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5 Tips for Making Your Lyrics Stand Out

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.20 At my songwriting workshops I stress the importance of including lyric and melodic elements in our songs that will compel listeners and decision-makers to choose our material over the tough competition. Let’s look at some ways to write lyrics that command attention. 1. Find a Fresh Angle It’s unlikely that… Read more...


BMI Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

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From News, posted 10.10.19 The BMI Foundation announced that it is now accepting online applications for its 2020 scholarship season, open to students attending colleges and universities nationwide. The Foundation will administer five distinct songwriting and composing scholarship competitions, judged by panelists of international musical acclaim. These annual programs include the BMI Future Jazz… Read more...


BMI Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Scholarships

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From News, posted 10.19.18 The BMI Foundation is now accepting online applications for its 2019 scholarship season, open to students attending colleges and universities nationwide. The Foundation will administer five distinct songwriting and composing scholarship competitions, judged by panelists of international musical acclaim. These annual programs include the BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship, BMI… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Marc Scibilia Kicks Off Dave & Buster’s Conference

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From News, posted 3.21.17 BMI provided the musical entertainment at Dave & Buster’s general manager’s conference held recently (03/05) at The Fairmont in Dallas. BMI songwriter and recording artist, Marc Scibilia, entertained the group of executives at the kick-off reception. Scibilia is a Nashville artist who, in 2015, had the most Shazamed moment in… Read more...


BMI Foundation Accepting Applications for 2017 Scholarships

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From News, posted 10.11.16 The BMI Foundation is now accepting online applications for its 2017 scholarship season, open to young musicians attending colleges and universities nationwide. The Foundation will administer seven distinct scholarship competitions that span all genres of American music and are aided by panelists of international musical acclaim. These annual programs include… Read more...


BMI Affiliate Marc Scibilia Performs for Chain Licensing Executives

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From News, posted 10.07.16 BMI provided the musical entertainment at the opening dinner of the National Association of Licensing Compliance Professionals annual conference held recently (10/6) in New Orleans. BMI songwriter and recording artist, Marc Scibilia, entertained the group of executives who are responsible for the music and liquor licensing at their respective companies,… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Folk Music Legend Oscar Brand

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From News, posted 10.04.16 BMI is saddened by the passing of BMI songwriter, and folk music legend Oscar Brand, who passed away Friday at the age of 96. Brand is most famously remembered for his New York public radio show Folk Festival, which set the Guinness World Record in 2006 as the longest-running radio… Read more...


BMI Proudly Congratulates its 2016 Americana Honors and Awards Winners

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From News, posted 9.22.16 Last night was another historic occasion at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville where the winners of the 2016 Americana Honors and Awards were announced, capping off “AmericanaFest,” the Americana Music Festival and Conference. BMI congratulates its winners and honorees on another terrific year. Here’s the list:  Album of the… Read more...


BMI Pop Artists Highlight Media Finance Conference

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From News, posted 6.07.16 As has become tradition, BMI once again presented a powerhouse concert this year at the Media Financial Management Conference. BMI songwriters Marc Scibilia and Paul McDonald dazzled the large gathering of financial executives from the radio, television and cable industries during their annual conference, held recently at the Sheraton Downtown… Read more...


Best of Indie 2015: Marc Scibilia

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From News, posted 12.17.15 Hailed back in September as a burgeoning singer-songwriter to watch, Marc Scibilia is continuing to turn heads. On the back of the BMI writer’s star-making turn covering Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” for a Jeep Renegade commercial that aired during the Super Bowl, Scibilia released Out of… Read more...


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