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BMI Sponsors Special Holiday Concert in LA With Inspiring Composer & Singer/Songwriter Craig Richey


From News, posted 12.05.16. BMI affiliate Craig Richey’s original holiday songs both entertain us and deeply touch the emotions we all struggle with beneath the cheer of the season. This December, BMI is proud to sponsor a special holiday concert where a lucky few will hear firsthand the insightful music of this… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2017 Annie Award Nominees


From News, posted 11.30.16. The International Animated Film Society’s Annie Awards nominations are out with BMI composers taking several top nods! Oscar-winning Alexandre Desplat leads with two nominations, while three of the nominated composers, Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter, known as Dynamic Music Partners, have collectively earned twenty-eight Emmy Award nominations and… Read more...

Writing and Placing Christmas and Holiday Songs


From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.16. Imagine receiving airplay and earning income from a song year after year and having that same song be recorded by multiple artists over a span of decades. That is what can happen with a holiday-themed song. For many songwriters and music publishers, landing a holiday recording that becomes the next… Read more...

BMI Composer David Wingo’s Score Has Us “Loving” the New Film


From News, posted 11.22.16. It’s no wonder the audience was thoroughly hypnotized at the SCL’s recent screening of writer/director Jeff Nichols’ new film Loving, which was expertly scored by BMI composer David Wingo. It’s a gripping real life love story about the courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who… Read more...

Una Conversación con Elvis Crespo


From MusicWorld, posted 11.21.16. El compositor de BMI, Elvis Crespo, tiene una regla. Cuando está en el estudio escuchando música nueva y no siente un ritmo por dentro que lo inspire a moverse, entonces hay mas trabajo que hacer. “Cuando me levanto de mi asiento significa que una audiencia se levantará a bailar cuando… Read more...

A Conversation with Elvis Crespo


From MusicWorld, posted 11.21.16. En Español: Una Conversación con Elvis Crespo BMI songwriter Elvis Crespo has a rule. When he’s in the studio listening to new music and it doesn’t move him, then it’s not ready and more work needs to be done. “When I get up from my seat that means an… Read more...

How to Build Your Own Music Studio


From MusicWorld, posted 11.21.16. Over a decade ago in the pages of MusicWorld, I shared my experiences building a basic soundproofed recording space with attached control room. Since that time I’ve added a second, larger recording room, a live reverberation chamber as well as various other augmentations. Most of all, I’ve learned that home… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2016 American Music Award Winners


From News, posted 11.21.16. BMI writers turned out in force last night at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater to take home an enviable selection of trophies at the 2016 American Music Awards. Rihanna claimed three prestigious AMA’s, collecting Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B, Favorite Album Soul/R&B for Anti and Favorite Song – Soul/R&B for “Work.”… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: November/December


From MusicWorld, posted 11.21.16. 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: January 10, April 18, 2017, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...

BMI Brings “The Luck” to LA Office


From News, posted 11.18.16. Brother and sister Esmay and Max Luck, who make up the duo “The Luck,” gave a compelling performance for team members at BMI’s LA office on Tuesday, November 15. Originally from London, the new BMI songwriters were the 1st place winners in the Adult Contemporary category of the 2013 International… Read more...

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