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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...


The Song or the Studio: Which Comes First?

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.13.17 It’s a debate that has raged since the advent of multitracking: should a studio be seen as a workshop to craft new material on the spot, or, by contrast, do you wait until you have an inventory of fully fleshed-out song ideas? Actually, there are merits to both, and in… Read more...


BMI Songwriters and Composers Shine With 2016 Golden Globe Nominations

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From News, posted 12.16.15 Whether eight-time nominee Alexandre Desplat or new to the world of film music Sam Smith, BMI is honored to represent the music of an impressive six 2016 Golden Globe nominees. The annual ceremony, which is the signature event of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFP), will mark the start of… Read more...


Meet the BMI Composers Who Have Had a Breakout Year

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From News, posted 10.14.13 It’s been a fantastic year for Broadcast Music, Inc. composers. Just look at Mychael Danna, who is on a 2013 award-winning streak, having just celebrated his most recent win at the Creative Arts Emmys. He’s not alone. In fact, there are so many talented BMI composers working in… Read more...


The Numbers Are In. BMI Writers Take More Than 53% of the 2013 GRAMMYS!

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From News, posted 2.13.13 Year after year, we are proud that BMI songwriters have taken home a majority of The GRAMMYS, and 2013 is no exception. This time around, BMI writers claimed an impressive 53+% of the awards. Some of the evening’s most memorable highlights include: BMI songwriters Jack Antonoff and Jeff Bhasker winning… Read more...


Banda El Recodo To Be Named Icon at BMI Latin Awards

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From News, posted 2.01.13 Banda El Recodo will receive the BMI Icon Award at the 20th annual BMI Latin Awards on March 21 at the Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas. The private ceremony, hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Delia Orjuela, BMI Vice President, Latin Music, will also celebrate the Latin… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: The Colurs

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From News, posted 10.09.12 Channeling an eclectic body of influences, The Colurs combine contemporary pop production with the songwriting aesthetics of Brian Wilson, Todd Rundgren, and The Beatles, and lush orchestral arrangements reminiscent of scores by Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace (from Disney’s Alice In Wonderland, Bambi, etc.), to create a fresh new sound.… Read more...


Tom T. Hall to be Honored as BMI Icon at 60th BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 8.27.12 BMI will celebrate the incredible songwriting career of Tom T. Hall by naming him a BMI Icon at the company’s 60th annual Country Awards. The private ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 30 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The BMI Icon award is given to… Read more...


Carole King Named BMI Icon at 60th Annual BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.16.12 Global music rights leader Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) honored the songwriters and music publishers behind the year’s most-performed songs on Tuesday, May 15 at the organization’s 60th annual Pop Awards, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Carole King received the BMI Icon Award recognizing the “unique and… Read more...


Carole King to be Named BMI Icon at 60th Annual BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 3.22.12 Legendary songwriter and recording artist Carole King will be celebrated as a BMI Icon at the 60th annual BMI Pop Awards, slated for Tuesday, May 15 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. The evening will also recognize the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most-performed… Read more...


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