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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...