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BMI Congratulates its 2017 NaSHOF Inductees and NSAI Award Winners

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From News, posted 10.25.17 October 23 was a big night for BMI writers at the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductions and NSAI Awards ceremony. Legendary BMI songwriters Jim McBride, Tim Nichols and Dwayne Blackwell were inducted into the prestigious NaSHOF, while country superstar Luke Bryan won NSAI’s Artist/Songwriter of the Year. In addition… Read more...


BMI Award-Winning Songwriter Tim Nichols Celebrates Million-Airs

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From News, posted 4.13.17 Decorated BMI songwriter Tim Nichols stopped by the Company’s Nashville office to celebrate Million-Air awards for five of his hit songs. The designation marks millions of radio spins per song, and the songs honored were “I Got The Boy,” with one million plays; “That’d Be Alright,” with two million; “Live… Read more...


The How and Why of Building Bridges in Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.23.17 At a songwriting conference I attended, GRAMMY winning singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat shared some comments that her father, record producer and engineer Ken Caillat (Fleetwood Mac, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys) had made regarding bridges in songs. He had stated that bridges are crucial elements because they are typically the final… Read more...


Kenny Chesney Receives BMI President’s Award at the 2016 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.02.16 BMI proudly presented its 2016 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI President’s Award winner Kenny Chesney, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 64th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… Read more...


BMI Honors Christian Music’s Best at 2016 Awards Ceremony

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From News, posted 6.21.16 BMI proudly honored the songwriters and publishers of the top 25 songs played on Christian radio during the past year at the 2016 BMI Christian Awards, held this evening at the Company’s Nashville office on Music Row. In addition, the Christian Songwriters of the Year, Publisher of the Year and… 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...


Bobby Braddock, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Sony/ATV & More Honored at 2011 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.09.11 BMI celebrated the songwriters and publishers behind country music’s most-performed songs of the past year during the 59th annual BMI Country Awards. BMI staged the event in its Nashville offices, located in the heart of Music Row, where behind-the-scenes hit-makers and center stage superstars came together to toast… Read more...


Great Songs Do Win: Scotty McCreery Cuts ‘Out of Summertime’ and Brings It Full Circle

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From News, posted 5.31.11 Every song has a story. For some, the road from writer’s dream to the top of the charts is a fast, straight shot. For others, the road twists and turns, as dead ends and false starts threaten to end the journey. “Out of Summertime” was written by Nashville hit-makers Tim… Read more...


Inaugural 30A Songwriters Festival Slated for January 15-17 in Florida

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From News, posted 12.04.09 The first annual 30A Songwriters Festival will debut January 15-17 along the resort highway on the Florida panhandle between Destin and Panama City Beach. More than 50 songwriters, including Jeffrey Steele (“The Cowboy in Me” for Tim McGraw, “What Hurts the Most” for Rascal Flatts), BMI Icon John Oates (“Sara… Read more...


Key West Fest Enjoys Record-Setting Year

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From News, posted 5.12.09 The 14th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival invaded the Florida hotspot April 29 through May 3. Presented by Better Angels Music and benefiting the Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation, the industry- and fan-favorite launched another year of songs in the sun Wednesday, April 29 with BMI’s kick-off party at La… Read more...


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