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Iconic Country Duo Helps BMI Honor TV Exec at Broadcast Industry Fundraiser

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From News, posted 3.22.19 BMI helped the Broadcasters Foundation of America raise more than $450,000 on March 6, by sponsoring a performance by GRAMMY award-winning duo Sugarland at the 2019 Golden Mike Awards, held at The Plaza in New York. Country superstars Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush paid tribute to Nexstar Media founder and… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.21.19 The Academy of Country Music has again this year honored BMI affiliates with the majority of ACM award nominations. The highly anticipated show will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 7, from 8:00-11:00PM ET/(delayed PT) on CBS. A well-deserved congratulations to all! Here’s the… Read more...


BMI Hosts Reception for International Planned Music Association Board Members

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From News, posted 2.08.19 BMI hosted a private reception for the Board of the International Planned Music Association (IPMA) at the Company’s Nashville office on February 6th, where the group was treated to a special performance by BMI singer-songwriter Lindsay Ell. In the last year, Ell opened for Brad Paisley’s Weekend Warrior World Tour,… Read more...


Country Music: What’s New—and What’s Next

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From The Weekly, posted 11.06.18 Music in all genres is constantly evolving, and that is certainly evident on today’s country music charts. Hits by artists such as Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, and Thomas Rhett bear little resemblance to those by country music legends who paved the way, such as Willie Nelson, Dolly… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 8.28.18 BMI is proud to announce that our affiliates have taken the majority of CMA nods again this year, including an incredible nine BMI writers each up for three awards. The ceremony, which will broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday, November 14, at 8PM ET on ABC, will again be co-hosted… 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...


When Clever is Too Clever in Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.15.17 Before addressing what might constitute being “too clever” in lyrics, I’ll begin by defining what I mean by “clever” lyrics. For the purposes of this article I’m referring to songs with lyrics that are witty, tongue-in-cheek, humorous, or amusing. These are in contrast to those that fall into the category… 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...


Jaida Dreyer Stops By BMI L.A.

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From News, posted 6.06.14 BMI singer/songwriter Jaida Dreyer stopped by Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Los Angeles office last week to meet with BMI Director, Film/TV Relations, Anne Cecere; Associate Director, Distribution and Administration Services, Barbie Quinn; and Associate Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, Justin Seiser. Having inked a publishing deal with GRAMMY award-winning producer Byron Gallimore (Faith… Read more...


BMI Writers Rack Up Multiple CMA Nominations

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From News, posted 10.15.13 On the heels of last year’s sweep of the CMA Awards, BMI’s country music songwriters and producers are well positioned for another great year in 2013. BMI affiliates received the vast majority of award nominations - four out of five in most categories, the entirety of the Male Vocalist of… Read more...


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