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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...


California Innkeepers Enjoy Virtual Performance from BMI Songwriter Marc Scibilia

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From News, posted 1.28.21 California innkeepers and hoteliers were treated to a special performance recently (1/26) by BMI singer-songwriter Marc Scibilia at the INNspire Virtual Conference and Marketplace presented by the California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns (CABBI). The Buffalo native performed songs from his latest album, Seed of Joy, during the opening… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Legendary Songwriter John Prine

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From News, posted 4.08.20 BMI is deeply saddened by the passing of legendary singer/songwriter John Prine, yesterday in Nashville, due to complications from COVID-19. Though primarily considered to have strong folk and Americana roots, Prine’s vivid storytelling was revered by songwriters, artists and listeners in all genres, with songs like “Sam Stone, “Speed of… Read more...


Illinois Hoteliers Treated To Special Musical Performance by Marc Scibilia

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From News, posted 5.02.19 The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA) held their annual hospitality gala recently (April 26) at the Chicago Marriott Downtown. During the dinner, hotel and lodging association members from across the state of Illinois were treated to a special performance by BMI singer-songwriter Marc Scibilia. Marc Scibilia has had tens… Read more...


BMI to Honor John Prine With Troubadour Award

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From News, posted 8.17.18 BMI is pleased to announce that revered singer-songwriter John Prine will be honored with the Troubadour Award at a private dinner held at BMI’s Nashville office on Monday, September 10. The Troubadour Award celebrates songwriters who have made a lasting impact on the songwriting community. The award, given only once… Read more...


BMI Brings Music to Ohio Crafters Brewers Conference

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From News, posted 2.05.18 Music and beer met in Cleveland recently (1/29-31) as BMI provided the musical entertainment for the Ohio Craft Brewers Association annual conference held at the Huntington Convention Center. BMI songwriter and American Idol finalist Paul McDonald performed for brewers from across Ohio who were in town to learn about the… Read more...


Mark Batson, Faith Evans, Tory Lanez & RedOne Discuss Their Hits at BMI’S ‘HOW I WROTE THAT SONG’®

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From News, posted 1.29.18 On Saturday, January 27, BMI presented its annual pre-GRAMMY event How I Wrote That Song® (HIWTS), in partnership with the Apollo Theater, at the legendary performance hall. The audience was treated to an enlightening panel discussion that featured multi-platinum and GRAMMY award-winning music producer Mark Batson, GRAMMY award-winning R&B royalty… Read more...


BMI Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of ‘How I Wrote That Song’

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From News, posted 2.03.17 BMI will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of “How I Wrote That Song,” Saturday, February 11 at 1 Oak Los Angeles. Moderated by BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton, the highly anticipated annual pre-GRAMMY event will feature rap superstar Fat Joe, multi-hyphenate phenom DJ Khaled, GRAMMY Award-winning music producer Alex… Read more...


BMI Radio Customers and Association Partners Enjoy Mountain High Music Festival

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From News, posted 1.17.17 BMI hosted a private reception for a group of licensing customers and association partners recently (1/11) at the Mountain High Music Festival, a 3-day charity event presented by BMI songwriting icon Dean Dillon that takes place every year in Crested Butte, Colorado. This year’s line- up included BMI artists Jamey… 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...


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