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BMI Bulletin Board: April

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.15. 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: May 12, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN) Who: Aspiring… Read more...


10 Questions With Melissa Aldana

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.15. Saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana is a living bridge between traditional and modern jazz. Her new album Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio offers gorgeous cascades of melody and daring – from the joyful post-bop rush of “M&M” to the closing notes of her solo performance “Ask Me Now,” which boldly… Read more...


Finding Great Song Titles and Fresh Angles

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.15. Your title and concept are the foundations upon which your entire lyric will be built. The strongest lyrics deliver listeners to the title, and the title is the logical conclusion of the lines that precede it. If you build on a weak foundation you’ll be facing an uphill battle to… Read more...


Carla Bley, George Coleman and Charles Lloyd to be Honored as 2015 NEA Jazz Masters

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From News, posted 4.14.15. Each year since 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts selects legendary musicians who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz. This year, the NEA has chosen three long-time BMI affiliates as their 2015 Jazz Masters: Carla Bley, who affiliated in 1960, George Coleman, who affiliated in 1970… Read more...


BMI Signs Latin GRAMMY Nominee Linda Briceño and Singer-Songwriter MV Caldera

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From News, posted 3.31.15. Linda Briceño, a two-time 2014 Latin GRAMMY nominee for both Best New Artist and Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Tiempo, has joined the BMI family. Born in Venezuela and currently residing in New York City, Briceño is an exceptional trumpet player, singer, big band director and composer, and is attending… Read more...


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...


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