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BMI Congratulates its 2022 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 6.20.22 After a two-year hiatus, the in-person induction ceremony of the Songwriters Hall of Fame returned to Manhattan’s Marriott Marquis hotel, last Thursday, to formally welcome another class of legendary songwriters into the esteemed organization. BMI songwriters inducted this year included Chad Hugo of the Neptunes, William “Mickey” Stevenson and Dave… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 5.04.22 BMI is once again very proud of its affiliates whose induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was announced on Wednesday. Of this year’s class, BMI congratulates groundbreaking rapper Eminem, Dave Stewart of innovative pop duo Eurythmics and legendary singer/songwriter and BMI Icon Dolly Parton for their well-deserved… Read more...


5 Mistakes to Avoid When Casting Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.24.21 While a film or TV show’s casting director is tasked with finding the right actors for a given role, those of us who create and represent songs have the job of identifying the ideal artists for our songs. Whether you are a songwriter pitching your own material or a music… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 1.17.20 The Songwriters Hall of Fame unveiled its list of inductees for 2020, and once again, BMI is very proud to count members of this august class of music creators as its own. Initially conceived to honor and celebrate the work of songwriters, composers and lyricists responsible for the world’s most… Read more...


From Rocker to Film & TV Composer, Fil Eisler’s Sights Are Now on the Concert Stage

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From News, posted 4.18.19 Fil Eisler credits his early years as a rock guitarist with giving him a background in producing records, which he says has been essential in his career as a film composer. But it wasn’t just anybody’s records the multi-talented Eisler cut his teeth on. As a co-writer on Robbie Williams’… Read more...


Are Your Songs Too “Rangy” for Today’s Singers?

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18 At the beginning of my career, I had a song go on hold for a female country music star whose singles regularly went to #1. The head of her record label said my song was a “must-cut” situation, and I was faced with a daunting decision: should I buy a… Read more...


Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 To grab our listeners’ attention we need to separate our songs from the competition, and one way to accomplish this is by including an unexpected twist—an element of surprise. This article examines various ways to incorporate twists into lyrics and melodies. Story Songs With Surprise Endings “Ol’ Red” (written by… Read more...


BMI Supports Songs of Hope Benefit’s Worthy Cause

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From News, posted 9.12.16 BMI is proud to announce its support for the 12th Annual ‘Songs of Hope’ event on September 15 in Los Angeles, a special star-studded evening of music benefiting City of Hope, an independent biomedical research institution and cancer treatment center. This year’s iteration will feature storied recorded executive, producer and… Read more...


Dave Stewart Talks Songwriting, Success and ‘Sweet Dreams’ in New No-Holds-Barred Memoir

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From News, posted 2.12.16 While Dave Stewart’s is a success story most aspiring songwriters dream of replicating, it wasn’t all easy. In his recently published memoir Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life in Music – which is receiving critical acclaim from New York Daily News, Boston Globe and… Read more...


Dave Stewart Contributes to David Lynch Foundation, Walk a Mile Campaign

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From News, posted 7.23.12 Prolific BMI songwriter, artist and humanitarian Dave Stewart has contributed the tender, thought-provoking song “Man to Man (Woman to Woman)” to the Music That Changes the World compilation, currently being re-launched by Transcendental Music to benefit the David Lynch Foundation. The robust collection features other BMI… Read more...


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