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BMI Congratulates its 2020 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.02.20 The CMA nods are out with BMI affiliates taking center stage in nearly every category. Miranda Lambert leads the pack with an incredible seven nominations, including her fourth for Entertainer of the Year. Carrie Underwood, who is up for two awards, was also nominated for Entertainer of the Year, making… Read more...


5 Tips for Making Your Lyrics Stand Out

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.20 At my songwriting workshops I stress the importance of including lyric and melodic elements in our songs that will compel listeners and decision-makers to choose our material over the tough competition. Let’s look at some ways to write lyrics that command attention. 1. Find a Fresh Angle It’s unlikely that… Read more...


Vibing Against the Lag: A Conversation with Songwriter/Producer Tommy English

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From News, posted 5.06.20 Growing up in Chicago in the 80’s and 90s, songwriter/producer Tommy English took to music early. Spurred by his parents, who placed a high value on music education, English picked up piano, trumpet, drums and guitar, versing himself in musicianship and songwriting at a young age. By his late teens,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.28.20 The nods are out for the 55th annual ACM Awards with BMI songwriters poised to win big again this year. Leading the pack are Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett, who each received a resounding five nominations. Blake Shelton and Luke Combs were also awarded four and three nods, respectively, with… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 CMA Winners

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From News, posted 11.14.19 It was a big night at this year’s CMA awards in Nashville with BMI songwriters taking the majority of the prestigious honors. In addition to the awards, which included double trophies to big winners Luke Combs and Kacey Musgraves, the evening was filled with unforgettable performances. Starting with the show’s… Read more...


BMI Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

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From News, posted 10.10.19 The BMI Foundation announced that it is now accepting online applications for its 2020 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… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Take the Stage and the Trophies at 2019 ACM Awards

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From News, posted 4.08.19 BMI proudly congratulates our affiliates who took home the majority of Academy of Country Music Awards last night in Las Vegas. The star-filled evening also featured unforgettable performances by members of the BMI family who commanded the stage, including Keith Urban, Brooks and Dunn, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Ashley McBryde,… Read more...


BMI Announces Star-Studded Lineup for 24th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 3.25.19 BMI is pleased to announce the lineup for the 24th annual Key West Songwriters Festival, presented by BMI. Set for May 8-12, 2019, the Key West Songwriters Festival will feature legendary hitmakers alongside burgeoning talent in venues across the island. For the seventh year in a row, BMI and Sony… Read more...


SXSW Indie Spotlight: Republican Hair

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From News, posted 2.27.19 While Nashville might not be the first city from which to expect an irreverent punk band weaned on Devo, Talking Heads and The Cars, Republican Hair are more than happy to upend that preconception. The brainchild of Oklahoma-born songwriter Luke Dick, Republic Hair were born out of Dick’s desire to… Read more...


SXSW Indie Spotlight: Lily & Madeleine

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From News, posted 2.27.19 Despite having already built of a loyal and vocal following over the course of three albums, sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz – a.k.a. Lily & Madeleine – felt a change was in order. Uprooting from their native Indianapolis and moving to New York City, the sisters decided to write their… Read more...


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