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5 Tips for Songwriting Success in Today’s Music Industry


From MusicWorld, posted 4.18.19 I taught my first songwriting class at Los Angeles’ Pierce College in 1991. Back then, if my car radio were tuned to a pop station, it was likely I would hear chart-topping artists such as Michael Jackson, Wilson Phillips, Janet Jackson, Michael Bolton, Poison, and Roxette. During that same era,… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2019 GRAMMY Nominees


From News, posted 12.13.18 BMI is exceptionally proud to congratulate its many affiliates nominated for awards by the Recording Academy at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, scheduled to be held on February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Nominations for the music industry’s most prestigious accolades were announced on December 7. In… Read more...

Indie Spotlight: WILD


From News, posted 9.25.18 The origin story of WILD, a Los-Angeles–based trio, might be described as a series of lucky coincidences. Tyler Thompson (producer/bass) and Zach Daegatano (guitar/vocals) met through a mutual friend and began writing soulful, pop-influenced songs. Then they met Lauren Luiz, and they knew the former opera singer’s powerful vocals would… Read more...

Indie Spotlight: Jake Scott


From News, posted 9.25.18 Jake Scott is a Los-Angeles–based singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who, in college, had the kind of success a student musician only dreams of: His debut EP, Of Life and Longing, peaked at number four on the singer-songwriter charts and was featured in the number four slot on the Billboard Heat-Seekers… Read more...

BMI’s ‘How I Wrote That Song’ Features GRAMMY Winners, Nominees and Multiplatinum Talent


From News, posted 2.07.15 Broadcast Music, Inc. held its annual pre-GRAMMY event, “How I Wrote That Song,” on February 7, 2015, at 1Oak in West Hollywood. The list of illustrious panelists included GRAMMY-nominated hip-hop magnate Rick Ross, GRAMMY-nominated scribe Ester Dean, GRAMMY-winning songwriter-producer David Hodges, multiplatinum GRAMMY-nominated producer Mannie Fresh and country music’s number-one-hit… Read more...

How I Wrote That Song Spotlight: Panelist David Hodges


From News, posted 1.29.15 David Hodges (@hodgesmusic) is a multiplatinum songwriter-producer, multi-instrumentalist, BMI award recipient, GRAMMY winner and Golden Globe nominee. Hodges cut his teeth as one of the founding members of 18 million-selling Little Rock, Ark.-based legendary rock act, Evanescence. At the height of the band’s success, he left for Los Angeles to… Read more...

David Hodges’ Calling Card


From MusicWorld, posted 2.07.11 Just who is David Hodges? That’s a loaded question with no simple answer. Since his emergence 8 years ago, Hodges has dinned so many musical hats that one needs a scorecard just to keep up. He’s a singer, songwriter and frontman whose on-hiatus band, the Age of Information, reconciles contemporary… Read more...

Golden Globe Nominations Stacked with BMI Composers


From News, posted 12.14.10 Good news poured in early this morning from Los Angeles: Eighty percent of the 2011 Golden Globe nominations in music categories went to BMI composers and songwriters. Alexandre Desplat’s music for The King’s Speech, the film which garnered the most nominations overall, was tapped in the Best Original Score for… Read more...

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