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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Casting Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.24.21 While a film or TV show’s casting director is tasked with finding the right actors for a given role, those of us who create and represent songs have the job of identifying the ideal artists for our songs. Whether you are a songwriter pitching your own material or a music… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 Americana Honors & Awards Winners

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From News, posted 12.15.20 The Americana Music Association has revealed the winners of their 19th annual Americana Honors & Awards celebration with BMI songwriters taking the lion’s share of prestigious accolades. Here are the BMI winners. Many congratulations to all! Album of the Year: The Highwomen, The Highwomen, produced by Dave Cobb Artist… Read more...


10 Ways to Push the Creative Envelope With Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.23.19 Sometimes, playing it safe is the most dangerous thing we can do. This is especially applicable when our goal is to write songs that rise above the competition; songs that become artists’ signature songs; and songs that impact audiences and propel artists to a next level. We need to find… Read more...


How to Use the “List Technique” in Your Song

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From The Weekly, posted 2.19.19 What do the songs in the list below have in common? “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (traditional) “Achy Breaky Heart” (recorded by Billy Ray Cyrus, written by Don Von Tress) Sting’s “If I Ever Lose My Faith” (written by Sting) Carrie Underwood’s “ Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.13.18 BMI is exceptionally proud to congratulate its many affiliates nominated for awards by the Recording Academy at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, scheduled to be held on February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Nominations for the music industry’s most prestigious accolades were announced on December 7. In… Read more...


Are Your Songs Too “Rangy” for Today’s Singers?

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18 At the beginning of my career, I had a song go on hold for a female country music star whose singles regularly went to #1. The head of her record label said my song was a “must-cut” situation, and I was faced with a daunting decision: should I buy a… Read more...


Bob DiPiero Receives BMI Icon Award at 2017 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.08.17 BMI proudly presented its 2017 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI Icon Award recipient Bob DiPiero, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 65th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 Americana Music Awards Nominees

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From News, posted 9.08.17 BMI writers are taking center stage this year with multiple nominations for Americana Music Awards. BMI songwriter Sturgill Simpson leads the pack with three nods, while Lori McKenna and Drive-By Truckers each earned two nominations. The ceremony, which takes place annually at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and is this… Read more...


BMI Hosts Liz Rose Album Release Party

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From News, posted 5.18.17 Friends, family and fans of Liz Rose packed The Country May 17 in celebration of her new album, Swimming Alone. The decorated BMI singer-songwriter was joined on stage by BMI songwriter Lori McKenna for a special performance of selected tracks. Released May 12 to critical acclaim, the album is an… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Win Big at 2017 ACMs

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From News, posted 4.03.17 It was all about Country last night in Las Vegas with big wins for BMI songwriters at the Academy of Country Music Awards. The star-studded 52nd annual ceremony was also chock full of mesmerizing performances by BMI superstars Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris,… Read more...


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