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Song Arts Academy Starts New 5-Week Workshop in NY – Apply Now!


From News, posted 3.26.15. Song Arts Academy, which evolved out of BMI’s Contemporary Songwriters Workshop, starts a new 5-week Workshop Intensive beginning Tuesday, April 14, in midtown Manhattan. The Workshop focuses on teaching advanced song crafting techniques used by the world’s elite pop songwriters to craft hit songs. Through weekly writing assignments, critiquing studies,… Read more...

BMI Writer Astrella Launches Musical Ts


From News, posted 3.24.15. BMI songwriter and fashion designer Astrella has come up with a unique way to sell fashion and music to fans. Astrella, daughter of BMI Icon and Songwriters Hall of Famer Donovan, has developed a unique line of Musical Ts. Each features iconic album artwork that allows the buyer to download… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: March


From MusicWorld, posted 3.23.15. 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: April 14, May 12, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...

Show—Don’t Tell: 3 Steps to Writing Better Lyrics


From MusicWorld, posted 3.23.15. Our goal, when we share a song, is to evoke emotion in our listeners—to have them not only know what the singer is feeling, but to empathize—to feel the emotion. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is by bringing your audience inside the world of your… Read more...

Speed Dating for Songwriters Continues at BMI


From News, posted 3.20.15. Up-and-coming songwriters gathered at BMI’s NY office for Speed Dating for Songwriters—a networking event structured like a speed dating session in which writers meet one another, listen to each other’s music and find their collaboration made in heaven. Read more...

Congress Reintroduces Songwriter Equity Act


From News, posted 3.04.15. As Broadcast Music, Inc. continues its fight to protect the creative work of songwriters, composers and music publishers, Congress is once again showing its support by reintroducing the Songwriter Equity Act (SEA). The legislation was previously introduced in the 113th Congress by Congressmen Doug Collins (R-GA) (@RepDougCollins) and… Read more...

Songwriter Kimberly Henderson Visits BMI’s NY Office


From News, posted 3.04.15. BMI songwriter Kimberly Henderson stopped by the Company’s New York office to meet with the Writer-Publisher Relations staff. Henderson’s songwriting career was catapulted into the spotlight when she posted a video of herself on YouTube singing her year-old daughter to sleep with Sam Smith’s slowed-down and soulful arrangement of “How… Read more...

BMI Theatre Workshop to Present Winter ‘Smoker’


From News, posted 3.02.15. The Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony® honored BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will present its winter “Smoker,” an evening of songs written and performed by recent members of the renowned workshop. The event, which is free and open to the public with RSVP, will take place at 5PM on… Read more...

Majority of 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductions Go to BMI Writers


From News, posted 2.23.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to congratulate its Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, who make up the majority of the 2015 class. The venerable institution, dedicated since 1969 to celebrating the work of composers and lyricists responsible for some of the world’s most popular music, will host the 46th annual… Read more...

BMI Writers Sweep the 2015 Oscars


From News, posted 2.23.15. The 87th Annual Academy Awards gave Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters and composers something to celebrate, with wins in both music categories of the evening. The winners were announced during a star-studded ceremony broadcast live February 22, 2015, from Hollywood, California, which kicked off with a lively tribute to cinema’s history,… Read more...

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