Songwriting/production team The Clutch participated in BMI’s “The Art of Songwriting” panel, held April 2 at Emory University in Atlanta. Members Keri Hilson (Britney Spear’s “Gimme More”), Ezekiel Lewis ( Omarion’s “Ice Box”), j.Que ( Usher’s “Yeah!”), Candice Nelson (Mary J. Blige’s “Take Me As I Am”) and Balewa Muhammad (Ciara’s “Like A Boy”) discussed the strategies and creative force behind successful songwriting. Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, moderated the discussion. Directly preceding the panel, Byron Wright, BMI Associate Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, presented BMI 101, a brief introduction to BMI’s core goals, its role in the music industry and how to join the organization.
Keri Hilson; Balewa Muhammad; Candice Nelson; BMI Associate Director Writer/Publisher Relations Byron Wright, BMI Vice President Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton; j.Que; Ezekiel Lewis.
Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis, j.Que, Keri Hilson, Balewa Muhammad.