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Harry Gregson-Williams and Other Top Songwriters Honored At 2018 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.01.18 Tonight, BMI proudly honored acclaimed film composer Harry Gregson-Williams with the BMI Icon Award at the 2018 BMI London Awards. Guests including Liam Payne, James Arthur, Natasha Bedingfield, Tinie Tempah and Trevor Rabin attended the awards at London’s Dorchester Hotel for an evening of celebration for UK and European songwriters,… Read more...


How to Write Song Hooks That “Hook” You in

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.09.18 What constitutes a hook? Any element of a song that grabs a listener’s attention and “hooks” them in. With there being so much competition for our listeners’ attention, including multiple hooks throughout our songs has become more important than ever. According to an article in The Atlantic magazine, “A short-attention-span… Read more...


Storied BMI Songwriter Lamont Dozier Enthralls USC at Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Session

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From News, posted 3.25.16 Motown legend Lamont Dozier returned to USC on Friday, February 26, to partake in a Master Session for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. No stranger to the campus, as Dozier previously acted as an Artist in Residence Professor at USC Thornton, playing a role in the creation of the Popular… Read more...


Catching Up With Kiyanu Kim

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From News, posted 3.21.16 With already a decade and a half under his belt of producing, mixing, performing and songwriting, Kiyanu Kim is a driven music creator. This guitar-slinging New Yorker is building a name for himself as a writer, collaborator and musician, and gradually accruing a reputation for relaxed collaboration and a style… Read more...


The Good, the Bad and the Hits That Come From Collaboration

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.27.15 At the time this article was written every song in the top-10 on Billboard’s Pop, Country, Christian, and R & B/Hip-Hip charts was the result of collaboration. Out of forty top-10 hits, zero were created by a solo writer. I’m not insinuating that successful songs are never written by one… Read more...


Legendary Holland Brothers Celebrate Million-Air Awards At BMI’s NY Office

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From News, posted 2.10.15 Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famers responsible for so many indelible moments in music history, Eddie and Brian Holland visited Broadcast Music, Inc.’s New York office to celebrate an incredible 10 million performances of their 1960s mega-hit “You Can’t Hurry Love,” as well as multiple million performance awards for “Stop… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: August 2014

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.26.14 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: September 9, October 14, December, 16, 2014 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...


First Master Session at USC Thornton School of Music Launches With BMI Icon David Foster

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From News, posted 5.15.13 The first installment of the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) Master Sessions at the University of Southern California (USC) Thornton School of Music kicked off on April 19 with a very special member of the Broadcast Music, Inc. family: legendary songwriter, music producer, SHOF inductee and BMI Icon David Foster.… Read more...


Mariah Carey, Drake, Lil Wayne, EMI Music Publishing & More Honored at BMI Urban Awards

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From News, posted 9.08.12 Urban music’s premier songwriters, producers and music publishers came together to celebrate one another tonight during the BMI Urban Awards at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The annual, star-powered event toasts the creative teams behind the past year’s most-performed R&B, rap, pop and hip-hop songs in BMI’s deep repertoire.… Read more...


Songwriters Hall of Fame Gallery Opens in Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum

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From News, posted 10.27.10 The New York City-based Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) is taking its history to the West Coast. On Tuesday, October 19, the organization unveiled the new Songwriters Hall of Fame Gallery at L.A.’s Grammy Museum. An interactive exhibit that digs in to the SHOF’s extensive virtual home, the Gallery elevates… Read more...


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