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How I Wrote That Song Spotlight: Panelist Natalie Hemby

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From News, posted 1.29.15. Natalie Hemby (@nataliehemby) is a driving force among songwriters, revered as one of the top female scribes in the industry. Hemby signed her first publishing deal in 1997 and has since written songs recorded by artists Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Rosi Golan, Toby Keith, Little… Read more...


How I Wrote That Song Spotlight: Panelist Mannie Fresh

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From News, posted 1.29.15. Mannie Fresh (@manniefresh) is known to fans and throughout the music industry as an artist, entertainer and former in-house producer for Cash Money Records, but he started out as one of the best DJs in New Orleans and is now returning to his musical roots. The multiplatinum, GRAMMY-nominated producer responsible… Read more...


How I Wrote That Song Spotlight: Panelist David Hodges

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From News, posted 1.29.15. David Hodges (@hodgesmusic) is a multiplatinum songwriter-producer, multi-instrumentalist, BMI award recipient, GRAMMY winner and Golden Globe nominee. Hodges cut his teeth as one of the founding members of 18 million-selling Little Rock, Ark.-based legendary rock act, Evanescence. At the height of the band’s success, he left for Los Angeles to… Read more...


How I Wrote That Song Spotlight: Panelist Ester Dean

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From News, posted 1.29.15. Ester Dean (@EsterDean) is a singer-songwriter and actress, proclaimed “The song machine, with a Betty Boop voice,” by The New Yorker. She’s a multidimensional, charismatic young woman, who has worked with the top artists and producers of our time. Dean has created some of the most infectious songs in the… Read more...


How I Wrote That Song Spotlight: Panelist Rick Ross

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From News, posted 1.29.15. Rick Ross (@rickyrozay) is a GRAMMY-nominated rapper and founder of the record label Maybach Music Group. His latest album, Hood Billionaire, was released on November 24, 2014 on Maybach Music/Def Jam Recordings. Hood Billionaire is the follow-up to Mastermind, which was released March 2014 and became his fifth career album… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: January 2015

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.27.15. 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: February 24, March 17, April 14, May 12, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music… Read more...


BMI’s ‘How I Wrote That Song’ Gets Its GRAMMY On

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From News, posted 1.23.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. is set to present its GRAMMY-infused “How I Wrote That Song®” (HIWTS) panel on Saturday, February 7, 2015, 11:30 a.m. at 1 OAK (9039 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, Calif.) in Los Angeles. Moderated by BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton, this year’s panelists include GRAMMY-nominated… Read more...


Joseph DeBeasi Adds Poignant Dimension to ‘American Sniper’

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From News, posted 1.21.15. Through his powerful underscore, Broadcast Music, Inc. composer Joseph DeBeasi adds poignant dimension to Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, which is based on the true story of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. DeBeasi’s original composition creates a captivating emotional undercurrent that complements the moving narrative. The film has proven to be… Read more...


Sundance Composer Spotlight: Tyler Strickland

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From News, posted 1.21.15. Sundance 2015 Film: Fresh Dressed Premiere: Saturday, January 24, 2:15 PM Tyler Strickland is an LA-based film composer and songwriter. In 2006, his musical career took him on a global adventure as a multi-instrumentalist for a Capitol Records artist, performing alongside legendary acts such as Journey and Foo… Read more...


AIMP Celebrates the Holidays at the BMI Los Angeles Office

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From News, posted 1.20.15. The Association of Independent Music Publishers Los Angeles chapter (AIMP LA) hosted its annual holiday mixer, awards show and benefit event at BMI’s Los Angeles office on Thursday, December 11, 2014. Guests enjoyed a delicious holiday buffet from Kensington Caterers while spirits were graciously provided by REEL MUZIK WERKS. Festive… Read more...


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