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How to Write a Song That’s Fun to Listen to—and Fun to Sing

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18 When it was suggested I write about songs that are fun to sing, the jukebox in my brain instantly thought of “The Name Game” (recorded by Shirley Ellis, written by Lincoln Chase and Shirley Elliston). Anyone of a certain age remembers plugging his or her name into the… Read more...


Mark Ronson Receives the BMI Champion Award at the 66th BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.08.18 BMI honored internationally renowned super producer, artist, songwriter and DJ Mark Ronson last night with the BMI Champion Award at its 66th Annual BMI Pop Awards. The evening also celebrated the songwriters, publishers and administrators of the past year’s most-performed pop songs in the United States from BMI’s extensive catalogue.… Read more...


International Hitmaker Mark Ronson to be Honored With the BMI Champion Award at 2018 BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 4.02.18 BMI is pleased to announce that internationally renowned super producer, artist, songwriter and DJ Mark Ronson will be honored with the BMI Champion Award at the 66th Annual BMI Pop Awards. Marking the first time this honor has been given out during the ceremony’s history, the five-time GRAMMY Award-winner will… 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 Congratulates its 2018 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 1.29.18 The 60th GRAMMY Awards returned to New York City, last night, for the first time since 2003, for a special anniversary celebration on the hallowed stage of Madison Square Garden. BMI songwriters from across the genre spectrum were on hand to claim their well-earned accolades for some of the year’s… Read more...


How to Write Song Hooks That “Hook” You in

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.09.18 What constitutes a hook? Any element of a song that grabs a listener’s attention and “hooks” them in. With there being so much competition for our listeners’ attention, including multiple hooks throughout our songs has become more important than ever. According to an article in The Atlantic magazine, “A short-attention-span… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 11.28.17 BMI is very proud to congratulate our many talented affiliates on their prestigious GRAMMY nominations, which were announced this morning by the Recording Academy. The 60th GRAMMY Awards, to be held in Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28, 2018, will salute a wide array of… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 2.14.17 It was another triumphant night for BMI writers at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as songwriter after songwriter took the stage to claim GRAMMY gold. A truly unstoppable force, Adele continued her reign as pop monarch, claiming five awards, including Record of the… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: iamBADDLUCK

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From News, posted 2.05.17 Despite her name, iamBADDLUCK has had plenty of good fortune, especially in the musical world. As a songwriter for artists like Cher Lloyd and Mario, she earned a certified gold record and broke into the Top 20 on the iTunes pop charts. As a solo artist, she’s now working with… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2016 American Music Award Winners

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From News, posted 11.21.16 BMI writers turned out in force last night at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater to take home an enviable selection of trophies at the 2016 American Music Awards. Rihanna claimed three prestigious AMA’s, collecting Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B, Favorite Album Soul/R&B for Anti and Favorite Song – Soul/R&B for “Work.”… Read more...


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