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How to Get the Demo You Need


From MusicWorld, posted 7.22.16. In the days of Tin Pan Alley, songwriters and music publishers pitched their wares to recording artists live. Perched at a piano in a music publisher’s office, a songwriter would belt out his or her latest tunes for recording artists, record producers, and record label executives. But in today’s world,… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: July


From MusicWorld, posted 7.21.16. 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: November 15, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN) Who: Aspiring… Read more...

BMI Welcomes Composer Alison Plante and Her Exciting New Additions to Berklee’s Curriculum


From News, posted 7.18.16. BMI is proud to welcome composer Alison Plante as a new member of BMI. Plante, whose work includes documentaries for PBS, the History Channel and the Annenberg Channel, as well as independent films, national television spots, museum installations, and live theater, just became chair of the film scoring department at… Read more...

BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Accepting Applications for Composer/Lyricist Class


From News, posted 7.18.16. BMI is pleased to announce that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The purpose of this class is to bring writers together to work under the guidance and supervision of experienced professionals in order to develop new creative talent… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 68th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Nominees


From News, posted 7.15.16. The nominations are out for this year’s Creative Arts Emmys and BMI is proud to announce that many of the major nods went to BMI writers and composers! The ceremony that will present the winners with their prestigious trophies will take place at the Microsoft Theater at LA Live, and… Read more...

How the West Was One


From News, posted 7.14.16. The production value across all types of media has increased dramatically over the past 15 years. The demands for live orchestral or vocal-led live recordings have become increasingly important within film, TV and advertising. For many songwriters and composers, the production budgets for commercial recordings have been squeezed, which in… Read more...

BMI Affiliates Receive Free Song Submission to Independent Music Awards


From News, posted 7.12.16. BMI affiliates are invited to take advantage of one free song submission after their first paid submission to the 15th annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs), taking place November 12, 2016, at New York City’s Lincoln Center. Enter in any album, EP, song, video or design category here by… Read more...

BMI Cultivates the Art of Songwriting at the Patch House in Brooklyn


From News, posted 7.07.16. During the last several years, many East Coast songwriters migrated to California to begin their careers. What may be less well-known is that there is a talented community of songwriters and producers based in New York City, a fact BMI was proud to showcase through its recent effort to re-establish… Read more...

BMI’s ‘Verano Alternativo’ Brings Latin Sounds to New York City’s Bowery Electric


From News, posted 7.06.16. On Tuesday, July 5, the BMI Latin team brought the ‘Verano Alternativo’ showcase to the Bowery Electric. The sounds of Latin electronica, rock and dance rhythms lit up the night and served as the unofficial start to the 2016 Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC). Digital Guaracha served as the DJ… Read more...

A Note From Mike O’Neill to BMI’s Songwriters, Composers & Publishers


From News, posted 6.30.16. You may have seen the news today about the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) proposal regarding BMI and ASCAP’s respective consent decrees.  After almost three years of deliberation, the DOJ is recommending no changes to the current decrees.  It has instead determined that BMI and ASCAP must follow a 100% licensing… Read more...

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