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BMI Congratulates its 2018 Dove Award Winners

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From News, posted 10.18.18 BMI songwriters had an exceptionally impressive night of wins on Tuesday at the 2018 GMA Dove Awards, where they took home trophies in 28 out of the 40 categories. The Dove Awards honor outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music, and we are so proud that so many of the… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 Dove Nominees

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From News, posted 10.03.18 Since 1969, the GMA Dove Awards has honored outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music. This year, the genre’s biggest night will take place at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, and feature top artists from the many different genres of Gospel and Christian music. The annual… Read more...


Rain or Shine, BMI Hosts First Show of Rooftop on The Row with The Oak Ridge Boys and Trea Landon

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From News, posted 4.26.18 Music Row tastemakers, family and friends packed the BMI lobby in place of the rainy rooftop April 24 to enjoy the first of several summer shows to be held at BMI. Hosted by BMI with the help of event sponsors George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, NASH FM 103.3 and 95.5 NASH… Read more...


BMI’s Rooftop on the Row Returns With Unforgettable Music and an Unbeatable View

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From News, posted 4.06.18 BMI is pleased to announce the return of our popular Music Row summer concert series, Rooftop on the Row, in partnership with George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, NASH FM 103.3 and 95.5 NASH ICON. The series will hit the ground running on April 24th with The Oak Ridge Boys and Trea… Read more...


The Inside Track to Writing Songs With Artists

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.17.17 I can’t count how many times I’ve heard songwriters complain that they can’t get a song recorded unless they write it with the artist. It’s true that you would be hard-pressed to find more than a handful of current pop, R&B, hip-hop, rock, Americana, or alternative recording artists who rely… Read more...


The Ups and Downs of Songs “On Hold”

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.15.17 A Nashville music publisher posted on Facebook that a song she represents had been placed “on hold.” The responses and questions that followed pointed out how much misinformation and confusion there is about what having a song on hold means–and what it does not mean. There’s a world of difference… 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...


5 Tips for Songwriting Success in the New Year

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.20.17 Turning the page on a new year is exciting! We get 365 new opportunities to accomplish goals and live our dreams. But success is rarely realized by dreaming unless it is accompanied by action. So … here are some tips to help you attain all that you hope for in… 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...


Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 To grab our listeners’ attention we need to separate our songs from the competition, and one way to accomplish this is by including an unexpected twist—an element of surprise. This article examines various ways to incorporate twists into lyrics and melodies. Story Songs With Surprise Endings “Ol’ Red” (written by… Read more...


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