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BMI Celebrates Its Songwriters at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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From News, posted 6.20.18. Several legendary BMI affiliates were honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 49th Annual Induction & Awards Gala, held June 14 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. This year saw the prestigious induction of BMI songwriters Bill Anderson, Steve Dorff, Allee Willis and Robert “Kool” Bell, George… Read more...


Nashville Newcomer Morgan Evans Takes Off

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.15.18. Nashville is a fabled destination for many aspiring singer-songwriters, and those who’ve made the trek will tell you that it’s rarely an easy road to get there. But if there’s a prize for the most frequent flyer miles earned on the path to Music City, it might go to Morgan… Read more...


BMI Helps Luke Bryan Celebrate His Triplet of #1s

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From News, posted 6.14.18. Last week, Luke Bryan celebrated his 17th, 18th, and 19th #1 hits with a triple No. 1 party at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville. The chart-toppers include “Fast” (co-written with BMI songwriter Rodney Clawson and songwriter Luke Laird), “Move” (penned with BMI songwriter Jay Clementi and songwriter Michael Carter), and… Read more...


BMI Singer-Songwriters Crank Up Downtown Nashville With Maui Jim Hard Rock Stage Takeover

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From News, posted 6.14.18. BMI returned to downtown Music City for CMA Music Fest with a special takeover of the Maui Jim Hard Rock stage on Thursday, June 7. Fans and industry tastemakers alike were invited to kick off Country music’s most quintessential weekend of live music with a parking lot party featuring performances… Read more...


Del Bryant Featured in New Smithsonian Oral History Project

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From News, posted 6.11.18. BMI’s former President and CEO, Del Bryant, is one of 33 creative industry participants featured in a new website from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, “The American Scene: A National Culture Collecting Project.” This thought-provoking initiative focuses on why entertainment matters to American history, exploring this question… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 ACM Winners

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From News, posted 4.16.18. There were several big wins for BMI affiliates last night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The star-studded event celebrated the best in country with performances by some of its biggest stars, including Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett,… Read more...


BMI Hosts Annual Tin Pan South Show with Rhett Akins and Friends

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From News, posted 4.06.18. On Tuesday night, BMI packed out iconic Nashville venue 3rd + Lindsley for their annual Tin Pan South show. Curated by two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year Rhett Akins and 2017 BMI Icon Bob DiPiero, the show kicked off with a surprise performance from Akins and son Thomas Rhett. With… Read more...


BMI’s Rooftop on the Row Returns With Unforgettable Music and an Unbeatable View

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From News, posted 4.06.18. BMI is pleased to announce the return of our popular Music Row summer concert series, Rooftop on the Row, in partnership with George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, NASH FM 103.3 and 95.5 NASH ICON. The series will hit the ground running on April 24th with The Oak Ridge Boys and Trea… Read more...


BMI Announces Star-Studded Lineup for Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 3.29.18. BMI is pleased to announce the initial lineup for the 23rd Annual Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Key West Songwriters Festival, presented by BMI. Set for May 9-13, 2018, the Key West Songwriters Festival will feature top hitmakers alongside up-and-coming talent in venues across the island. BMI and Sony Music… Read more...


The Most Important Lines of Lyric

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From The Weekly, posted 3.19.18. Of course, every line in a lyric is important, but are some more important than others? Let’s examine several lines that serve special, unique functions because of their locations within a lyric. These are lines that can propel a lyric from “good” to “wow.” Opening Lines We get only one… Read more...