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How to Write a Song That’s Fun to Listen to—and Fun to Sing

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18 When it was suggested I write about songs that are fun to sing, the jukebox in my brain instantly thought of “The Name Game” (recorded by Shirley Ellis, written by Lincoln Chase and Shirley Elliston). Anyone of a certain age remembers plugging his or her name into the… Read more...


BMI Celebrates “Hurricane” With Luke Combs and Co-Writers

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From News, posted 7.13.17 On Tuesday night, Luke Combs joined his BMI co-writers Thomas Archer and Taylor Phillips at downtown Nashville’s ACME Feed and Seed to celebrate their two-week #1 platinum-certified hit “Hurricane.” The celebration was an especially momentous occasion as the single marks the first #1 for Combs, Archer and Thomas. Friends, family… 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...


Writing and Placing Christmas and Holiday Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.16 Imagine receiving airplay and earning income from a song year after year and having that same song be recorded by multiple artists over a span of decades. That is what can happen with a holiday-themed song. For many songwriters and music publishers, landing a holiday recording that becomes the next… Read more...


BMI and Illinois Retail Merchants Association Collaborate on Innovative Live Music Initiative

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From News, posted 10.20.16 BMI partnered with the Illinois Retail Merchants Association recently on a pilot program designed to demonstrate the power of live music in driving traffic and enhancing the shopping experience at retail establishments. Live music was featured at two of Potash Markets’ locations in downtown Chicago where GRAMMY-nominated BMI country songwriter… Read more...


BMI Affiliate Michael Ray Returns to Florida to Entertain Broadcasters

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From News, posted 7.01.16 Warner Brothers recording artist Michael Ray returned to his home state recently (6/22) for a BMI sponsored performance by the country star at the Florida Association of Broadcasters annual conference, held at the Eden Roc Resort in Miami Beach. The BMI songwriter and Eustis, Florida native not only performed his… Read more...


A Conversation With A Thousand Horses

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.23.15 It’s a dreary spring day in Nashville, but for the four gentlemen of A Thousand Horses, the future is nothing but bright. “It’s been crazy,” admits guitarist Zack Brown (no, not that Zac Brown), who is sitting around a boardroom table on Music Row with his three bandmates, who chuckle… Read more...


Up and Coming BMI Writer is Featured Entertainment at Management Training Program for Women in Radio

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From News, posted 9.04.14 BMI, in partnership with the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW), presented the 7th annual Rising Through the Ranks, Women in Radio Management & Leadership Training Program in Nashville on August 27-28. Twenty female radio executives participated in the program as a… Read more...