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BMI Indie Spotlight: Huron John

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From News, posted 6.09.21 Huron John is a self-taught songwriter, producer, and visual artist hailing from Chicago. Born John Wallace Conradi, the 21-year-old strives for a direct and personal connection to his audience via a hands-on approach to all creative aspects of his work. Fusing a wide range of influences from artists he idolized… Read more...


Using Chords and Modulations as Musical Hooks in Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.24.20 The chords we choose to accompany our melodies not only contribute to the flavor of our songs, they can provide some of those magical musical moments that make our songs hooky, exceptional, and unforgettable. To keep our listeners’ attention we need to include hooks, elements that are catchy and memorable,… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: MELVV

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From News, posted 7.13.18 MELVV is the artist project of Milwaukee, WI producer/DJ Jeffrey Melvin. He started producing music at age 12 after being inspired by a video of Daft Punk’s 2007 Paris concert. Melvv is currently signed to Atlantic Records and has a new EP releasing in the fall, which he will be… Read more...


British Songwriters Lead the Race for Song of the Year

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From News, posted 10.06.16 Adele’s “Hello” is in the running to be crowned Song of the Year at this year’s BMI London Awards, due to be held at The Dorchester on October 10. Ellie Goulding’s “On My Mind,” Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and George Ezra’s “Budapest” are also among those in contention for… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.23.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. writers have a lot to celebrate following the announcement of the 2015 GRAMMY nominations. The winners will be revealed during the 57th annual GRAMMY awards, held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live February 8, 2015 on CBS. BMI writers are present in nominations… Read more...


Introducing Jonathan Keyes of the Blind Scuba Divers

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.28.14 What is the soundtrack to fun? With summer in full swing, it’s an important question and one that Jonathan Keyes is intent on answering via his new collaborative project, the Blind Scuba Divers. Much like Beastie Boys, Keyes’ project contains a high dose of YOLOism in each BPM. With titles… Read more...


BMI Affiliates on Track to Win BET Awards

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From News, posted 5.28.14 The 2014 BET Awards are right around the corner and BMI affiliates are set for big wins. Slated for June 29 in Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre and nationally broadcast on BET, the show honors the best of the past year’s R&B, Hip-Hop and Pop music, as well as movies, sports… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Win Big at 2014 Billboard Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.21.14 Full of performances by top-tier artists, a hologram appearance by Michael Jackson and awards honoring the best of the last year in music, the 2014 Billboard Music Awards this past Sunday were a great night for music and for BMI affiliates. Ranging from electronic and Christian wins to a sweep… Read more...


54% of 2014 BRIT Awards Go to BMI Affiliates  

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From News, posted 2.20.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. had a great night at the O2 Arena in London on February 19, 2014, with the majority of BRIT Awards going home with BMI affiliates. Nominees were selected from hundreds of albums and the top 1,000 selling singles in the U.K., with the final winners chosen by… Read more...


BMI Writers Take 6 Out of 10 Spots on IFPI’s Most Popular Recording Artists Chart

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From News, posted 2.03.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. affiliates make up six of the top ten most popular recording artists in the world, according to the 2013 International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI’s) Top 10 Global Recording Artists chart. The international recorded music trade group assembled the list by researching album sales across formats (digital,… Read more...


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