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5 Tips for Songwriting Success in Today’s Music Industry

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.18.19 I taught my first songwriting class at Los Angeles’ Pierce College in 1991. Back then, if my car radio were tuned to a pop station, it was likely I would hear chart-topping artists such as Michael Jackson, Wilson Phillips, Janet Jackson, Michael Bolton, Poison, and Roxette. During that same era,… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: OK MAYDAY

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From News, posted 1.25.19 Born and raised in Virginia Beach, brothers David and Kelly Bollmann, Stephen Lee, and Matthew Osborn joined forces to create their band, OK MAYDAY. The quartet has created a balance of Super Bowl Halftime Show-worthy pop, synth-sparked indie, and shoegazing guitar rock, working with the likes of Keri Hilson, producer… Read more...


Superstar Janet Jackson Named BMI Icon at The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.31.18 Last night, BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs during the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Multiple award-winning superstar Janet Jackson took home the night’s highest honor of BMI Icon in recognition of her groundbreaking… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Joe Jackson, Patriarch of the Jackson Family

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From News, posted 6.27.18 BMI is saddened to have learned of the passing of Joe Jackson on Wednesday, June 27, at age 89. Profoundly instrumental to the legacy of some of BMI’s most prominent and celebrated affiliates, Jackson launched his family’s musical journey in 1964 with the formation of the Jackson 5, featuring his… Read more...


Superstar Janet Jackson to be Named a BMI Icon at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 6.26.18 BMI is proud to announce that multiplatinum superstar Janet Jackson will be named a BMI Icon at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.  The event will be held Thursday, August 30, at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta, and will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill… Read more...


BMI Brings Out Multi-Platinum HitMakers for ‘Producer Talk Panel’

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From News, posted 8.19.16 BMI’s LA office hosted a ‘BMI Producer Talk’ panel on Wednesday, August 17, for an enthusiastic crowd. Moderated by radio host and media personality, Abby De La Rosa, the panel featured hit-making producers Andrew “Pop” Wansel and Warren “Oak” Felder of Pop & Oak (Alicia Keys, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj),… Read more...


Hit Writer Noel Zancanella Talks About the “Good Life”

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From News, posted 8.05.16 When Ryan Tedder, the OneRepublic frontman and first ever in-house writer and producer on The Voice, had to create the coronation song for the 2013 Season 5 winner, he knew just who to call: Noel Zancanella. That was hardly a tough decision, though. Tedder had leaned on Zancanella’s songwriting and… Read more...


BMI Writers Take More Than 54% of 2015 BETs

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From News, posted 7.01.15 The 15th annual BET Awards, which celebrate stars from music, television, radio, film and sports, was held at the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA on Sunday, June 28, with BMI superstars taking home more than 54% of the music category awards. In addition, BMI songwriter Janet Jackson was presented with… Read more...


Writing and Placing Songs Internationally

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.28.14 With so many artists and producers writing or co-writing their own material, there seem to be fewer opportunities than ever for writers and music publishers to pitch and place songs. It’s become increasingly important to think outside the box when writing and promoting material—and that includes looking beyond our own… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Shine at Songwriters Hall of Fame ‘Chart Toppers: Ladies Night’ Event

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From News, posted 10.25.13 Broadcast Music, Inc. proudly supported the “Chart Toppers: Ladies Night” event on October 22 at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles. It was the most recent installment of the annual “Songwriter/Producers-in-the-Round” event series from the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF), in collaboration with the GRAMMY Museum. The night featured a… Read more...


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