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Ukulele Prodigy Jake Shimabukuro Brings His Signature Sound to Nashville


From News, posted 8.27.15. BMI songwriter Jake Shimabukuro, a Hawaii native and ukulele sensation, recently treated the BMI Nashville office to an intimate performance, showing off his seemingly-limitless talent. Playing both original work and covers, including an incredible rendition of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” Shimabukuro captivated the audience. After his performance, he was… Read more...

BMI Writers Set the Bar High at 2015 ACL Fest


From News, posted 8.25.15. 24 bands will hit the BMI-sponsored stage and raise the bar for all the performances at the 2015 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Held over two weekends in Austin, TX, October 2-4 and October 9-11, the festival will take place in the famed Zilker Park and BMI’s stage will kick… Read more...

‘Rising Through the Ranks’ Celebrates 8th Year with a Performance by Danielle Bradbery


From News, posted 8.24.15. Rising Through the Ranks 2015 was highlighted by a high energy performance from Big Machine recording artist and BMI songwriter Danielle Bradbery, who won Season 4 of NBC’s top ranked TV show The Voice. RTTR is a two day seminar held at the BMI offices in Nashville and conducted in… Read more...

BMI Celebrates Little Big Town and Writers of “Day Drinking” and “Girl Crush”


From News, posted 8.24.15. Nashville’s Ruby turned into the site of a celebration for the writers of Little Big Town’s hits “Day Drinking” and “Girl Crush,” both off of their latest album Painkiller. Music industry executives, family and friends gathered under the sparkling light of a disco ball to praise BMI songwriters Karen Fairchild,… Read more...

BMI Writer George Ducas Featured in Tennessee Association of Broadcasters Panel on Copyright


From News, posted 8.19.15. BMI recently (08/12/15) participated in a panel at the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters 67th Annual Conference entitled “Copyright Issues – People In The Know” that featured BMI songwriter and recording artist George Ducas. Also participating in the panel were Bud Walters, President and owner of The Cromwell Group; copyright attorney… Read more...

BMI’s ‘Sync THIS!’ Event Showcased Music City Talent


From News, posted 8.18.15. Held August 11 and 12, BMI’s “Sync THIS!” brought together music supervisors from around the country and top local talent. The two-day event not only gave supervisors a taste of the diverse music scene in Nashville, but also the impressive culinary talent of the chefs of Little Octopus at Pop… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: August


From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.15. 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: September 15, November 17, December 8, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...

What to Look For in a Demo Singer


From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.15. Running a Nashville recording studio for almost twenty years, I’ve seen - and heard - an incredible number of vocalists. When it comes to demo singers specifically, I’ve found that the best ones have a very specific and highly developed skill set that allows them to deliver beautiful, compelling renditions… Read more...

10 Questions With Robert Earl Keen


From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.15. Original Americana poster boy Robert Earl Keen has had a front row seat — or, rather, a solid view from the stage — of the genre’s evolution throughout the years. After more than three decades in the business, the Texas-based songwriter has come a long way from pickin’ on front… Read more...

BMI/YEP Concert Showcases 3 Acts You Don’t Want To Miss


From News, posted 8.13.15. The BMI/Yep quarterly showcase, hosted at Nashville’s historic Exit/In, recently highlighted the burgeoning talent of three local acts: country-pop songstress Taylor Watson, singer-songwriter David Borné and Southern pop-rocker Lewis Brice. The three BMI songwriters played before a packed house, each act proving why they are the next big thing in… Read more...

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