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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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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

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Song Arts Academy’s Billy Seidman on “The Elements of Song Craft”

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How to Avoid and Resolve Conflicts Between Songwriting Collaborators

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How to Make a Socially Distanced Music Performance Video

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When Recording Your Songs, Fix Your Mix Position!

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The 5 Skills You Need to Be a Successful Music Publisher

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How (and Why) to Rewrite Your Melodies

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When it Comes to Song Titles, Don’t Hit the Nail Too Squarely on the Head

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5 Tips for Making Your Lyrics Stand Out

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Writing Songs in Times of Crisis

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Tips for Livestreaming Your Music from Home

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Hot Tips for Sending Your Song Tracks Via File Transfer

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Songwriter Jesse Malin on Staying Creative in NYC Right Now

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What Can Songwriters Do to Stay Motivated & Creative at This Time?