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BMI Congratulates its 2021 BRIT Award Winners

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From News, posted 5.12.21 The votes are in for this year‘s BRIT Awards, celebrating the best in British and international music. BMI affiliates who captured the coveted trophies include Breakthrough Artist of the Year award winner Arlo Parks, and Rising Star winner, Griff, who was presented her award by the 2020 winner, BMI songwriter… Read more...


BMI Celebrates the 2021 Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.10.21 BMI proudly celebrates the 69th Annual BMI Pop Awards, recognizing the songwriters, publishers and administrators of the previous year’s most-performed pop songs in the United States across radio and digital streaming platforms. All winners were announced in a special online celebration and on BMI’s social channels, including the recipients of… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 BRIT Award Nominees

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From News, posted 4.01.21 The nominations for this year’s prestigious BRIT Awards are out with several BMI affiliates poised to take centre stage. Many of them, including Arlo Parks, Celeste, and Joel Corry received multiple nods. The ceremony to honour the winners will be Tuesday 11 May and will be broadcast live on ITV.… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its HMMA Visual Media Award Winners

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From News, posted 1.28.21 The Hollywood Music In Media Award (HMMA) winners have been announced, with many BMI composers taking top Visual Media honors as well as nominations. The prestigious awards are the first in the year to honor original music (song and score) in all visual media from around the globe, including film,… Read more...


“Amazed” Songwriter Aimee Mayo Shares Her Unexpected Journey to Hitmaker

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.19.21 Aimee Mayo’s life story sounds like a movie plot. She endured a volatile childhood growing up in Gadsden, Alabama, changing schools 11 times before fourth grade. Her father shot himself when she was 8 years old; he survived, and after Mayo’s parents divorced, her mother married an abusive man. She… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 11.24.20 In a year like no other, BMI is once again very excited to congratulate its many talented affiliates who received GRAMMY nominations in recognition of their contributions to the year’s most impactful music. As the industry’s highest accolade, the prestigious GRAMMY Awards celebrate the very best in the fields of… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 ACM Winners

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From News, posted 9.17.20 Last night was a great one for BMI songwriters who took the majority of this year’s ACM Awards and gave outstanding performances from various venues across Nashville and others parts of the country. The ceremony, which adhered to social distancing protocols, still managed to bring country fans together with the… Read more...


When it Comes to Song Titles, Don’t Hit the Nail Too Squarely on the Head

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From The Weekly, posted 6.03.20 Most of the writers who attend my songwriting workshops already know how to write perfectly crafted songs. My job is to help them write the kinds of songs that a music publisher, record label executive, record producer, or recording artist will feel compelled to choose over the competition. One of… Read more...


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...


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...


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