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Career Advice for Songwriters


How to Write, Record & Pitch Your Songs


One of our roles at BMI is to nurture the creation of music and help songwriters and composers be the best they can be. In addition to the many programs that BMI supports through various educational outlets, we hope you find that these articles also provide guidance in your careers. Good luck and enjoy!

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How to Improve Your Editing Skills…And Your Songs

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Are Your Songs Too Repetitious – or Not Repetitious Enough?

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3 More Things I’ve Learned as a Songwriter

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Which Recording Mixes Do You Need to Increase Your Odds of Getting a Song Cut?

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Mic Moves: The Right Placement for Your Songs

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5 Tips to Help Find Good Homes for Your Songs

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Three Rules for Contacting Anyone in the Music Business

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Tracking Alternatives – Which Recording Formats Are Right for You?

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Does Your Song Have a Compelling Intro?

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5 Tips to Rebound, Reset, and Reinvigorate Your Songwriting

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3 More Ways Technology Can Change Your Life as a Songwriter

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MusicWorld’s Best Songwriting and Recording Tips of 2020

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2 More Big Mistakes Songwriters Make

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Three MORE Ways Follow-Through Pays Off

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Change That Tune – The Art of Re-Arranging Your Songs

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The Most Important Trait for Songwriters and Recording Artists - Persistence

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Percussion Primer – Tips for Adding Hooky Rhythms to Your Music Tracks

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3 More Quick Tips for Your Rough Recordings

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Using Chords and Modulations as Musical Hooks in Your Songs

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How Songwriting Makes You A Better Innovator