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BMI Writers Win Nearly 80% of 2014 ACM Awards


From News, posted 4.09.14. BMI songwriters took home nearly 80% of the 49th Annual ACM Awards presented on the show in Las Vegas on April 6, 2014. The star-studded show, which was hosted by BMI members Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, aired live on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In addition, BMI… Read more...

BMI and Starbucks Make a Musical Brew


From News, posted 4.08.14. BMI is proud to be partnering with Starbucks to present a free and open to the public hit Songwriter Series at three Starbucks locations in San Antonio and Shavano Park, Texas. The series will run from Wednesday, April 30, 2014, through Friday, May 2, 2014, and feature live musical performances… Read more...

BMI Songwriters Help Support Rhode Island Hospitality Association’s Annual Fundraiser


From News, posted 4.07.14. Two decorated BMI songwriters were on hand to help the Rhode Island Hospitality Association raise money for its Education Foundation by performing at their annual “Drink Red Wear Red” party held recently (3/29) at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence. Award-winning Nashville songwriters Tim James and Phil O’Donnell performed a spirited… Read more...

BMI Presents Paul Overstreet With More Than 30 BMI Country Awards Lost to Flood


From News, posted 4.03.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. Vice President, WriterPublisher Relations, Nashville, Jody Williams, and the BMI Nashville Writer/Publisher team recently made the trip to Kingston Springs, TN, just outside of Nashville, to re–present songwriter, artist and country music mainstay Paul Overstreet with more than 30 BMI Country Awards to replace the ones lost… Read more...

Nashville Songwriters Association Joins Industry Support of Songwriters Equity Act


From News, posted 4.02.14. The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) has joined BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) to support the Songwriter Equity Act in Congress. Lee Thomas Miller, songwriter and President of the NSAI, had this to say, ”The royalties I earn… Read more...

10 Questions With John Oates


From MusicWorld, posted 3.25.14. John Oates enters the coffee shop beneath his Nashville high-rise condo with a stack of posters tucked in the crook of an arm. One of these posters already hangs behind the cash register, advertising an upcoming solo show. What’s the 64-year-old legend doing toting around his own gig posters, distributing… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: March 2014


From MusicWorld, posted 3.25.14. 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: April 15, 2014 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN) Who: Aspiring… Read more...

I Know I’ve Got A Great Song — Now What?


From Songwriter 101, posted 3.25.14. While there’s no guaranteed formula for songwriting success, there are steps you can take to maximize your chances. The first thing to do—after writing your masterpiece—is to confirm that it’s as strong as you think it is. This will require getting objective professional feedback. (Your mother doesn’t count—unless she’s a… Read more...

Industry Celebrates BMI President Del Bryant - 2014 Golden Mike Award Recipient


From News, posted 3.24.14. More than 200 television, radio and music industry executives gathered at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on Monday, February 24, 2014, to celebrate the illustrious career of Broadcast Music, Inc. President Del Bryant, who was awarded the 2014 Golden Mike Award by the Broadcasters Foundation of America for… Read more...

BMI Presents at Tin Pan South 2014


From News, posted 3.20.14. Music festival season is officially in full swing, which means it is time again for Tin Pan South, one of the largest all-songwriter festivals in the world. Produced by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, last year's rendition featured nearly 350 songwriters playing at ten of Nashville's top music venues -… Read more...

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