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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 Makes a Song a Worldwide Phenomenon?

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Best Advice for Songwriters? Keep Writing.

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Tracking Backing Vocals

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What Are The Three Most Important Attributes a Songwriter Needs to be Successful?

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Vinyl 101: How to Make a Traditional Two-Sided Vinyl 45 Single

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5 Ways to Get “Lucky” With Your Songs

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Setting Attainable Songwriting Goals

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Reaching the “Clicking Point”: 10 Tips from Morgan Page

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Best of ‘MusicWorld’ 2019

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Best of ‘The Weekly’ 2019

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Three Goals to Keep in Mind For Aspiring Songwriters in The New Year

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4 Career “Don’ts” Songwriters Should Keep in Mind

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5 Things I’ve Learned as a Songwriter

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The Art of the Edit: How to Bring Out the Best in Your Songs

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What Technical Skills Do Film, TV and Visual Media Composers Need to Be Successful in Today’s Industry

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10 Ways to Push the Creative Envelope With Your Songs

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How Can I Get Publishers Interested in My Music?

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Producers, Songwriters, and Recording Artists: What Each Can Contribute

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5 Tips for Coping When Your Songs Are Rejected

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5 Ways to Be a Better Collaborator