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Does Your Song Need a New Demo?

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.20.17 I have hundreds of songs sitting on shelves collecting dust—instead of royalties. Many of them were written decades ago and they were in sync, lyrically and melodically, to the eras in which they were composed. But as Larry Beaird, top session guitarist and owner of Beaird Music Group, stated, “Times… Read more...


Writing and Placing Songs Internationally

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.28.14 With so many artists and producers writing or co-writing their own material, there seem to be fewer opportunities than ever for writers and music publishers to pitch and place songs. It’s become increasingly important to think outside the box when writing and promoting material—and that includes looking beyond our own… Read more...


12 Days of BMI Holiday Songs

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From News, posted 12.14.13 Here at Broadcast Music, Inc., we love the holiday season, because we have an excuse to play some of our favorite festive tunes by BMI songwriters - from classics like Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” to Mariah Carey’s greatest gift to the world, “All I Want For Christmas… Read more...


The BMI Holiday Countdown: John Lennon, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”

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From News, posted 12.22.11 John Lennon, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” The BMI holiday countdown concludes with John Lennon’s delicate, defiant “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).” Released in December 1971, as Vietnam’s kaleidoscope of violence refracted the horrors of war around the world,… Read more...


The BMI Holiday Countdown: Vince Guaraldi Trio, “Christmas Time is Here”

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From News, posted 12.20.11 Vince Guaraldi Trio, “Christmas Time is Here” Composed by Vince Guaraldi and Lee Mendelson In its original, exquisite, instrumental form, the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s “Christmas Time is Here” communicates with an emotional language that transcends words. What began as… Read more...


The BMI Holiday Countdown: Run-D.M.C., “Christmas in Hollis”

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From News, posted 12.15.11 Run-D.M.C., “Christmas in Hollis” Written by Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels and DJ Jason “Jam-Master Jay” Mizell By 1987, the year Run-D.M.C. released the single “Christmas in Hollis” on two different holiday compilations, they were undeniably… Read more...


The BMI Holiday Countdown

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.15.11 James Brown, “Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto” With its tightly intertwined rhythms, percussive horns and traditional jump-blues bridge, “Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto” catches the incomparable James Brown during a period of transition—moving from the hard-hitting… Read more...


The BMI Holiday Countdown: Clarence Carter, “Back Door Santa”

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From News, posted 12.13.11 Clarence Carter, “Back Door Santa” Written by Clarence Carter and Marcus Daniel A slice of greasy blues soul that draws from the Willie Dixon classic “Back Door Man,” Clarence Carter’s “Back Door Santa,” co-written with Marcus… Read more...


The BMI Holiday Countdown: Mariah Carey, “All I Want for Christmas is You”

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From News, posted 12.08.11 Mariah Carey, “All I Want for Christmas is You” In the early 1990s, Mariah Carey was already well on her way to becoming the best-selling artist of the decade. With her powerful 5-octave vocal range and the finesse… Read more...


The BMI Holiday Countdown: Darlene Love, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”

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From News, posted 12.06.11 Darlene Love, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector In the early 1960s, Brooklyn natives Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich were barely in their early twenties when… Read more...


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