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Camilo Lara and Toy Selectah Find the Pulse of the Global Beat with ‘Compass’


From News, posted 8.22.16. As the creative mastermind of Mexican Institute of Sound [MIS] and an in-demand, versatile DJ/producer, respectively, Camilo Lara and Toy Selectah (a.k.a Antonio Hernandez) had already established themselves as pivotal players in Latin American music, renowned for their resourceful innovation in melding musical styles. Lara had made the jump from… Read more...

BMI Brings Out Multi-Platinum HitMakers for ‘Producer Talk Panel’


From News, posted 8.19.16. BMI’s LA office hosted a ‘BMI Producer Talk’ panel on Wednesday, August 17, for an enthusiastic crowd. Moderated by radio host and media personality, Abby De La Rosa, the panel featured hit-making producers Andrew “Pop” Wansel and Warren “Oak” Felder of Pop & Oak (Alicia Keys, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj),… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: August


From MusicWorld, posted 8.18.16. 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...

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 and Levitt Pavilion Present Free Latin Concerts at ‘BMI Summer Nights’


From News, posted 8.17.16. Again this year, BMI and the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena, CA, will present “BMI Summer Nights,” two free Latin concerts featuring performances by Latin rock, alternative, pop and indie singer-songwriters, including El Conjunto Nueva Ola, Stefano Vieni, Sin Color and ¡APARATO! Both concerts will take place at 8:00 PM, with… Read more...

BMI and PULSE Music Group Host Song Camp for Latin Songwriters


From News, posted 8.12.16. BMI and PULSE Music Group joined forces to host a song camp at the PULSE recording studios in Burbank, CA. The two-day event provided an intimate, creative atmosphere that seamlessly meshed PULSE’s pop sounds with the diverse influences of BMI’s songwriters, resulting in a Latin-pop fusion in both English and… Read more...

Five Questions with Karra


From News, posted 8.12.16. Having gotten her start penning and performing top lines for electronic dance music heavy-hitters like Breathe Carolina, JDG, Metrik, Jackal, Reid Stefan and more, New Jersey native-turned-L.A.-transplant Karra turned her love of pop and EDM into her own distinctive career, releasing music on prestigious labels like Dim Mak, Monstercat, and… Read more...

BMI Composer Ramin Djwadi Announces ‘Game of Thrones’ Live Concert Experience


From News, posted 8.11.16. The Hollywood Palladium in LA was the place to be on August 8 for fans of HBO’s hit Game of Thrones. The announcement of the show’s live concert series and performance featuring the music of Ramin Djwadi, who wrote the score, thoroughly captivated the enthusiastic audience after Isaac Hempstead Wright,… Read more...

Weird Al Yankovic’s “Mandatory Fun” Tour is a Mandatory Must-See


From News, posted 8.11.16. Having earned four GRAMMYs and fifteen career nominations, the incomparable “Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history. Best known for his hilariously irreverent parodies of hit songs by the biggest stars in the musical universe over the past three decades, including “Eat It,” “Like A Surgeon,”… Read more...

Hollywood Chamber Orchestra Co-Founded By Mark Robertson Features Work of Many BMI Composers


From News, posted 8.05.16. Just one year after their first concert at the prestigious Colburn School in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra has recorded music for many luminaries including BMI composers Jeremy Zuckerman, Alison Plante, and Pete Seibert. They have also accompanied soloists Andrew Bain, performed the Star Trek: Ultimate Voyage concerts at… Read more...

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