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Rising BMI Star Julia Cole Helps Honor Rhode Island Hospitality Industry

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From News, posted 12.02.22 BMI songwriter and Nashville recording artist Julia Cole kicked off the 2023 Rhode Island Hospitality Association Stars of Industry Awards with an upbeat and inspiring performance in front of more than 700 restaurant and hotel executives from the Ocean State. The event, which was held recently at the historic Providence… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Gospel Singer Deborah McCrary

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From News, posted 6.08.22 BMI is saddened by the passing of Deborah McCrary, one of four sisters in the legendary gospel group, The McCrary Sisters. Having learned to sing from her Baptist preacher and gospel musician father, Reverend Samuel H. “Sam” McCrary of the famed Fairfield Four, Deborah, along with Ann, Regina, and Alfreda… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2022 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 4.04.22 BMI is extremely proud to salute our incredible affiliates who won the music industry’s most prestigious accolades last night at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which were presented at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. At both an untelevised ceremony earlier in the evening and on CBS’ live… Read more...


GRAMMY-Nominated BMI Songwriter Entertains California Innkeepers

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From News, posted 1.26.22 The California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns held their annual INNspire Conference & Marketplace in person this year at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego and BMI helped make it an event to remember. Award-winning BMI songwriter James Slater was the featured entertainment at their closing beach party… Read more...


Top Tips From 2021 That Can Put You on the Road to Songwriting Success in 2022

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.19.21 The end of a year—and the beginning of a new one—is a perfect time to reassess our goals and recommit to them. I hope that revisiting the excerpts that follow will help you all attain a successful 2022. Excerpt from “Bring Me Something New—What Song Publishers Really Mean”… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its NaSHOF Inductees

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From News, posted 11.02.21 Last night, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame honored BMI songwriters Kent Blazy (“If Tommorow Never Comes,” “Ain’t Goin’ Down”), Rhett Akins (“Dirt on My Boots,” “Honey Bee”), John Scott Sherrill (Nothin’ But the Wheel,” “The Church on Cumberland Road) and Toby Keith (Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” ‘Beer for My… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 Dove Award Winners

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From News, posted 10.25.21 The 2021 Dove Awards ceremony, which was broadcast Friday night, honored several talented BMI songwriters with key awards. You can catch highlights from the show at doveawards.com. Congratulations to all! Here’s the list of BMI winners: Song of the Year “The Blessing” (Writers) Chris Brown, Cody… Read more...


5 Mistakes to Avoid When Casting Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.24.21 While a film or TV show’s casting director is tasked with finding the right actors for a given role, those of us who create and represent songs have the job of identifying the ideal artists for our songs. Whether you are a songwriter pitching your own material or a music… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.09.21 Once again, BMI songwriters took the vast majority of nods for this year’s CMA Awards. Leading the pack with five nominations is Eric Church, with many others also capturing multiple accolades, including Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Gabby Barrett, Thomas Rhett, Jay Joyce, Chris Young, Kane Brown,… Read more...


What’s Hot—and What’s Not In Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.23.21 I was recently asked how the tools and techniques I teach today differ from those I have taught in the past. Have I noticed any recent changes in successful songs and in the processes of writing them? I looked back over the thirty years that I have been teaching songwriting,… Read more...


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