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When it Comes to Song Titles, Don’t Hit the Nail Too Squarely on the Head

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From The Weekly, posted 6.03.20 Most of the writers who attend my songwriting workshops already know how to write perfectly crafted songs. My job is to help them write the kinds of songs that a music publisher, record label executive, record producer, or recording artist will feel compelled to choose over the competition. One of… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Take the Stage and the Trophies at 2019 ACM Awards

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From News, posted 4.08.19 BMI proudly congratulates our affiliates who took home the majority of Academy of Country Music Awards last night in Las Vegas. The star-filled evening also featured unforgettable performances by members of the BMI family who commanded the stage, including Keith Urban, Brooks and Dunn, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Ashley McBryde,… Read more...


BMI and Entercom’s 94.1 The Wolf Bring Nashville Songwriters to Memphis for Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 4.05.19 BMI partnered recently (03/29) with Entercom’s 94.1 The Wolf to present the 4th annual songwriters festival at The Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education in Memphis, TN. Headlining the event were award-winning BMI singer-songwriters Ryan Hurd, Parker Welling and Brandon Kinney. Ryan Hurd has written songs that have been… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.21.19 The Academy of Country Music has again this year honored BMI affiliates with the majority of ACM award nominations. The highly anticipated show will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 7, from 8:00-11:00PM ET/(delayed PT) on CBS. A well-deserved congratulations to all! Here’s the… 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...


Catching Up With Country Superstar Cole Swindell

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.18.17 Cole Swindell started writing songs when he was a student at Georgia Southern University. After meeting former student and fellow Sigma Chi Luke Bryan — who was playing a show on campus at the time — the two stayed in touch. When Swindell moved to Nashville, he hit the road… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Caitlyn Smith

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From News, posted 7.06.17 Raised in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, Caitlyn Smith grew up singing in the church and at county fairs. She wrote her first songs at the age of eight, and convinced her parents she was meant to be an artist, eventually landing in Nashville. She’s composed songs for Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks,… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Caitlyn Smith

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From News, posted 3.02.17 Raised in small town Cannon Falls, Minnesota, Caitlyn Smith grew up singing in the church and at county fairs. She wrote her first songs at the age of eight, and convinced her parents she was meant to be an artist, eventually landing in Nashville. Now, in a time when everything… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.16.17 On April 2, in Las Vegas, the Academy of Country Music will air its 52nd awards ceremony on CBS, and BMI writers are situated to win big again this year! Leading the pack of BMI ACM nominees for 2017 are: Keith Urban with seven nods, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris… Read more...


BMI Writers Take Major GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.27.16 After another prolific year of incredible music, BMI songwriters made a strong showing in the nominations for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, slated to be presented Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Earning multiple nods across the prestigious Recording Academy accolade’s 84 separate categories, the… Read more...


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