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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...

Alexandre Desplat Discusses Scoring ‘The Imitation Game’


From News, posted 11.21.14. Film music maestro Alexandre Desplat is one of the world’s most in-demand composers. This year has proven to be remarkable, even for someone so prolific: the BMI composer received an Oscar nod for scoring Philomena, then followed that success with Godzilla, The Monuments Men, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Unbroken,… Read more...

BMI and Denise Rich Songs Co-Host Aspen Songwriting Retreat


From News, posted 11.21.14. When songwriter Denise Rich (who penned the Sister Sledge hit song “Frankie”) approached BMI six years ago with the idea to host a songwriter retreat, pairing writers beginning their careers with writers whose songs have hit the charts, a tradition between BMI and Denise Rich Songs was created. This tradition… Read more...

Latin Music’s Top Talent Performs at ‘Write On Vegas’ Charity Event  


From News, posted 11.20.14. On the eve of the Latin GRAMMY Awards and in the spirit of philanthropy, Broadcast Music, Inc., Naked Monkey Entertainment and M3Live Concert Hall presented ‘Write On Vegas’ for the benefit of Education Through Music – Los Angeles (ETM–LA). ETM–LA promotes and provides music in disadvantaged schools as part of… Read more...

BMI Composer Alexandre Desplat Wins Two World Soundtrack Honors


From News, posted 11.19.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. congratulates prolific composer Alexandre Desplat on his wins at the 2014 World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony and Concert on October 25, the closing event of the 41st Film Fest Ghent in Belgium. The awards are bestowed annually to recognize outstanding achievements in scoring music for motion pictures. Desplat… Read more...

10 Questions With Juan Carlos Rodriguez


From MusicWorld, posted 11.18.14. Multitalented BMI composer Juan Carlos Rodriguez knew from a young age that writing music was his calling. His Venezuelan roots gave him a unique perspective on many of the Latin music styles from neighboring countries and was further cemented during his time spent in Miami, a Latin-American hub. This continent-spanning… Read more...

BMI Hosts ‘The Blurred Line Between Film and TV Panel’ at Billboard + Hollywood Reporter Conference


From News, posted 11.17.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. recently hosted the panel, “The Blurred Line Between Film and Television,” at the 2014 Billboard + The Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Wednesday, November 5, at The Globe Theatre, Universal Studios, Universal City, Calif. Moderated by BMI Vice President Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, the… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: November 2014


From MusicWorld, posted 11.17.14. 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...

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...

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