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Toby Keith Awarded Seven BMI Million-Air Awards


From News, posted 8.31.16. BMI headed to Tootsie’s on Broadway Tuesday afternoon to present BMI singer-songwriter Toby Keith with seven Million-Air awards, designated for songs that have hit million radio spin milestones. The songs awarded totaled 23 million radio plays: “God Love Her” with 2 million, “American Soldier” with 3 million, “Courtesy of the… Read more...

BMI Celebrates Country Star Dustin Lynch and The Writers of ‘Mind Reader’


From News, posted 8.25.16. Friends, family and music industry executives gathered yesterday at South to celebrate BMI artist Dustin Lynch and the writers of his #1 hit “Mind Reader.” Penned by BMI songwriter Rhett Akins and writer Ben Hayslip, with production by Mickey Jack Cones, the track is the third single from his second… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2016 Dove Award Nominees


From News, posted 8.25.16. The nominees for the 2016 Dove Awards, which honor outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music, are out, and BMI affiliates are poised to win several coveted awards, with many of our cherished writers up for multiple trophies. Final winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, from Lipscomb… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: August


From MusicWorld, posted 8.18.16. 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: November 15, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN) Who: Aspiring… Read more...

How to Find the Right Engineer, Producer and Musicians to Record Your Music


From MusicWorld, posted 8.18.16. For songwriters getting ready to demo a song, it’s essential that you choose a professional recording studio with qualified personnel. However, if you haven’t spent much time in the studio, it can be tough to know what distinguishes true professionals from amateurs. As a second part to my… Read more...

BMI and YEP Excite at Exit/In


From News, posted 8.17.16. The quarterly BMI and YEP showcase took place last night at the 45-year-old Exit/In venue, a staple of Nashville up-and-comers. The country showcase featured rising stars and BMI songwriters Chris Bandi, former The Voice contestant Mary Sarah and Joey Hyde. BMI regularly partners with YEP, an organization for young people… Read more...

BMI Celebrates ‘Think of You’ With a Hall of Fame Party


From News, posted 8.17.16. The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville filled with supporters of Chris Young and his co-writers Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge, who penned the #1 hit “Think of You.” The track, a duet with Cassadee Pope, is the second single from Chris’s fifth studio album I’m Comin’ Over. The… Read more...

Hit BMI Songwriters Entertain Restaurant Association Executives From Across the Country


From News, posted 8.17.16. As has become tradition, BMI provided the musical entertainment at the annual summer meeting of the Council of State Restaurant Associations, held recently (7/28) at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. State and national restaurant association executives from across the country heard BMI songwriters Dave Pahanish and Hugh Mitchell perform… Read more...

Bill Anderson Stops by BMI to Celebrate Million-Airs


From News, posted 8.12.16. Legendary country singer-songwriter and BMI Country Awards Icon Bill Anderson dropped by the BMI Nashville office August 11 to celebrate five of his songs reaching Million-Air milestones. The awards, given to celebrate the tracks’ millions of radio spins, were awarded to “Tips Of My Fingers” for three million, “Whiskey Lullaby”… Read more...

BMI Congratulates Aaron Barker on His Induction into NaSHOF


From News, posted 8.10.16. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced the upcoming induction of award-winning BMI songwriter Aaron Barker into the prestigious hall on October 9, during the 46th annual Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala to be held at Nashville’s Music City Center. Barker, who was also inducted into the Texas… Read more...

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