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Indie Spotlight: Cosmos & Creature

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From News, posted 1.25.19 The stars aligned in 2016 for independent artists, Molly Moore and Brandyn Burnette (aka EMAN8), when they came together to form pop duo Cosmos & Creature, a name that came about after “looking up at the sky and contemplating our place as human beings in the universe.” The LA-based pair… Read more...


What Makes a Song a Hit?

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.23.19 When I worked in the A & R Department at a major record label, and later, as production coordinator for albums by hit artists, in many cases, my ears were the first barrier that had to be crossed when a song was submitted for those acts. Almost all the songs… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.13.18 BMI is exceptionally proud to congratulate its many affiliates nominated for awards by the Recording Academy at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, scheduled to be held on February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Nominations for the music industry’s most prestigious accolades were announced on December 7. In… Read more...


Steve Cropper Receives BMI Icon Award at 2018 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.13.18 BMI proudly presented its 2018 BMI Country Awards this evening, honoring the prolific musical career of BMI Icon Award recipient Steve Cropper, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 66th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… Read more...


Country Music: What’s New—and What’s Next

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From The Weekly, posted 11.06.18 Music in all genres is constantly evolving, and that is certainly evident on today’s country music charts. Hits by artists such as Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, and Thomas Rhett bear little resemblance to those by country music legends who paved the way, such as Willie Nelson, Dolly… Read more...


Songwriters Hall of Fame & GRAMMY Museum’s Chart Toppers Series Spotlights BMI Songwriters

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From News, posted 10.11.18 For the latest installment of their collaborative series, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the GRAMMY Museum announced their 2018 Chart Toppers event, featuring panelists and BMI affiliates Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt, Louis Bell and Brian Lee. Moderated by Billboard’s Melinda Newman, this iteration of Chart Toppers will be held… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Songwriting Workshop Starting October 23

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From News, posted 9.19.18 BMI is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy’s last Workshop Intensive of 2018, starting Tuesday, October 23. SAA is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC Consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the SAA… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 8.28.18 BMI is proud to announce that our affiliates have taken the majority of CMA nods again this year, including an incredible nine BMI writers each up for three awards. The ceremony, which will broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday, November 14, at 8PM ET on ABC, will again be co-hosted… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts New Fall Songwriting Workshop, Starts September, 12 - Apply Now!

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From News, posted 8.06.18 BMI is proud to support its members at Song Arts Academy’s Fall Workshop Intensive starting Wednesday, September, 12. SAA is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member, and Berklee NYC consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the SAA “Advanced Song Craft… Read more...


Mark Ronson Receives the BMI Champion Award at the 66th BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.08.18 BMI honored internationally renowned super producer, artist, songwriter and DJ Mark Ronson last night with the BMI Champion Award at its 66th Annual BMI Pop Awards. The evening also celebrated the songwriters, publishers and administrators of the past year’s most-performed pop songs in the United States from BMI’s extensive catalogue.… Read more...


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