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Singer-Songwriter Deanna Signs With BMI

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From News, posted 2.08.16. Riding the wave of her new single “Ghost Love,” singer-songwriter Deanna met with BMI’s Executive Director of Writer/Publisher Relations for Europe & Asia, Brandon Bakshi, in the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. During the meeting, Deanna signed on as an official affiliate of BMI. Catch her video, shot in beautiful… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: February

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.08.16. 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: March 15, April 12, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...


The Signature Lick: What, How, Why and Where

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.08.16. As songwriters, one of our primary goals is to discover and act on whatever will make our songs unique and recognizable. Typically, that job falls to the hook. Often, hooks are thought of as a part of the lyric that serves as the song’s main message as well as the… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Academy Songwriting Workshop Starting March 29 - Apply Now!

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From News, posted 2.02.16. Song Arts Academy, which evolved out of BMI’s Contemporary Songwriters Workshop taught by Billy Seidman, starts a new Workshop Intensive beginning Tuesday, March 29, 2016, running five consecutive Tuesday evenings: 03/29, 04/05, 04/12, 04/19 and 04/26 from 7pm-9:30pm in midtown Manhattan. Past workshop members include artists signed to major record… Read more...


BMI Writers Shine in Multicultural Showcase in NYC

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From News, posted 1.26.16. In the wake of this year’s Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Week, BMI held a Multicultural showcase on Thursday, January 21, bringing together a diverse group of singer/songwriters onto New York City’s Meridian 23 stage. The capacity crowd enjoyed a rich array of rhythms and flavors, from jazz to… Read more...


Singer-Songwriter Amy Winehouse is the Subject of Oscar-Nominated Documentary

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From News, posted 1.15.16. The life of six-time GRAMMY winner and BMI via PRS affiliate, Amy Winehouse, has been meticulously captured on film by director Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees in the newly Oscar-nominated film AMY. Winehouse, who tragically died in 2011, at the age of 27 from substance abuse, tells the story of… Read more...


Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Lends Her Support to Songwriters

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From News, posted 1.14.16. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12) (@RepMaloney) has joined lead Democratic cosponsor Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8) (@RepJeffries) in supporting H.R. 1283, the Songwriter Equity Act of 2015. The bill, introduced in March by Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-9) (@RepDougCollins), continues to gain momentum on the Hill as it garners… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of David Bowie

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From News, posted 1.11.16. Two days after the release of his last album, Blackstar, the legendary David Bowie, who gave the world, among so many iconic songs, “Changes,” “Space Oddity,” “Let’s Dance” and “Fame,” passed away at the age of 69. His music was an influence on too many rockers, punks, hip-hoppers, pop stars,… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Jazz Pianist Paul Bley

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From News, posted 1.08.16. BMI affiliate, Paul Bley, one of the most inventive and original pianists of our time, passed away January 3 at the age of 83. A protagonist of non-repetition, Bley’s phrasing and harmony were uniquely adventurous and most certainly the hallmark of his career. Although he claimed to have never practiced… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: January

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.07.16. 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: March 15, April 12, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)… Read more...


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