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Indie Spotlight: Elephant Heart

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From News, posted 9.25.18 Some travelers make scrapbooks to remember their far-flung travels, but lucky for listeners, husband-and-wife duo Jason and Victoria Evigan, also known as Elephant Heart, make music, which Victoria calls “an outlet to tell our story through sound.” Drawing on the most captivating elements of pop, EDM and world music, their… Read more...


BMI Brings the “Know Them Now Experience” to Atlanta

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From News, posted 5.23.18 BMI is proud to be presenting the Know Them Now Experience on Thursday, May 31, at Buckhead Theater (3110 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305). Hosted by Atlanta’s own 11Alive newscaster Neima Abdulahi and multi-faceted entertainer DC Young Fly, the concert is a platform for some of today’s hottest emerging… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Signing of Songwriter Alexander Palmer

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From News, posted 6.15.16 Newly signed BMI songwriter and producer Alexander Palmer dropped by the BMI Nashville office June 14 to snap a photo in celebration of his new status as a BMI writer. Palmer, born in Germany and living in LA, recently earned his first #1 country hit with his contribution to Dierks… Read more...


A Conversation With ‘Talk Dirty’ Hit Writer Sean Douglas

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.27.15 Up until the 2015 Golden Globes, when actor Michael Keaton surprised the world by introducing his son via his acceptance speech, Sean Douglas had been pretty much flying under the radar. That is, as under the radar as one can be while writing and producing for some of the industry’s… 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...


The Temperature is Just Right for Co-Writing in Bali

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From News, posted 8.24.15 It can feel like a first date: sometimes the chemistry works, sometimes it doesn’t. When walking into a co-writing session, artist, producer, and songwriter meet, enter a confined space, and if there’s a creative spark, come out with a song. BMI, in partnership with the Invitational Group, founded by music… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2015 Billboard Latin Music Award Nominees

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From News, posted 2.12.15 Once again, BMI affiliates had a strong showing as nominees of the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards. Leading the list is Dwayne Sirvestor Nesmith’s song, “Odio” (performed by Romeo Santos featuring Drake), which received six nods, including Song of the Year – Tropical, Song of the Year – Hot Latin… Read more...


BMI and Denise Rich Songs Co-Host Aspen Songwriting Retreat

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From News, posted 11.21.14 When songwriter Denise Rich (who penned the Sister Sledge hit song “Frankie”) approached BMI six years ago with the idea to host a songwriter retreat, pairing writers beginning their careers with writers whose songs have hit the charts, a tradition between BMI and Denise Rich Songs was created. This tradition… Read more...


Writing and Placing Songs Internationally

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.28.14 With so many artists and producers writing or co-writing their own material, there seem to be fewer opportunities than ever for writers and music publishers to pitch and place songs. It’s become increasingly important to think outside the box when writing and promoting material—and that includes looking beyond our own… Read more...


How to Write and Pitch for Different Genres and Music Centers

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.25.14 Great songs are at the heart of every style of music. But the process of writing and demoing those songs—as well as business practices—varies by genre, and is approached differently in various music centers. This article will examine those differences. How the Songs Are Written In… Read more...


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