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BMI Writers Rock Tin Pan South Stage


From News, posted 3.26.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters Casey James, Tom Johnston, Charlie Worsham and John Cowan rocked the stage at Nashville’s iconic 3rd & Lindsley during the Nashville Songwriters Association’s Tin Pan South event. The high-energy show was based on Southbound, an album featuring the Doobie Brothers with various top country artists. Held… Read more...

BMI and Songwriters Eric Church and Luke Laird Celebrate Number 1 ‘Talladega’


From News, posted 3.24.15. Broadcast Music, Inc., along with music industry executives, helped BMI songwriters Eric Church and Luke Laird celebrate their number one hit “Talladega,” which marked Church’s fourth chart-topper and brought Laird’s tally to an astonishing 19. Church is in the middle of a national tour in support of his 2014 album… Read more...

BMI London Attends CMA Songwriter Series at the 02


From News, posted 3.24.15. A truly international group gathered together onstage after the sold out “CMA Songwriter Series” concert held at the O2 Indigo in London on Friday, March 6, as part of the hugely successful Country to Country (C2C) show this year. Pictured (L-R) are: Butch Spyridon, President of the Nashville Convention &… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: March


From MusicWorld, posted 3.23.15. 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: April 14, May 12, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...

Show—Don’t Tell: 3 Steps to Writing Better Lyrics


From MusicWorld, posted 3.23.15. Our goal, when we share a song, is to evoke emotion in our listeners—to have them not only know what the singer is feeling, but to empathize—to feel the emotion. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is by bringing your audience inside the world of your… Read more...

BMI Songwriters Honored at TN Governor’s Awards


From News, posted 3.20.15. BMI songwriters Loretta Lynn, B.B. King and Dr. Bobby Jones were recently celebrated at the Tennessee Governor’s Art Awards. Presented by the Tennessee Arts Commission, the awards are given to Tennessee artists “of exceptional talent and creativity” who have influenced the arts on a state and national level. Congratulations to… Read more...

Additional Co-sponsor Signs Onto Songwriter Equity Act of 2015


From News, posted 3.20.15. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-6) (@RepDianeBlack) has agreed to co-sponsor H.R. 1283, the Songwriter Equity Act of 2015. Black serves on the House Ways and Means Committee as well as the House Budget Committee. Her commitment to co-sponsor the Songwriter Equity Act of 2015 reflects the need to provide… Read more...

Congressional Support for Songwriters Widens


From News, posted 3.17.15. Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN-5) (@repjimcooper) joined lead Democratic co-sponsor, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8) (@RepJeffries), in support of H.R. 1283, the Songwriter Equity Act of 2015. Congressman Cooper, long an advocate for music creators, said, “I am a strong supporter of intellectual property rights and rights-holders and… Read more...

BMI Singer-Songwriter Karla Davis Entertains Radio Execs in Nashville for CRS


From News, posted 3.17.15. BMI hosted an intimate dinner during the Country Radio Seminar held recently (2/25/15) in Nashville that featured an acoustic performance by singer-songwriter Karla Davis. A group of radio executives from Emmis Communications, Ohana Media Group, Federated Media, Beasley Broadcast Group, Neuhoff Media and representatives from the National Association of Broadcasters… Read more...

BMI Hosts Screening of Songwriter Natalie Hemby’s Documentary ‘Puxico’


From News, posted 3.14.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. hosted a private screening of BMI songwriter Natalie Hemby’s documentary Puxico, named after her grandparents’ hometown in Missouri. Created with Ryan Silver and Scott Murphy, the film captures the excitement of the small town’s annual Homecoming event, with scenes chronicling pageants, high school class reunions, square dancing… Read more...

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