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BMI Congratulates its 2021 ACM Award Winners

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From News, posted 4.19.21 The votes are in and BMI’s talented songwriters once again took the majority of wins at last night’s Academy of Country Music Awards, which was streamed from three iconic Nashville venues, the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and Bluebird Café. Although the event adhered to social distancing practices with… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 3.01.21 BMI songwriters are once again poised for major wins at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, which will air from the Grand Ole Opry, Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on April 18. Leading the pack for nods is Maren Morris with six and Miranda Lambert with five,… 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 2020 CMA Winners

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From News, posted 11.12.20 Last night was a spectacular night in Nashville as the CMA held an inspiring socially distanced award ceremony with BMI songwriters again taking the majority of the coveted awards. Leading the pack was Maren Morris with three wins and Luke Combs with two, while Eric Church also filled the evening… Read more...


Using Chords and Modulations as Musical Hooks in Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.24.20 The chords we choose to accompany our melodies not only contribute to the flavor of our songs, they can provide some of those magical musical moments that make our songs hooky, exceptional, and unforgettable. To keep our listeners’ attention we need to include hooks, elements that are catchy and memorable,… 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...


BMI Hitmaker Closes out Virtual Conference for Media Finance Execs

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From News, posted 9.02.20 As has become tradition, BMI provided one of its award-winning songwriters to perform at the closing luncheon of the annual Media Finance Focus conference presented recently (8/27) by the Media Financial Management Association. As a result of the pandemic, this year’s conference was held virtually over July and August, and… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.02.20 The CMA nods are out with BMI affiliates taking center stage in nearly every category. Miranda Lambert leads the pack with an incredible seven nominations, including her fourth for Entertainer of the Year. Carrie Underwood, who is up for two awards, was also nominated for Entertainer of the Year, making… Read more...


Writing Songs in Times of Crisis

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From The Weekly, posted 5.19.20 Many of the songs we write are reflections of our times. They are snapshots that capture the emotions and events that define our worlds. So, I was not surprised during my recent songwriters workshop (which was held online) when several writers shared songs that had been sparked by their feelings… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.28.20 The nods are out for the 55th annual ACM Awards with BMI songwriters poised to win big again this year. Leading the pack are Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett, who each received a resounding five nominations. Blake Shelton and Luke Combs were also awarded four and three nods, respectively, with… Read more...


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