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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...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 3.01.18. The Academy of Country Music has announced this year’s award nominees and many talented BMI songwriters are again taking center stage. Leading the BMI pack is Thomas Rhett with 6 nominations; Keith Urban with 5; Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris, each with 4; and Little Big Town and Midland, each… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its CMA Triple Play Award Winners

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From News, posted 2.27.18. On Tuesday, February 20, the Nashville music community gathered at Marathon Music Works to honor this year’s CMA Triple Play Award winners. The Triple Play Awards honor country music songwriters who have penned three #1 songs within a twelve-month period based on the Country Aircheck, Billboard Country Airplay, and Billboard… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Maren Morris and Co-Writers of Her First #1, “I Could Use A Love Song”

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From News, posted 2.22.18. Last night, GRAMMY Award-winning BMI songwriter Maren Morris gathered with family and friends to celebrate her first number one song,” I Could Use A Love Song.” The private party was hosted by ASCAP and BMI, and was held at the Crying Wolf in East Nashville. Written by Morris, BMI songwriter… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Thomas Rhett’s No. 1s “Craving You” and “Unforgettable”

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From News, posted 2.16.18. ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett commemorated his eighth and ninth career No. 1 hits yesterday as he gathered with friends and family to celebrate his latest chart-toppers. The party, hosted by BMI and ASCAP, was held at Von Elrod’s in Nashville and honored the platinum-selling “Craving You”… Read more...


BMI Supports Next Session of Song Arts Academy’s Songwriters Workshop Intensive - Starting March 5

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From News, posted 2.08.18. Song Arts Academy’s new workshop intensive begins Monday, March 5. Song Arts Academy is a proven and unique learning destination, taught by NYU and New School songwriting faculty member Billy Sideman. Past songwriting participants trained in the SAA Critiquing Method include Rachel Platten, Bebe Rexha, GRAMMY-winners Carlos Escalona and Marc… Read more...