Check out the new issue of BMI MusicWorld, featuring advice and insight including…
Important stories for working songwriters: An NPR intern and musician/professor spark a lively debate about compensating artists and songwriters; young listeners choose streaming over buying; a Kickstarter exec offers tips for artist self-promotion; plus much more…
Phil Madeira: “I think the essence of a good song is gonna come out of paying attention to who you are.”
Elle Varner: “I think a mentor – someone you can look up to or someone who can help you through – is one of the most important things.”
Ludwig Göransson: “Focus on yourself and try to find you own sound. It’s hard to find your own sound and style when you’re young.”
Gabriel Aldort: “Your intention as a performer has to come from a pure place. If you’re not doing it for the right reasons, people sniff out the insincerity of your performance.”
From the Archives: BMI’s history, in pictures.