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BMI Sponsors 4th Annual SONA Songwriter Summit

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From News, posted 6.08.18 BMI’s Michael Crepezzi, Krystina DeLuna and Barbie Quinn proudly represented BMI at the Songwriters of North America (SONA) Summit in Los Angeles on June 3. The standing room-only event, which BMI sponsored, featured a performance by BMI songwriter Justin Tranter, who also participated in a panel discussion about the music… 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...


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...


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...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 Golden Globe Nominees

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From News, posted 12.11.17 The 75th annual Golden Globe nominations are in and BMI composers and songwriters are poised to win big in the two music categories. The prestigious star-studded ceremony will be held at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton on January 7 and will air live on NBC at 5 P.M.… Read more...


Reality Check: Looking at Your Songs Objectively

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.23.17 In the early years of my songwriting journey there was nothing anyone could have said to convince me that my songs were anything less than GRAMMY-worthy. I was certain that each new song I demoed would be the one that would change my life. That belief in my songs often… Read more...