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5 Tips to Rebound, Reset, and Reinvigorate Your Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.19.21 For most of us, 2020 will rank as one of the most tumultuous years of our lifetime. The restrictions, losses, and fears caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the emotions stirred up in the political and social arenas, touched virtually everyone—and creative people were hit extra hard. Songwriters, musicians,… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Take Center Stage at 2020 Billboard Music Awards

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From News, posted 10.15.20 BMI is once again exceptionally proud of its songwriters who were recognized for their creative work at last night’s 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Held without an audience due to COVID-19 restrictions at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, the ceremony was nonetheless a star-studded event filled with stirring moments and… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2020 London Awards Winners

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From News, posted 10.05.20 BMI today paid tribute to the top UK and European songwriters, composers and music publishers of the most-performed songs of the previous year with the 2020 BMI London Awards. Honourees for Song of the Year, Million-Air Awards, Top 30 Pop Songs and Film, TV & Visual Media were celebrated across… Read more...


Using Chords and Modulations as Musical Hooks in Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.24.20 The chords we choose to accompany our melodies not only contribute to the flavor of our songs, they can provide some of those magical musical moments that make our songs hooky, exceptional, and unforgettable. To keep our listeners’ attention we need to include hooks, elements that are catchy and memorable,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its World Soundtrack Award Nominees

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From News, posted 9.14.20 The nominees for this year’s World Soundtrack Awards have been announced, with several BMI-affiliated composers in the running for the prestigious accolades. This year, Alexandre Desplat, who is also up for Film Composer of the Year and holds the record for most wins in that category, is the event’s Guest… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its Top Composers at 36th Annual BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

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From News, posted 6.15.20 BMI announced its 36th annual Film, TV & Visual Media Awards celebrating the top-performing composers in film, TV and visual media of the previous year. The honorees were revealed across BMI’s social media and digital platforms, which features a selection of notable composers including multiple award winners Tyler Bates, Hildur… Read more...


Restless to Rock: Marti Frederiksen Keeps Working & Writing

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From News, posted 4.29.20 Since even before getting started in music in the mid-80’s, Los Angeles native Marti Frederiksen has been driven by a love of making music and an innate restlessness. Specializing in straight-ahead rock, Frederiksen cut his teeth playing drums in bands, finding his creative voice and realizing an inner knack for… Read more...


Songwriter Jesse Malin on Staying Creative in NYC Right Now

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From News, posted 4.06.20 Jesse Malin is New York City to the bone. Born in Queens, Malin cut his musical teeth in the gestating punk scene of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He helped spearhead the birth of the New York hardcore movement with his teenaged trio, Heart Attack, immortalized on the seminal ROIR compilation… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Elton John and Hildur Guðnadóttir on Oscar Wins

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From News, posted 2.10.20 Last night was a great night for BMI at this year’s Academy Awards with Elton John (PRS) and Hildur Guðnadóttir both taking home Oscars in the two musical categories, Best Original Song and Best Score, respectively. Guðnadóttir, who garnered several other awards this season, including the Golden Globe, for her… Read more...


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...


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