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5 Tips to Turn Good Songs into Hit Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.22.14. I recently hosted one of my monthly BMI Nashville Songwriter Workshops, where each of the 50 attendees had an opportunity to pitch one song to a successful publisher. Typically, at these workshops, with few exceptions, every song played was perfectly crafted. The writers have mastered the use of current song… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: September 2014

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.14. 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: October 14, December 16, 2014, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...


Broadcast Music, Inc. Reports Record-Breaking Revenues of $977 Million

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From News, posted 9.18.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. today reported that it had achieved the highest revenues and royalty distributions in the Company’s 75-year history for its fiscal year ended June 30th. BMI generated record revenues of $977 million, and distributed and administered more than $840 million to its songwriters, composers and music publishers. These… Read more...


New Nashville Duo Impresses at Municipal Lawyers Conference

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From News, posted 9.16.14. BMI treated more than 100 municipal lawyers to a special performance by up-and-coming Nashville duo Muddy Magnolias at the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) annual conference held recently (9/13) in Baltimore. Muddy Magnolias are Mississippi transplant Kallie North and Brooklyn native Jessy Wilson, who entertained the group with their unique… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Jazz Master Gerald Wilson

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From News, posted 9.11.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. mourns the loss of prolific and unique BMI composer and Jazz Master Gerald Wilson, who passed away September 8, 2014, at the age of 96. Wilson was the recipient of the 1990 NEA Jazz Masters fellowship, the highest honor in jazz that our nation bestows. He continued composing… Read more...


Band on the Run: Sometimes the Best Studio is the One in Your Pocket

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.27.14. Unlike our tape-threading ancestors who needed big, pricey gear in order to sound good, these days, demo making can be accomplished on an increasingly small budget, using equally miniscule apparatus. In the digital domain, computer-based software programs and peripherals offer the most bang for the buck, however the proliferation of… Read more...


Russian Performing Arts Managers Visit BMI’s New York Office

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From News, posted 8.26.14. The New York Branch of the U.S. Dept. of State facilitated a visit to BMI’s New York office from a group of Russian performing arts managers on the last stop of their three-week program, “Performing Arts Management.” The goal of the program was to promote Russian-American artistic exchanges in regional… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: August 2014

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.26.14. 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: September 9, October 14, December, 16, 2014 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...


BMI’s Alison Smith to be Honored at Inaugural Women in Music City Awards

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From News, posted 8.25.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. Senior Vice President of Distribution & Administration Services, Alison Smith, will be honored at the Nashville Business Journal’s inaugural Women in Music City Awards. The event will be held at the Omni Nashville Hotel September 15, 2014, and will recognize the top women in the Nashville music… Read more...


Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and Top Songwriters Honored at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.23.14. Music industry luminaries, influencers and power personalities converged at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles last night for the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The star-studded event celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs of the previous year. During the evening, multifaceted rapper, entrepreneur, actor and philanthropist… Read more...


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