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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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What’s Expected of a Songwriter When it Comes to Recording Demos

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Tips for Writing “The Next Big Thing”

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What Are The Pitfalls to Avoid When Recording And Submitting a Demo?

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How to Write Songs That Are Both Personal and Universal

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What’s Holding Your Song Back?

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What a Recording Engineer Can and Should Bring to the Session

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Networking Tips for Songwriters From a Music Industry Expert

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What Are The Key Elements of a Successful Musical Theatre Piece?

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BMI Bulletin Board: May

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Tips for Recording a Compelling Demo

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3 Tips for Writing to a Title

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6 Tips for Exercising Your Songwriting Muscles

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How to Write Non-Visual Lyrics That Engage Listeners

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The Power of Post-Choruses

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What are some good ways to get publishers interested in my music?

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The Most Important Lines of Lyric

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Create Better Songs by Painting With Sound

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Strategies and Etiquette for “Writing Up”

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Do Your Songs Sound Like Today’s Hits…or Tomorrow’s?

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What’s the Relationship Between Music and Lyrics?