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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...


Hit Writers Nicolle Galyon and Rodney Clawson host BMI Showcase at Tin Pan South

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From News, posted 3.29.17 BMI award-winning songwriters Nicolle Galyon and Rodney Clawson helped bring in the crowd when they hosted BMI’s showcase at Tin Pan South March 28 at 3rd and Lindsley. The sold-out show also featured up-and-comers Claire Douglas, Brad Clawson, Emily Weisband and RaeLynn, as well as BMI Country Award-winning Songwriters of… Read more...


BMI and Justin Moore Celebrate the Writers of ‘You Look Like I Need A Drink’

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From News, posted 2.22.17 BMI team members, along with artist Justin Moore, celebrated BMI songwriters Natalie Hemby and Rodney Clawson, as well as Matt Dragsteam, who together penned the #1 song, “You Look Like I Need A Drink.” The track is the 6th number one for Moore as an artist, and the 6th and… 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...


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...


Belmont Student Wins BMI Foundation’s Nashville Songwriting Scholarship

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From News, posted 5.19.16 The BMI Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Katie Pruitt, a Belmont University student. The BMI Foundation routinely awards scholarships, grants and commission to songwriters around the country, but this award marks the first given to someone in the Nashville songwriting community. Katy submitted an original song and was… Read more...


BMI’s Jody Williams Recognized for Dedication to Songwriters

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From News, posted 2.24.16 BMI’s Vice President of Writer Publisher Relations in Nashville, Jody Williams, was recently the recipient of the prestigious Darrell K Royal Texas Music Legend Award, named for the legendary University of Texas football coach known for his respect and appreciation for musicians. The award honors those who have provided recognition… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: November

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.13.15 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: December 8, 2015, January 12, March 15, April 12, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10… Read more...


BMI’s Inaugural Maui Songwriters Festival Mixes Music and Paradise

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From News, posted 11.04.15 The first-ever BMI Maui Songwriters Festival, set for December 8-13, 2015, on the spectacular Hawaiian island, will combine local vibes with international acclaim in a one-of-a-kind celebration of sand, surf and music. The all-star lineup includes GRAMMY-winning songwriter and artist Kacey Musgraves; Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame giants… Read more...


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