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BMI Writers Take More Than 54% of 2015 BETs


From News, posted 7.01.15. The 15th annual BET Awards, which celebrate stars from music, television, radio, film and sports, was held at the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA on Sunday, June 28, with BMI superstars taking home more than 54% of the music category awards. In addition, BMI songwriter Janet Jackson was presented with… Read more...

BMI Composer Junkie XL Launches New Video Tutorial Series


From News, posted 6.30.15. BMI composer/artist Tom Holkenborg, also known as Junkie XL, renowned for his collaborations with Depeche Mode, Justin Timberlake and Coldplay, his video game music, and scoring films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, 300:Rise of an Empire and Divergent, recently launched a web tutorial series for aspiring musicians,… Read more...

2015 BMI Christian Awards Celebrates Christian Music’s Best Songs, Songwriters and Publishers


From News, posted 6.24.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. saluted the top 25 of the past year’s most performed Christian rock, contemporary Christian, inspirational, southern and urban gospel songs on U.S. Christian radio at the 2015 BMI Christian Awards, held last night at BMI’s Nashville offices on Music Row. The annual awards ceremony also honored the… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: June


From MusicWorld, posted 6.23.15. 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: July 21, August 11, September 15, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...

A Conversation With A Thousand Horses


From MusicWorld, posted 6.23.15. It’s a dreary spring day in Nashville, but for the four gentlemen of A Thousand Horses, the future is nothing but bright. “It’s been crazy,” admits guitarist Zack Brown (no, not that Zac Brown), who is sitting around a boardroom table on Music Row with his three bandmates, who chuckle… Read more...

7 Tips for Instantly Better Lyrics


From MusicWorld, posted 6.23.15. At its best, lyric writing is a magical mixture of creativity and storytelling that can bring your listener into a world you’ve created and hold them there for the length of your song. However, in order to create the perfect, tightly-scripted narrative that great lyrics possess, countless hours of writing… Read more...

Iconic BMI Songwriters Gamble & Huff Elected Co-Chairmen of Songwriters Hall of Fame


From News, posted 6.18.15. Legendary BMI songwriting and producing duo Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, who are responsible for such hits as The Supremes’ “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me,” Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes’ “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” The O Jays’ “Love Train” and the theme song for Soul… Read more...

Nile Rodgers to be Named BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards


From News, posted 6.17.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. has announced that GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist Nile Rodgers will receive the BMI Icon Award at the Company’s 2015 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be held Friday, August 28, at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles. Rodgers, a musical architect of the influential band CHIC and perennial… Read more...

BMI Writers Nominated for Americana Honors & Awards


From News, posted 6.09.15. Several Broadcast Music, Inc. writers, including triple-nominees Sturgill Simpson, Shakey Graves and Lucinda Williams, were named as contenders for 2015 Americana Honors & Awards. Artist of the Year nominee Simpson is also in the running for Song of the Year for the track “Turtles All The Way Down” from the… Read more...

House Member Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee Supports Songwriter Equity Act


From News, posted 6.08.15. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN-3) (@RepChuck) has joined with Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-9) (@RepDougCollins) and signed on as a co-sponsor of H.R. 1283, the Songwriter Equity Act of 2015. Congressman Fleischmann serves on the House Committee on Appropriations, and his support is great news for BMI affiliates in Tennessee… Read more...

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