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BMI Songwriter Carter Winter Shows Off “The Whiskey In Me”


From News, posted 7.22.16. BMI’s writer-publisher lobby turned into the site of celebration for the release of BMI songwriter Carter Winter’s sophomore album The Whiskey In Me. Produced by Grammy award-winning producer Chad Carlson with renowned producer Mark Bright, the album features Spotify New Boots playlist entry “Lipstick on My Bottle.” Carter treated the… Read more...

BMI Celebrates Songwriter Andrew Dorff’s Hits


From News, posted 7.22.16. Nashville industry executives gathered last night at the private dining room of Park Café to celebrate BMI songwriter Andrew Dorff’s number one hit with Kenny Chesney’s “Save It For A Rainy Day.” Dorff was also awarded with four Million-Air Awards, honoring one million radio spins each of “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” “Neon… Read more...

How to Get the Demo You Need


From MusicWorld, posted 7.22.16. In the days of Tin Pan Alley, songwriters and music publishers pitched their wares to recording artists live. Perched at a piano in a music publisher’s office, a songwriter would belt out his or her latest tunes for recording artists, record producers, and record label executives. But in today’s world,… Read more...

BMI Welcomes Kalie Shorr as an Affiliate


From News, posted 7.22.16. Singer-songwriter and Sirius XM “Highway Find” Kalie Shorr recently visited BMI’s Nashville office recently to officially affiliate with the company as a BMI writer. Shorr is on board with writerslist for publishing, CAA for booking, Flood Bumstead McCready & McCarthy for business management and Cassetty Entertainment for management. Her current… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: July


From MusicWorld, posted 7.21.16. 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: November 15, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN) Who: Aspiring… Read more...

Michaela Anne Finds Her Home in Country


From MusicWorld, posted 7.21.16. Michaela Anne looks and sounds precisely like a character from “Urban Cowboy”—seemingly having borrowed the tiny frame, unruly curls and body-con western wardrobe of the film’s underdog hero, Sissy. That’s Michaela Anne’s favorite movie—she’s watched it more times than she can count—and she shares with it a heart for the… Read more...

Get to Know Multitalented Singer/Songwriter Rob Baird


From MusicWorld, posted 7.21.16. Memphis-born, Texas-based artist Rob Baird is an artist who’s not afraid to get out of his comfort zone. Baird signed with Nashville-based Carnival Music straight out of college, and while he could have focused on commercial songwriting — and lucrative co-writes — along the city’s famed Music Row, he chose… Read more...

BMI Welcomes Composer Alison Plante and Her Exciting New Additions to Berklee’s Curriculum


From News, posted 7.18.16. BMI is proud to welcome composer Alison Plante as a new member of BMI. Plante, whose work includes documentaries for PBS, the History Channel and the Annenberg Channel, as well as independent films, national television spots, museum installations, and live theater, just became chair of the film scoring department at… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 68th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Nominees


From News, posted 7.15.16. The nominations are out for this year’s Creative Arts Emmys and BMI is proud to announce that many of the major nods went to BMI writers and composers! The ceremony that will present the winners with their prestigious trophies will take place at the Microsoft Theater at LA Live, and… Read more...

BMI Helps Songwriter Lori McKenna Celebrate New Album


From News, posted 7.13.16. Friends, family and fans of BMI singer-songwriter Lori McKenna gathered at The Country in Nashville July 12 to celebrate Lori’s latest album The Bird & The Rifle. She performed an acoustic version of the title track of her tenth solo album. The Dave Cobb-produced record will be available from CN… Read more...

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