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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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Choosing a Studio for Hire

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How Pitching Your Songs and Learning Your Craft Work Together

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Perfecting a Live Performance

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Increase Your Sync Licensing

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Top Songwriting Tips from 2023

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Bottom Feeding: Best Practices for Recording & Mixing Bass

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The “Power of Hybrids”

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3 Benefits of Using Metaphors in Your Lyrics

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Recording Formats Revisited

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5 Suggestions for Productive Tracking Sessions

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How Co-Writing Improves All Collaboration

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Focus on Vocals

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5 Things I Wish I Had Known About Writing Successful Songs

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Listening Variations

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Tap Into Your Creativity with The Help of The Haiku

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10 Ways to Wake Up Your Muse

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5 Lessons I’ve Learned About the Songwriting Business

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Understanding the Art of Mastering

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Are Your Songs “WOW”—or Just “Good?”: A Checklist

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Getting Your Music Ready for the Masses