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Tips for Writing Songs About Anything…But Love

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19 At my BMI Nashville Songwriters’ Workshops, I screen and critique songs from each attendee. When I find songs that I believe are competitive with those being written by today’s top hitmakers, I forward them to ten music publishers who have agreed to listen. After the last BMI Workshop, I forwarded… Read more...


5 Tips for Songwriting Success in Today’s Music Industry

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.18.19 I taught my first songwriting class at Los Angeles’ Pierce College in 1991. Back then, if my car radio were tuned to a pop station, it was likely I would hear chart-topping artists such as Michael Jackson, Wilson Phillips, Janet Jackson, Michael Bolton, Poison, and Roxette. During that same era,… Read more...


BMI Brings Nashville Songwriters Showcase to Florida Breweries

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From News, posted 3.04.19 BMI partnered with the Florida Brewers Guild recently (2/28-3/1) to present a special Nashville Songwriters Showcase that made stops at two Florida breweries that support live music. BMI licensees Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton and First Magnitude Brewery in Gainesville hosted the performances, which featured Nashville songwriters Clint Daniels and Brian… Read more...


BMI Works to Educate Colorado Bar Owners

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From News, posted 10.12.17 BMI partnered recently (10/4) with The Tavern League of Colorado to present a seminar to its members on music licensing and the legalities surrounding music use in bars and taverns. The session, which took place at the Dive Inn, a Denver bar, also featured a performance by award-winning BMI songwriter… Read more...


Cumulus Media Launches Search for America’s Newest Country Star With ‘NASH Next 2016’

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From News, posted 8.02.16 Cumulus Media has announced the start of “NASH Next 2016,” a competition that pays tribute to the great tradition of radio as a launch pad for our most beloved musical talent, while celebrating country music. The winner of this four-month-long national competition, announced by country legend Reba McEntire, will receive… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Take Home More Than 78% of ACMs

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From News, posted 4.20.15 Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters were overwhelmingly honored at the 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards with an astounding 78% of the trophies! Powerhouse Miranda Lambert earned an incredible five awards, including a 50th Anniversary Milestone Award, Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year and two for Song of… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Light up Dallas Skyline for Renaissance Hotel Guests

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From News, posted 8.25.14 BMI partnered with hospitality company Thomas Point Ventures recently (8/15/14) to present a special Nashville Songwriters Series at their Renaissance Hotel in Dallas. Award winning songwriters Bobby Tomberlin and Bill LaBounty performed in front of more than 100 guests at the hotel’s brand new meeting space that overlooks the Dallas… Read more...


Colorado Hoteliers Entertained by Two of BMI’s Best

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From News, posted 7.28.14 BMI brought Nashville to the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association’s (CHLA) Annual Summer Meeting at the Doubletree Hotel in Grand Junction, presenting a traditional “guitar pull” that featured decorated songwriters John Scott Sherrill and Monty Criswell. Hoteliers from across the state of Colorado gathered (on 7/25) to hear the two… Read more...


BMI Treats Restaurant Association Execs to Nashville Tradition

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From News, posted 7.23.14 BMI treated restaurant association executives who were in Music City for the Annual Summer Meeting of the CSRA (Council of State Restaurant Associations) to a good old fashioned Bluebird Café-style guitar pull that featured three of Nashville’s finest songwriters. Award-winning BMI songwriters Kylie Sackley, Clint Daniels and Phillip White played… Read more...


10 Questions With Florida Georgia Line

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.25.13 Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have been best friends since they met at Nashville’s music-focused Belmont University. Today, they’re the breakout country duo Florida Georgia Line — winners of the Academy of Country Music’s New Artist of the Year and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year awards for… Read more...


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