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BMI Latin Spotlight: Randy Class

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From News, posted 7.05.22 Randy Class is a New York native born in the Dominican Republic, now repping the Bronx. This diverse borough of New York City has defined the texture of Class’ creative palette and is reflected in his work; his influences include hip-hop, merengue, bachata, soul, R&B, and pop. Class jaywalks on… Read more...


Latin Spotlight: Randy Class

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From News, posted 11.01.21 Randy Class is a dynamic NYC-based producer and songwriter who was raised in the Bronx. His Dominican roots helped him grow up surrounded by musical influences ranging from hip-hop and merengue to bachata, soul, and R&B, and his ability to write in both English and Spanish has broadened his ability… Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: Danny Shell

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From News, posted 6.09.21 Danny Shell is an independent artist from a NorCal town called Vacaville. He found his sound with producer/engineer, Ryan Dulude (whose credits include work with Andrew Watt, Selena Gomez, and Dominic Fike) while crashing on couches and working cold-calling sales jobs to get by. His debut project, Sourgrass, dropped in… Read more...


BMI and HD Radio Present Frankie J at Hispanic Radio Conference

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From News, posted 10.26.20 BMI partnered with Xperi, parent of HD Radio, in sponsoring a performance by GRAMMY-nominated BMI songwriter Frankie J at this year’s Radio Ink Hispanic Conference, held recently (10/22) as a virtual event. The Mexican-American singer songwriter talked about the impact commercial radio has had on his career while performing some… Read more...


Keep It In The Family: Singer/Songwriter Edgar Cortázar on Love, Language & Legacy

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From News, posted 10.13.20 A third-generation songwriter from an acclaimed musical family, Edgar Cortázar has lived a life devoted to creating, collaborating and sharing the power of music. The grandson of legendary Mexican songwriter Ernesto Cortázar and the son of renowned film composer/songwriter Ernesto Cortázar Ducker, the young Edgar Cortázar was introduced to the… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Lolla Rewind: Bebe Rexha

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From News, posted 7.30.20 Bebe Rexha’s career was meant to be. Her 2011 debut on BMI’s Lolla stage was one of many milestones this singer/songwriter has accomplished, and in 2012, she became one of the youngest recipients of the Abe Olman Scholarship Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Rexha, a New York native… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Class of 2019 National Recording Registry Inductees

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From News, posted 3.25.20 This morning, the Library of Congress announced the newest works to be listed in the prestigious National Recording Registry, with several BMI songwriters and composers receiving the honors. The inductions will become part of an elite group of recordings destined for special preservation and scholarship attention due to their “cultural,… Read more...


How to Write Non-Visual Lyrics That Engage Listeners

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.12.18 “Show—Don’t Tell” is one of the basic tenets taught in almost every songwriting class. Writing cinematic lyrics—lyrics that incorporate visual imagery that listeners can envision like a movie in their minds—is often thought of as one of the most effective ways to connect with audiences. Cinematic lyrics do not spell… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Winners of the 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards

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From News, posted 4.29.16 BMI is very proud to be congratulating its Latin affiliates who made a strong impact at Billboard’s Latin Music Awards 2016 on April 28 at the BankUnited Center in Miami, Florida. Among the evening’s multiple winners, Colombian pop powerhouse Shakira won two awards, as did Pitbull and Banda Sinaloense MS… Read more...


BMI Writers Dominate Nominations for Billboard Latin Music Awards 2016

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From News, posted 2.08.16 BMI is very proud to announce that, once again, a majority of the nominees for 2016’s Billboard Latin Music Awards are BMI affiliates. Both Ariel Camacho Y Los Plebes del Rancho and Banda Clave Nueva de Max Peraza were nominated New Artist of the Year, while J Balvin is in… Read more...


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