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How to Write Non-Visual Lyrics That Engage Listeners

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.12.18 “Show—Don’t Tell” is one of the basic tenets taught in almost every songwriting class. Writing cinematic lyrics—lyrics that incorporate visual imagery that listeners can envision like a movie in their minds—is often thought of as one of the most effective ways to connect with audiences. Cinematic lyrics do not spell… Read more...


Famed BMI Songwriter Mike Stoller and Wife Corky Hale Stoller “Stand By” Project Angel Food

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From News, posted 5.11.16 Mike Stoller, one-half of the legendary BMI songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, who are responsible for Ben E. King’s megahit “Stand By Me,” along with his acclaimed jazz musician wife, Corky Hale Stoller, have a history of coming to the rescue of organizations in need. Project Angel Food in… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Songwriter and Soul Singer Ben E. King

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From News, posted 5.01.15 Ben E. King, the legendary voice behind the blockbuster songs, “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “I Count the Tears” and “Stand By Me,” which he co-wrote with BMI songwriters Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, died on Thursday at the age of 76. Once part of the… Read more...


Mike Stoller and Corky Hale Honored with Nica Lifetime Achievement Awards

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From News, posted 4.29.15 Legendary BMI songwriter Mike Stoller and his wife, pianist, harpist and singer, Corky Hale were honored with Nica Lifetime Achievement Awards at the “Give the Band a Hand” fundraising gala for the California Jazz Foundation, held April 25 in LA. The charitable nonprofit organization was created to aid and assist… Read more...


BMI Foundation, SHOF and the GRAMMY Museum Celebrate Steve Tyrell and Iconic SHOF Inductees

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From News, posted 3.06.15 The BMI Foundation proudly joined forces with the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) and the GRAMMY Museum to present a very special evening with GRAMMY award-winning artist, songwriter and producer Steve Tyrell in celebration of his eleventh album, That Loving Feeling, on Wednesday, March 4, at the Clive Davis Theater… Read more...


GRAMMY-Winning Vocalist Steve Tyrell and BMI SHOF Inductees Celebrate ‘That Lovin’ Feeling’

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From News, posted 2.11.15 The BMI Foundation, in conjunction with the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF), is proud to present an intimate evening with BMI affiliates Steve Tyrell and SHOF inductees Jeff Barry (“Chapel Of Love”), Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil (“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”) and Mike Stoller (“Stand By Me”) at the… Read more...


Broadway Tribute to Legendary BMI Writers Leiber and Stoller Opens in D.C.

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From News, posted 5.16.14 Smokey Joe’s Café – The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, which originally opened on Broadway in 1995 and became the longest-running musical revue, is now transporting audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C. Director… Read more...


Must-See Film on Early Rock Mega-Hit Writer Doc Pomus Playing Now

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From News, posted 10.11.13 The life story of Broadcast Music, Inc. legendary songwriter Doc Pomus has been made into the must-see film, A.K.A DOC POMUS. Doc is responsible for having penned some of the most-recorded songs in the history of popular music, including “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “A Teenager… Read more...


Carlos Santana Honored by BMI Board of Directors at NAB Convention

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From News, posted 4.18.12 The BMI Board of Directors celebrated the incredible career of BMI legend Carlos Santana at its annual dinner, held Tuesday, April 17 during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas. The BMI Board presented a special citation to Santana, honoring his “gift of brilliant music that has… Read more...


Top Latin Songwriters Honored at 19th Annual BMI Latin Music Awards

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From News, posted 3.31.12 Leading U.S. music rights organization Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) honored the songwriters and publishers of Latin music’s most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television at the 19th annual BMI Latin Music Awards tonight at the Encore Las Vegas. En Español International superstar Pitbull received the BMI President’s Award in… Read more...


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