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How to Make Your Songwriting Career Last


From MusicWorld, posted 10.21.14. It’s been said that it’s not easy to get to the top—but it’s even harder to stay there. The music business is notoriously fickle. Writers who have a hot streak of hits—then disappear from the charts—are more the norm than those who have careers that span a decade or more.… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees


From News, posted 10.23.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. extends its congratulations to its affiliates who have been nominated to become members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The inductees will be announced by the end of the year and celebrated in the induction ceremony, to be held April 18, 2015,… Read more...

Longfellow Visits BMI’s NY Office


From News, posted 10.23.14. The London-based indie-pop group Longfellow dropped by Broadcast Music, Inc.’s New York office on October 22, 2014, before their performance at CMJ Music Marathon. The band has their debut EP Prelude under their belt, as well as appearances at 2014’s South by Southwest, an opening spot on Keane’s tenth anniversary… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: October 2014


From MusicWorld, posted 10.20.14. 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: December, 16, 2014, January 6, February 24, March 17, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10… Read more...

BMI Writers Take Majority of Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Nominations


From News, posted 10.17.14. The Songwriters Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of composers and lyricists who create popular music around the world, has announced its list of nominees up for induction in 2015. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to announce that BMI-affiliated writers took more than half… Read more...

BMI Announces Fierce Lineup for 2014 CMJ Showcase


From News, posted 10.13.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. has announced the diverse lineup of talent that will hit the stage at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York, during the HD Radio and BMI-sponsored CMJ Music Marathon Festival Showcase to be held on Tuesday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m. The five auspicious acts include alt-pop… Read more...

BMI Composer Joanne Brackeen to Receive BNY Mellon Jazz 2014 Living Legacy Award at Kennedy Center


From News, posted 10.10.14. This evening, acclaimed jazz pianist and innovative BMI composer Joanne Brackeen will be awarded the BNY Mellon Jazz 2014 Living Legacy Award at Washington, D.C.’s, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The award “honors living jazz masters from the mid-Atlantic region who have achieved distinction in jazz performance and education,”… Read more...

Paul Karpowicz Elected Chairman of BMI Board; Susan Davenport Austin Elected Presiding Director


From News, posted 10.07.14. Paul Karpowicz, President of the Meredith Local Media Group, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) at a Board meeting held today in Nashville, TN. He was most recently Vice Chair of the BMI Board of Directors. Mr. Karpowicz succeeds Susan Davenport Austin, Vice… Read more...

BMI Presents Music as the Unifying Force Panel at the 15th Annual Woodstock Film Festival


From News, posted 10.06.14. Film industry veterans, independent filmmakers, artists and other creative spirits will gather for the 15th Annual Woodstock Film Festival on October 15–19, 2014, in Woodstock, New York. The event includes screenings of independent films, educational panels, concerts and other special events. As part of the festival screenings, the documentary, A… Read more...

A Conversation With Gunther Schuller


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...

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