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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...

Spotlight on Seminal BMI Songwriters in Illuminating New Book: ‘Anatomy of a Song’


From News, posted 11.03.16. Behind every hit song is a captivating story. Perhaps no one knows this better than renowned writer and music historian Marc Myers, who, in his new book, Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop, uncovers the fascinating backstories behind many… Read more...

BMI Composer Charlie Fox Visits New York Office


From News, posted 11.03.16. Award-winning composer Charlie Fox wowed BMI’s New York team when he played an impromptu medley of songs from his renowned catalog including “I Got a Name,” “Killing Me Softly,” the theme from Happy Days and The Love Boat, as well as Barry Manilow’s mega hit “Ready to Take a Chance… Read more...

BMI Writers Join in to Celebrate 25 Years of the New York Songwriters Circle


From News, posted 11.01.16. Since its inception in 1991, the New York Songwriters Circle has been an important platform to advance music careers via a monthly live showcase held in the heart of New York City’s thriving Greenwich Village. From the stage of the legendary Bitter End club on Bleecker Street, many top artists… Read more...

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