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How to Write Song Hooks That “Hook” You in

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.09.18. The more you have, the better your chances of having a hit Read more...


The Good, the Bad and the Hits That Come From Collaboration

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.27.15. At the time this article was written every song in the top-10 on Billboard’s Pop, Country, Christian, and R & B/Hip-Hip charts was the result of collaboration. Out of forty top-10 hits, zero were created by a solo writer. I’m not insinuating that successful songs are never written by one writer;… Read more...


Legendary Holland Brothers Celebrate Million-Air Awards At BMI’s NY Office

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From News, posted 2.10.15. Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famers responsible for so many indelible moments in music history, Eddie and Brian Holland visited Broadcast Music, Inc.’s New York office to celebrate an incredible 10 million performances of their 1960s mega-hit “You Can’t Hurry Love,” as well as multiple million performance awards for “Stop In… Read more...


Mariah Carey, Drake, Lil Wayne, EMI Music Publishing & More Honored at BMI Urban Awards

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From News, posted 9.08.12. Ester Dean, Kane Beatz, Nicki Minaj and Pop Wansel also take top honors Read more...


Songwriters Hall of Fame Auction Offers Pieces of Music History

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From News, posted 6.25.09. The Songwriters Hall of Fame Silent Auction is well underway, with numerous top-shelf items up for grabs. Musical mementos and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities awaiting bids include a Joan Jett model Gibson Guitar, autographed by many of the 2009 Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony inductees, presenters, and performers, including Hal David, Jon Bon… Read more...


Crosby, Stills & Nash Enter Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 6.24.09. Holland-Dozier-Holland Receive Johnny Mercer Award Crosby, Stills & Nash numbered among the elite few inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 18 in New York. Folk-pop pioneer James Taylor officially inducted the trio after performing a medley of CSN classics including “Love the One You’re With,” “Long Time… Read more...


BMI Board Salutes Dolly Parton

From News, posted 4.18.07. BMI’s Board of Directors saluted legendary BMI songwriter Dolly Parton at its 59th annual dinner honoring the Directors of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), held April 17 in Las Vegas. Hosted by BMI Board Chairman Cecil L. Walker and BMI President & CEO Del Bryant, the dinner was held at… Read more...


R&B Pioneers Honored in Philly

From News, posted 7.09.06. BMI executives were on hand at the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's 14th Annual Pioneer Awards, held recently in the Foundation's new hometown of Philadelphia. Among the honorees were such legendary BMI artists as the late Otis Redding (Legacy Award), Thom Bell, Barbara Mason, the DelFonics and… Read more...


Carlos Santana to Be Honored as BMI Icon at 12th Annual Latin Awards

From News, posted 1.23.05. Dinner and Ceremony to Be Held April 21 in Las Vegas BMI today announced that multiple Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Carlos Santana will be honored as a BMI Icon at the music performing right organization's 12th annual Latin… Read more...


Shania Twain, Toby Keith, Casey Beathard Lead Winners at 2004 BMI Country Awards

From News, posted 11.07.04. Loretta Lynn Honored as BMI ICON BMI saluted the premier country music songwriters, artists and publishers at its 2004 Country Awards, staged last night (11/8) at the BMI offices on Music Row in Nashville. Kitty Wells, Casey Beathard; Toby Keith, Loretta Lynn; Universal Music Senior VP/GM Pat Higdon;… Read more...


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