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Are Your Songs Too “Rangy” for Today’s Singers?

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18 At the beginning of my career, I had a song go on hold for a female country music star whose singles regularly went to #1. The head of her record label said my song was a “must-cut” situation, and I was faced with a daunting decision: should I buy a… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 8.28.18 BMI is proud to announce that our affiliates have taken the majority of CMA nods again this year, including an incredible nine BMI writers each up for three awards. The ceremony, which will broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday, November 14, at 8PM ET on ABC, will again be co-hosted… Read more...


How to Write a Song That’s Fun to Listen to—and Fun to Sing

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18 When it was suggested I write about songs that are fun to sing, the jukebox in my brain instantly thought of “The Name Game” (recorded by Shirley Ellis, written by Lincoln Chase and Shirley Elliston). Anyone of a certain age remembers plugging his or her name into the… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 ACM Winners

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From News, posted 4.16.18 There were several big wins for BMI affiliates last night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The star-studded event celebrated the best in country with performances by some of its biggest stars, including Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 3.01.18 The Academy of Country Music has announced this year’s award nominees and many talented BMI songwriters are again taking center stage. Leading the BMI pack is Thomas Rhett with 6 nominations; Keith Urban with 5; Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris, each with 4; and Little Big Town and Midland, each… Read more...


BMI Brings Up-and-Coming Country Artist to Gathering of Hotel Association Execs

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From News, posted 12.11.17 The winter meeting of the International Society of Hotel Association Executives, held recently (12/7) at The Don Cesar in St. Petersburg Beach, FL, featured a performance by up-and-coming BMI country singer-songwriter Julia Cole. The 24-year-old Houston native gave the hotel association executives a sneak preview of her new EP Priority,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 CMA Award Winners

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From News, posted 11.09.17 Last night, at the CMA Awards in Nashville, the country music community came together in a powerful show of unity to honor not only the top country singers and songwriters, including those who passed away in the last year, but also the victims of the tragic shooting last month in… Read more...


Songwriters Hall of Fame & GRAMMY Museum to Host Chart-Topping Songwriter/Producer Panel 

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From News, posted 10.03.17 As an organization dedicated to celebrating the rich and storied legacy of countless established songwriters, the Songwriters Hall of Fame is also an institution that seeks to shine a light on new talent distinguishing itself in the songwriting continuum and paving the way for future generations. It is with this… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.07.17 Nominations for the 51st CMA Awards are in, with BMI writers taking major nods again this year. Leading the pack with an incredible five nods is Miranda Lambert for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Single of… Read more...


BMI Pop Hitmaker Kara DioGuardi Connects With Restaurant Association Executives

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From News, posted 7.27.17 GRAMMY-nominated BMI songwriter Kara DioGuardi took center stage as the featured entertainment at the annual Council of State Restaurant Associations Summer Marketing and Membership Conference held recently (7/20/17) at the Cliff House in Cape Neddick, ME. The Maine resident entertained the audience of state restaurant association executives by singing and… Read more...


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