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BMI Participates in Educational Seminar at New England Brewers Conference

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From News, posted 4.03.18 The New England Brew Summit, held recently (3/29) in Portland, Maine, included a panel that focused on music licensing and featured an appearance by award-winning BMI songwriter Shane Minor who offered his perspective on the important role the BMI licensing fees paid by breweries that offer music in their tasting… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: February

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.15.18 WORKSHOPS Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville BMI’s popular Songwriters’ Workshop Series in Nashville is held monthly under the tutelage of hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume. When: April 17, 2018, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN) Who: Aspiring… Read more...


Catching Up With Country Superstar Cole Swindell

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.18.17 Cole Swindell started writing songs when he was a student at Georgia Southern University. After meeting former student and fellow Sigma Chi Luke Bryan — who was playing a show on campus at the time — the two stayed in touch. When Swindell moved to Nashville, he hit the road… Read more...


Hit BMI Songwriter Kicks Off Oklahoma Broadcasters Annual Convention

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From News, posted 4.04.17 BMI award-winning songwriter Shane Minor was the featured entertainment at the Oklahoma Association Broadcasters (OAB) welcome reception held recently (03/30) at the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, OK. Minor wowed the crowd by performing some of the hit songs he’s penned, including “Beautiful Mess” (for Diamond Rio), “Brand New Girlfriend”… Read more...


BMI Helps Radio Executives Experience the Art of Songwriting

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From News, posted 11.04.16 The Radio Advertising Bureau’s fall Board meeting was highlighted by an appearance from three of BMI’s most successful country songwriters who led the Board in a songwriting exercise and then entertained them with a traditional Bluebird Café-style guitar pull. The meeting, held recently (11/1-11/2) at the Gwen Hotel in Chicago,… 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...


BMI and Entercom’s 94.1 The Wolf Bring Nashville Songwriters to Memphis for Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 3.14.16 BMI partnered recently (3/12/16) with Entercom’s 94.1 The Wolf to present the 1st annual BMI Songwriters Festival held at The Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education in Memphis, TN. Headlining the festival were award-winning BMI songwriters Phil O’Donnell, Shane Minor, Shelley Skidmore, and Greg Bates, who collectively have written… Read more...


Mac Davis Recognized as BMI Icon at 2015 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.04.15 BMI proudly presented its 2015 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI Icon Mac Davis, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 63rd annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and publishers of… Read more...


BMI Writers Overwhelmingly Take 2015 IBMA Nominations

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From News, posted 9.17.15 Again this year, BMI writers made a sweep of the 2015 IBMA nominations with nods in every category and many, many BMI writers receiving multiple nominations. We congratulate them all for being recognized for their creativity and hard work and wish them good luck at the awards ceremony on Thursday,… Read more...


BMI Supports Root 53 Foundation’s Gridiron & Guitars Music Benefit

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From News, posted 9.04.14 Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Associate Director of Writer/Publisher Relations Perry Howard proudly attended Root 53’s Gridiron & Guitars Music Benefit, held at the Cannery Ballroom August 17, 2014. The event featured BMI songwriters performing their #1 hits to raise funds for Root 53, a foundation focused on healthy living initiatives for… Read more...


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