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BMI Bulletin Board: October


From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16. 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, January 10, April 18, 2017, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square… Read more...

Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist


From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16. To grab our listeners’ attention we need to separate our songs from the competition, and one way to accomplish this is by including an unexpected twist—an element of surprise. This article examines various ways to incorporate twists into lyrics and melodies. Story Songs With Surprise Endings “Ol’ Red” (written by… Read more...

Like Father, Like Son: A Conversation With Hit Songwriters Steve and Andrew Dorff


From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16. Songwriting, like any art form, is shaped by both nature and nurture. Hit songwriter and composer Steve Dorff – who has been honored with more than 40 BMI Awards, 11 Billboard #1 songs, and multiple GRAMMY and Emmy nominations – could have viewed his adolescent son Andrew’s interest in writing… Read more...

BMI Celebrates the Writers of Chris Lane’s “Fix” with #1 Party


From News, posted 10.13.16. BMI Nashvillecs lobby held friends, family and fans of BMI artist Chris Lane and the writers of his hit song “Fix” for a #1 party celebration on October 10. Written by BMI writers Sarah Buxton and Jesse Erasure with Abe Stoklasa, the single from his second album Girl Problems marks… Read more...

BMI Celebrates Eric Church and Jeff Hyde’s #1 Hit “Record Year”


From News, posted 10.12.16. The lobby of BMI Nashville turned into the site of celebration for BMI songwriters Eric Church and Jeff Hyde October 11. The party honored the duo’s chart-topping hit “Record Year,” the second single from Eric’s Mr. Misunderstood, a CMA Album of the Year nominee and his fifth studio album. The… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2016 Dove Award Winners


From News, posted 10.12.16. BMI affiliates had a great evening, winning many categories of the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards, held last night in Nashville. For those who missed the inspirational ceremony, the awards show will air on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 16. Here’s the complete list of BMI winners: SONG… Read more...

The UK is Doing ‘Cartwheels’ Over Duo Ward Thomas and Their Record-Breaking Album


From News, posted 9.27.16. Ward Thomas, comprised of twin sisters Lizzie and Catherine, had a feeling that “Cartwheels,” the title track of their sensational second album, was special. What they didn’t know was that the record would soar to the top of the UK Album Chart, making them the first ever UK country act… Read more...

Kenny Chesney to be Honored With BMI President’s Award at the 2016 BMI Country Awards


From News, posted 9.26.16. BMI will celebrate the extraordinary career of Kenny Chesney by presenting him with the BMI President’s Award at the Company’s 64th annual BMI Country Awards, to be held at BMI’s Nashville office on November 1, 2016. BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill will host the ceremony with Jody Williams, BMI… Read more...

BMI Hosts Rooftop Party for Americana Fest Kickoff


From News, posted 9.26.16. The rooftop of BMI’s Nashville office was the place to be September 20, as Americana Fest attendees and guests gathered to kick off the festival with a special performance by Houston Gulf Coast soul band The Suffers. Presented by George Dickel and sponsored by SunTrust, Yeti, Slider House and Flood… Read more...

BMI Proudly Congratulates its 2016 Americana Honors and Awards Winners


From News, posted 9.22.16. Last night was another historic occasion at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville where the winners of the 2016 Americana Honors and Awards were announced, capping off “AmericanaFest,” the Americana Music Festival and Conference. BMI congratulates its winners and honorees on another terrific year. Here’s the list:  Album of the… Read more...

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