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10 Questions: Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees

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From News, posted 8.23.12 For all the ways that Tyler Glenn exemplifies an equipped and unabashed rock star—be it the ripcord vocals swooping through unmistakable singles “Animal” or more recently “Everybody Talks,” or his no-tomorrow stagecraft—the Neon Trees frontman gives most, it would seem, in casual conversation. On a recent call from the road,… Read more...


BMI, Galaxie Agency & Nashville Blues Society Celebrate Life & Work of Motown Legend Barrett Strong

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From News, posted 8.22.11 On Sunday, August 28 at B.B. King’s Blues Club in Nashville, Galaxie Agency, BMI and the Nashville Blues Society will partner to celebrate the life and work of the incomparable soul songwriter Barrett Strong, with all proceeds going directly to Strong to offset care and medical bills. Featuring performances by… Read more...


Prince Royce’s Bachata Breakthrough

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.06.11 Earlier this year, the 21-year-old singer/songwriter known as Prince Royce went on his first tour to Europe, where he encountered more than culture shock: actual fandom. “It was crazy, girls were crying, some even fainted. I had been told by people that my music was playing over there, but I… Read more...


Lamont Dozier to Perform at Smithsonian Showcase

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From News, posted 9.08.09 The Smithsonian Associates and the Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW) are hunting for 12 fresh voices to perform as part of an anticipated showcase featuring legendary Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier at the Smithsonian on Tuesday, October 27 in Washington, D.C. As one third of songwriting powerhouse Holland-Dozier-Holland, Lamont Dozier helped… Read more...


Songwriters Hall of Fame Offers ‘Master Class’ with Lamont Dozier

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From News, posted 5.18.09 The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SongHall) will offer an installment of its Master Class series Tuesday, June 16, that will feature songwriting icon Lamont Dozier. Slated for 8 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam), the event will feature exclusive… Read more...


Award-Winning Songwriter/Producer Norman Whitfield Dead at 68

From News, posted 9.19.08 Norman Whitfield, renowned BMI songwriter, producer and arranger of many Motown Records hits, including “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone,” died September 16. He was 68. The cause of death was heart and kidney failure due to diabetes. Born in Harlem, NY on May… Read more...


‘New Music Nights’ Showcase Rocks New York

From News, posted 2.06.07 BMI New York presented a New Music Nights showcase that featured performances by Phil Benson, A Love Like Pi, Stab the Matador and Throne. The free concert was held Jan. 31 at Arlene’s Grocery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Phil Bensen New… Read more...


For Kanye West, Music Is Medicine

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.09.06 Declaring on national television that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” might be a career-killer for most artists — but most artists aren’t Kanye West. The 28-year-old hip-hop superstar’s ubiquitous single “Gold Digger” (featuring some Ray Charles-ish backing vocals from friend Read more...


Songwriter Teddy Randazzo Dies

From News, posted 11.23.03 Longtime BMI songwriter, Grammy and Songwriters Hall of Fame nominee, Teddy Randazzo died suddenly Friday, Nov. 21 at his home in Orlando. He was 68. Along with his friend and collaborator Bobby Weinstein, Randazzo wrote such cross-over hits as "Goin' Out of My Head," "Hurts So Bad," "Gonna Take… Read more...


Talent & Teamwork Help Hall & Oates Stand the Test of Time

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.17.03 They are the best-selling duo in pop music history with nearly 30 Top 40 hits to their credit, yet Hall & Oates have always taken a dignified approach to stardom. Though they could rightfully promote themselves as pop royalty, singer/songwriters Darryl Hall and John Oates have eschewed… Read more...


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