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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...


Reality Check: Looking at Your Songs Objectively

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.23.17 In the early years of my songwriting journey there was nothing anyone could have said to convince me that my songs were anything less than GRAMMY-worthy. I was certain that each new song I demoed would be the one that would change my life. That belief in my songs often… Read more...


BMI Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of ‘How I Wrote That Song’

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From News, posted 2.03.17 BMI will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of “How I Wrote That Song,” Saturday, February 11 at 1 Oak Los Angeles. Moderated by BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton, the highly anticipated annual pre-GRAMMY event will feature rap superstar Fat Joe, multi-hyphenate phenom DJ Khaled, GRAMMY Award-winning music producer Alex… 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...


BMI Cultivates the Art of Songwriting at the Patch House in Brooklyn

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From News, posted 7.07.16 During the last several years, many East Coast songwriters migrated to California to begin their careers. What may be less well-known is that there is a talented community of songwriters and producers based in New York City, a fact BMI was proud to showcase through its recent effort to re-establish… Read more...


How to Write and Pitch for Different Genres and Music Centers

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.25.14 Great songs are at the heart of every style of music. But the process of writing and demoing those songs—as well as business practices—varies by genre, and is approached differently in various music centers. This article will examine those differences. How the Songs Are Written In… Read more...


BMI Declares ‘Year of the Songwriter’ and Launches 75th Anniversary Celebration 

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From News, posted 4.09.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. yesterday announced the official launch of its 75th anniversary celebration at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas, during the 66th Annual BMI/NAB Dinner, pronouncing April 2014 through April 2015 to be “The Year of the Songwriter.” The Company’s dynamic yearlong anniversary campaign will underscore the commitment BMI exhibits… Read more...


Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds Honored During BMI’s 66th Annual NAB Dinner in Las Vegas

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From News, posted 4.09.14 Last night, music legend Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds was honored at the 66th Annual BMI/NAB Dinner during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention in Las Vegas. Few creative forces have impacted the contemporary pop/urban genres as much as the 10-time GRAMMY winner.Babyface’s incredible achievements include 11 solo albums, more than 125… Read more...


A Conversation With Chris Daughtry

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.20.13 Some artists settle into a comfort zone after much success, churning out album after album of a signature sound, pleasing fans and leaving little room for risk. Broadcast Music, Inc. singer-songwriter Chris Daughtry is not one of those artists. For his eponymous rock band’s fourth studio album, Baptized, the 33-year-old… Read more...


BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year Brings the House Down at Radio Conference in Baltimore

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From News, posted 12.13.13 BMI songwriter Claude Kelly participated as a panelist in this year’s Nielsen Audio Client Conference held recently (12/11) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore.  The session, entitled “The Art of Songwriting,” was held in front of a packed audience of radio executives and featured Kelly, BMI’s Pop Songwriter of… Read more...


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