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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...


Nashville Newcomer Morgan Evans Takes Off

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.15.18 Nashville is a fabled destination for many aspiring singer-songwriters, and those who’ve made the trek will tell you that it’s rarely an easy road to get there. But if there’s a prize for the most frequent flyer miles earned on the path to Music City, it might go to Morgan… Read more...


BMI Singer-Songwriters Crank Up Downtown Nashville With Maui Jim Hard Rock Stage Takeover

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From News, posted 6.14.18 BMI returned to downtown Music City for CMA Music Fest with a special takeover of the Maui Jim Hard Rock stage on Thursday, June 7. Fans and industry tastemakers alike were invited to kick off Country music’s most quintessential weekend of live music with a parking lot party featuring performances… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 ACM Winners

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From News, posted 4.16.18 There were several big wins for BMI affiliates last night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The star-studded event celebrated the best in country with performances by some of its biggest stars, including Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 3.01.18 The Academy of Country Music has announced this year’s award nominees and many talented BMI songwriters are again taking center stage. Leading the BMI pack is Thomas Rhett with 6 nominations; Keith Urban with 5; Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris, each with 4; and Little Big Town and Midland, each… Read more...


Kane Brown Celebrates First No. 1 Hit “What Ifs” with BMI, ASCAP and SESAC

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From News, posted 2.26.18 Music Row, friends and family packed the BMI lobby Tuesday night to celebrate RCA/Zone 4 artist and BMI songwriter Kane Brown’s chart-topper “What Ifs” with co-writers Matt McGinn (SESAC) and Jordan Schmidt (ASCAP) and featured vocalist, Lauren Alaina (BMI). The smash hit marked Brown and McGinn’s first respective number ones… Read more...


Do Your Songs Sound Like Today’s Hits…or Tomorrow’s?

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From The Weekly, posted 2.26.18 At lunch recently, a songwriter asked me, “What’s the biggest mistake songwriters make?” I told him that I often hear songs in my workshops that are perfectly crafted; songs that check off all the boxes—they have rhymes in the expected places, the lyrics make sense, the melodies work well, they… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.16.17 On April 2, in Las Vegas, the Academy of Country Music will air its 52nd awards ceremony on CBS, and BMI writers are situated to win big again this year! Leading the pack of BMI ACM nominees for 2017 are: Keith Urban with seven nods, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris… Read more...