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BMI Congratulates its 2020 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.02.20 The CMA nods are out with BMI affiliates taking center stage in nearly every category. Miranda Lambert leads the pack with an incredible seven nominations, including her fourth for Entertainer of the Year. Carrie Underwood, who is up for two awards, was also nominated for Entertainer of the Year, making… Read more...


When it Comes to Song Titles, Don’t Hit the Nail Too Squarely on the Head

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From The Weekly, posted 6.03.20 Most of the writers who attend my songwriting workshops already know how to write perfectly crafted songs. My job is to help them write the kinds of songs that a music publisher, record label executive, record producer, or recording artist will feel compelled to choose over the competition. One of… Read more...


Top Broadcasters and BMI Support Songwriters with Concert Benefiting MusiCares COVID-19 Relief

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From News, posted 5.11.20 Local radio broadcasters Cox Media Group (CMG), Alpha Media, Beasley Media Group, Hubbard Radio, Neuhoff Media and Townsquare Media announced today that they will join BMI and some of country music’s top songwriters for a radio concert to benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief fund. “A Salute to the Songwriters,” presented… Read more...


BMI Presents 5th Annual Maui Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 12.16.19 BMI presented an all-star lineup for the fifth annual Maui Songwriters Festival on the lush island of Maui, HI December 5-7. This one-of-a-kind festival puts a spotlight on the art of songwriting with intimate acoustic sets from Nashville’s top songwriters scattered across the island. This year’s lineup was co-headlined by… Read more...


BMI Doubles Down with Eric Church for Celebration Of No. 1 Songs “Round Here Buzz” & “Some Of It”

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From News, posted 9.26.19 Taking note from his critically-acclaimed Double Down tour, Eric Church chose to “double down” with BMI on September 24 at an aircraft hangar on the outskirts of Nashville for a No. 1 celebration recognizing both of his most recent chart-toppers. This time around, it was “Some Of It,” written by… Read more...


BMI Presents an All-Star Lineup at the Fifth Annual Maui Songwriters Festival on December 5 - 7

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From News, posted 7.25.19 BMI is once again bringing the international acclaim of Nashville’s best songwriters to the fifth annual Maui Songwriters Festival, happening December 5 – 7, 2019. Combining the incomparable landscape of Maui, the island’s local flavor, and the best of country music, this festival puts a spotlight on the art of… Read more...


SXSW Indie Spotlight: Republican Hair

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From News, posted 2.27.19 While Nashville might not be the first city from which to expect an irreverent punk band weaned on Devo, Talking Heads and The Cars, Republican Hair are more than happy to upend that preconception. The brainchild of Oklahoma-born songwriter Luke Dick, Republic Hair were born out of Dick’s desire to… Read more...


Steve Cropper Receives BMI Icon Award at 2018 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.13.18 BMI proudly presented its 2018 BMI Country Awards this evening, honoring the prolific musical career of BMI Icon Award recipient Steve Cropper, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 66th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… Read more...


Bob DiPiero Receives BMI Icon Award at 2017 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.08.17 BMI proudly presented its 2017 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI Icon Award recipient Bob DiPiero, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 65th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 NaSHOF Inductees and NSAI Award Winners

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From News, posted 10.25.17 October 23 was a big night for BMI writers at the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductions and NSAI Awards ceremony. Legendary BMI songwriters Jim McBride, Tim Nichols and Dwayne Blackwell were inducted into the prestigious NaSHOF, while country superstar Luke Bryan won NSAI’s Artist/Songwriter of the Year. In addition… Read more...


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