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Indie Spotlight: Boh Doran


From News, posted 9.16.15 “A smoky take on the hungry side of love.” That’s how Boh Doran describes the heart of her music. Though the rising singer-songwriter now calls Los Angeles her home, her nomadic musical journey started in the Midwest, where she grew up playing festivals and music halls. A stint… Read more...

Finding Great Song Titles and Fresh Angles


From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.15 Your title and concept are the foundations upon which your entire lyric will be built. The strongest lyrics deliver listeners to the title, and the title is the logical conclusion of the lines that precede it. If you build on a weak foundation you’ll be facing an uphill battle to… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its GRAMMY Nominees


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...

Best of Indie 2013: A Great Big World


From News, posted 12.02.13 Since we featured Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino (aka A Great Big World) as BMI’s October Indie Spotlight, their profile has gone through the roof! Their single “Say Something” was released in September and featured on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance that same month.… Read more...

Indie Spotlight: A Great Big World


From News, posted 10.01.13 The men behind A Great Big World, Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino, met while studying music business at New York University. Although they both shared dreams of working on Broadway, it wasn’t exactly an instant connection - in fact, Axel admittedly “stalked” Vaccarino and made him listen to his song… Read more...

October Indie Artists Update


From News, posted 10.01.13 Read about some of BMI’s most buzzworthy acts in our recurring Indie Artist series. This month, the spotlight is on Prince of Spain, A Great Big World, Saint Motel, Stamps, the Second Howl, U.G.L.Y., the Peach Kings, Julia Weldon, the Wellspring and Emily Kopp. Read more...

A Great Big World: A Great Big World at the 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala

Captured at 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala

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