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Are Your Songs Too “Rangy” for Today’s Singers?

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18 At the beginning of my career, I had a song go on hold for a female country music star whose singles regularly went to #1. The head of her record label said my song was a “must-cut” situation, and I was faced with a daunting decision: should I buy a… Read more...


BMI Supports the Fifth Annual Island Hopper Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 9.11.18 BMI is pleased to sponsor the fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriters Festival, presented by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and co-sponsored by iHeartMedia. The ten-day festival spanning across Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach and Downtown Fort Myers from Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 30 will support local… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Give Back to Ohio Breweries

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From News, posted 8.23.18 From August 10-21, BMI proudly partnered with the Ohio Craft Brewers Association on a tour that brought six Nashville songwriters to breweries in 11 cities and towns across the Buckeye state. The purpose of the tour was to give back to the many breweries in Ohio that support BMI songwriters… Read more...


BMI Radio Customers and Association Partners Treated to VIP Experiences at Key West Festival

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From News, posted 5.14.18 BMI helped host two VIP receptions for licensing customers and association partners who traveled to the southernmost point in the continental U.S. to enjoy the 2018 Key West Songwriters Festival, held May 9-13. The first event was held in partnership with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association at the Southernmost… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 ACM Winners

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From News, posted 4.16.18 There were several big wins for BMI affiliates last night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The star-studded event celebrated the best in country with performances by some of its biggest stars, including Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 3.01.18 The Academy of Country Music has announced this year’s award nominees and many talented BMI songwriters are again taking center stage. Leading the BMI pack is Thomas Rhett with 6 nominations; Keith Urban with 5; Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris, each with 4; and Little Big Town and Midland, each… Read more...


How to Write Song Hooks That “Hook” You in

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.09.18 What constitutes a hook? Any element of a song that grabs a listener’s attention and “hooks” them in. With there being so much competition for our listeners’ attention, including multiple hooks throughout our songs has become more important than ever. According to an article in The Atlantic magazine, “A short-attention-span… Read more...


Catching Up With Country Superstar Cole Swindell

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.18.17 Cole Swindell started writing songs when he was a student at Georgia Southern University. After meeting former student and fellow Sigma Chi Luke Bryan — who was playing a show on campus at the time — the two stayed in touch. When Swindell moved to Nashville, he hit the road… Read more...


‘Guy With A Girl’ Celebration Held by BMI

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From News, posted 3.01.17 The Sutler Saloon was packed February 28 in celebration of BMI artist Blake Shelton and the writers of “Guy with a Girl.” The chart-topping song was written by BMI songwriter Bryan Simpson and songwriter Ashley Gorley and is the fourth single off Shelton’s tenth studio album If I’m Honest. Shelton… Read more...


BMI Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of ‘How I Wrote That Song’

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From News, posted 2.03.17 BMI will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of “How I Wrote That Song,” Saturday, February 11 at 1 Oak Los Angeles. Moderated by BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton, the highly anticipated annual pre-GRAMMY event will feature rap superstar Fat Joe, multi-hyphenate phenom DJ Khaled, GRAMMY Award-winning music producer Alex… Read more...


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