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Are Your Songs Too “Rangy” for Today’s Singers?

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18 At the beginning of my career, I had a song go on hold for a female country music star whose singles regularly went to #1. The head of her record label said my song was a “must-cut” situation, and I was faced with a daunting decision: should I buy a… Read more...


Al Kooper Celebrates a Half-Century of Super Sessions

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.11.08 Guess the two-word answer to a most enlightening list of questions. Who, in 1958 at the age of 14, joined the Royal Teens (Top Five hitmakers with “Short Shorts”)? Who, in 1960, began his career as a BMI songwriter with a number called “My Kinda Love,”… Read more...


Broadway Dazzled by BMI Writers

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From News, posted 1.17.07 The current Broadway season has theatre-goers scrambling for seats to shows from BMI’s ever-growing list of writers from the Tony-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. A CHORUS LINE A revival of A Chorus Line opened Oct. 5, 2006, at the Schoenfeld Theatre… Read more...


Oh, What a Night for ‘Jersey Boys’

From News, posted 6.11.06 Congratulations to BMI Broadway smash Jersey Boys, named Best Musical at the 60th Annual Tony Awards, held June 11 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The popular jukebox musical about the rise of pop icons Frankie Valli & the… Read more...


‘Purple,’ ‘Jersey Boys’ Get Tony’s Attention

From News, posted 5.16.06 Hit musicals The Color Purple and Jersey Boys lead the list of BMI-represented Broadway shows nominated for the 60th Annual Tony Awards, announced May 16 from New York's Lincoln Center. Both are up for Best Musical. Read more...


Jersey Boys

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.09.06 They could have called it “Big Girls Don’t Cry” or “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” or “Oh What a Night.” But, instead, the new hit Broadway musical about the tortured rise of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons honors their roots, not their records. Why? Some would call… Read more...


Jersey Boys

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.22.06 They could have called it “Big Girls Don’t Cry” or “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” or “Oh What a Night.” But, instead, the new hit Broadway musical about the tortured rise of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons honors their roots, not their records. Why? Some would call… Read more...


‘Jersey Boy’ Bob Gaudio Lauded for Airplay

From News, posted 8.16.05 Prolific songwriter and producer Bob Gaudio was presented with three BMI Million-Air certificates, noting the major success of two hit songs he co-wrote with former Four Seasons bandmate Bob Crewe. "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" earned two certificates acknowledging both seven and eight million broadcast… Read more...


Bob Gaudio

From News, posted 12.12.01 Bob Gaudio, prolific songwriter and former member of the famed harmony-blending rock-n-roll act The Four Seasons, was recently awarded a BMI Million-Air Certificate for "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," which has received over 6 million broadcast performances. The song was co-written with Bob Crewe, also of… Read more...


BMI Announces Top 100 Songs of the Century

From News, posted 12.13.99 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' ' Is Number One BMI today announced the Top 100 Songs of the Century, listing the most played songs on American radio and television. Leading the list is the anthemic "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," written by Barry Mann, Phil Spector… Read more...


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