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When should I join BMI?

Can I join online as a songwriter or composer?

Can I join online as a publisher?

What is the difference between a songwriter or composer and a publisher?

Can a person be both a songwriter or composer and a publisher?

What is the fee to join as a songwriter or composer?

What is the fee to create a publishing company with BMI?

What extra services does BMI offer to members?

Do I need to start a publishing company?

Does BMI offer direct deposit?

Does BMI offer any discounts?

Can BMI get my songs on the radio?

Will BMI help me get signed to a record label or get me a publishing deal?

Will joining BMI get me a record deal?

I live in a foreign country. Can I affiliate with BMI?

I am a BMI affiliate. I have entered into a sub-publishing deal for representation in foreign countries. How does it work?

What is BMI?

What tax forms are required if I am not a resident of the U.S.?

Can I share my Online Services account with my manager or other third-party?

Can I share a BMI account with my co-writer/band members?

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