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How to Make Your Songwriting Career Last

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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...


BMI Writers Barker and Bowen Entertain Restaurant Association Execs

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From News, posted 11.25.14. As has become tradition, a meeting of the Council of State Restaurant Associations featured a performance by two of Nashville ‘s finest BMI songwriters. The legendary Aaron Barker and up and coming writer Will Bowen provided the entertainment for the closing dinner at the 2014 CSRA State Government Affairs Conference… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: November 2014

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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

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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

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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...


BMI and Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers Celebrate Million Play Milestones

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From News, posted 11.12.14. Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers stopped by Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Nashville office to celebrate incredible million play milestones for his numerous hit songs, including 6 million plays for “Long Train Runnin’,” one million plays for “Any Way The Wind Blows,” eight million plays for “Listen To The Music,” one… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Signing of Ryan Ogren

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From News, posted 11.10.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. celebrated with Prescription Songs/Ozone Entertainment writer and The Blueprint member Ryan Ogren, who stopped by BMI’s Nashville office to sign on as an affiliated songwriter on November 3, 2014. The day also included the signing of Kyle Fishman who collaborates with The Blueprint. Read more...


Taylor Swift, Global Superstar and Record-Breaking Singer-Songwriter, Re-Signs With BMI

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From News, posted 11.07.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to announce that international superstar Taylor Swift has re-signed with BMI for representation of the public performances of her legendary music catalog. One of the most successful and influential singer-songwriters in the world, the seven-time GRAMMY winner is also the best-selling digital music artist of… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Take Home 77% of 2014 CMA Awards

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From News, posted 11.06.14. BMI songwriters swept the 2014 Country Music Association Awards last night, winning 77% of the televised awards in 11 out of the 12 categories. Broadcast from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the ceremony featured dynamic performances by BMI affiliates Little Big Town, who won Vocal Group of the Year, and Kacey Musgraves,… Read more...


Vince Gill Recognized as BMI Icon at the 2014 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.04.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. proudly presented the 2014 BMI Country Awards, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI Icon Vince Gill, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year tonight in Nashville. The 62nd annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters… Read more...


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