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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...


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...


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