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Worlds Collide with Dean Dillon and Sundance Head

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19. They came from two very different worlds: Dean Dillon, from east Tennessee, and Jason “Sundance” Head – from Porter, Texas. Dean hitchhiked to Nashville in the early ‘70s and knocked on every door on Music Row to get people to listen to his songs. He recorded multiple studio albums and… Read more...


Hitmaker Aaron Watson Celebrates 20 Years of Making — and Releasing — Music His Way

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19. Aaron Watson learned about the power of music at a young age. His father, a Vietnam War veteran, sought comfort in music, and Aaron grew up listening to his dad’s records, gaining an early appreciation for songcraft and strong melodies. He started penning his own songs at a young age,… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its Songwriters at 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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From News, posted 6.18.19. BMI is very proud of its affiliates honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 50th Annual Induction & Award Gala, held June 13 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. BMI songwriters inducted into the prestigious institution this year included Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall, and recent BMI Troubadour… Read more...


BMI Brings a Taste of Nashville to Hotel Association Gathering in Richmond

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From News, posted 6.17.19. Awarding winning BMI songwriter and Nashville artist Jason White brought his unique blend of country, pop and blues to the summer meeting of the International Society of Hotel Associations held recently (6/11) at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. White, an accomplished independent artist himself, performed some of his original material… Read more...


BMI Hosts Colin Elmore and A Thousand Horses for BMI’s Rooftop on the Row

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From News, posted 6.16.19. On Wednesday night, May 15, BMI served up its second installment of the popular Rooftop on the Row series with Colin Elmore and A Thousand Horses. Both bands provided a rousing soundtrack to an evening with Nashville’s ever-changing skyline as the backdrop. Sony Nashville recording artist Colin Elmore kicked off… Read more...


BMI Takes CMA Fest 2019 By Storm

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From News, posted 6.08.19. On June 7th, BMI wrapped up another great year at CMA Fest. Taking over the Maui Jim Stage on Thursday afternoon, the BMI Tailgate continued with it’s storied past, featuring top-notch performances from buzz-worthy up-and-comers House Whiskey, Colin Elmore, Dan Smalley, and Josh Phillips. On Friday and Saturday, BMI curated… Read more...


BMI Ushers In Festival Season with Annual Acoustic Brunch

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From News, posted 6.06.19. On June 5th, industry tastemakers gathered on the BMI Rooftop for the third annual Acoustic Brunch. The event serves as the kickoff for a marathon two weeks in Nashville centering on CMA Music Fest and Bonnaroo. The curated event kicked off with Monument recording artist Alex Hall and wrapped with… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy Summer 2019 Workshop Starting July 1

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From News, posted 6.03.19. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s summer workshop intensive starting on Monday, July 1. The workshop is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the workshop’s Advanced Song Craft Method™… Read more...


Two Powerful BMI Songwriter Performances Highlight Annual Gathering of Media Finance Executives

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From News, posted 5.23.19. BMI presented a “musical double-header” at the Media Financial Management Association’s 2019 Media Finance Focus, curating BMI songwriter performances at two of the conference’s premier events. The annual convention, which took place recently (5/19-5/22) in New Orleans and attracts finance executives from all of the major radio, television and cable… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Bring the Heat to 2019 Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 5.16.19. The Key West Songwriters Festival, now in its 24th year, was once again an experience to remember for everyone who attended. Year after year, BMI brings Nashville’s best talent to the island for five days of music by established songwriters, as well as up-and-comers. The rowdy week of performances kicked… Read more...