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GRAMMY-Nominated Oak Felder Gets and Gives Advice

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18 When he moved to the U.S. from Istanbul, Turkey, in 2001, writer-producer Warren “Oak” Felder had a degree in network technologies and artificial intelligence from Istanbul Technical University, and zero music expertise save for his abiding love for rock bands including Rage Against the Machine and Modest Mouse. Felder hadn’t… 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...


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...


A Conversation With GRAMMY-Nominated Jazz Composer Migiwa Miyajima

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.18.17 Colorful. That’s the most accurate description for award-winning BMI jazz composer Migiwa “Miggy” Miyajima. From her music to her personality to the title of her new album, the word “colorful” says it all. The two-time GRAMMY nominee and BMI Jazz Composers Workshop alumna is quickly rising to fame in the… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Stanaj

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From News, posted 7.06.17 Born in Albania and raised in NYC, Stanaj is a singer/songwriter who cut his teeth playing Albanian music before succumbing to his love for American pop; think Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Maxwell and Whitney Houston. Relocating to California in 2014, Stanaj’s soulful voice and savvy social media campaign swiftly attracted… Read more...


Writing and Placing Christmas and Holiday Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.16 Imagine receiving airplay and earning income from a song year after year and having that same song be recorded by multiple artists over a span of decades. That is what can happen with a holiday-themed song. For many songwriters and music publishers, landing a holiday recording that becomes the next… Read more...


‘Los Producers’ Returns With Latin GRAMMY Winners & Noms in Great Night of Music for a Great Cause

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From News, posted 11.17.16 BMI and Rebeleon Entertainment reconvened for the sixth annual ‘Los Producers’ charity event at the Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Café on Wednesday, November 16. Held for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an institution devoted to advancing cures and preventing catastrophic pediatric diseases through research and treatment, this… Read more...


Get to Know GRAMMY-Winning UK Writer Corinne Bailey Rae

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 Corinne Bailey Rae’s self-titled debut turned her into a global superstar in 2006 – earning her two GRAMMYS, a BMI Pop Award and sales upward of four million albums. Her knack for warm, lush grooves may belie the fact that the U.K. native started out in an all-female band, Helen,… Read more...


Weird Al Yankovic’s “Mandatory Fun” Tour is a Mandatory Must-See

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From News, posted 8.11.16 Having earned four GRAMMYs and fifteen career nominations, the incomparable “Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history. Best known for his hilariously irreverent parodies of hit songs by the biggest stars in the musical universe over the past three decades, including “Eat It,” “Like A Surgeon,”… 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...


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