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BMI Brings Up-and-Coming Country Artist to Gathering of Hotel Association Execs

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From News, posted 12.11.17 The winter meeting of the International Society of Hotel Association Executives, held recently (12/7) at The Don Cesar in St. Petersburg Beach, FL, featured a performance by up-and-coming BMI country singer-songwriter Julia Cole. The 24-year-old Houston native gave the hotel association executives a sneak preview of her new EP Priority,… Read more...


BMI and The Wolf Bring Nashville Songwriters to Memphis For 2nd Annual Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 3.22.17 BMI partnered recently (3/11) with Entercom’s 94.1 The Wolf to present the 2nd annual songwriters festival held at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education in Memphis, TN. Headlining the festival were award-winning BMI songwriters Barry Dean, Casey Beathard, Sarah Buxton and session musician and producer Tom Bukovac. Dean,… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Country Songwriter Andrew Dorff

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From News, posted 12.20.16 BMI is saddened by the news that award-winning songwriter Andrew Dorff passed away unexpectedly this week. During his short career, Dorff penned several hits including Kenny Chesney’s “Save It For A Rainy Day,” Hunter Hayes’ “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” as well as Blake Shelton’s “Neon Light” and “My Eyes.” All four songs… Read more...


BMI and CBS Radio Present 1st Annual Detroit Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 10.25.16 BMI and CBS Radio joined forces recently (10/19-10/22) to host the 1st annual Detroit Songwriters Festival, a 4 day event in the Motor City designed to shine a spotlight on the craft of songwriting. Featured BMI artists/songwriters included Hunter Hayes, LoCash, Uncle Kracker, Michael Ray, Wendell Mobley, Casey Beathard, Troy… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Lori McKenna Shines for Massachusetts Broadcasters

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From News, posted 12.02.15 BMI and CMA award-winning singer/songwriter and Massachusetts native Lori McKenna performed at the annual Sound Bites awards ceremony sponsored by the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) on Thursday, November 12, at the Framingham Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. McKenna, one of Nashville’s most in-demand country songwriters, performed “Buy This Town,” “I… Read more...


Current Trends in Country Music: What’s Hot & What’s Not

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.16.15 “That ain’t country!” is a comment I often hear when I play current country hits in my songwriting workshops. It’s true that today’s country hits bear little resemblance to the songs that topped the charts by Elvis, Tammy, Waylon, Willie, and Patsy. Music evolves and the styles that rule the… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Alfa

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From News, posted 4.21.15 Born in the Philippines to a family of musicians, Alfa Garcia discovered the classical piano and violin at an early age. But as a teen growing up in New Jersey, it was folk/pop that spoke to her — so much so that she taught herself guitar (and later, the piano,… Read more...


How I Wrote That Song Spotlight: Panelist David Hodges

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From News, posted 1.29.15 David Hodges (@hodgesmusic) is a multiplatinum songwriter-producer, multi-instrumentalist, BMI award recipient, GRAMMY winner and Golden Globe nominee. Hodges cut his teeth as one of the founding members of 18 million-selling Little Rock, Ark.-based legendary rock act, Evanescence. At the height of the band’s success, he left for Los Angeles to… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.23.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. writers have a lot to celebrate following the announcement of the 2015 GRAMMY nominations. The winners will be revealed during the 57th annual GRAMMY awards, held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live February 8, 2015 on CBS. BMI writers are present in nominations… Read more...


Pollstar Panel Pulls Curtain Back on Music Licensing Process

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From News, posted 3.05.14 BMI participated recently (2/21/14) in a panel at the Pollstar Live! Conference that took an inside look at the music licensing process from the perspective of a music publisher, a songwriter and two performing rights organizations. The session focused on the “circle of life” in Nashville after a venue owner… Read more...


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