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BMI Congratulates its 2021 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.09.21 Once again, BMI songwriters took the vast majority of nods for this year’s CMA Awards. Leading the pack with five nominations is Eric Church, with many others also capturing multiple accolades, including Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Gabby Barrett, Thomas Rhett, Jay Joyce, Chris Young, Kane Brown,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 3.01.21 BMI songwriters are once again poised for major wins at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, which will air from the Grand Ole Opry, Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on April 18. Leading the pack for nods is Maren Morris with six and Miranda Lambert with five,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.02.20 The CMA nods are out with BMI affiliates taking center stage in nearly every category. Miranda Lambert leads the pack with an incredible seven nominations, including her fourth for Entertainer of the Year. Carrie Underwood, who is up for two awards, was also nominated for Entertainer of the Year, making… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.28.20 The nods are out for the 55th annual ACM Awards with BMI songwriters poised to win big again this year. Leading the pack are Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett, who each received a resounding five nominations. Blake Shelton and Luke Combs were also awarded four and three nods, respectively, with… Read more...


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...


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