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How to Write Song Hooks That “Hook” You in

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.09.18 What constitutes a hook? Any element of a song that grabs a listener’s attention and “hooks” them in. With there being so much competition for our listeners’ attention, including multiple hooks throughout our songs has become more important than ever. According to an article in The Atlantic magazine, “A short-attention-span… Read more...


Sting and Top Songwriters Honored at 2016 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.10.16 BMI proudly honored internationally-celebrated songwriter Sting as a BMI Icon today at the 2016 BMI London Awards. Music industry guests including Hozier, Rudimental, Snow Patrol, Disciples and Wayne Hector filled London’s Dorchester hotel to celebrate the UK and European songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs of 2015 on… Read more...


BMI’s Road to Roo is Getting Shorter!

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From News, posted 2.29.16 The Road to Roo, presented by BMI and hosted by radio stations in Nashville and Knoxville, TN, as well as Athens and Atlanta, GA, is pleased to announce the bands that have been chosen for the preliminary rounds! Showcase attendees in each city will be able to vote for their… Read more...


What to Look For in a Demo Singer

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.15 Running a Nashville recording studio for almost twenty years, I’ve seen - and heard - an incredible number of vocalists. When it comes to demo singers specifically, I’ve found that the best ones have a very specific and highly developed skill set that allows them to deliver beautiful, compelling renditions… Read more...


BMI Hosts a Hard-Hitting CMJ Showcase

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From News, posted 10.24.12 Soul siren Grace Weber; synth wranglers Wild Cub; electro-pop alchemists Clementine and the Galaxy; 80’s pop infusers Blondfire; and rock/pop experimentalists Beast Patrol hit the stage at New York’s Rockwood Music Hall for the 2012 BMI-sponsored CMJ Music Marathon Festival showcase on October 18. BMI also sponsored an intimate cocktail… Read more...


NYC’s The Kin Attract Local Attention

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.01.05 NYC rock outfit the Kin (formerly the Harlequin) have been tearing up NYC and the Northeast lately with their commanding live performances. Co-fronted by Australian brothers, Isaac and Thorry Koren, the sound of THE KIN blends the atmospheric musical wave of old school U2 and groove pop sensibilities of Duran… Read more...


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