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BMI Helps Celebrate Bobby Braddock’s 50 Years at Sony ATV


From News, posted 5.23.16. To celebrate BMI songwriter Bobby Braddock’s storied 50-year tenure with publisher Sony ATV, BMI executives presented Bobby with Million-Air awards for a few of his hits, including “Time Marches On” with 4 million spins on the radio; “I Don’t Remember Loving You,” with one million; and “People Are Crazy,” which… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: May


From MusicWorld, posted 5.23.16. 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: July 19, November 15, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...

What You Can Learn From Cover Songs


From MusicWorld, posted 5.23.16. Cover songs come in a variety of flavors, from radical reinterpretations with little resemblance to the original, to letter-perfect copies featuring nearly identical backing tracks (some even using the same make/model instruments and recording gear as on the original). While there are those who believe that a cover isn’t really… Read more...

BMI Songwriters Take Key West by Storm


From News, posted 5.19.16. The Key West Songwriters Festival was a whirlwind ride for everybody who attended the beachy adventure. Full of name acts and those up-and-comers who now claim even more enthusiastic fans as a result of their shows, KWSF 2016 took over the most iconic venues of the beautiful island with more… Read more...

Belmont Student Wins BMI Foundation’s Nashville Songwriting Scholarship


From News, posted 5.19.16. The BMI Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Katie Pruitt, a Belmont University student. The BMI Foundation routinely awards scholarships, grants and commission to songwriters around the country, but this award marks the first given to someone in the Nashville songwriting community. Katy submitted an original song and was… Read more...

BMI Songwriters Participate in Peach Pickers Fundraiser


From News, posted 5.16.16. Many BMI songwriters played their part in the Georgia Peach Pickers showcase, held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville May 10. The songwriting trio known as the Peach Pickers features Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip and Rhett Akins, and the guest appearances by Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, Luke Bryan, Maggie Rose… Read more...

BMI Licensing Customers Enjoy a Taste of Nashville at Key West Songwriters Festival


From News, posted 5.10.16. BMI hosted a private reception at the Reach Resort in Key West, FL for a group of licensing customers that made the trip down south for the annual Key West Songwriters Festival (held 5/4-5/8). The gathering, which was sponsored by HD Radio, was highlighted by a performance from a group… Read more...

BMI Songwriters Gamble & Huff to be Honored as Legends by NMAAM


From News, posted 4.29.16. The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) will honor music icons Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff at their third annual “My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon” at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville on Friday, May 6. The luncheon, which celebrates the impact that African Americans have made… Read more...

BMI Hosts Belmont Songwriters Retreat


From News, posted 4.27.16. BMI hosted 10 Belmont University student songwriters over the weekend for a 3-day intensive workshop, held at the Sony ATV Firehall April 22-24. Featuring 10 Belmont students of all grade levels, the retreat encouraged new collaborations and writing groups. The students were able to record demos of their new tracks… Read more...

BMI’s Jody Williams Receives “Song Champion” Award from AIMP


From News, posted 4.27.16. BMI’s Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations, Nashville, Jody Williams, was recently awarded the “Song Champion of the Year” award at the inaugural AIMP Awards. The new honor recognizes a person crucial to the independent publishing industry. Jody has been a long-time ally for songwriters of all levels, mentoring new and seasoned… Read more...

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