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BMI Partners with Ohio Restaurant Association Chair to Bring Songwriters to White Castle Meeting

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From News, posted 6.27.18 BMI partnered with the outgoing Board Chair of the Ohio Restaurant Association to create a special day for his colleagues at White Castle during their annual company meeting held recently (6/21/18) in Nashville. Lending their expertise were award-winning BMI songwriters Greg Bates and George Ducas, who enthusiastically led a songwriting… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Brings Stories and Songs to Colorado Bar & Restaurant Expo

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From News, posted 5.01.18 BMI partnered with the Tavern League of Colorado recently (4/29) to provide the musical entertainment at the trade association’s annual Bar & Restaurant Expo. The event, which was held at the Cowboy Lounge in Denver, is designed to connect vendors and sponsors with the decision makers from locally owned bars,… Read more...


BMI Brings Up-and-Coming Country Artist to Gathering of Hotel Association Execs

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From News, posted 12.11.17 The winter meeting of the International Society of Hotel Association Executives, held recently (12/7) at The Don Cesar in St. Petersburg Beach, FL, featured a performance by up-and-coming BMI country singer-songwriter Julia Cole. The 24-year-old Houston native gave the hotel association executives a sneak preview of her new EP Priority,… 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 Helps Kelly Archer Celebrate Her First #1, “Sleep Without You”

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From News, posted 1.18.17 Music industry executives, friends and family gathered at the Westin Hotel in downtown Nashville January 10 to celebrate BMI songwriter Kelly Archer’s first #1 hit, Brett Young’s “Sleep Without You.” Co-written with Young and songwriter Justin Ebach, the song is the first single from Young’s debut EP, topping the charts… Read more...


BMI Presents Informative Discussion With Songwriter George Ducas at Nightclub & Bar Show

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From News, posted 3.11.16 BMI was asked to make a presentation at the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show held recently (3/7/16) in Las Vegas that gave bar and nightclub owners an inside look at the music licensing process and a better understanding of how they can legally use music in their establishments.… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2016 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.01.16 BMI songwriters are again this year overwhelmingly leading the pack of 2016 ACM nominees. Eric Church, who is up for his first ACM Entertainer of the Year award, has an astounding five nods, including his third Male Vocalist of the Year nomination, Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood, as… Read more...


The Good, the Bad and the Hits That Come From Collaboration

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.27.15 At the time this article was written every song in the top-10 on Billboard’s Pop, Country, Christian, and R & B/Hip-Hip charts was the result of collaboration. Out of forty top-10 hits, zero were created by a solo writer. I’m not insinuating that successful songs are never written by one… Read more...


How I Wrote That Song Spotlight: Panelist Natalie Hemby

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From News, posted 1.29.15 Natalie Hemby (@nataliehemby) is a driving force among songwriters, revered as one of the top female scribes in the industry. Hemby signed her first publishing deal in 1997 and has since written songs recorded by artists Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Rosi Golan, Toby Keith, Little… Read more...


BMI Writer George Ducas is a Hit at State Retail Conference

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From News, posted 10.27.14 BMI songwriter and recording artist George Ducas highlighted the Retail Association of Maine’s annual meeting by performing the many hits he has written for such country artists as Sara Evans, Eli Young Band, Garth Brooks and George Jones, including “A Real Fine Place to Start,” “Beer Run” and “Always the… Read more...


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