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Enjoy a Double Issue of Music World!

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From News, posted 11.30.22 In this issue: Jason Blume Shares How to Stretch Yourself Melodically Dave Simons Explains the Benefits of Using a Condenser Mic BMI Honors Toby Keith at the 2022 BMI Country Awards BMI Presents “El Camp: Los Compositoras Edition” with Amazon and Erika… Read more...


Toby Keith to be Honored with BMI Icon Award at the 2022 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 10.06.22 BMI will celebrate the extraordinary career of Toby Keith by presenting him with the BMI Icon Award at the company’s 70th annual BMI Country Awards, to be held at BMI’s Nashville office on November 8, 2022. BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill will host the ceremony with Clay Bradley, BMI… Read more...


BMI and WBYT B100 Bring Nashville Songwriters to South Bend for the Annual Songwriters In-The-Round

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From News, posted 9.02.22 BMI partnered recently (08/27/22) with Federated Media’s WBYT B100 country station for the 2nd Annual BMI Songwriters in-the-round held at the rooftop bar of Four Winds Field in South Bend, IN. Headlining the sold-out show were BMI Nashville singer-songwriters Elvie Shane, Adam James, and Shelby Darrall. BMI Singer/Songwriter Elvie Shane… Read more...


BMI, Gigmor, NY Brewers Partner for ‘Taste of Nashville’ Tour

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From News, posted 8.30.22 In partnership with Gigmor and the New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA), BMI presented “A Taste of Nashville,” a five-day songwriter tour that stopped at multiple breweries throughout the Empire State. The tour, which made stops at SingleCut North Brewery in Clifton Park, Prison Cut Brewing in Auburn, Common Roots… Read more...


BMI Partners With Gigmor and New York State Brewers Association to Present “Taste of Nashville” Tour

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From News, posted 7.20.22 BMI is partnering with Gigmor and the New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) to bring the “Taste of Nashville” Tour to breweries across upstate New York. Hitting cities from Clifton Park to Hamilton and everywhere in between, the tour kicks off on Tuesday, August 23 and wraps up on Saturday,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its NaSHOF Inductees

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From News, posted 11.02.21 Last night, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame honored BMI songwriters Kent Blazy (“If Tommorow Never Comes,” “Ain’t Goin’ Down”), Rhett Akins (“Dirt on My Boots,” “Honey Bee”), John Scott Sherrill (Nothin’ But the Wheel,” “The Church on Cumberland Road) and Toby Keith (Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” ‘Beer for My… Read more...


Nashville Hitmaker Helps BMI Show Support for Oregon Hospitality Industry

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From News, posted 8.04.21 BMI partnered with the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association to provide the musical entertainment at the hospitality association’s “Industry Night Out,” held recently at the Punch Bowl Social in Portland. The reception, which was held in conjunction with the Northwest Food Show, provided an opportunity for Oregon restauranteurs who were… 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 Hitmaker Closes out Virtual Conference for Media Finance Execs

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From News, posted 9.02.20 As has become tradition, BMI provided one of its award-winning songwriters to perform at the closing luncheon of the annual Media Finance Focus conference presented recently (8/27) by the Media Financial Management Association. As a result of the pandemic, this year’s conference was held virtually over July and August, and… Read more...


BMI Congratulates CMHoF Inductees Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart and Dean Dillon

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From News, posted 8.12.20 BMI is proud to announce that our legendary songwriters, Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart and Dean Dillon, make up this year’s class of inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame, bringing the total number of honorees to 142. Dean Dillon, who was named a BMI Icon in 2013, earns… Read more...


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