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BMI Brings Together Popular “Music in Film” Panel at Woodstock Film Festival


From News, posted 10.21.16. As a sponsor of the annual Woodstock Film Festival again this year, BMI produced and moderated its insightful “Music in Film” panel on Saturday, October 15 at Kleinert James Gallery in Woodstock, New York. Featuring a case study of BMI composer Paul Cantelon’s music from the film festival’s official selection,… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: October


From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16. 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: November 15, 2016, January 10, April 18, 2017, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square… Read more...

Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist


From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16. To grab our listeners’ attention we need to separate our songs from the competition, and one way to accomplish this is by including an unexpected twist—an element of surprise. This article examines various ways to incorporate twists into lyrics and melodies. Story Songs With Surprise Endings “Ol’ Red” (written by… Read more...

BMI Supports Song Arts Academy’s New Fall Songwriting Workshop Starting November 7 - Apply Now


From News, posted 10.10.16. 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. This advanced workshop starts Monday, November 7, and runs five consecutive Monday evenings: 11/07, 11/14, 11/ 21, 11/28 and 12/05, from 7:00… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Folk Music Legend Oscar Brand


From News, posted 10.04.16. BMI is saddened by the passing of BMI songwriter, and folk music legend Oscar Brand, who passed away Friday at the age of 96. Brand is most famously remembered for his New York public radio show Folk Festival, which set the Guinness World Record in 2006 as the longest-running radio… Read more...

BMI Goes to Long Island for Legendary Songwriter’s Paramount Performance


From News, posted 9.30.16. Legendary songwriter George Thorogood and the Destroyers gave a blistering performance at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, LI, last night with BMI’s Charlie Feldman in attendance. The band is out on a five-week tour of the U.S. Be sure to catch them if you can! Read more...

BMI Continues Mentorship Participation at ‘Composing for the Screen’ Workshop in NYC


From News, posted 9.26.16. BMI’s Vice President of Film, TV & Visual Media Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, lent her expertise to one of six sessions during the annual “Composing for the Screen” film scoring mentorship program in New York City. Directed by renowned BMI composer Rick Baitz, the program provides the opportunity for nine emerging… Read more...

Jazz Prodigy Joey Alexander Signs With BMI


From News, posted 9.26.16. BMI is proud to welcome 13-year-old jazz pianist, Joey Alexander, to the BMI family. On a recent visit to BMI’s New York City office, Joey treated the staff to compositions from his newly released sophomore album, The Countdown. Although barely into his teens, Joey’s star continues to rise within the… Read more...

‘America’s Got Talent’ Winner Grace VanderWaal Joins the BMI Family


From News, posted 9.21.16. BMI is excited to welcome new affiliate Grace VanderWaal, the aspiring young singer/songwriter who won the 11th season of America’s Got Talent. The 12-year old New York native has garnered praise from some of the recording industry’s biggest stars, including BMI Icon Stevie Nicks, who applauded VanderWaal’s talent and individuality… Read more...

BMI Prevails Over DOJ in Consent Decree Dispute


From News, posted 9.16.16. Today, federal Judge Louis Stanton issued an order rejecting the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent interpretation of the BMI consent decree, and concluded that BMI is free to engage in the fractional licensing of musical works.  This decision immediately followed oral arguments heard today from both parties.  Judge Stanton’s… Read more...

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