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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 Write to a Music Track: The Art of Toplining

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Check Out May’s MusicWorld With Must-Read Tips

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What Makes the Perfect Demo?

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Four Reasons Songwriters Should Perform Their Songs If Possible

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Really Good Guitar Sounds, Simplified

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What to Say and Do When You Meet a Publisher for the First Time

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5 Ways to Make Your Songs More Memorable

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More Tips for Better Tracks

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Song Recycling Strategies

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Duets and Featured Artists: The Hot Trend in Recordings

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Co-Writing in Person vs. Online—the Pros and Cons

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Patchbay Primer

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“How Hard Would You Work for a Hit?”

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5 Things To Remember When Reaching Out To Someone “Cold”

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The “3 P’s” of Songwriting Success

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5 Key Virtual Networking Tips

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Top Tips From 2021 That Can Put You on the Road to Songwriting Success in 2022

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How to Place Outside Songs

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5 Steps to Getting a “YES” from Music Publishers

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4 More Tips for Instantly Better Lyrics