Hitmakers Talk Songwriting at BMI’s ‘How I Wrote That Song’

Posted in News on January 25, 2014
Pictured at BMI's
Pictured at BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles are (L-R) Back row: Dallas Davidson, Alex Da Kid, Charlie Wilson, BMI Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton and BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations & General Manager, Los Angeles, Barbara Cane. Front row: Wiz Khalifa, BMI Chief Executive Officer, Michael O'Neill and Linda Perry. Photo: Araya Diaz

Broadcast Music, Inc. presented its annual pre-GRAMMY event, “How I Wrote That Song,” on January 25, 2014, at The House of Blues West Hollywood. The panel, sponsored by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, featured a diverse mixture of hitmakers including GRAMMY-nominated writer Linda Perry, ACM and CMA award-winning wordsmith Dallas Davidson, GRAMMY-nominated MC Wiz Khalifa, GRAMMY-nominated producer Alex Da Kid and GRAMMY-nominated luminary Charlie Wilson.

The panel, moderated by Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, focused on the process of writing, producing and performing hit songs, with each panelist sharing anecdotal stories on how their greatest hits came to be.