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BMI Teams up with Ohio Craft Brewers Association to Bring a Taste of Nashville to Ohio

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From News, posted 8.20.19 BMI once again partnered with the Ohio Craft Brewers Association to bring Nashville to a brewery in the Buckeye state. GRAMMY award-winning BMI songwriter Tim James made the trip to Minerva, OH recently (8/18) to play his songs and tell the stories behind his hits to an enthusiastic audience of… Read more...


Worlds Collide with Dean Dillon and Sundance Head

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19 They came from two very different worlds: Dean Dillon, from east Tennessee, and Jason “Sundance” Head – from Porter, Texas. Dean hitchhiked to Nashville in the early ‘70s and knocked on every door on Music Row to get people to listen to his songs. He recorded multiple studio albums and… Read more...


Tips for Writing Songs About Anything…But Love

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19 At my BMI Nashville Songwriters’ Workshops, I screen and critique songs from each attendee. When I find songs that I believe are competitive with those being written by today’s top hitmakers, I forward them to ten music publishers who have agreed to listen. After the last BMI Workshop, I forwarded… Read more...


BMI Customers/Association Partners Treated to Special Performance at Mountain High Music Festival

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From News, posted 1.31.19 As has become tradition, BMI Licensing’s Industry Relations department hosted a special dinner for customers and association partners who attended this year’s Mountain High Music Festival, which was presented by BMI Icon Dean Dillon and BMI. The event, held recently (1/16-1/19) in Crested Butte, Colorado, included an evening of great… Read more...


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...


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