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How to Write Songs That Are Both Personal and Universal

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.15.18 Most of us who are in the business of creating songs are aware of the importance of writing lyrics that have universal appeal, lyrics that connect with millions of hearts. We have also heard about the importance of writing songs that emanate from our hearts, from personal experience. On the… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 Dove Award Nominees

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From News, posted 10.13.17 The GMA Dove Awards has honored several BMI songwriters and composers with nominations for their outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music. The 48th annual ceremony for the prestigious accolades will be held October 17 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the… Read more...


Mac Davis Recognized as BMI Icon at 2015 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.04.15 BMI proudly presented its 2015 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI Icon Mac Davis, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 63rd annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and publishers of… 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...


BMI Celebrates Writers of Two of Kenny Chesney’s Number One Hits

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From News, posted 5.04.15 BMI songwriters had a lot to celebrate as music industry executives gathered April 28 in the Company’s Nashville office to pay homage to the writers of two number one singles from Kenny Chesney’s 13th studio album, The Big Revival. Buoyed by “American Kids,” written by BMI songwriters Rodney Clawson and… Read more...


Show—Don’t Tell: 3 Steps to Writing Better Lyrics

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.23.15 Our goal, when we share a song, is to evoke emotion in our listeners—to have them not only know what the singer is feeling, but to empathize—to feel the emotion. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is by bringing your audience inside the world of your… Read more...


BMI Writers Win Nearly 80% of 2014 ACM Awards

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From News, posted 4.09.14 BMI songwriters took home nearly 80% of the 49th Annual ACM Awards presented on the show in Las Vegas on April 6, 2014. The star-studded show, which was hosted by BMI members Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, aired live on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In addition, BMI… Read more...


GRAMMY Nods Showcase Depth of BMI Roster

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From News, posted 1.16.14 The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards are less than two weeks away and the dozens of BMI affiliates nominated are well positioned for a huge evening. Rapidly ascendant newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis snagged an impressive seven nods, including  Album of the Year for The Heist, Song of the Year and… Read more...


BMI Writers Dominate at 2013 CMAs

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From News, posted 11.08.13 Once again, Broadcast Music, Inc. writers took the vast majority of Country Music Association Awards on November 6, 2013, in Nashville - this time with more than 90% of the trophies! The night included multiple wins for Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line and Taylor Swift, who won the… Read more...


BMI Writers Owen, Steele, Jennings and Martine Honored at NaSHOF

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From News, posted 10.17.13 On Sunday, October 13, 2013, friends, family and music industry notables celebrated the induction of Broadcast Music, Inc.’s legendary songwriters Jeffrey Steele, Layng Martine Jr., Will Jennings and Randy Owen into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Among other chart-busters, Steele’s work includes “The Cowboy in Me,” “Everytime I Hear… Read more...


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