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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...


10 Questions With American Authors

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.23.14. The guys of the alt-rock foursome American Authors didn’t intend on becoming the embodiment of optimism and positive energy with their debut album Oh, What a Life, but as their success demonstrates, great things happen to those who think good things. Born at Boston’s Berklee College of Music in… Read more...


New Newsletter Gives Insight to Your International Royalties

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From News, posted 9.23.14. When your song gets performed internationally, how does the foreign performing right organization know who gets the royalties? In this digital age, how does BMI connect with the more than 90 international organizations that send us royalties to verify ownership of a song? Now, multiply that challenge by the hundreds… Read more...


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...


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