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BMI Congratulates its 2022 Dove Award Winners

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From News, posted 11.01.22 The 2022 Dove Awards ceremony, which was broadcast Friday night, honored several talented BMI songwriters with prestigious awards. You can catch highlights from the show at doveawards.com. Congratulations to all! Here’s the list of BMI winners: Song of the Year “Believe for It” (Writer) CeCe Winans… Read more...


Toby Keith to be Honored with BMI Icon Award at the 2022 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 10.06.22 BMI will celebrate the extraordinary career of Toby Keith by presenting him with the BMI Icon Award at the company’s 70th annual BMI Country Awards, to be held at BMI’s Nashville office on November 8, 2022. BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill will host the ceremony with Clay Bradley, BMI… Read more...


What Makes a Song Iconic?

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From The Weekly, posted 8.09.22 “Great means incredibly well crafted, easily memorable, with a universally relatable sentiment and a sense of authenticity—“from the heart” as they say. Iconic means touching a cultural nerve, standing the test of time and instantly recognizable by many people - that holds true even if it’s not widely considered… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 5.04.22 BMI is once again very proud of its affiliates whose induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was announced on Wednesday. Of this year’s class, BMI congratulates groundbreaking rapper Eminem, Dave Stewart of innovative pop duo Eurythmics and legendary singer/songwriter and BMI Icon Dolly Parton for their well-deserved… Read more...


Songwriting Legends Carole Bayer Sager and Mike Stoller To Be Honored as BMI Icons at 70th Annual BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 4.12.22 BMI is thrilled to celebrate the best in songwriting at the 70TH Annual BMI Pop Awards. Legendary music creators Carole Bayer Sager and Mike Stoller will be honored as BMI Icons, celebrating their indelible and timeless contributions to the art of songwriting.  BMI’s Pop Song of the Year, Songwriter of… Read more...


Duets and Featured Artists: The Hot Trend in Recordings

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.25.22 It would be hard to look at a list of current hit songs without noticing a trend: the growing use of featured artists. A featured artist is one who makes a guest appearance on another artist’s recording to create a collaboration. What’s the difference between a duet and a song… Read more...


Hotel Association Executives Treated to Performance by Singer Songwriter Sam James

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From News, posted 12.13.21 BMI songwriter and Republic recording artist Sam James brought his talents to the 2021 Fall Meeting of the International Society of Hotel Associations held recently in Scottsdale at the Mountain Shadows Resort. A participant in both NBC’s The Voice and Songland, James told stories and performed songs from his rich… 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...


Emerging BMI Artist Takes Center Stage at Media Finance Conference

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From News, posted 6.25.21 BMI singer-songwriter Willa Amai provided finance executives from the broadcast and cable industries an afternoon to remember, when the 16-year-old budding pop superstar told the stories behind the songs from her debut album and performed a handful of her favorites at the Media Financial Management Association’s Media Finance Focus Conference,… Read more...


“Amazed” Songwriter Aimee Mayo Shares Her Unexpected Journey to Hitmaker

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.19.21 Aimee Mayo’s life story sounds like a movie plot. She endured a volatile childhood growing up in Gadsden, Alabama, changing schools 11 times before fourth grade. Her father shot himself when she was 8 years old; he survived, and after Mayo’s parents divorced, her mother married an abusive man. She… Read more...


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