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How to Make Your Songwriting Career Last


From MusicWorld, posted 10.21.14. It’s been said that it’s not easy to get to the top—but it’s even harder to stay there. The music business is notoriously fickle. Writers who have a hot streak of hits—then disappear from the charts—are more the norm than those who have careers that span a decade or more.… Read more...

BMI and Southwest Airlines Partner at ‘Freedom to Fly’


From News, posted 10.23.14. On October 12, 2014, Broadcast Music, Inc. proudly partnered with Southwest Airlines for “Freedom to Fly,” a celebration of the end of the Wright Amendment of 1979, which prohibited direct long-distance flights out of Dallas Love Field airport, restricting air travel out of the region. The inaugural one-day music festival,… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees


From News, posted 10.23.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. extends its congratulations to its affiliates who have been nominated to become members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The inductees will be announced by the end of the year and celebrated in the induction ceremony, to be held April 18, 2015,… Read more...

BMI Songwriter Chris Janson Rocks Radio Conference


From News, posted 10.21.14. Attendees of the Fall Conference of the International IdeaBank Conference were treated to a blistering performance by BMI songwriter/artist Chris Janson at their closing night banquet. The annual meeting was held (10/14/14) at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, IN and Janson capped off the event with a high… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: October 2014


From MusicWorld, posted 10.20.14. 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: December, 16, 2014, January 6, February 24, March 17, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Paul Craft


From News, posted 10.20.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. mourns the loss of legendary songwriter and recent Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Paul Craft, who passed away October 18, 2014, at the age of 76. Craft was known for his heartfelt and often humorous stories delivered by song, including GRAMMY nominated “Dropkick Me, Jesus,” “Hank… Read more...

BMI Writers Take Majority of Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Nominations


From News, posted 10.17.14. The Songwriters Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of composers and lyricists who create popular music around the world, has announced its list of nominees up for induction in 2015. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to announce that BMI-affiliated writers took more than half… Read more...

BMI Songwriters Thurston & Caballo Perform for Kentucky Broadcasters


From News, posted 10.16.14. BMI songwriter Jamie Lee Thurston entertained the Kentucky Broadcast Association on October 6th during their annual convention. The Lexington, KY performance saw Thurston showcase tunes including “15 Minutes,” recorded by Rodney Atkins, and “I Ain’t Got It All That Bad,” recorded by Montgomery Gentry. As an added treat, BMI songwriter Rick Caballo… Read more...

BMI Writers Paul Craft and Tom Douglas Inducted Into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame


From News, posted 10.13.14. Legendary BMI songwriters Paul Craft and Tom Douglas earned their due when they were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during its 44th anniversary celebration on October 5, 2014, at the Music City Center in Nashville. The evening featured performances of the inductees’ most popular works by many… Read more...

BMI Partners with iHeartMedia and FL Visitors and Convention Bureau to Present Songwriters Fest


From News, posted 10.08.14. BMI partnered with iHeartMedia and the Lee County, Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau to present the first annual Island Hopper Songwriters Fest the weekends of September 26-28 and October 3-5 on Captiva Island and Fort Myers Beach. The event featured more than 50 BMI songwriters including Kristian Bush of Sugarland,… Read more...

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