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Joss Stone Talks Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.01.11 In the eight years that Joss Stone has been in the international spotlight, you’d have to believe she’s fielded questions on just about every topic under the sun at least twice. And yet she sounds pleasantly surprised to find her songwriting the focus of an interview: “Oh, cool! That’s really… Read more...


Nashville Songwriters Feted During Annual NSAI Dinner

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From News, posted 10.18.10 The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame joined forces to toast a year’s worth of hit-worthy craftsmanship and several lifetimes’ worth of genre-building during the 40th Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony, presented by AT&T, on Sunday, October 17, at… Read more...


Steve Cropper, Paul Davis Among 2010 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame & NSAI Honorees

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From News, posted 9.28.10 Musical bridge builders Steve Cropper and Paul Davis will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame next month. The two BMI legends will enter the hallowed Hall in separate categories: Cropper in the Songwriter field, Davis under the Songwriter/Artist category. Peers, business allies and family members will toast… Read more...


BMI Hosts Luncheon for Isaac Hayes and David Porter

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From News, posted 7.16.08 BMI presented a special luncheon at the Conclave’s annual Learning Conference, held June 28 in Minneapolis, in honor of award-winning BMI songwriters Isaac Hayes and David Porter. The duo, who together penned most of their hits at the Stax label in the ’60s, including such classics as “Soul Man” and… Read more...


Recording Academy Honors Shine on Memphis Stars

From News, posted 11.08.05 BMI legendary producing and songwriting team Isaac Hayes and David Porter were among the recipients of the recent Recording Academy Honors presented by the Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy. Co-sponsored by BMI, the gala awards celebrate outstanding individuals whose work embodies excellence and integrity… Read more...


Songwriters Hall of Fame to Induct Cropper, Hayes, Porter and Sherman Bros.

From News, posted 2.28.05 BMI songwriters Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes, David Porter, and Richard and Robert Sherman are among those who will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. The organization, which is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists… Read more...


Unconventional Songs Add Spice To Your Company Holiday Parties

From News, posted 12.16.02 Looking for a rockin' good time at your next company holiday party? A mix of non-traditional holiday songs might be the key to lighten the mood and create a more memorable event. How about the Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick," written by Brian Wilson and… Read more...


Isaac Hayes Keeps On Cookin’

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.30.02 If he'd never done anything other than record "Theme from Shaft," Isaac Hayes would probably still be an icon. By the time his shaven head, omnipresent shades, copious gold chains and cool, unsmiling visage made him one of the most identifiable public figures of the 1970s, Hayes… Read more...


At BMI, Black Music Month Is Celebrated All Year Long

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From News, posted 6.12.01 At BMI, Black Music Month Is Celebrated All Year Long By Rob Patterson From the dawning days of rhythm & blues through today's multifaceted urban music scene, BMI has been at the forefront of music from the African American tradition,… Read more...


Unconventional Songs Add Spice To Your Company Holiday Parties

From News, posted 12.11.00 Looking for a rockin' good time at your next company holiday party? A mix of non-traditional holiday songs might be the key to lighten the mood and create a more memorable event. How about the Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick," written by Brian Wilson… Read more...


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