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

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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 Art of Quitting: Bonnie Bishop’s Story

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.13.16 For nearly 13 years, Bonnie Bishop had been waiting for her big break. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin in 2001, she immediately started making a living as an artist, never even holding a day job. She played regularly in fairs and festivals around Texas, steadily building… Read more...


Writing and Placing Songs Internationally

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.28.14 With so many artists and producers writing or co-writing their own material, there seem to be fewer opportunities than ever for writers and music publishers to pitch and place songs. It’s become increasingly important to think outside the box when writing and promoting material—and that includes looking beyond our own… Read more...


City of Hope Offers BMI Members 30% Off Tickets to ‘Songs of Hope X’

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From News, posted 5.20.14 A leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, City of Hope this year is marking its 10th anniversary of ‘Songs of Hope X.’ This special benefit and silent auction will be presented by City of Hope’s Music and Entertainment Industry on June 4, 2014,… Read more...


2010 Award Season Belongs to BMI Songwriters & Composers

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From News, posted 1.27.11 BMI songwriters dominated the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, winning almost two-thirds of the awards that were handed out across all genres and categories. The Grammy wins cap an incredible year in which BMI songwriters and composers were the most celebrated creative voices in awards presentations and on the… Read more...


BMI Legends Sweep List of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 1.29.10 BMI pioneers swept the list of 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: ABBA, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, The Hollies and The Stooges will all officially enter rock’s hallowed hall during a ceremony on March 15, 2010 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and will air live on… Read more...


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