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5 Tips to Rebound, Reset, and Reinvigorate Your Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.19.21 For most of us, 2020 will rank as one of the most tumultuous years of our lifetime. The restrictions, losses, and fears caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the emotions stirred up in the political and social arenas, touched virtually everyone—and creative people were hit extra hard. Songwriters, musicians,… Read more...


What Makes a Song a Worldwide Phenomenon?

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.20.20 Warning: Listening to the songs referenced in this article is likely to result in an inability to get them out of your brain. It is an incredible accomplishment for a song to reach the top of one of the Billboard charts. Occasionally, songs connect with listeners sufficiently to… Read more...


GRAMMY-Nominated Oak Felder Gets and Gives Advice

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18 When he moved to the U.S. from Istanbul, Turkey, in 2001, writer-producer Warren “Oak” Felder had a degree in network technologies and artificial intelligence from Istanbul Technical University, and zero music expertise save for his abiding love for rock bands including Rage Against the Machine and Modest Mouse. Felder hadn’t… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: BAUM

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From News, posted 2.26.18 Billboard recently called Los Angeles singer-songwriter Sabrina Teitelbaum, known as BAUM, a “fierce hit-maker and social boundary-pusher.” Born in New York, her alternative-soul-pop is all about harmonious contradictions: She’s able to tackle intense topics (such as sexual experimentation and unfaithful partners) with the accessibility of a seasoned Top… Read more...


BMI Recognizes Bayjun Beat Music for Usher’s “No Limit”

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From News, posted 10.05.17 Unable to attend BMI’s 2017 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta this past September, Bayjun Beat Music’s Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken received a visit from BMI’s Charlie Feldman this week at their studio in Bronxville, NY, and accepted their award recognizing the success of “No Limit.” Beyond this accolade, Sturken and… Read more...


How I Wrote That Song Spotlight: Panelist Ester Dean

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From News, posted 1.29.15 Ester Dean (@EsterDean) is a singer-songwriter and actress, proclaimed “The song machine, with a Betty Boop voice,” by The New Yorker. She’s a multidimensional, charismatic young woman, who has worked with the top artists and producers of our time. Dean has created some of the most infectious songs in the… Read more...


How I Wrote That Song Spotlight: Panelist Rick Ross

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From News, posted 1.29.15 Rick Ross (@rickyrozay) is a GRAMMY-nominated rapper and founder of the record label Maybach Music Group. His latest album, Hood Billionaire, was released on November 24, 2014 on Maybach Music/Def Jam Recordings. Hood Billionaire is the follow-up to Mastermind, which was released March 2014 and became his fifth career album… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.23.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. writers have a lot to celebrate following the announcement of the 2015 GRAMMY nominations. The winners will be revealed during the 57th annual GRAMMY awards, held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live February 8, 2015 on CBS. BMI writers are present in nominations… Read more...


Cash Money’s Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams and Ronald ‘Slim’ Williams and Top Songwriters Honored at the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.23.13 Celebrities, media and music industry tastemakers converged at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on August 22 to watch Broadcast Music, Inc. present the BMI Icon Award to Cash Money Records' Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams at the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The star-studded event,… Read more...


Top Latin Songwriters Honored at 20th Annual BMI Latin Music Awards

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From News, posted 3.22.13 BMI is proud to announce the songwriters and publishers who were honored for Latin music’s most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television at the 20th annual BMI Latin Music Awards at the Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas on March 21, 2013. Legendary Regional Mexican group Banda el Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga… Read more...


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