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John Frizzell Tackles an Animated Version of Three Chords and the Truth in “Tales From the Tour Bus”

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From News, posted 4.03.18 Every country music fan knows that there are more than a few tales about country stars that sound almost too unbelievable to be true. These stories work extremely well with the film genre of animated documentary, which is exactly what it sounds like: an animated version of the truth. What… Read more...


5 Tips for a Happy Marriage of Music & Lyrics

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.17.16 Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join together this music with this lyric in holy matrimony … As it relates to songwriting, the marriage of words and music is referred to as prosody. When prosody is effectively employed, a song’s music and lyrics present a united front that… Read more...


BMI Writers Honored With 2015 Dove Award Nominations

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From News, posted 10.06.15 BMI congratulates its 2015 Dove Award nominees including for KING & COUNTRY, which leads the BMI pack with six nods and Matt Maher and Chris Tomlin each with four nominations. The theme of the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards, which will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at Allen… Read more...


Fourth Generation Stampley Signs with BMI

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From News, posted 1.16.15 Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to announce the affiliation of Tara Stampley, a fourth generation BMI affiliate. Her great-grandfather, R.C. Stampley, was the first of the family to affiliate with BMI, followed by her grandfather, Joe, a member of the 1960’s rock group The Uniques and a charting country recording… Read more...


Writing and Placing Songs Internationally

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.28.14 With so many artists and producers writing or co-writing their own material, there seem to be fewer opportunities than ever for writers and music publishers to pitch and place songs. It’s become increasingly important to think outside the box when writing and promoting material—and that includes looking beyond our own… Read more...


BMI Writers Win Top Awards at 2013 Americana Honors & Awards Show

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From News, posted 9.24.13 Broadcast Music, Inc. writers took home some of the top honors at the Americana Honors & Awards show on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, the capstone event of the Americana Festival and Conference held in Nashville. The conference sponsored daily seminars, panels and networking opportunities, and featured nighttime musical performances with… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Cowboy Jack Clement

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From News, posted 8.08.13 Legendary Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriter and producer Cowboy Jack Clement passed away this morning at the age of 82. Clement wrote the BMI award-winning song “Just Someone I Used To Know” for George Jones, as well as songs for Bobby Bare, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Hank Snow, Tom Jones, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton and… Read more...


77% of 2013 ACM Awards Go Home With BMI Writers

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From News, posted 4.11.13 Another triumph came for BMI’s country genre at the Academy of Country Music awards ceremony in Las Vegas on April 7, 2013.  Some of the night’s big BMI winners were: Luke Bryan, who took Entertainer of the Year; Jason Aldean, who won for Top Male Vocalist; Miranda Lambert, who was… Read more...


10 Questions: Marty Stuart

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.30.12 Traditional country music has no greater ambassador than Marty Stuart. Whether using his acclaimed RFD-TV show, The Marty Stuart Show, as a platform for the music’s best practitioners, or sending his vast collection of country memorabilia on the road, so that fans can get a tangible sense of the music’s… Read more...


Kenny Chesney Leads List of 2012 ACM Awards Nominees

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From News, posted 1.30.12 BMI songwriters and artists overwhelmingly dominate the list of 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards nominees, announced Thursday, January 26. BMI has historically represented the majority of country music’s leaders – from Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Porter Wagoner, to Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard – and a… Read more...


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