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The “3 P’s” of Songwriting Success

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From The Weekly, posted 1.04.22 I often tell my songwriting students that I teach tools—not rules. There are no rules in songwriting. Similarly, there is no road map that points the way to guaranteed success. But there are three things I consistently see in those who achieve their songwriting goals. Let’s look at the “3… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2022 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 11.23.21 As the music industry’s most prestigious honor, the GRAMMY Award is universally acknowledged as the benchmark of excellence for songwriters and music creators. Recognition from the Recording Academy in the form of a nomination is a tremendous achievement, and once again, BMI is proud to congratulate its many affiliates who… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2021 London Award Winners

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From News, posted 10.11.21 BMI proudly honoured the top UK and European songwriters, composers and music publishers of the most-performed songs of the previous year at the 2021 BMI London Awards. Rising star Arlo Parks received the BMI Impact Award, a recognition given for groundbreaking artistry, creative vision and impact on the future of… Read more...


5 Mistakes to Avoid When Casting Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.24.21 While a film or TV show’s casting director is tasked with finding the right actors for a given role, those of us who create and represent songs have the job of identifying the ideal artists for our songs. Whether you are a songwriter pitching your own material or a music… Read more...


“Bring Me Something New”—What Song Publishers Really Mean

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.19.21 I recently forwarded three songs to a list of publishers who have agreed to listen to songs that I screen. One of the publishers responded, “This song is very well written and commercial. But I’ve already got this kind of stuff by the dozens. Seems that most writers are all… Read more...


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...


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