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BMI Helps Aaron Scherz Celebrate #1 Hit ‘Girl In A Country Song’


From News, posted 2.28.15. Music industry notables gathered at the Country Music Association’s headquarters in Nashville to celebrate Maddie & Tae’s chart-topping hit, “Girl In A Country Song,” written with BMI songwriter and co-producer Aaron Scherz. It was a special celebration, as this was the first number one hit for all of the song’s… Read more...

Sol Cat Wins Round One of Road to Bonnaroo


From News, posted 2.25.15. The biggest crowd in Road to Bonnaroo history watched moody pop six-piece Sol Cat claim the first performance slot up for grabs in the 7th annual Road to Bonnaroo. More than 700 music fans filled Nashville’s Mercy Lounge and High Watt venues for a night stacked with gutsy, give-it-all performances.… Read more...

BMI Joins Pollstar Panel to Focus on Venue/Songwriter Relationship


From News, posted 2.24.15. BMI participated in a panel at the Pollstar Live Annual Conference held recently (2/20/15) at the Omni Hotel in Nashville that focused on the symbiotic relationship between music venues and publishers and songwriters. The session, entitled, “The Partnership Between Songwriters and Venues,” provided a behind the scenes look at where… Read more...

Majority of 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductions Go to BMI Writers


From News, posted 2.23.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to congratulate its Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, who make up the majority of the 2015 class. The venerable institution, dedicated since 1969 to celebrating the work of composers and lyricists responsible for some of the world’s most popular music, will host the 46th annual… Read more...

BMI Writers Sweep the 2015 Oscars


From News, posted 2.23.15. The 87th Annual Academy Awards gave Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters and composers something to celebrate, with wins in both music categories of the evening. The winners were announced during a star-studded ceremony broadcast live February 22, 2015, from Hollywood, California, which kicked off with a lively tribute to cinema’s history,… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: February


From MusicWorld, posted 2.19.15. 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: March 17, April 14, May 12, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...

How to Start Your Own Music Publishing Company


From MusicWorld, posted 2.19.15. Some songwriters establish a music publishing company with the intention of publishing only their own material. Songwriters who retain their publishing rights earn both the writer’s share and the publisher’s share of any income their songs generate. In addition to earning twice the money, the other major benefit to self-publishing… Read more...

What Makes an Artist Say, ‘I have to record this song!’


From MusicWorld, posted 2.19.15. I posed this burning question to ten music industry pros in the hopes of identifying the common denominators found in those songs that leap out of the proverbial pile and demand that an artist record them. Here are the answers I received … 1. “What makes an artist say ‘I… Read more...

BMI Names Ann Sweeney Senior Vice President, Global Policy


From News, posted 2.18.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. today announced that Ann Sweeney has been named Senior Vice President of Global Policy, effective immediately. She reports to Mike O’Neill, BMI President and CEO, and is based in BMI’s New York office. In this newly created position, Sweeney will be responsible for the Company’s Government Relations… Read more...

BMI Songwriters Win More Than Half of 2015 GRAMMYs


From News, posted 2.09.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. congratulates all of its GRAMMY-winning songwriters and composers, announced during a star-studded event full of performances by top artists Sunday night in Los Angeles. Sam Smith, the winner of the coveted Best New Artist trophy, was also the winner of the Best Pop Vocal Album for In… Read more...

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