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How to Make Your Songwriting Career Last

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.21.14. It’s been said that it’s not easy to get to the top—but it’s even harder to stay there. The music business is notoriously fickle. Writers who have a hot streak of hits—then disappear from the charts—are more the norm than those who have careers that span a decade or more.… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: October 2014

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.20.14. 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: December, 16, 2014, January 6, February 24, March 17, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10… Read more...


BMI Writers Take Majority of Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Nominations

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From News, posted 10.17.14. The Songwriters Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of composers and lyricists who create popular music around the world, has announced its list of nominees up for induction in 2015. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to announce that BMI-affiliated writers took more than half… Read more...


BMI Announces Fierce Lineup for 2014 CMJ Showcase

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From News, posted 10.13.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. has announced the diverse lineup of talent that will hit the stage at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York, during the HD Radio and BMI-sponsored CMJ Music Marathon Festival Showcase to be held on Tuesday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m. The five auspicious acts include alt-pop… Read more...


BMI Composer Joanne Brackeen to Receive BNY Mellon Jazz 2014 Living Legacy Award at Kennedy Center

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From News, posted 10.10.14. This evening, acclaimed jazz pianist and innovative BMI composer Joanne Brackeen will be awarded the BNY Mellon Jazz 2014 Living Legacy Award at Washington, D.C.’s, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The award “honors living jazz masters from the mid-Atlantic region who have achieved distinction in jazz performance and education,”… Read more...


Paul Karpowicz Elected Chairman of BMI Board; Susan Davenport Austin Elected Presiding Director

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From News, posted 10.07.14. Paul Karpowicz, President of the Meredith Local Media Group, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) at a Board meeting held today in Nashville, TN. He was most recently Vice Chair of the BMI Board of Directors. Mr. Karpowicz succeeds Susan Davenport Austin, Vice… Read more...


BMI Presents Music as the Unifying Force Panel at the 15th Annual Woodstock Film Festival

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From News, posted 10.06.14. Film industry veterans, independent filmmakers, artists and other creative spirits will gather for the 15th Annual Woodstock Film Festival on October 15–19, 2014, in Woodstock, New York. The event includes screenings of independent films, educational panels, concerts and other special events. As part of the festival screenings, the documentary, A… Read more...


A Conversation With Gunther Schuller

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From News, posted 9.29.14. Gunther Schuller is full of dynamic energy as he continues to enjoy his career as a composer, conductor, educator and musician. There is a deluge of delightful stories that comes with chatting with the 88-year-old creative genius, whose latent musical talents emerged when he was a toddler; notably, conducting in… Read more...


‘Rising Star’ Winner Jesse Kinch Visits BMI New York

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From News, posted 9.24.14. Jesse Kinch, winner of ABC’s Rising Star and Capitol Records recording artist, stopped by BMI’s NY office to meet with Assistant Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Samantha Cox and Senior Director of Writer/Publisher Relations Brandon Haas. Rocker Kinch is the winner of the inaugural season of Rising Star, earning the… Read more...


BMI Sponsors Panel at the 2014 IFP Filmmaker Conference in New York

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From News, posted 9.23.14. The musical soundtrack of a documentary film is its emotional touchpoint, helping engage the audience by enhancing the experience the filmmaker is presenting. During the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) conference on Monday, September 15, at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in New York, BMI presented the panel, “Striking… Read more...


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