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5 Things to Do in the First 30 Seconds of Your Song

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.19 During a recent song critique, I turned off the recording after listening to the first verse and chorus. The writer protested, “But you’ve got to keep listening. It all comes together in the bridge and then the last chorus explodes!” That might have been the case, but the chances are… Read more...


Kenny Chesney Leads List of 2012 ACM Awards Nominees

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From News, posted 1.30.12 BMI songwriters and artists overwhelmingly dominate the list of 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards nominees, announced Thursday, January 26. BMI has historically represented the majority of country music’s leaders – from Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Porter Wagoner, to Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard – and a… Read more...


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

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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...


David Foster Named BMI Icon at 59th Annual BMI Pop Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.18.11 BMI held its 59th annual Pop Music Awards tonight at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Visionary songwriter and producer David Foster was celebrated as a BMI Icon in recognition of his “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Lady Gaga, Jason Derülo and JR Rotem all… Read more...


Lady Antebellum Soars at 2011 Grammy Awards

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From News, posted 2.14.11 Lady Antebellum will bring a host of Grammy gold home to Nashville: With five wins, the crossover trio led the BMI charge at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, held last night in Los Angeles. Lady A’s “Need You Now,” co-written by members and BMI songwriters Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Our Members on More Than 375 Grammy Nominations!

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From News, posted 2.08.11 Read BMI’s 2011 Grammy nominees news story from December 2, 2010. Name, Number of Nominations Eminem, 10 Lady Gaga, 6 John Legend, 5 Rihanna, 5 The Roots, 5 B.o.B, 4 Drake (socan), 4 Cee Lo Green, 4 Lady Antebellum,… Read more...


Eminem, Lady Gaga & Lady Antebellum Lead List of 2011 BMI Grammy Nominees

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From News, posted 12.02.10 Eminem, Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum lead BMI’s triumphant surge in the 2011 Grammy nominations, announced last night in Los Angeles. With 10 nominations, Eminem proves yet again that popularity and critical acclaim are best enjoyed hand in hand. His Recovery will vie for Album of the Year, while “Love… Read more...


Nashville Songwriters Feted During Annual NSAI Dinner

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From News, posted 10.18.10 The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame joined forces to toast a year’s worth of hit-worthy craftsmanship and several lifetimes’ worth of genre-building during the 40th Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony, presented by AT&T, on Sunday, October 17, at… Read more...


Miranda Lambert Leads List of 2010 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.01.10 Miranda Lambert made history this morning as nominees for the 44th Annual CMA Awards were announced live on ABC News’ Good Morning America. With nine nominations, Lambert has officially collected more nods than any other female artist in the history of the CMAs. In addition to Entertainer, Female Vocalist, and… Read more...


Lady Antebellum Composes a Career

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.04.10 Lady Antebellum are defining the new century’s country-pop archetype. All songwriters equipped with his or her own strengths and versatility, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott are a serendipitous co-writing session unto themselves. In fact, that’s how, and why, the three of them became a band in the first… Read more...


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