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BMI Congratulates its 2020 Oscar Nominees

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From News, posted 1.13.20 The nods for this year’s Oscars are in, with BMI composers and songwriters in the majority to take home the coveted trophies. Winners will be announced February 9, 2020, from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with a live broadcast at 8PM EST/5PM PT on ABC. Congratulations to all! Here… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Critics’ Choice Award Winners

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From News, posted 1.13.20 The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica was the place to be last night when BMI composers and songwriters took wins in both music categories: Best score went to Hildur Guðnadóttir for Joker (her third win this year for this incredible work), while Best Song was a tie between “Glasgow (No… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Golden Globe Winners Hildur Guðnadóttir and Elton John

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From News, posted 1.06.20 It was a great night for BMI composers who captured wins in both music categories at last night’s Golden Globes: Hildur Guðnadóttir, who made history by becoming the first solo woman to win Best Original Score for her work in Joker, and Elton John (PRS), who took home the trophy… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Oscar Shortlist Contenders

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From News, posted 12.17.19 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday unveiled the shortlists for nine Oscar categories including Best Original Score and Best Original Song. Academy members will choose the 2020 Oscar nominees in these categories from these reduced lists of awards hopefuls! Congratulations to all. Here’s the list of… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 Critics Choice Award Nominees

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From News, posted 12.09.19 BMI congratulates the many BMI songwriters and composers who received nods for the 2020 Critics Choice Awards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on January 12, 2020, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, and will air live on the CW Network. Good luck to all! Here’s the… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 Golden Globe Nominees

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From News, posted 12.09.19 The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced this year’s Golden Globe nominees with several BMI songwriters and composers poised to win big. The annual celebration will air live on NBC January 5, 2020, from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Congratulations to all! Here’s the list of BMI nominees: Best… Read more...


Noel Gallagher and World’s Top Songwriters Honored at 2019 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.21.19 Tonight, BMI honored Noel Gallagher with the BMI President’s Award at the 2019 BMI London Awards. Guests included Raye, who also performed her brand new track, “Love Me Again,” and who was recognized with the BMI Impact Award (a brand new award for 2019). Anne-Marie and Niall Horan also attended… Read more...


Tips for Writing Songs About Anything…But Love

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19 At my BMI Nashville Songwriters’ Workshops, I screen and critique songs from each attendee. When I find songs that I believe are competitive with those being written by today’s top hitmakers, I forward them to ten music publishers who have agreed to listen. After the last BMI Workshop, I forwarded… Read more...


Harry Gregson-Williams and Other Top Songwriters Honored At 2018 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.01.18 Tonight, BMI proudly honored acclaimed film composer Harry Gregson-Williams with the BMI Icon Award at the 2018 BMI London Awards. Guests including Liam Payne, James Arthur, Natasha Bedingfield, Tinie Tempah and Trevor Rabin attended the awards at London’s Dorchester Hotel for an evening of celebration for UK and European songwriters,… Read more...


How to Write a Song That’s Fun to Listen to—and Fun to Sing

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18 When it was suggested I write about songs that are fun to sing, the jukebox in my brain instantly thought of “The Name Game” (recorded by Shirley Ellis, written by Lincoln Chase and Shirley Elliston). Anyone of a certain age remembers plugging his or her name into the… Read more...


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