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BMI Bulletin Board: February

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.15.18 WORKSHOPS Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville BMI’s popular Songwriters’ Workshop Series in Nashville is held monthly under the tutelage of hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume. When: April 17, 2018, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN) Who: Aspiring… Read more...


Trio of Nashville Hitmakers Treat BMI Customers to Special Mountain High Experience

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From News, posted 1.17.18 BMI once again hosted a special reception for its licensing customers and association partners who were in Crested Butte, Colorado recently (1/10-1/13) for the 4th annual Mountain High Music Festival presented by legendary BMI songwriter Dean Dillon. The festival, which featured a number of Nashville songwriters along with Rock &… Read more...


The How and Why of Building Bridges in Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.23.17 At a songwriting conference I attended, GRAMMY winning singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat shared some comments that her father, record producer and engineer Ken Caillat (Fleetwood Mac, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys) had made regarding bridges in songs. He had stated that bridges are crucial elements because they are typically the final… 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 and Illinois Retail Merchants Association Collaborate on Innovative Live Music Initiative

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From News, posted 10.20.16 BMI partnered with the Illinois Retail Merchants Association recently on a pilot program designed to demonstrate the power of live music in driving traffic and enhancing the shopping experience at retail establishments. Live music was featured at two of Potash Markets’ locations in downtown Chicago where GRAMMY-nominated BMI country songwriter… Read more...


Toby Keith Awarded Seven BMI Million-Air Awards

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From News, posted 8.31.16 BMI headed to Tootsie’s on Broadway Tuesday afternoon to present BMI singer-songwriter Toby Keith with seven Million-Air awards, designated for songs that have hit million radio spin milestones. The songs awarded totaled 23 million radio plays: “God Love Her” with 2 million, “American Soldier” with 3 million, “Courtesy of the… Read more...


Hit BMI Songwriters Entertain Restaurant Association Executives From Across the Country

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From News, posted 8.17.16 As has become tradition, BMI provided the musical entertainment at the annual summer meeting of the Council of State Restaurant Associations, held recently (7/28) at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. State and national restaurant association executives from across the country heard BMI songwriters Dave Pahanish and Hugh Mitchell perform… Read more...


BMI Brings a Bit of Nashville to Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association Meeting

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From News, posted 5.23.16 This year’s Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association’s Spring Meeting featured a songwriter showcase that included three of BMI’s most successful country writers: Wendell Mobley, Tim James and Dan Couch. BMI brought in the trio from Nashville to perform in front of restaurateurs and hoteliers from across the Keystone State, who… Read more...


Celebrating Cam’s “Burning House”: An Inside Look at BMI’s #1 Parties

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From News, posted 3.04.16 For 63 years, BMI has celebrated the music of BMI country legends like Dean Dillon, Bobby Braddock, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill, Mac Davis, and many others, and honored the writers of the top country songs played on radio and TV at the Company’s annual BMI Country Awards. But… Read more...


Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Board Meeting Features Performance by Nashville Hitmaker

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From News, posted 6.23.15 The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Summer Board Meeting featured a performance by award-winning BMI songwriter Tim James, who has written #1 songs for Lee Brice, Toby Keith and George Strait. James performed his hit tunes and told the stories behind the songs in front of a large group of… Read more...


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