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BMI Composer Bill Goldstein Talks Instant Composition and the Importance of Emotional Connectivity

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From News, posted 8.24.15. BMI composer and Master Class instructor, Bill Goldstein, has perfected the art of instant composition, now using his musical gifts to helps others explore their creative processes. In this engaging video, which highlights the importance of emotional connectivity, Goldstein gives valuable advice to all music creators and artists:… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: August

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.15. 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: September 15, November 17, December 8, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...


What to Look For in a Demo Singer

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.15. Running a Nashville recording studio for almost twenty years, I’ve seen - and heard - an incredible number of vocalists. When it comes to demo singers specifically, I’ve found that the best ones have a very specific and highly developed skill set that allows them to deliver beautiful, compelling renditions… Read more...


10 Questions With Antonio Sanchez

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.15. If you saw last year’s Academy Award-winning movie Birdman, you’ve heard the music of BMI composer Antonio Sanchez, whose wildly inventive drums-only soundtrack propelled the script’s madcap odyssey. If you enjoy contemporary jazz, you’ve also heard him playing in the bands of an array of fellow world-class composers including Pat… Read more...


BMI Supports Next Session of Song Arts Academy Workshop – Apply Now!

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From News, posted 8.14.15. Song Arts Academy, which evolved out of BMI’s Contemporary Songwriters Workshop, starts a new 5-week Workshop Intensive beginning Tuesday, September, 22 in midtown Manhattan. More than 225 songwriters have attended the workshop in the past 18 months, focusing on learning advanced song crafting techniques used by the world’s elite pop… Read more...


‘Drag Me Down’ Brings BMI Band One Direction Up

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From News, posted 8.07.15. One Direction’s single “Drag Me Down” did anything but drag down the irresistible BMI band. The song was played 4.75 million times globally on Friday, July 31, setting a new Spotify record for one-day streams. According to Spotify, it’s also the first track ever to hit No. 1… Read more...


‘See You Again’ Did Just That for Weeks on Top of the Billboard Charts

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From News, posted 8.07.15. BMI songwriter Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” featuring BMI writer Charlie Puth, sure did see the Top of the Billboard Hot 100 again and again…for 12 weeks. The track ties the record for the longest run at No. 1 ever for a rap single. In addition, a rap-free… Read more...


BMI and NYU Present Music in Advertising Workshop

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From News, posted 8.03.15. Broadcast Music, Inc., in partnership with NYU Steinhardt, presented its annual NYU/BMI Music in Advertising Workshop, an intensive three-day seminar dedicated to the business and techniques of composing and producing music for advertising and corporate branding. Held July 24-26 at New York University in Greenwich Village, the workshop… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: July

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.27.15. 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: August 11, September 15, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN) Who:… Read more...


The Art of Rewriting Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.27.15. It’s been said that great songs are rarely written—they are rewritten. Sometimes magic happens and we get a “gift”—a first draft of a song that truly needs no polishing. But more often, successful songwriters have to dig to find those gems. What is the chance that every word and every… Read more...


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