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The “3 P’s” of Songwriting Success

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From The Weekly, posted 1.04.22 I often tell my songwriting students that I teach tools—not rules. There are no rules in songwriting. Similarly, there is no road map that points the way to guaranteed success. But there are three things I consistently see in those who achieve their songwriting goals. Let’s look at the “3… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2021 London Award Winners

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From News, posted 10.11.21 BMI proudly honoured the top UK and European songwriters, composers and music publishers of the most-performed songs of the previous year at the 2021 BMI London Awards. Rising star Arlo Parks received the BMI Impact Award, a recognition given for groundbreaking artistry, creative vision and impact on the future of… Read more...


Jessica Rose Weiss Takes Off

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From News, posted 9.10.21 While many people took the opportunity to slow down during the pandemic, Jessica Rose Weiss has been running full steam ahead. The composer/songwriter/producer has worked on a variety of projects with releases on the horizon, including Midnight Mission and the highly anticipated documentary Still Working 9to5. Her phone is likely… Read more...


BMI Latin Songwriters Dazzle at Fan-Based Premios Juventud 2021

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From News, posted 7.23.21 BMI is once again exceptionally proud of its Latin songwriters singled out for their impactful contributions to the world of Latin music, last night, at the fan-based Premios Juventud at the Watsco Center in Miami. The exciting evening of song and celebration, the 2021 edition of this awards show underscored… Read more...


Are Your Songs Too Repetitious – or Not Repetitious Enough?

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.21.21 If we were collaborating on a song and I suggested that one particular line of lyric – and the melody that accompanies it – be repeated eighteen times, would you think that would be entirely too repetitive to be successful? How about if, in the same song, I insisted that… Read more...


BMI Celebrates the 2021 Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.10.21 BMI proudly celebrates the 69th Annual BMI Pop Awards, recognizing the songwriters, publishers and administrators of the previous year’s most-performed pop songs in the United States across radio and digital streaming platforms. All winners were announced in a special online celebration and on BMI’s social channels, including the recipients of… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Take Center Stage at 2020 Billboard Music Awards

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From News, posted 10.15.20 BMI is once again exceptionally proud of its songwriters who were recognized for their creative work at last night’s 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Held without an audience due to COVID-19 restrictions at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, the ceremony was nonetheless a star-studded event filled with stirring moments and… Read more...