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Four Reasons Songwriters Should Perform Their Songs If Possible

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From The Weekly, posted 5.24.22. I’m aware that some songwriters neither sing nor play an instrument, however, the vast majority do at least a little of both. And while I would never recommend doing something that would be discouraging or possibly put you or your songs in a bad light, I think that there are some… Read more...


BMI and IHeartRadio Partner on Inaugural Songwriter Festival in Southeast Florida

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From News, posted 5.23.22. BMI partnered with iHeartRadio in the southeastern coast of Florida to present the 1st Annual Treasure Coast Songwriters Festival featuring 16 BMI songwriters performing at 3 local venues that have been long time BMI licensees. Pirates Cove Resort & Marina and Manatee Island Bar & Grill in Stuart, along with the… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2022 Ivors With Apple Music Award Winners

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From News, posted 5.20.22. This year’s Ivor Novello Awards, held at Grosvenor House in London on Thursday, had several of BMI’s most talented affiliates taking top honours. Representing the most impactful accomplishments in songwriting and composing, the prestigious awards are presented to music creators by their peers from within the United Kingdom. Highlights included Forever… Read more...


BMI Congratulates the Winners of the 70th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards

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From News, posted 5.18.22. The BMI Foundation, in collaboration with BMI, has announced seven young classical composers, ages 19 to 28, as winners of the 70th annual BMI Student Composer Awards. This year’s ceremony was held yesterday at Tribeca 360 and winners were announced by the Chair of the BMI Student Composer Awards,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2022 Americana Honors & Awards Nominees

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From News, posted 5.17.22. The coveted Americana Honors & Awards nominations are out with several BMI songwriters poised to win big. Brandi Carlile leads the pack with three nods this year in the major categories of Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. The ceremony will be held once… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2022 Blues Music Award Winners and BHoF Inductees

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From News, posted 5.17.22. BMI proudly congratulates its affiliates who won this year’s Blues Music Awards (BMAs), as well as those who were inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. The renowned awards show took place at the newly renovated Cook Convention Center in Memphis earlier this month. In addition to the Company’s membership in… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Premios Tu Música Urbano Nominees

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From News, posted 5.16.22. BMI is very proud to congratulate its many Latin affiliates singled out as nominees for the Premios Tu Música Urbano, celebrating the very best in Urban music and its fusions with other genres like pop and tropical that are growing worldwide. Among BMI’s nominated songwriters, Rauw Alejandro leads with 11 nods,… Read more...


Renowned Composer Brian Tyler Named a BMI Icon at 2022 BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

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From News, posted 5.11.22. Read more...


Songwriting Legends Carole Bayer Sager and Mike Stoller Honored as BMI Icons at 2022 BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.11.22. Read more...


How to Create the Perfect Lyric Sheet

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From The Weekly, posted 5.09.22. When we present a song to a music industry professional, whether in person or via the internet, it is always a good idea to have a lyric sheet available. At a face-to-face meeting, ask whether the listener would like to follow along with a lyric sheet. When sending songs via the… Read more...


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