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5 Tips for Making Your Lyrics Stand Out

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.20 At my songwriting workshops I stress the importance of including lyric and melodic elements in our songs that will compel listeners and decision-makers to choose our material over the tough competition. Let’s look at some ways to write lyrics that command attention. 1. Find a Fresh Angle It’s unlikely that… Read more...


BMI Brings Live Music to New England Brew Summit

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From News, posted 3.05.20 BMI partnered with the Maine Brewers Guild to provide the musical entertainment at the 2020 New England Brew Summit, held recently (2/28) in Portland, Maine. BMI singer/songwriter Bre Kennedy was the featured performer at the Summit afterparty, which took place at Oxbow Blending & Bottling. The Nashville-based indie artist, who… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 1.27.20 During a star-studded celebration of the most popular and impactful music from the past year, many BMI affiliates were singled out for their achievements at the Recording Academy’s 62nd GRAMMY Awards, held last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Among the multiple-award winners came Lizzo, who, after opening… Read more...


BMI Curates Another Year of Great Music at Austin City Limits Music Festival

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From News, posted 9.12.19 BMI is proud to present its 17th curated lineup for the 2019 Austin City Limits Music Festival taking place Oct. 4-6 and 11-13, in Austin’s iconic Zilker Park. This year’s acts are more musically diverse than ever, with offerings for fans of pop, Latin, hip-hop, country and more throughout the… Read more...


BMI Stage Launches Up-and-Coming Talent at 2018 ACL

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From News, posted 10.16.18 With fifteen years of Austin City Limits history under its belt, the BMI stage has returned to Austin to solidify its reputation as Zilker Park’s hottest location for music discovery throughout the festival. A true ACL staple, festival attendees expect and get groundbreaking performances from some of music’s most promising… Read more...


BMI Returns to Austin With its Signature Stage at ACL Fest

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From News, posted 9.26.18 BMI is set to return to Austin, TX, for another great year of curated music with twenty-four up-and-coming artists October 5-7 and 12-14. With fifteen years of Austin City Limits history under its belt, the BMI stage has solidified its reputation as Zilker Park’s hottest location for music discovery throughout… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 1.29.18 The 60th GRAMMY Awards returned to New York City, last night, for the first time since 2003, for a special anniversary celebration on the hallowed stage of Madison Square Garden. BMI songwriters from across the genre spectrum were on hand to claim their well-earned accolades for some of the year’s… Read more...


BMI Celebrates 15 Years at ACL With Must-See Lineup

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From News, posted 9.14.17 For the fifteenth year in a row, BMI will bring the best up-and-coming artists across all genres to the BMI stage at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Music-enthusiasts can kick off each day at the legendary Zilker Park checking out some of the hottest BMI singer-songwriters and bands October… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 2.14.17 It was another triumphant night for BMI writers at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as songwriter after songwriter took the stage to claim GRAMMY gold. A truly unstoppable force, Adele continued her reign as pop monarch, claiming five awards, including Record of the… Read more...


BMI’s Jody Williams Recognized for Dedication to Songwriters

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From News, posted 2.24.16 BMI’s Vice President of Writer Publisher Relations in Nashville, Jody Williams, was recently the recipient of the prestigious Darrell K Royal Texas Music Legend Award, named for the legendary University of Texas football coach known for his respect and appreciation for musicians. The award honors those who have provided recognition… Read more...


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