 4.20.15. BMI’s Director, Film/TV Relations Anne Cecere proudly represented BMI by co-moderating with President of Krakower Poling PR, Chandler Poling, an in-depth panel entitled “Drawing Notes: Inside the Music of Animation” on April 3, 2015, during WonderCon. Held at the Anaheim Convention Center, the panel featured Yu-Gi-Oh and Sonic X composer… Read more...

BMI Supports Composer Patrick Williams’ Live Recording Session For New Album


From News, posted 4.20.15. Renowned arranger/composer and BMI Richard Kirk Award recipient Patrick Williams recently hosted two invitation-only live recording sessions March 25 and 26 for his highly anticipated upcoming album, Home Suite Home. Held at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA, BMI’s Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross attended in support of the composer,… Read more...

BMI Supports Film Composer of ‘Love Finds You in Charm’


From News, posted 4.20.15. BMI’s Director, Film/TV Relations Anne Cecere recently attended a private screening of the film Love Finds You in Charm in support of the film’s composer, Jamie Christopherson. Based on the book by bestselling author Annalisa Daughety, Christopherson impressively recorded a 50-piece orchestra to accompany the story, which is a follow-up… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: April


From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.15. 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: May 12, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN) Who: Aspiring… Read more...

10 Preguntas con Elvis Crespo


From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.15. Es un buen momento para el merengue. Basta preguntarle a Elvis Crespo, cuyo nuevo álbum Tatuaje está teniendo el tipo de éxito en las listas musicales que la mayoría de los veteranos tan solo sueñan con tener. Está claro que hoy lo que más se vende es la bachata juvenil… Read more...

10 Questions With Tyler Bates


From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.15. Having crafted shadowy soundscapes for more than 60 feature films, multiple video games and countless episodes of TV, BMI composer Tyler Bates continues to develop his artistry and take on new challenges. 2014 found Bates expanding his compositional canvas, scoring action blockbusters John Wick and Guardians of the Galaxy, among… Read more...

10 Questions With Elvis Crespo


From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.15. It’s a good time for merengue. Just ask BMI songwriter Elvis Crespo, whose new album Tatuaje is experiencing the kind of chart-topping success most veterans can only hope for. These days, it’s mostly youthful bachata that sells like hot cakes within the realm of música tropical, but thanks to Crespo’s… Read more...

Finding Great Song Titles and Fresh Angles


From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.15. Your title and concept are the foundations upon which your entire lyric will be built. The strongest lyrics deliver listeners to the title, and the title is the logical conclusion of the lines that precede it. If you build on a weak foundation you’ll be facing an uphill battle to… Read more...

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