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How to Write a Song That’s Fun to Listen to—and Fun to Sing


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...

The Key West Songwriters Festival is Right Around the Corner!


From News, posted 5.05.14 It’s that time of year again for sun, sand and songwriters. The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s 19th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival kicks off Wednesday, May 7, and continues through Sunday, May 11. The lineup this year is stronger than ever with Sara Evans, Anders Osborne, Kacey Musgraves, Robert… Read more...

Crested Butte Songwriters Festival Gears up for Another Great Year


From News, posted 11.12.12 The Writers Behind Nashville’s Biggest Hits Come Together for Two Days of Songs and Stories to Benefit Breast Cancer Research Presented by Texas Roadhouse, Coors, BMI, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort WHAT From January 16-20, 2013 at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s elevation-hotel-and-spa in Colorado, The Crested Butte Songwriters Festival… Read more...

Carole King Named BMI Icon at 60th Annual BMI Pop Awards


From News, posted 5.16.12 Global music rights leader Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) honored the songwriters and music publishers behind the year’s most-performed songs on Tuesday, May 15 at the organization’s 60th annual Pop Awards, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Carole King received the BMI Icon Award recognizing the “unique and… Read more...

Crested Butte Songwriters Festival Brings Hit-Makers Together to Beat Breast Cancer


From News, posted 11.28.11 The inaugural Crested Butte Songwriters Festival will feature performances by a collection of the best performing songwriters in the world. Slated for January 13-14, 2012 at the elevation-hotel-and-spa Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado, the festival will revolve around two nights of performances staged at local hot spots. Crowds will… Read more...

Bobby Braddock, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Sony/ATV & More Honored at 2011 BMI Country Awards


From News, posted 11.09.11 BMI celebrated the songwriters and publishers behind country music’s most-performed songs of the past year during the 59th annual BMI Country Awards. BMI staged the event in its Nashville offices, located in the heart of Music Row, where behind-the-scenes hit-makers and center stage superstars came together to toast… Read more...

Stillwater Runs Deep: Marti Frederiksen and the Next Great Song

From MusicWorld, posted 8.24.09 Like David Foster, Diane Warren, Timbaland and other multi-platinum writer/producers before him, Marti Frederiksen has earned an enviable reputation for being one of the industry’s most reliable “go-to” composers. Over the course of a still flourishing career, Frederiksen has penned tunes for a veritable gallery of superstars, including Mick Jagger,… Read more...

Gamble & Huff Named BMI Icons at 57th Annual Pop Awards


From News, posted 5.20.09 Eight-Way Tie for Prestigious Songwriter of the Year Crown, ‘Bubbly’ Earns Song of the Year, & Universal Music Secures Publisher of the Year Honors BMI held its 57th Annual Pop Awards tonight, honoring Gamble & Huff as BMI Icons. Songwriter of the Year honors resulted in a record-setting eight-way tie… Read more...

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