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BMI Closes Out Summer with Inaugural New Sounds of Nashville Experience

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From News, posted 9.14.18 BMI and the Boca Raton Resort & Beach Club launched the inaugural New Sounds of Nashville experience this Labor Day weekend in South Florida with a series of exclusive events and writing camps. Designed to be an intimate, weekend-long experience that highlights the journey from writing the song to a… Read more...


BMI Supports the Fifth Annual Island Hopper Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 9.11.18 BMI is pleased to sponsor the fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriters Festival, presented by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and co-sponsored by iHeartMedia. The ten-day festival spanning across Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach and Downtown Fort Myers from Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 30 will support local… Read more...


BMI Hosts Annual Tin Pan South Show with Rhett Akins and Friends

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From News, posted 4.06.18 On Tuesday night, BMI packed out iconic Nashville venue 3rd + Lindsley for their annual Tin Pan South show. Curated by two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year Rhett Akins and 2017 BMI Icon Bob DiPiero, the show kicked off with a surprise performance from Akins and son Thomas Rhett. With… Read more...


BMI Announces Star-Studded Lineup for Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 3.29.18 BMI is pleased to announce the initial lineup for the 23rd Annual Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Key West Songwriters Festival, presented by BMI. Set for May 9-13, 2018, the Key West Songwriters Festival will feature top hitmakers alongside up-and-coming talent in venues across the island. BMI and Sony Music… Read more...


When Clever is Too Clever in Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.15.17 Before addressing what might constitute being “too clever” in lyrics, I’ll begin by defining what I mean by “clever” lyrics. For the purposes of this article I’m referring to songs with lyrics that are witty, tongue-in-cheek, humorous, or amusing. These are in contrast to those that fall into the category… 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...


Country Camaraderie: BMI’s Jody Williams on the 2017 BMI Country Awards

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From The Weekly, posted 11.06.17 BMI will be celebrating its 65th annual Country Awards tomorrow night, with Nashville songwriting legend Bob DiPiero being named a BMI Icon for his unique and indelible influence on music. Additionally, chart-topping singer/songwriter Keith Urban will be recognized with BMI’s Champion Award for his work supporting the next generation of… Read more...


Legendary Songwriter Bob DiPiero to be Named BMI Icon at 2017 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 9.28.17 BMI will celebrate the extraordinary career of Bob DiPiero by naming him a BMI Icon at the 65th annual BMI Country Awards. DiPiero will receive this honor in recognition of his unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers over the past 38 years. The event will be held… Read more...


Eric Church, Maren Morris, Randy Houser and Jon Pardi Headline 2017 BMI Maui Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 9.27.17 From November 29 thru December 2, the third annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival will combine the lush landscapes and local flavor of Maui with the international acclaim of country music’s best scribes. This one-of-a-kind festival puts a spotlight on the art of songwriting with intimate sets from an all-star line-up.… 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...


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