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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...


BMI Songwriter Stephen Dorff’s “Wheeler” Set in Motion in Theatres

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From News, posted 2.02.17 In his latest film, Wheeler, BMI songwriter and actor Stephen Dorff plays Wheeler Bryson, an aspiring country singer who travels to Nashville in search of his big break. Shot on location, the unique film features Dorff taking on Music City incognito, due to the help of prosthetic makeup. Throughout his… Read more...


BMI Radio Customers and Association Partners Enjoy Mountain High Music Festival

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From News, posted 1.17.17 BMI hosted a private reception for a group of licensing customers and association partners recently (1/11) at the Mountain High Music Festival, a 3-day charity event presented by BMI songwriting icon Dean Dillon that takes place every year in Crested Butte, Colorado. This year’s line- up included BMI artists Jamey… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Country Songwriter Andrew Dorff

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From News, posted 12.20.16 BMI is saddened by the news that award-winning songwriter Andrew Dorff passed away unexpectedly this week. During his short career, Dorff penned several hits including Kenny Chesney’s “Save It For A Rainy Day,” Hunter Hayes’ “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” as well as Blake Shelton’s “Neon Light” and “My Eyes.” All four songs… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2016 American Music Award Winners

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From News, posted 11.21.16 BMI writers turned out in force last night at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater to take home an enviable selection of trophies at the 2016 American Music Awards. Rihanna claimed three prestigious AMA’s, collecting Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B, Favorite Album Soul/R&B for Anti and Favorite Song – Soul/R&B for “Work.”… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Songwriting Legend Curly Putman

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From News, posted 11.03.16 BMI is saddened at the passing of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and multiple BMI award-winner Curly Putman, who died Sunday at the age of 85. Putman’s vast catalog of songs undeniably helped shape country music history and include, among others, “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” and “Green, Green Grass of Home.” He… Read more...


Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 To grab our listeners’ attention we need to separate our songs from the competition, and one way to accomplish this is by including an unexpected twist—an element of surprise. This article examines various ways to incorporate twists into lyrics and melodies. Story Songs With Surprise Endings “Ol’ Red” (written by… Read more...


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