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Dave Stewart Talks Songwriting, Success and ‘Sweet Dreams’ in New No-Holds-Barred Memoir


From News, posted 2.12.16. While Dave Stewart’s is a success story most aspiring songwriters dream of replicating, it wasn’t all easy. In his recently published memoir Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life in Music — which is receiving critical acclaim from New York Daily News, Boston Globe and… Read more...

The Mud Howlers Rock BMI’s February Pick of the Month Show


From News, posted 2.09.16. Ringing in February with a dose of high decibel rock, BMI featured The Mud Howlers, a four-piece hailing from Sonora, Mexico, for its Pick of the Month showcase. Designed to elevate already percolating performers, the series introduces exciting BMI affiliates to both the industry and the music-hungry general public at… Read more...

BMI Writers Dominate Nominations for Billboard Latin Music Awards 2016


From News, posted 2.08.16. BMI is very proud to announce that, once again, a majority of the nominees for 2016’s Billboard Latin Music Awards are BMI affiliates. Both Ariel Camacho Y Los Plebes del Rancho and Banda Clave Nueva de Max Peraza were nominated New Artist of the Year, while J Balvin is in… Read more...

Singer-Songwriter Deanna Signs With BMI


From News, posted 2.08.16. Riding the wave of her new single “Ghost Love,” singer-songwriter Deanna met with BMI’s Executive Director of Writer/Publisher Relations for Europe & Asia, Brandon Bakshi, in the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. During the meeting, Deanna signed on as an official affiliate of BMI. Catch her video, shot in beautiful… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: February


From MusicWorld, posted 2.08.16. 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: March 15, April 12, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...

The Signature Lick: What, How, Why and Where


From MusicWorld, posted 2.08.16. As songwriters, one of our primary goals is to discover and act on whatever will make our songs unique and recognizable. Typically, that job falls to the hook. Often, hooks are thought of as a part of the lyric that serves as the song’s main message as well as the… Read more...

A Conversation With Tree Adams


From MusicWorld, posted 2.08.16. Tree Adams’ musical roots run deep. A seasoned composer, songwriter, musician and storyteller whose work has filled many a smoky roadhouse as well as several films, some of television’s most popular series and even the occasional video game, Adams thrills to playing both sides of the divide. His diverse string… Read more...

BMI Resoundingly Supports LA’s Echo Society Performance of ‘Veils’


From News, posted 1.20.16. In November, the Los Angeles-based collective, The Echo Society, presented its fourth concert featuring a 9-piece chamber ensemble performing their original work Veils. The collective is comprised of like-minded composers, musicians, and artists, including BMI composers Rob Simonsen, Benjamin Wynn (Deru) and Jeremy Zuckerman, along with fellow composers who together… Read more...

Singer-Songwriter Amy Winehouse is the Subject of Oscar-Nominated Documentary


From News, posted 1.15.16. The life of six-time GRAMMY winner and BMI via PRS affiliate, Amy Winehouse, has been meticulously captured on film by director Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees in the newly Oscar-nominated film AMY. Winehouse, who tragically died in 2011, at the age of 27 from substance abuse, tells the story of… Read more...

SCL Hosts Screening of ‘The Danish Girl’


From News, posted 1.14.16. Alexandre Desplat’s intriguing music for Focus Features’ film The Danish Girl was the much deserved topic of discussion after the Society of Composers & Lyricists’ (SCL) screening of the film on Monday, January 11, at the Landmark West LA. The Q&A session, moderated by acclaimed journalist Jon Burlingame, highlighted the… Read more...

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