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BMI Congratulates its 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 2.06.18 The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its latest class of inductees for 2018, and BMI is very proud to count six of these remarkably talented songwriters as longtime affiliates. We happily join our friends at the Hall in celebrating their amazing music. Dedicated to honoring the contributions of the composers… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Tell Their Stories and Sing Their Hits for Nexstar Media GMs

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From News, posted 6.20.17 BMI brought a taste of Nashville to the 2017 Nexstar Media Group’s GM meeting held recently in Dallas (6/13). Nashville country hitmakers Aaron Barker, Dylan Altman and Danny Myrick played their # 1 tunes and told the stories behind the songs in front of Nexstar General Managers as well as… Read more...


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...


BMI and The Wolf Bring Nashville Songwriters to Memphis For 2nd Annual Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 3.22.17 BMI partnered recently (3/11) with Entercom’s 94.1 The Wolf to present the 2nd annual songwriters festival held at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education in Memphis, TN. Headlining the festival were award-winning BMI songwriters Barry Dean, Casey Beathard, Sarah Buxton and session musician and producer Tom Bukovac. Dean,… Read more...


Nashville Hitmaker Helps Educate Wyoming Hospitality Industry on Music Licensing

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From News, posted 2.03.17 GRAMMY-nominated country songwriter Tim James lent BMI a hand recently (1/31) as it hosted a session at the Wyoming Governor’s Hospitality & Tourism Conference in Cheyenne. Aimed at educating restaurant and hotel industry executives from the state on how to legally perform music in their establishments, “Pulling Back the Curtain… Read more...


BMI and Illinois Retail Merchants Association Collaborate on Innovative Live Music Initiative

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From News, posted 10.20.16 BMI partnered with the Illinois Retail Merchants Association recently on a pilot program designed to demonstrate the power of live music in driving traffic and enhancing the shopping experience at retail establishments. Live music was featured at two of Potash Markets’ locations in downtown Chicago where GRAMMY-nominated BMI country songwriter… Read more...


Like Father, Like Son: A Conversation With Hit Songwriters Steve and Andrew Dorff

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 Songwriting, like any art form, is shaped by both nature and nurture. Hit songwriter and composer Steve Dorff – who has been honored with more than 40 BMI Awards, 11 Billboard #1 songs, and multiple GRAMMY and Emmy nominations – could have viewed his adolescent son Andrew’s interest in writing… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Aaron Barker on His Induction into NaSHOF

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From News, posted 8.10.16 The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced the upcoming induction of award-winning BMI songwriter Aaron Barker into the prestigious hall on October 9, during the 46th annual Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala to be held at Nashville’s Music City Center. Barker, who was also inducted into the Texas… Read more...


Higher Learning: Josh Abbott Band Surveys the Music Scene

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.17.16 In 2006, Josh Abbott was just months away from earning his master’s degree at Texas Tech University when he decided to pursue music with his namesake band. The Josh Abbott Band, which he’d recently started with a couple of his fraternity brothers, was gaining momentum quickly, and Josh knew he… Read more...


BMI Brings a Bit of Nashville to Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association Meeting

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From News, posted 5.23.16 This year’s Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association’s Spring Meeting featured a songwriter showcase that included three of BMI’s most successful country writers: Wendell Mobley, Tim James and Dan Couch. BMI brought in the trio from Nashville to perform in front of restaurateurs and hoteliers from across the Keystone State, who… Read more...


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