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BMI and WBYT B100 Bring Nashville Songwriters to South Bend for the Annual Songwriters In-The-Round

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From News, posted 9.02.22 BMI partnered recently (08/27/22) with Federated Media’s WBYT B100 country station for the 2nd Annual BMI Songwriters in-the-round held at the rooftop bar of Four Winds Field in South Bend, IN. Headlining the sold-out show were BMI Nashville singer-songwriters Elvie Shane, Adam James, and Shelby Darrall. BMI Singer/Songwriter Elvie Shane… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2022 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 4.04.22 BMI is extremely proud to salute our incredible affiliates who won the music industry’s most prestigious accolades last night at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which were presented at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. At both an untelevised ceremony earlier in the evening and on CBS’ live… Read more...


Duets and Featured Artists: The Hot Trend in Recordings

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.25.22 It would be hard to look at a list of current hit songs without noticing a trend: the growing use of featured artists. A featured artist is one who makes a guest appearance on another artist’s recording to create a collaboration. What’s the difference between a duet and a song… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2022 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 11.23.21 As the music industry’s most prestigious honor, the GRAMMY Award is universally acknowledged as the benchmark of excellence for songwriters and music creators. Recognition from the Recording Academy in the form of a nomination is a tremendous achievement, and once again, BMI is proud to congratulate its many affiliates who… Read more...


A Conversation With Sam Bruno

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From News, posted 9.07.21 It’s been a wild ride for Sam Bruno. While currently renowned for her sultry, hip-hop-inflected electronic dance pop, the Arizona native started off singing in church, honing her burgeoning musical skills on piano and ukulele. Taking her musical abilities and songwriting chops to the next stage, Bruno built herself a… Read more...


The BMI Stage Returns to Grant Park for Lollapalooza 2021

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From News, posted 7.15.21 BMI is pleased to announce the return of the BMI Stage at Lollapalooza. From Thursday, July 29 to Sunday, August 1, the lights on the BMI Stage will shine for the first time in two years, presenting 24 incredible acts that festivalgoers need to know, including headliners Migrant Motel, Mothica,… Read more...


BMI Celebrates the 2021 Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.10.21 BMI proudly celebrates the 69th Annual BMI Pop Awards, recognizing the songwriters, publishers and administrators of the previous year’s most-performed pop songs in the United States across radio and digital streaming platforms. All winners were announced in a special online celebration and on BMI’s social channels, including the recipients of… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Lukas Nelson Helps Raise Money for Texas Restaurant Relief Fund

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From News, posted 4.23.21 BMI and the Texas Restaurant Association teamed up recently (4/20) on a virtual benefit concert to raise money for the Texas Restaurant Relief Fund that featured a headlining performance from BMI songwriter Lukas Nelson. Nelson is best known for fronting the band Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, as… Read more...


Using Chords and Modulations as Musical Hooks in Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.24.20 The chords we choose to accompany our melodies not only contribute to the flavor of our songs, they can provide some of those magical musical moments that make our songs hooky, exceptional, and unforgettable. To keep our listeners’ attention we need to include hooks, elements that are catchy and memorable,… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Lollapalooza Rewind Edition

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From News, posted 7.30.20 Every artist has a moment in their career that they consider a turning point. A benchmark. A milestone. For many of the artists featured in this edition of the Indie Spotlight, the BMI stage at Lollapalooza was home to their pivotal performance, one that fanned the flames of ambition to… Read more...


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