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Does Your Song Need a New Demo?

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.20.17 I have hundreds of songs sitting on shelves collecting dust—instead of royalties. Many of them were written decades ago and they were in sync, lyrically and melodically, to the eras in which they were composed. But as Larry Beaird, top session guitarist and owner of Beaird Music Group, stated, “Times… Read more...


BMI Announces Star-Studded Lineup for 2017 Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 4.12.17 BMI is pleased to announce the initial lineup for the 22nd Annual Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Key West Songwriters Festival, presented by BMI. Set for May 10-14, 2017, the Key West Songwriters Festival will feature top hit-makers alongside up-and-coming talent in the most iconic venues in the southernmost point… Read more...


Kenny Chesney Receives BMI President’s Award at the 2016 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.02.16 BMI proudly presented its 2016 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI President’s Award winner Kenny Chesney, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 64th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… 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...


BMI Bulletin Board: November

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.13.15 WORKSHOPS Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville BMI’s popular Songwriters’ Workshop Series in Nashville is held monthly under the tutelage of hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume. When: December 8, 2015, January 12, March 15, April 12, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10… Read more...


BMI’s Inaugural Maui Songwriters Festival Mixes Music and Paradise

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From News, posted 11.04.15 The first-ever BMI Maui Songwriters Festival, set for December 8-13, 2015, on the spectacular Hawaiian island, will combine local vibes with international acclaim in a one-of-a-kind celebration of sand, surf and music. The all-star lineup includes GRAMMY-winning songwriter and artist Kacey Musgraves; Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame giants… Read more...


Mac Davis Recognized as BMI Icon at 2015 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.04.15 BMI proudly presented its 2015 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI Icon Mac Davis, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 63rd annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and publishers of… Read more...


Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and NSAI Crown BMI Writers With Multiple Awards

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From News, posted 10.15.15 BMI congratulates its winners and honorees of the Nashville Songwriters Foundation, including 2015 NaSHOF inductees Rosanne Cash (“Seven Year Ache,” “My Baby Thinks He’s a Train”), Mark James (“Hooked on a Feeling,” “Always on My Mind”) and Even Stevens (“I Love a Rainy Night,” “Drivin’ My Life Away”),… Read more...


Writers of Keith Urban’s “Raise ‘Em Up” Celebrated With Help From BMI

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From News, posted 9.17.15 The Sutler Saloon in Nashville turned into a site of song and celebration, as BMI affiliate Keith Urban celebrated with the writers of his 18th #1 hit “Raise ‘Em Up,” a single off his latest album Fuse. Written by BMI songwriters Tom Douglas and Jeffery Steele with Jaren Johnston, the… Read more...


BMI Writers Honored With Subscriber-Voted MusicRow Award Nominations

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From News, posted 5.28.15 Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters are top contenders for several MusicRow Awards, given by MusicRow, the longest running industry trade publication in Nashville. The subscriber-voted winners will be revealed during a ceremony to be held June 23. BMI affiliates snagged the majority of noms in the Producer category, with three out… Read more...


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