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Billboard Honors BMI’s Alison Smith, Cyndi Lauper, SZA & Kacey Musgraves at 2018 Women in Music

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From News, posted 12.07.18 Billboard held its annual Women in Music event on Thursday, December 6, at Pier 36 in New York City, celebrating several talented BMI songwriters and BMI Executive Vice President, Distribution, Publisher Relations & Administration Services, Alison Smith, along with others whose impact on the music industry is indisputable. Longtime BMI… Read more...


What Skills Do You Need to Be a Successful Songwriter?

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.18 An aspiring songwriter recently asked me several intriguing questions: “What abilities do I need to write songs? Do I need to be able to read and write music? Play keyboards or guitar? Sing in tune?” He followed up by asking what additional skills he would need in order to record… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 CMA Winners

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From News, posted 11.15.18 BMI is so proud to congratulate our affiliates who took home prestigious CMA trophies in nearly every category last night, including Kacey Musgraves (Album of the Year), Keith Urban (Entertainer of the Year), Carrie Underwood (Female Vocalist of the Year) and Luke Combs (New Artist of the Year). The ceremony,… Read more...


BMI Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Scholarships

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From News, posted 10.19.18 The BMI Foundation is now accepting online applications for its 2019 scholarship season, open to students attending colleges and universities nationwide. The Foundation will administer five distinct songwriting and composing scholarship competitions, judged by panelists of international musical acclaim. These annual programs include the BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship, BMI… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 8.28.18 BMI is proud to announce that our affiliates have taken the majority of CMA nods again this year, including an incredible nine BMI writers each up for three awards. The ceremony, which will broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday, November 14, at 8PM ET on ABC, will again be co-hosted… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.16.17 On April 2, in Las Vegas, the Academy of Country Music will air its 52nd awards ceremony on CBS, and BMI writers are situated to win big again this year! Leading the pack of BMI ACM nominees for 2017 are: Keith Urban with seven nods, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris… Read more...


BMI Foundation Accepting Applications for 2017 Scholarships

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From News, posted 10.11.16 The BMI Foundation is now accepting online applications for its 2017 scholarship season, open to young musicians attending colleges and universities nationwide. The Foundation will administer seven distinct scholarship competitions that span all genres of American music and are aided by panelists of international musical acclaim. These annual programs include… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2016 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.01.16 BMI is proud to congratulate all of our affiliates who were nominated for this year’s prestigious CMA Awards. Leading the pack for BMI are Eric Church, who is again this year up for five awards, and Maren Morris, who also received five nods. Other multiple artist nominees include Carrie Underwood… Read more...


Higher Learning: Josh Abbott Band Surveys the Music Scene

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.17.16 In 2006, Josh Abbott was just months away from earning his master’s degree at Texas Tech University when he decided to pursue music with his namesake band. The Josh Abbott Band, which he’d recently started with a couple of his fraternity brothers, was gaining momentum quickly, and Josh knew he… Read more...


Belmont Student Wins BMI Foundation’s Nashville Songwriting Scholarship

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From News, posted 5.19.16 The BMI Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Katie Pruitt, a Belmont University student. The BMI Foundation routinely awards scholarships, grants and commission to songwriters around the country, but this award marks the first given to someone in the Nashville songwriting community. Katy submitted an original song and was… Read more...


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