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BMI Supports New Song Arts Academy 2017 Songwriting Workshop Starting February 28 – Apply Now

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From News, posted 1.20.17. BMI is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy, a unique learning destination for songwriters taught by NYU and New School faculty member Billy Seidman. The advanced workshop starts Tuesday, February 28th and runs five consecutive Tuesday evenings: 02/28, 03/07, 14, 21, & 28, from 7PM -… Read more...


BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill & peermusic Honored at AIMP Holiday Mixer & Benefit

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From News, posted 12.20.16. Kicking off the holiday season and coming together in a spirit of giving, the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Los Angeles chapter held its annual holiday mixer, awards presentation and benefit event at BMI’s LA office on Thursday, December 15, 2016. A great networking opportunity, the celebration also supported… Read more...


BMI SVP Ann Sweeney & BMI Writers Honored at Billboard’s 2016 Women in Music

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From News, posted 12.12.16. Billboard held its annual Women in Music event in New York City on Friday, celebrating a host of female artists, songwriters and industry executives from across the spectrum. Among the roster of distinguished honorees was BMI’s Senior Vice President of Global Policy, Ann Sweeney, singled out for her tireless dedication… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Academy 2017 Songwriting Workshop Starting January 17 – Apply Now

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From News, posted 12.02.16. BMI is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy, a unique learning destination for songwriters taught by NYU and New School faculty member Billy Seidman. The advanced workshop starts Tuesday, January 17 and runs five consecutive Tuesday evenings: 01/17, 24, 31, 02/07, & 02/15 from 7PM -… Read more...


Writing and Placing Christmas and Holiday Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.16. Imagine receiving airplay and earning income from a song year after year and having that same song be recorded by multiple artists over a span of decades. That is what can happen with a holiday-themed song. For many songwriters and music publishers, landing a holiday recording that becomes the next… Read more...


BMI Day at Berklee Features Women Composers Lolita Ritmanis and Miriam Cutler

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From News, posted 11.22.16. BMI composers Lolita Ritmanis and Miriam Cutler completed a full day of giving expert first-hand advice to Berklee College of Music students during BMI Day at Berklee on November 14. The curriculum for the highly anticipated day included a master class taught by the award-winning composers, as well as a… Read more...


How to Build Your Own Music Studio

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.21.16. Over a decade ago in the pages of MusicWorld, I shared my experiences building a basic soundproofed recording space with attached control room. Since that time I’ve added a second, larger recording room, a live reverberation chamber as well as various other augmentations. Most of all, I’ve learned that home… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: November/December

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.21.16. 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: January 10, April 18, 2017, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...


BMI Responds to DOJ Appeal of Fractional Licensing Ruling

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From News, posted 11.11.16. Dear BMI member, As you know, on September 16 federal Judge Louis Stanton issued an order rejecting the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent interpretation of the BMI consent decree, concluding that BMI is free to engage in the fractional licensing of musical works. As we expected, the DOJ filed… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Legendary Troubadour Leonard Cohen

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From News, posted 11.11.16. BMI is saddened by the passing of one of the world’s most eminent songwriters, Leonard Cohen. For nearly five decades, Cohen’s music cut through the lines of traditional genres and was recorded more than 2,000 times by such diverse and renowned artists as Judy Collins, who recorded the timeless “Suzanne,”… Read more...


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