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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...


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...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 1.29.18. The 60th GRAMMY Awards returned to New York City, last night, for the first time since 2003, for a special anniversary celebration on the hallowed stage of Madison Square Garden. BMI songwriters from across the genre spectrum were on hand to claim their well-earned accolades for some of the year’s… Read more...


‘Complexity is Overrated’: Songwriter/Producer David Pramik on Getting the GRAMMYS’ Attention

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From News, posted 1.22.18. It’s a muggy January morning in LA as I drive to our local Valley diner, where for the past five years, songwriter/producer David Pramik and I have met to talk about music, the industry, and his career. And despite the low cloud cover and heaviness in the air, the day… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Ralph Carney

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From News, posted 12.19.17. BMI is saddened by the passing of eclectic saxophone and clarinet virtuoso Ralph Carney. During his more than four-decade career, Carney recorded seven acclaimed solo albums while also doing session work with such icons as Tom Waits and Elvis Costello, as well as the B-52’s, Galaxie 500, Yo La Tengo,… Read more...


Eighteen Forever: In Conversation With Rock Legend Alice Cooper

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From News, posted 11.20.17. Arguably the singular embodiment of rock’n’roll’s darker side, Alice Cooper – as both band, initially, and later as an individual – deftly meshed elements of psychedelia, vaudeville, horror theatrics, camp and pure turbo-charged rock fury, creating an indelible mark on contemporary popular music throughout his five-decade career. While Cooper pre-dates… Read more...


Jay Kay and Top Songwriters Honored at 2017 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.09.17. BMI tonight proudly honored internationally-celebrated musician and songwriter Jay Kay (of Jamiroquai) with the BMI President’s Award at the 2017 BMI London Awards. Music industry guests including Naughty Boy, Foals and Bipolar Sunshine filled London’s Dorchester hotel to celebrate UK and European songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs… Read more...