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Speed Dating for Songwriters Returns to New York

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From News, posted 1.23.20. BMI first conceived of its in-demand initiative Speed Dating for Songwriters™ as an experiment in creative alchemy. While the initial spark between collaborators is a crucial ingredient to any musical endeavor, it can sometimes be an elusive, intangible element. By handpicking a select group of promising songwriters and bringing them together… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath

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From News, posted 1.21.20. BMI is saddened by the passing of tenor saxophonist and jazz great, Jimmy Heath. Having achieved the highest honor bestowed upon a jazz musician, the title of NEA Jazz Master, Heath was known for his lively and playful compositions and arrangements, expertly and seamlessly knowing exactly where and when to play… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 1.17.20. The Songwriters Hall of Fame unveiled its list of inductees for 2020, and once again, BMI is very proud to count members of this august class of music creators as its own. Initially conceived to honor and celebrate the work of songwriters, composers and lyricists responsible for the world’s most beloved… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy’s New Workshop Intensive Starting Feb 17

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From News, posted 1.17.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s next workshop intensive starting Monday, February 17. The workshop is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the workshop’s “Advanced Song Craft Method”™ include Bebe… Read more...


Start off the New Year With New Tips in ‘MusicWorld’

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From News, posted 1.16.20. In this issue… Vinyl 101 – Dave Simons gives advice on making a traditional single Insights for success from GRAMMY-nominated DJ/producer/songwriter Morgan Page Exhuming the Blues: ‘Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969’ 50 Years Later Highlights From BMI’s 5th Annual Maui Songwriters Festival Plus much more… Read more...


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

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.15.20. Given that we can all upload and distribute our music to any number of digital platforms quickly and cheaply, why even bother with a physical record anymore? Though it may seem antiquated, there are still plenty of music fans who want a tangible product (other than a cold compact disc, that… Read more...


Jeff Beal’s “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” Performed in LA – Ticket Discount for BMI Members!

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From News, posted 1.14.20. BMI members have been offered the unique opportunity to buy tickets at a 20% discount to the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s January 26 performance of award-winning BMI composer Jeff Beal’s new score to FW Murnau’s 1927 classic film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. For more information on what will certainly… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: January 2020

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.14.20. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers Read more...


5 Ways to Get “Lucky” With Your Songs

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From News, posted 1.14.20. Early on in my songwriting journey, my father used to ask me, “What’s the chance of your songs becoming a hit? A million to one?” I explained that while it’s true that not everyone who dreams of topping the charts will achieve his or her goal, songwriting success is not… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 Oscar Nominees

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From News, posted 1.13.20. The nods for this year’s Oscars are in, with BMI composers and songwriters in the majority to take home the coveted trophies. Winners will be announced February 9, 2020, from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with a live broadcast at 8PM EST/5PM PT on ABC. Congratulations to all! Here are… Read more...


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