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BMI Helps Kelly Archer Celebrate Her First #1, “Sleep Without You”


From News, posted 1.18.17. Music industry executives, friends and family gathered at the Westin Hotel in downtown Nashville January 10 to celebrate BMI songwriter Kelly Archer’s first #1 hit, Brett Young’s “Sleep Without You.” Co-written with Young and songwriter Justin Ebach, the song is the first single from Young’s debut EP, topping the charts… Read more...

BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill & peermusic Honored at AIMP Holiday Mixer & Benefit


From News, posted 12.20.16. Kicking off the holiday season and coming together in a spirit of giving, the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Los Angeles chapter held its annual holiday mixer, awards presentation and benefit event at BMI’s LA office on Thursday, December 15, 2016. A great networking opportunity, the celebration also supported… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Country Songwriter Andrew Dorff


From News, posted 12.20.16. BMI is saddened by the news that award-winning songwriter Andrew Dorff passed away unexpectedly this week. During his short career, Dorff penned several hits including Kenny Chesney’s “Save It For A Rainy Day,” Hunter Hayes’ “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” as well as Blake Shelton’s “Neon Light” and “My Eyes.” All four songs… Read more...

BMI Partners with State Restaurant and Lodging Associations to Give Back to Members and Licensees


From News, posted 12.19.16. BMI recently (Nov-Dec ‘16) sponsored portions of the “Nashville Comes Home” songwriters tour that featured artists based in Music City who traveled back to their home states in the South and Southeast to perform at a variety of bars and restaurants. Partnering with the Texas Restaurant Association, the Florida Restaurant… Read more...

The Crickets’ Sonny Curtis Awarded BMI Million Air Certificates


From News, posted 12.14.16. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, member of The Crickets and BMI songwriter Sonny Curtis stopped by the Company’s Nashville office to receive two Million Air awards, one for 3 million radio spins of “I’m No Stranger To The Rain” and the other for 1 million plays of “Straight Life.”… Read more...

BMI and Anderson Benson Partner for Annual Tree Lighting Party


From News, posted 12.13.16. BMI hosted its 22nd annual Holiday Tree Lighting celebration December 8 with a full house of BMI employees, family and industry friends. Sponsored by Anderson Benson Insurance, party-goers were encouraged to bring a gift for Toys for Tots and collected almost 100 presents. BMI’s Jody Williams toasted to another great… Read more...

Writing and Placing Christmas and Holiday Songs


From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.16. Imagine receiving airplay and earning income from a song year after year and having that same song be recorded by multiple artists over a span of decades. That is what can happen with a holiday-themed song. For many songwriters and music publishers, landing a holiday recording that becomes the next… Read more...

How to Build Your Own Music Studio


From MusicWorld, posted 11.21.16. Over a decade ago in the pages of MusicWorld, I shared my experiences building a basic soundproofed recording space with attached control room. Since that time I’ve added a second, larger recording room, a live reverberation chamber as well as various other augmentations. Most of all, I’ve learned that home… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: November/December


From MusicWorld, posted 11.21.16. 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: January 10, April 18, 2017, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...

Keith Urban and Writers Celebrate “Wasted Time” at the Westin


From News, posted 11.16.16. Friends, family and music industry executives took the #1 party for BMI artist Keith Urban’s “Wasted Time” to new heights, celebrating his 21st #1 hit on the rooftop of the Westin Hotel. Written with SESAC writer JHart and ASCAP’s Greg Wells, the track is the third single from Keith’s incredible… Read more...

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