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BMI Hosts ‘Making Music Happen’ and ‘Fiesta Nashville’


From News, posted 9.26.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. and the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce partnered to present “Making Music Happen” Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at BMI’s office on Music Row. This special event included music industry insights from BMI’s Vice President of Latin Writer/Publisher Relations, Delia Orjuela, and Director of Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville,… Read more...

BMI Writer Glenn Erickson Wins Kauai Music Festival Songwriting Contest


From News, posted 9.24.14. Glenn Erickson’s strengths as a songwriter span many genres: country, bluegrass, pop and blues. His themes include everything from love and relationships to narratives about freedom. While at the Kauai Music Festival, held in Kauai, HI, from July 30 to August 2, 2014, Erickson won the songwriting competition with “Margarita,”… Read more...

BMI and Lee Brice Celebrate #1 “I Don’t Dance”


From News, posted 9.23.14. BMI co- hosted a gathering of music industry guests at Nashville’s Music City Tippler restaurant September 17, 2014, to celebrate Lee Brice’s  #1 single “I Don’t Dance.” Written by BMI songwriters Lee Brice and Dallas Davidson with Rob Hatch, “I Don’t Dance” is the title track from Brice’s new #1 album (#1 Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, #5… Read more...

New Newsletter Gives Insight to Your International Royalties


From News, posted 9.23.14. When your song gets performed internationally, how does the foreign performing right organization know who gets the royalties? In this digital age, how does BMI connect with the more than 90 international organizations that send us royalties to verify ownership of a song? Now, multiply that challenge by the hundreds… Read more...

Nashville Duo Performs at Women in Radio Dinner


From News, posted 9.22.14. BMI partnered with HD Radio in providing the entertainment at the annual “Lipstick and Lobster” dinner hosted by the Mentoring Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW) and held recently (9/10/14) in Indianapolis in conjunction with the Radio Show. BMI singer/songwriter Hugh Mitchell, along with his partner Jillia Jackson, performed for a… Read more...

5 Tips to Turn Good Songs into Hit Songs


From MusicWorld, posted 9.22.14. I recently hosted one of my monthly BMI Nashville Songwriter Workshops, where each of the 50 attendees had an opportunity to pitch one song to a successful publisher. Typically, at these workshops, with few exceptions, every song played was perfectly crafted. The writers have mastered the use of current song… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: September 2014


From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.14. 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: October 14, December 16, 2014, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...

BMI Writers Make Strong Showing in International Bluegrass Music Association Award Nominations


From News, posted 9.18.14. Once again, Broadcast Music, Inc. writers are nominated for an impressive number of International Bluegrass Music Association awards, sweeping several categories such as Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Instrumental Group of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. The winners will be… Read more...

Broadcast Music, Inc. Reports Record-Breaking Revenues of $977 Million


From News, posted 9.18.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. today reported that it had achieved the highest revenues and royalty distributions in the Company’s 75-year history for its fiscal year ended June 30th. BMI generated record revenues of $977 million, and distributed and administered more than $840 million to its songwriters, composers and music publishers. These… Read more...

New Nashville Duo Impresses at Municipal Lawyers Conference


From News, posted 9.16.14. BMI treated more than 100 municipal lawyers to a special performance by up-and-coming Nashville duo Muddy Magnolias at the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) annual conference held recently (9/13) in Baltimore. Muddy Magnolias are Mississippi transplant Kallie North and Brooklyn native Jessy Wilson, who entertained the group with their unique… Read more...

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