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BMI Educates Museum Professionals on Music Licensing

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From News, posted 9.17.18 BMI hosted a panel on music licensing at the 2018 Mountain Plains Museum Association, held recently (9/13) in Billings, Montana. The session focused on the legalities surrounding the use of recorded and live music in museums. As part of the presentation, award-winning Nashville songwriter Tim James provided his perspective on… Read more...


How to Write a Song That’s Fun to Listen to—and Fun to Sing

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18 When it was suggested I write about songs that are fun to sing, the jukebox in my brain instantly thought of “The Name Game” (recorded by Shirley Ellis, written by Lincoln Chase and Shirley Elliston). Anyone of a certain age remembers plugging his or her name into the… Read more...


Maryland Restaurateurs Treated to Performances by Hit BMI Songwriters

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From News, posted 5.08.18 BMI partnered recently (5/5) with the Restaurant Association of Maryland to present a special BMI songwriter showcase during a VIP reception held at Fager’s Island in Ocean City, Maryland, in advance of RAM’s Stars of Industry Awards Gala. Nashville songwriters Hugh Mitchell and Dave Pahanish performed a number of songs… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 ACM Winners

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From News, posted 4.16.18 There were several big wins for BMI affiliates last night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The star-studded event celebrated the best in country with performances by some of its biggest stars, including Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett,… Read more...


BMI Helps Colorado Brewers Learn How to Legally Perform Music in Their Businesses

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From News, posted 2.26.18 BMI partnered with the Colorado Brewers Guild recently (2/20) to present a workshop on music licensing at the Call to Arms Brewery in Denver. The group of taproom and brewpub owners from across the state gathered to learn more about the Copyright Law and how to legally perform music in… Read more...


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...


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Toby Keith: Toby Keith Interview - The 2004 BMI Country Awards

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