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BMI Congratulates Documentary Emmy Award Nominees Gary Lionelli and Alan Menken

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From News, posted 7.28.21. The nominations are in and two multi-award-winning BMI composers are poised to take the crown for Outstanding Music Composition at the 42nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards: Gary Lionelli for his score to HBO’s The Soul of America and Alan Menken for his work on the Disney+ Howard documentary. The… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Willow Kayne on Her Nomination for Ivor Novello Rising Star Award With Apple Music

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From News, posted 7.27.21. BMI proudly congratulates Willow Kayne,* who has been nominated for this year’s Ivor Novello Rising Star Award With Apple Music.  Celebrating young British and Irish talent who demonstrate exceptional potential and ambition, the Rising Star Award was introduced last year – the first new category to be added to the Ivors… Read more...


More Quick Mix Fix Tips

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From The Weekly, posted 7.27.21. Some further ideas for getting the best final mix possible, from digitally fixing recording flubs to ridding tracks of extraneous noises, and more. Read more...


BMI Latin Songwriters Dazzle at Fan-Based Premios Juventud 2021

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From News, posted 7.23.21. BMI is once again exceptionally proud of its Latin songwriters singled out for their impactful contributions to the world of Latin music, last night, at the fan-based Premios Juventud at the Watsco Center in Miami. The exciting evening of song and celebration, the 2021 edition of this awards show underscored the… Read more...


July’s MusicWorld is Filled With Great Reads

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From News, posted 7.23.21. In this issue: What’s Hot—and What’s Not In Songwriting Industry Leader Kara DioGuardi: A Born Mentor Piano Virtuoso Arthur Hanlon Finds Magic in the Music BMI Celebrates its 2021 Film, TV & Visual Media Awards Plus much, much more! Read more...


What’s Hot—and What’s Not In Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.23.21. I was recently asked how the tools and techniques I teach today differ from those I have taught in the past. Have I noticed any recent changes in successful songs and in the processes of writing them? I looked back over the thirty years that I have been teaching songwriting, and… Read more...


Kara DioGuardi: A Born Mentor

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.23.21. From judging talent on “American Idol” to running her own publishing company, DioGuardi redefines what it means to be an industry leader Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize Nominees

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From News, posted 7.22.21. BMI congratulates all our members who have received a nomination for the Hyundai Mercury Prize 2021. The award recognizes artistic achievement across a range of contemporary music genres by selecting the ‘Albums of the Year’ from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The nominations include the talented Arlo Parks. Raised in London,… Read more...


“Dynamite” Explodes With 1 Billion Streams on Spotify

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From News, posted 7.22.21. BMI award-winning songwriters Jessica Agombar and David Stewart’s song “Dynamite,” recorded by superstar act BTS, has blown up the charts, surpassing 1 billion streams on Spotify since its release in August, 2020 – an amazing feat that typically takes years to accomplish. As the Korean band’s first English single, “Dynamite” simultaneously… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Babyface’s Song Camp with Star-Studded Mixer

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From News, posted 7.21.21. The stars came out in Atlanta, on July 7, as the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop team hosted the Babyface Writing Camp Mixer to support Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds’ Discovery Song Camp. This year’s iteration of the event featured two notable BMI affiliates hosting, the chart-topping Atlanta-based duo, Ayo N Keyz, who are the groundbreaking… Read more...


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