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BMI Congratulates its 2018 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 3.01.18 The Academy of Country Music has announced this year’s award nominees and many talented BMI songwriters are again taking center stage. Leading the BMI pack is Thomas Rhett with 6 nominations; Keith Urban with 5; Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris, each with 4; and Little Big Town and Midland, each… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its CMA Triple Play Award Winners

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From News, posted 2.27.18 On Tuesday, February 20, the Nashville music community gathered at Marathon Music Works to honor this year’s CMA Triple Play Award winners. The Triple Play Awards honor country music songwriters who have penned three #1 songs within a twelve-month period based on the Country Aircheck, Billboard Country Airplay, and Billboard… 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 Dove Award Winners

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From News, posted 10.19.17 BMI has many, many affiliates to be proud of in the Christian music genre – from our multitude of prestigious Dove nominees to the winners who brought home trophies Tuesday night. Congratulations to all on jobs well done! Here’s the final list of BMI winners: SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (NON-ARTIST)… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 Dove Award Nominees

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From News, posted 10.13.17 The GMA Dove Awards has honored several BMI songwriters and composers with nominations for their outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music. The 48th annual ceremony for the prestigious accolades will be held October 17 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the… Read more...


BMI Writers Honored With CMA’s ‘Triple Play’ Award

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From News, posted 2.16.17 Ten BMI songwriters were honored with the Country Music Association’s coveted “Triple Play” Award, given to the writers who have written three #1 hits in a 12 month period: Rhett Akins, Luke Bryan, Rodney Clawson, Ross Copperman, Dallas Davidson, Brett Eldredge, Jess Frasure, Shay Mooney, Cole Swindell and Carrie Underwood.… Read more...


Kenny Chesney Receives BMI President’s Award at the 2016 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.02.16 BMI proudly presented its 2016 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI President’s Award winner Kenny Chesney, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 64th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Luke Bryan and Songwriters of his Latest Seven #1 Hits

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From News, posted 10.26.16 BMI songwriter and artist Luke Bryan and the songwriters of his latest chart-toppers gathered in Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame to celebrate an astounding seven #1 songs: “Play It Again,” written by BMI songwriter Dallas Davidson with Ashley Gorley; “Roller Coaster,” by BMI songwriter Cole Swindell with… Read more...


Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 To grab our listeners’ attention we need to separate our songs from the competition, and one way to accomplish this is by including an unexpected twist—an element of surprise. This article examines various ways to incorporate twists into lyrics and melodies. Story Songs With Surprise Endings “Ol’ Red” (written by… Read more...


Sting and Top Songwriters Honored at 2016 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.10.16 BMI proudly honored internationally-celebrated songwriter Sting as a BMI Icon today at the 2016 BMI London Awards. Music industry guests including Hozier, Rudimental, Snow Patrol, Disciples and Wayne Hector filled London’s Dorchester hotel to celebrate the UK and European songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs of 2015 on… Read more...


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