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Worlds Collide with Dean Dillon and Sundance Head

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19 They came from two very different worlds: Dean Dillon, from east Tennessee, and Jason “Sundance” Head – from Porter, Texas. Dean hitchhiked to Nashville in the early ‘70s and knocked on every door on Music Row to get people to listen to his songs. He recorded multiple studio albums and… Read more...


Tips for Writing Songs About Anything…But Love

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19 At my BMI Nashville Songwriters’ Workshops, I screen and critique songs from each attendee. When I find songs that I believe are competitive with those being written by today’s top hitmakers, I forward them to ten music publishers who have agreed to listen. After the last BMI Workshop, I forwarded… Read more...


BMI’s Barbara Cane to be Honored with Lifetime Service Award from NMPA

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From News, posted 5.08.19 BMI is very proud to congratulate its own VP of Worldwide Creative, Barbara Cane, on being recognized by the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) with the Lifetime Service Award, to be presented at the NMPA’s annual meeting next month at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Cane joins an… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Hitmaker Scott English

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From News, posted 11.20.18 BMI is saddened by the news of the passing of legendary producer and songwriter Scott English. English is responsible for penning BMI Icon Barry Manilow’s #1 hit “Mandy,” the infectious “Bend Me Shape Me” by The American Breed, as well as songs for Donny Osmond, Andy Williams, Johnny Mathis, Westlife,… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Soul Legend Aretha Franklin

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From News, posted 8.16.18 BMI is deeply saddened to learn of the death of trailblazing music legend, Aretha Franklin, who passed away today at the age of 76. A BMI affiliate for five decades, Franklin was hailed as the Queen of Soul, in the 1960s, for her unquantifiable contributions to the canon of contemporary… Read more...


Getting to Know Hit Writer Jamie Scott

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.22.16 32-year-old U.K. native Jamie Scott has lived many lives in his career: early gigs in London; writing and producing under the name J.S. Baylin; playing in the band Jamie Scott & The Town; and then joining the duo Graffitti6, which got placements on TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy. It’s his… 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...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Gerry Goffin

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From News, posted 6.20.14 Prolific Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriter Gerry Goffin passed away yesterday at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 75. Goffin, alongside frequent collaborator BMI songwriter Carole King, penned some of the biggest and most enduring hits of the 1960s, including “The Loco-Motion,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?,” “One… Read more...


Tonys and Drama Desk Give Major Nods to BMI Affiliates

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From News, posted 5.07.14 The theatre awards season is in full swing, and nominations for BMI’s roster of affiliates are pouring in. Both the Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards recently announced their expansive lists of nominees, celebrating the best scores, actors and actresses, musicals and more of the past year, and BMI affiliates’… Read more...


Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff to Receive Johnny Mercer Award

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From News, posted 3.05.14 The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced that legendary songwriters and longtime BMI affiliates Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff will be the 2014 recipients of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award at the organization’s induction ceremony on June 12, 2014. The award is to honor songwriters “whose body of work is of… Read more...


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