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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...


Wil Nance & Steve Dean Celebrate Millions of Performances

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From News, posted 8.28.08 Friends Wil Nance and Steve Dean recently celebrated significant career milestones together as BMI saluted them both for penning songs that have achieved more than one million performances. Nance and Dean’s co-written “Round About Way,” recorded by George Strait, hit the one million mark, while Nance’s “She’s Everything” recorded by… Read more...


Green Hills Music & BMI Toast Gordon Bradberry

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From News, posted 2.21.08 BMI recently helped celebrate hit songwriter Gordon Bradberry’s new publishing deal with Green Hills Music Group. Bradberry grew up on the gulf coast in Grand Isle, Louisiana, so the revelers enjoyed some of the songwriter’s favorite southern Louisiana cuisine prepared by Chef “Chappy” at Chappy’s on Church. Artists including Montgomery… Read more...


Jerry Crutchfield

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.28.07 He may be best known as a hit producer and Nashville music publishing and record company titan, but when Jerry Crutchfield started out 50 years ago, he was a songwriter/artist. “I had a pop/doo-wop kind of vocal group that signed with RCA Victor and our first record was released in… Read more...


Jesse Lee Signs with BMI

From News, posted 1.02.04 Singer/songwriter Jesse Lee has affiliated with BMI for performing rights representation. A native of Delray Beach, Florida, Lee has been booked as the opening act for such big names in country music as Willie Nelson, Brooks & Dunn, Clay Walker, BlackHawk, Ronnie Milsap and Read more...


‘I Hope You Dance’ Steps to ‘Song Of The Year’ Tune at 49th Annual BMI Count

From News, posted 11.06.01 BMI staged the 49th edition of its Country Awards last night, with ultimate honors saved for “I Hope You Dance,” songwriters Toby Keith, Marv Green and Aimee Mayo, and publishing titan Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. BMI Citations of Achievement were presented by President & CEO Frances… Read more...


BMI Country Awards Set for Nov. 6

From News, posted 10.25.01 BMI President & CEO Frances Preston and BMI Nashville Vice President Paul Corbin will host the 49th Annual BMI Country Awards, the oldest awards saluting country’s top music makers, on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at the BMI Nashville office (10 Music Square East). Highlights of… Read more...


Music Heals and Unifies the Nation During Crisis

From News, posted 9.26.01 In times of crisis, anger and grief, the American people seek the comforting and unifying power of music to ease the collective pain of the nation. The phenomenon was especially evident after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C., when songs of patriotism, hope and platonic love surged… Read more...


Music Heals and Unifies America During Crisis

From News, posted 9.26.01 In times of crisis, anger, and grief, the American people seek the comforting and unifying power of music to ease the collective pain of the nation. The phenomenon was especially evident after the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania when songs of patriotism, hope… Read more...