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A Conversation With Hitmaker Howard Benson

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.17.18 Producing hit songs requires as much technical know-how as the ability to let one’s head fly above the clouds, so to speak, and if there’s any producer who can legitimately claim to have mastered both skills, it’s Howard Benson. A onetime aerospace engineer, Benson has become a go-to producer for… Read more...


12 Days of BMI Holiday Songs

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From News, posted 12.14.13 Here at Broadcast Music, Inc., we love the holiday season, because we have an excuse to play some of our favorite festive tunes by BMI songwriters - from classics like Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” to Mariah Carey’s greatest gift to the world, “All I Want For Christmas… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Recognized by Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013

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From News, posted 5.31.13 Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriter Sam Cooke, who was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987, is again being recognized for his work with the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame Towering Song Award for “A Change Is Gonna Come.” The 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner on Thursday,… Read more...


The BMI Holiday Countdown: Clarence Carter, “Back Door Santa”

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From News, posted 12.13.11 Clarence Carter, “Back Door Santa” Written by Clarence Carter and Marcus Daniel A slice of greasy blues soul that draws from the Willie Dixon classic “Back Door Man,” Clarence Carter’s “Back Door Santa,” co-written with Marcus… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Danielle Barbe

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From News, posted 8.06.11 Danielle Barbe is a young rock artist from a small industrial town south of Pittsburgh. Producer Luke Ebbin (Bon Jovi, All American Rejects, Plain White Ts, Rival Schools) became a fan, and introduced her to seasoned songwriters such as Rune Westberg, Matt Mahaffey, and Michelle Lewis. These relationships turned into… Read more...


BMI’s New Holiday Standards Announce That Time of Year

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From News, posted 12.08.10 Holiday songs are no longer elevator music for the month of December—nor, as seems to increasingly be the case, for late October and November. The BMI repertoire is stacked with new classics that command attention, channeling lovesick blues, winking irreverence and funk-laced grooves into original odes to the season. In… Read more...


Taylor Swift to Receive Hal David Starlight Award

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From News, posted 5.17.10 Taylor Swift will receive the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award during the 2010 Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards dinner, slated for Thursday, June 17 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. In making the announcement, Hal David, Chairman/CEO of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, emphasized the magnitude of Swift’s breakthrough:… Read more...


Adrian Pieragostino Surveys the Next Frontier

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.15.10 It might come as a surprise that one of the Regional Mexican genre’s most successful songwriter/producers is not, in fact, Mexican. “Even though I’m Venezuelan, my blood boils when I listen to this music,” the in-demand Adrian Pieragostino says. Raised in Caracas by parents who immigrated from Abruzzo, Italy, Pieragostino… Read more...