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Tips for Recording a Compelling Demo

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.10.18 Nowadays even the most basic software package offers home users virtually infinite tracking space, making the temptation to over-record stronger than ever. Bear in mind, however, that some of the most compelling productions through the years have been those that favored space and dynamics, rather than uber-overdubbing. To that end,… Read more...


International Hitmaker Mark Ronson to be Honored With the BMI Champion Award at 2018 BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 4.02.18 BMI is pleased to announce that internationally renowned super producer, artist, songwriter and DJ Mark Ronson will be honored with the BMI Champion Award at the 66th Annual BMI Pop Awards. Marking the first time this honor has been given out during the ceremony’s history, the five-time GRAMMY Award-winner will… Read more...


Jay Kay and Top Songwriters Honored at 2017 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.09.17 BMI tonight proudly honored internationally-celebrated musician and songwriter Jay Kay (of Jamiroquai) with the BMI President’s Award at the 2017 BMI London Awards. Music industry guests including Naughty Boy, Foals and Bipolar Sunshine filled London’s Dorchester hotel to celebrate UK and European songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs… Read more...


Sting and Wayne Shorter Receive Polar Music Prize

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From News, posted 7.31.17 BMI is proud to congratulate two of our truly outstanding and deserving songwriters, Sting and Wayne Shorter, on being named Laureates of the Polar Music Prize. Founded in 1989 by the late Stig ”Stikkan” Anderson, who was the publisher, lyricist and manager of the enormously successful band ABBA, the Polar… Read more...


Oscar-Nominated BMI Composers Celebrated at SCL’s Annual Champagne Reception

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From News, posted 2.28.17 Again this year, the Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) held their Champagne Reception celebrating the 2017 Oscar nominees up for Best Original Score and Best Original Song. Held in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Music Branch Governors, the annual event took place Saturday, February… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 Academy Award Nominees

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From News, posted 1.24.17 BMI’s extraordinary composers and songwriters received several nods for this year’s Oscars, taking four out of five nominations for Best Original Score and three out of five for Best Original Song. The highly anticipated and prestigious ceremony will take place February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood,… 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...


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 Foundation Accepting Applications for 2017 Scholarships

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From News, posted 10.11.16 The BMI Foundation is now accepting online applications for its 2017 scholarship season, open to young musicians attending colleges and universities nationwide. The Foundation will administer seven distinct scholarship competitions that span all genres of American music and are aided by panelists of international musical acclaim. These annual programs include… Read more...


Sting and Top Songwriters Honored at 2016 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.10.16 BMI proudly honored internationally-celebrated songwriter Sting as a BMI Icon today at the 2016 BMI London Awards. Music industry guests including Hozier, Rudimental, Snow Patrol, Disciples and Wayne Hector filled London’s Dorchester hotel to celebrate the UK and European songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs of 2015 on… Read more...


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