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BMI Salutes its Top Songwriters for the 2021 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.15.21. Jesse Frasure named Songwriter of the Year; “One of Them Girls” by Dallas Davidson and Ben Johnson receives Song of the Year; Sony Music Publishing and Warner Chappell Music tie for Publisher of the Year; 50 most-performed Country songs of the previous year also celebrated Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2021 London Award Winners

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From News, posted 10.11.21. Rising star Arlo Parks receives the BMI Impact Award; Renowned songwriter/producer Inflo honoured with the BMI Champion Award; “Before You Go” co-written by Tom Barnes is Song of the Year; Million-Air, Top Pop and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards also announced. Read more...


“Bring Me Something New”—What Song Publishers Really Mean

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.19.21. I recently forwarded three songs to a list of publishers who have agreed to listen to songs that I screen. One of the publishers responded, “This song is very well written and commercial. But I’ve already got this kind of stuff by the dozens. Seems that most writers are all caught… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2020 London Awards Winners

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From News, posted 10.05.20. “Dancing With A Stranger” by Sam Smith and Normani named Song of the Year; Bernie Marsden, Caroline Ailin, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, EY, Gary Kemp, Kamille and Niall Horan among the Honourees; Million-Air, Top Pop and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards also announced. Read more...


Using Chords and Modulations as Musical Hooks in Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.24.20. The chords we choose to accompany our melodies not only contribute to the flavor of our songs, they can provide some of those magical musical moments that make our songs hooky, exceptional, and unforgettable. To keep our listeners’ attention we need to include hooks, elements that are catchy and memorable, not… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Win Big at 2017 ACMs

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From News, posted 4.03.17. It was all about Country last night in Las Vegas with big wins for BMI songwriters at the Academy of Country Music Awards. The star-studded 52nd annual ceremony was also chock full of mesmerizing performances by BMI superstars Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, Cole… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.16.17. On April 2, in Las Vegas, the Academy of Country Music will air its 52nd awards ceremony on CBS, and BMI writers are situated to win big again this year! Leading the pack of BMI ACM nominees for 2017 are: Keith Urban with seven nods, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris each… Read more...


BMI Writers Take Major GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.27.16. After another prolific year of incredible music, BMI songwriters made a strong showing in the nominations for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, slated to be presented Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Earning multiple nods across the prestigious Recording Academy accolade’s 84 separate categories, the 2016… Read more...


Rewind With BMI’s 2016 Songs of the Year

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From News, posted 12.27.16. Every year BMI celebrates the immense talent of our affiliates over the course of eight different awards shows. The coveted Song of the Year award, which is given to the track that received the most performances within that genre, salutes the songwriter’s ability to dominate the airwaves. Here’s a chance to… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2016 CMA Winners

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From News, posted 11.03.16. BMI affiliates racked up several big wins at the 50th annual CMA Awards, held last night in Nashville, with Carrie Underwood taking home her fourth trophy for Female Vocalist of the Year and Eric Church winning Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood. Single and Song of the Year honors also… Read more...


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