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What Makes a Song a Worldwide Phenomenon?

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.20.20 Warning: Listening to the songs referenced in this article is likely to result in an inability to get them out of your brain. It is an incredible accomplishment for a song to reach the top of one of the Billboard charts. Occasionally, songs connect with listeners sufficiently to… Read more...


5 Ways to Be a Better Collaborator

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.12.19 “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” (African Proverb) Not every great song is the result of collaboration, but a look at recent hits by artists such as Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Keith Urban, Imagine Dragons, Luis Fonsi, P!nk, Adam Levine,… Read more...


How to Use the “List Technique” in Your Song

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From The Weekly, posted 2.19.19 What do the songs in the list below have in common? “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (traditional) “Achy Breaky Heart” (recorded by Billy Ray Cyrus, written by Don Von Tress) Sting’s “If I Ever Lose My Faith” (written by Sting) Carrie Underwood’s “ Read more...


BMI Brings the “Know Them Now Experience” to Atlanta

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From News, posted 5.23.18 BMI is proud to be presenting the Know Them Now Experience on Thursday, May 31, at Buckhead Theater (3110 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305). Hosted by Atlanta’s own 11Alive newscaster Neima Abdulahi and multi-faceted entertainer DC Young Fly, the concert is a platform for some of today’s hottest emerging… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Oscar Nominees at SCL Champagne Reception

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From News, posted 3.08.18 The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) hosted its annual champagne reception in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Music Branch Governors on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Eveleigh in West Hollywood. The gathering honored the nominees in the Best Score and Best Original Song categories… 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 is Proud to Congratulate its 2018 Oscar Nominees

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From News, posted 1.23.18 Several BMI composers and songwriters were honored this morning with nods for this year’s Oscars. Legendary composer John Williams received his 51st nomination, breaking his own record of 50 as the most Oscar-nominated living person. Alexandre Desplat, who took home this year’s Golden Globe, is also up for the coveted… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners

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From News, posted 9.11.17 The 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Award winners were ceremoniously announced at the Microsoft Theater at LA Live over the weekend with BMI songwriters and composers taking major accolades. For those that missed the action of the star-studded event, the show will be broadcast on September 16, 2017, at 8:00PM ET… Read more...


BMI Salutes its 2016 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 2.16.16 BMI songwriters had an amazing night at the 58th GRAMMYs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, on Monday, taking home top awards across the board. Taylor Swift continued her ascendance by winning Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of The Year for 1989, Mark Ronson snagged Record of… Read more...


BMI Executives and Music Creators Attend SCL’s Holiday Dinner in Beverly Hills

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From News, posted 12.18.15 BMI executives, songwriters, and composers got into the holiday spirit during the Society of Composers & Lyricists’ 27th annual Holiday Dinner, held at LA’s Skirball Cultural Center on Tuesday, December, 15. Aside from dinner and a cocktail reception, the evening featured special performances by BMI songwriter Common and BMI composer… Read more...


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