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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...

‘Gone Girl’ Composer Participates in SCL Q&A Session


From News, posted 10.28.14. BMI composer Atticus Ross, who co-wrote the score for the blockbuster Gone Girl, attended a screening of the thriller hosted by the Society of Composers and Lyricists on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. Along with co-writer Trent Reznor, Ross participated in a Q&A session moderated by Phil Gallo,… Read more...

BMI Affiliates Share Career Insights at Society of Composers and Lyricists Panel


From News, posted 10.28.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. composers recently participated in the Society of Composers and Lyricists’ panel on “Women Composers in Film, TV, Musical Theater and Video Games” on October 15, 2014, in Los Angeles. Moderated by BMI composer Miriam Cutler, the panel included discussions of the work of female composers, the decisions… 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 Bulletin Board: October 2014


From MusicWorld, posted 10.20.14. 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: December, 16, 2014, January 6, February 24, March 17, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10… 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...

Cuitla Vega Joins the BMI Family


From News, posted 10.15.14. Singer-songwriter Cuitla Vega has a simple wish: On his Twitter page, his profile reads “I try to touch hearts with my voice and songs …” His mellow music and earnest nature certainly resonate with his fans, whose mentions of Vega describe the emotions he evokes from his listeners,… Read more...

Gloria Estefan to be Inducted Into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame


From News, posted 10.15.14. Multitalented singer-songwriter, actress, entrepreneur and BMI Icon Gloria Estefan will be inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (LSHOF) on Saturday, October 18, at the Ritz Carlton South Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Born in Havana, Cuba, Estefan’s career began with the Miami Sound Machine in the mid… Read more...

Sony Pictures Entertainment Execs Visit BMI


From News, posted 10.08.14. Sony Pictures Entertainment executives met with BMI’s Distribution and Administration Services team at the Los Angeles office on Wednesday, September 17. The group discussed company updates, emerging trends in the music industry, BMI’s advocacy efforts and future plans. Read more...

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