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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...


When Clever is Too Clever in Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.15.17 Before addressing what might constitute being “too clever” in lyrics, I’ll begin by defining what I mean by “clever” lyrics. For the purposes of this article I’m referring to songs with lyrics that are witty, tongue-in-cheek, humorous, or amusing. These are in contrast to those that fall into the category… 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...


Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Sets the Stage for Success for BMI Licensees

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From News, posted 9.29.15 Southwest Florida came alive recently with songs and stories as BMI partnered once again with iHeart Media and the Lee County Visitors and Convention Bureau to present the 2nd annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest in Captiva, downtown Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach, FL, on September 17-27. The purpose of… Read more...


BMI Partners with iHeartMedia and FL Visitors and Convention Bureau to Present Songwriters Fest

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From News, posted 10.08.14 BMI partnered with iHeartMedia and the Lee County, Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau to present the first annual Island Hopper Songwriters Fest the weekends of September 26-28 and October 3-5 on Captiva Island and Fort Myers Beach. The event featured more than 50 BMI songwriters including Kristian Bush of Sugarland,… Read more...


Bobby Braddock, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Sony/ATV & More Honored at 2011 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.09.11 BMI celebrated the songwriters and publishers behind country music’s most-performed songs of the past year during the 59th annual BMI Country Awards. BMI staged the event in its Nashville offices, located in the heart of Music Row, where behind-the-scenes hit-makers and center stage superstars came together to toast… Read more...


CMA Triple Play Awards Salute BMI Songwriters’ Chart-Toppers

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From News, posted 10.16.10 The Country Music Association presented its annual CMA Triple Play Awards on Wednesday, October 14, and the majority of honorees are BMI songwriters. Handed out during the Second Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon, held at the Pinnacle at Symphony Place in Nashville, the Triple Play Awards celebrate songwriters and artist/songwriters who… Read more...


Kris Kristofferson, Taylor Swift, Bobby Pinson, and More Honored at 2009 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.11.09 The 57th Annual BMI Country Awards celebrated the genre’s top hit-makers tonight in Nashville. In addition to toasting the writers and publishers of the past year’s 50 most-performed country songs from the BMI repertoire, the ceremony honored Kris Kristofferson as a BMI Icon; named Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” Song of… Read more...


Urban, Swift, Johnson & Zac Brown Band Lead BMI 2009 CMA Nominations

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From News, posted 9.10.09 Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Jamey Johnson and the Zac Brown Band lead the BMI list of nominees for the 2009 CMA Awards. With four nominations each, the four distinct artists will vie for their respective prizes alongside a slew of additional BMI contenders at the association’s annual ceremony, slated Wednesday,… Read more...


Bobby Pinson Celebrates ‘All I Want to Do’ at BMI

From News, posted 11.17.08 BMI cheered the mushrooming success of songwriter Bobby Pinson Thursday, October 30 in Nashville. Currently enjoying an enviable winning streak, the songwriter’s most recent collaboration with Sugarland, “All I Want to Do,” topped the charts. Sugarland’s Kristian Bush, also a BMI songwriter, and Jennifer Nettles, were on the road and… Read more...


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