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Indie Spotlight: LILLY HIATT

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From News, posted 10.05.17 On her third LP, Trinity Lane, Lilly Hiatt proves that it pays to be vulnerable. Rolling Stone called the album, which was named for her East Nashville neighborhood, “the most cohesive and declarative statement of the young songwriter’s career.” Hiatt, 32, is open about her past struggles: Her mother died… Read more...


BMI Writers Nominated for Americana Honors & Awards

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From News, posted 6.09.15 Several Broadcast Music, Inc. writers, including triple-nominees Sturgill Simpson, Shakey Graves and Lucinda Williams, were named as contenders for 2015 Americana Honors & Awards. Artist of the Year nominee Simpson is also in the running for Song of the Year for the track “Turtles All The Way Down” from the… Read more...


Show—Don’t Tell: 3 Steps to Writing Better Lyrics

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.23.15 Our goal, when we share a song, is to evoke emotion in our listeners—to have them not only know what the singer is feeling, but to empathize—to feel the emotion. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is by bringing your audience inside the world of your… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.23.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. writers have a lot to celebrate following the announcement of the 2015 GRAMMY nominations. The winners will be revealed during the 57th annual GRAMMY awards, held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live February 8, 2015 on CBS. BMI writers are present in nominations… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: August 2014

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.26.14 WORKSHOPS Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville BMI’s popular Songwriters’ Workshop Series in Nashville is held monthly under the tutelage of hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume. When: September 9, October 14, December, 16, 2014 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East,… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: June 2014

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.25.14 WORKSHOPS BMI 101 Workshop: Los Angeles BMI 101 is a one-hour introductory workshop for writers and publishers, covering the role that BMI plays in the music industry, basics of performing rights, and becoming a BMI affiliate. When: July 24, August 21, September 18, 2014, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.… Read more...


Sundance Blog: Peter Golub on Orchestrating a Celebration of Music and Film

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From Blog, posted 1.26.10 Peter Golub here. I’m at the Festival as Director of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program and also as composer of the film, Countdown to Zero. We had an amazing concert on Sunday night. It’s always a challenge, as the films aren’t announced until Thanksgiving and we always want to… Read more...


Hall of Famers John Hiatt, Matraca Berg & Tom Shapiro Saluted by BMI

From News, posted 12.02.08 When BMI songwriting heavyweights swept the short list of 2008 inductees into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the company realized the feat called for a special reception honoring the new Hall of Famers. Friday, October 31, inductees John Hiatt, Tom Shapiro, and Matraca Berg were joined by close friends… Read more...


Americana Music Association Shines Spotlight on Roots Artists

From News, posted 10.04.08 BMI continued its enthusiastic support of the Americana Music Festival and Conference this year, sponsoring the 9th annual installment of the roots music extravaganza. On Thursday, September 18, BMI’s official showcase offered wistfully soulful singer/songwriter Sarah Siskind and melodically brazen rockers the Branded Sons. At the Americana Honors & Awards… Read more...


Matraca Berg, Tom Shapiro and John Hiatt to Join Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

From News, posted 9.18.08 BMI songwriters swept the short list of 2008 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees: hit writers Matraca Berg and Tom Shapiro will enter the elite ranks in the Songwriter category, while prolific songman John Hiatt stands ready to join the Hall in the Songwriter/Artist field. The candidates will officially be… Read more...


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