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BMI Congratulates its 2023 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 1.18.23 The extraordinary new class of inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame was announced today, and BMI is proud to salute its legendary songwriters selected for this prestigious honor. Sade Adu (p/k/a Sade) (PRS), Calvin Broadus Jr. (p/k/a Snoop Dogg), Gloria Estefan and Liz Rose will be officially inducted and… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Songwriters Nominated for Induction Into 2023 Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 11.15.22 BMI is proud to congratulate its exceptional affiliates nominated for induction into the 2023 Songwriters Hall of Fame. With a rich history of paying tribute to the creators of the world’s most popular music, induction into the Songhall is an honor that ranks among the most prestigious accolades a songwriter… Read more...


5 Mistakes to Avoid When Casting Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.24.21 While a film or TV show’s casting director is tasked with finding the right actors for a given role, those of us who create and represent songs have the job of identifying the ideal artists for our songs. Whether you are a songwriter pitching your own material or a music… Read more...


When it Comes to Song Titles, Don’t Hit the Nail Too Squarely on the Head

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From The Weekly, posted 6.03.20 Most of the writers who attend my songwriting workshops already know how to write perfectly crafted songs. My job is to help them write the kinds of songs that a music publisher, record label executive, record producer, or recording artist will feel compelled to choose over the competition. One of… 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...


Indie Spotlight: Ellee Duke

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From News, posted 1.28.20 Ellee Duke spent much of her young life developing as a musician in her native Draper, Utah. At 17, she turned down a spot on American Idol in favor of building her own identity as a singer/songwriter, eventually making her way to Nashville and landing in rooms with writers like… Read more...


10 Ways to Push the Creative Envelope With Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.23.19 Sometimes, playing it safe is the most dangerous thing we can do. This is especially applicable when our goal is to write songs that rise above the competition; songs that become artists’ signature songs; and songs that impact audiences and propel artists to a next level. We need to find… Read more...


Jody Williams to Leave BMI at End of Year

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From News, posted 9.04.19 Jody Williams, BMI’s Vice President of Creative in Nashville since 2006, announced today that he will leave the company at the end of this year. Williams will continue to serve as a consultant for BMI throughout 2020 and plans to also return to the world of music publishing, forming a… 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...


How to Use the “List Technique” in Your Song

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From The Weekly, posted 2.19.19 What do the songs in the list below have in common? “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (traditional) “Achy Breaky Heart” (recorded by Billy Ray Cyrus, written by Don Von Tress) Sting’s “If I Ever Lose My Faith” (written by Sting) Carrie Underwood’s “ Read more...


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