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BMI Icon Willie Nelson Honored By Library of Congress With Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

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From News, posted 11.19.15 Willie Nelson, legendary BMI Icon and writer of Patsy Cline’s unforgettable signature hit, “Crazy,” among many other incomparable works, was the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington, D.C. last night. Nelson, who’s 60-year career includes seven GRAMMY Awards as well as the… Read more...


Heavy-Hitting BMI Writers ‘Remember Hank Cochran’ During Frank Brown Int’l Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 10.20.15 On November 14, 2015, where the white sand beaches meet the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Flora-Bama Lounge, Package & Oyster Bar on the state line will be buzzing with festival goers waiting to hear BMI songwriters Jamey Johnson, Dean Dillon and Scotty Emerick during the Frank… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Rachel Taylor

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From News, posted 11.06.14 Rachel Taylor has a myriad of entries on her musical résumé: Heartbreak for Everyone, her EP produced by Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, tour dates with the likes of Vance Joy and Sixpence None the Richer and work with GRAMMY award-winning producer of the Civil Wars, Charlie Peacock.… Read more...


Writing and Placing Songs Internationally

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.28.14 With so many artists and producers writing or co-writing their own material, there seem to be fewer opportunities than ever for writers and music publishers to pitch and place songs. It’s become increasingly important to think outside the box when writing and promoting material—and that includes looking beyond our own… Read more...


10 Things You Need to Know About Placing Music on TV and in Films

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From Songwriter 101, posted 4.25.14 You want every chance to generate income from your music, and while mechanical royalties (for sales of tangible product and digital downloads) have diminished, there are more opportunities than ever to have your music heard on television and in movies. In addition to the financial benefit, for songwriters who are… Read more...


10 Questions: Marty Stuart

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.30.12 Traditional country music has no greater ambassador than Marty Stuart. Whether using his acclaimed RFD-TV show, The Marty Stuart Show, as a platform for the music’s best practitioners, or sending his vast collection of country memorabilia on the road, so that fans can get a tangible sense of the music’s… Read more...


10 Questions: Milo Greene

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.12.12 The Milo Greene arriving to Austin, TX next week for the marathon SXSW festival is not a single person—he isn’t even real. What began as a phantom booking agent—an e-mail account concocted by band co-founders Robbie Arnett and Andrew Heringer when the friends still led separate projects—has since transformed to… Read more...


At 19, Jayme Dee Records Major Debut

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.01.11 Sometimes real life truly can be the best teacher. That’s how 19-year-old singer/songwriter Jayme Dee sees things. Although she tried her hand at formal schooling, enrolling at the University of Southern California to study music, she dropped out after just one semester in order to pursue her dreams first-hand. “I… Read more...


SXSW Ready: Carla Morrison

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.10.11 Carla Morrison will play BMI’s Acoustic Brunch during SXSW. Carla Morrison is a little overwhelmed at all the attention she has been getting. The young singer with the gilded voice just returned from playing a show in Mexico City, where she thought maybe 100-200 people would attend. More than 750… Read more...


Hank Cochran Dies

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From News, posted 7.15.10 Iconic songwriter Hank Cochran died Thursday morning at his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The writer behind country standards including “Make the World Go Away,” “She’s Got You,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “The Chair,” “Ocean Front Property,” “Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me,” “Is It Raining at Your House,”… Read more...


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