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BMI Bulletin Board: May

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.19 WORKSHOPS BMI 101 Workshop: Nashville BMI 101 is a one-hour introductory workshop for anyone interested in learning more about the current role BMI plays in the complex world of the music industry. You’ll spend the hour with two BMI Employees outlining the history of BMI, how to utilize… Read more...


BMI and Entercom’s 94.1 The Wolf Bring Nashville Songwriters to Memphis for Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 4.05.19 BMI partnered recently (03/29) with Entercom’s 94.1 The Wolf to present the 4th annual songwriters festival at The Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education in Memphis, TN. Headlining the event were award-winning BMI singer-songwriters Ryan Hurd, Parker Welling and Brandon Kinney. Ryan Hurd has written songs that have been… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.21.19 The Academy of Country Music has again this year honored BMI affiliates with the majority of ACM award nominations. The highly anticipated show will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 7, from 8:00-11:00PM ET/(delayed PT) on CBS. A well-deserved congratulations to all! Here’s the… Read more...


Steve Cropper Receives BMI Icon Award at 2018 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.13.18 BMI proudly presented its 2018 BMI Country Awards this evening, honoring the prolific musical career of BMI Icon Award recipient Steve Cropper, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 66th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… Read more...


How to Write Non-Visual Lyrics That Engage Listeners

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.12.18 “Show—Don’t Tell” is one of the basic tenets taught in almost every songwriting class. Writing cinematic lyrics—lyrics that incorporate visual imagery that listeners can envision like a movie in their minds—is often thought of as one of the most effective ways to connect with audiences. Cinematic lyrics do not spell… Read more...


BMI Hosts Annual Tin Pan South Show with Rhett Akins and Friends

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From News, posted 4.06.18 On Tuesday night, BMI packed out iconic Nashville venue 3rd + Lindsley for their annual Tin Pan South show. Curated by two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year Rhett Akins and 2017 BMI Icon Bob DiPiero, the show kicked off with a surprise performance from Akins and son Thomas Rhett. With… Read more...


BMI and YouTube Host First Speed Dating for Songwriters™ Event in Nashville

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From News, posted 10.23.17 Eight weeks ago, 12 songwriters (four topliners, four artists and four track producers) met for a unique opportunity to mingle and collaborate, as BMI and YouTube came together to bring BMI’s Speed Dating for Songwriters™ to Nashville after great success in New York and Los Angeles. Each songwriter spent exactly… Read more...


BMI and YouTube Continue Speed Dating for Songwriters Partnership in Nashville

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From News, posted 8.28.17 After a successful collaboration on BMI’s Speed Dating for Songwriters in New York City, YouTube partnered with BMI’s Nashville office to host their first Speed Dating for Songwriters at its Pop-Up space at Redpepper on August 23. As a networking event for a hand-selected group of BMI’s most promising up-and-coming… Read more...