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Talking Evolution With Curtis Harding

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.10.18. Curtis Harding once described his music as ‘slop n’ soul’ – a name that’s as unusual as it is entirely fitting. Harding, whose intoxicating albums Soul Power (2014) and Face Your Fear (2017) blend soul, rock, blues, funk, punk and more, is himself a pastiche of wildly diverse influences: as… Read more...


Mark Ronson Receives the BMI Champion Award at the 66th BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.08.18. BMI honored internationally renowned super producer, artist, songwriter and DJ Mark Ronson last night with the BMI Champion Award at its 66th Annual BMI Pop Awards. The evening also celebrated the songwriters, publishers and administrators of the past year’s most-performed pop songs in the United States from BMI’s extensive catalogue.… Read more...


Naturally Speaking: In Conversation With Naturally 7

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From The Weekly, posted 5.01.18. To call Naturally 7 simply a vocal group is something of an understatement. To try to sum up their music as harmony-laden or acapella also falls significantly short of really capturing what they do. To accurately describe the sound and aesthetic Naturally 7 has perfected over the last 19 years,… Read more...


BMI Hits the Beach With the Best And Brightest Rising Talent for 2018 Hangout Music Festival

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From News, posted 4.18.18. BMI will set up camp on the beach for the sixth consecutive year with its next wave of top-notch breaking acts at Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, May 18-20. The three-day beach party is sure to be packed with sun, sand and song, as BMI continues… Read more...


International Hitmaker Mark Ronson to be Honored With the BMI Champion Award at 2018 BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 4.02.18. BMI is pleased to announce that internationally renowned super producer, artist, songwriter and DJ Mark Ronson will be honored with the BMI Champion Award at the 66th Annual BMI Pop Awards. Marking the first time this honor has been given out during the ceremony’s history, the five-time GRAMMY Award-winner will… 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 Songwriters Set to Deliver Electrifying Performances at 2018 SXSW

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From News, posted 3.01.18. BMI is pleased to announce its return to Austin, TX as part of the 2018 SXSW Music Conference and Festival from March 13 - 16.  Continuing a more than 30-year presence at the world-renowned music festival, BMI will once again offer festivalgoers many unique opportunities to discover the hottest emerging… 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...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 2.06.18. The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its latest class of inductees for 2018, and BMI is very proud to count six of these remarkably talented songwriters as longtime affiliates. We happily join our friends at the Hall in celebrating their amazing music. Dedicated to honoring the contributions of the composers… Read more...


Mark Batson, Faith Evans, Tory Lanez & RedOne Discuss Their Hits at BMI’S ‘HOW I WROTE THAT SONG’®

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From News, posted 1.29.18. On Saturday, January 27, BMI presented its annual pre-GRAMMY event How I Wrote That Song® (HIWTS), in partnership with the Apollo Theater, at the legendary performance hall. The audience was treated to an enlightening panel discussion that featured multi-platinum and GRAMMY award-winning music producer Mark Batson, GRAMMY award-winning R&B royalty… Read more...