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BMI Salutes its Top Songwriters for the 2020 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.09.20 BMI paid tribute to the best in songwriting for its 68th Annual BMI Country Awards. The top songwriters, publishers and administrators of the previous year’s most-performed Country songs were celebrated across BMI’s digital and social channels. Major award winners for Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Publisher… 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...


BMI Presents 5th Annual Maui Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 12.16.19 BMI presented an all-star lineup for the fifth annual Maui Songwriters Festival on the lush island of Maui, HI December 5-7. This one-of-a-kind festival puts a spotlight on the art of songwriting with intimate acoustic sets from Nashville’s top songwriters scattered across the island. This year’s lineup was co-headlined by… Read more...


BMI Doubles Down with Eric Church for Celebration Of No. 1 Songs “Round Here Buzz” & “Some Of It”

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From News, posted 9.26.19 Taking note from his critically-acclaimed Double Down tour, Eric Church chose to “double down” with BMI on September 24 at an aircraft hangar on the outskirts of Nashville for a No. 1 celebration recognizing both of his most recent chart-toppers. This time around, it was “Some Of It,” written by… Read more...


How to Write Song Hooks That “Hook” You in

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.09.18 What constitutes a hook? Any element of a song that grabs a listener’s attention and “hooks” them in. With there being so much competition for our listeners’ attention, including multiple hooks throughout our songs has become more important than ever. According to an article in The Atlantic magazine, “A short-attention-span… Read more...


When Clever is Too Clever in Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.15.17 Before addressing what might constitute being “too clever” in lyrics, I’ll begin by defining what I mean by “clever” lyrics. For the purposes of this article I’m referring to songs with lyrics that are witty, tongue-in-cheek, humorous, or amusing. These are in contrast to those that fall into the category… Read more...


Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 To grab our listeners’ attention we need to separate our songs from the competition, and one way to accomplish this is by including an unexpected twist—an element of surprise. This article examines various ways to incorporate twists into lyrics and melodies. Story Songs With Surprise Endings “Ol’ Red” (written by… Read more...


BMI Announces ‘Off the Record: Songs for Gilda’s Club’ Show at Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville

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From News, posted 1.20.16 BMI is proud to partner with Nashville’s legendary Zanies Comedy Club to present “Off the Record: Songs for Gilda’s Club” on February 16, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at Zanies. Top hitmakers Bob DiPiero and Bobby Pinson have been invited to share their irreverent and laugh-out-loud tracks, many of which have… Read more...


BMI Announces the 18th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival May 1-5

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From News, posted 2.11.13 BMI and the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon will once again join forces to present the Key West Songwriters Festival from May 1-5, 2013. Featuring many of the most beloved songwriters, the event has become an annual pilgrimage south for country and pop music heroes for 18 consecutive years. This year, Gary… Read more...


Lineup Additions Fuel Anticipation of Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 3.01.12 The Better Angels Music Key West Songwriters Festival has announced red-letter additions to its 2012 lineup, set for May 2-6. The names on the growing bill continue and expand the festival’s tradition of elevating songwriters, from marquee performers to behind-the-scenes hit-makers. Most of the stacked schedule is free, including more… Read more...


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