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Lolla Indie Spotlight: Jake Wesley Rogers

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From News, posted 7.19.21. A storyteller, songwriter, and visionary, Jake Wesley Rogers expresses his queer authenticity and artistry through his music. Rogers and his love for musical theater and songwriting led to his eventual signing with Justin Tranter’s Warner Records imprint, Facet Records (Tranter is notably a fellow BMI affiliate), and he turned his most… Read more...


The BMI Stage Returns to Grant Park for Lollapalooza 2021

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From News, posted 7.15.21. The celebrated destination for new music discovery will feature 24 genre-bending sets, including headlining performances by Migrant Motel, Mothica, phem and RIZ LA VIE! Read more...


BMI Celebrates the 2021 Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.10.21. Maren Morris, Laura Veltz, Halsey and Sony Music Publishing Receive Top Honors Songwriters, Publishers and Administrators of the Top 50 Songs Also Celebrated Read more...


10 Ways to Push the Creative Envelope With Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.23.19. Sometimes, playing it safe is the most dangerous thing we can do. This is especially applicable when our goal is to write songs that rise above the competition; songs that become artists’ signature songs; and songs that impact audiences and propel artists to a next level. We need to find ways… Read more...


The BMI Stage at Lolla: A Retrospective

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From News, posted 8.01.19. “I will always remember performing on the BMI stage at Lollapalooza. The energy was electric, so much fun and it was an amazing opportunity for me – it was my first festival performance as a solo artist!” – Bebe Rexha For fourteen years, BMI has been showcasing stellar lineups of promising… Read more...


What Makes a Song a Hit?

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.23.19. When I worked in the A & R Department at a major record label, and later, as production coordinator for albums by hit artists, in many cases, my ears were the first barrier that had to be crossed when a song was submitted for those acts. Almost all the songs I… Read more...


BMI Sponsors 4th Annual SONA Songwriter Summit

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From News, posted 6.08.18. BMI’s Michael Crepezzi, Krystina DeLuna and Barbie Quinn proudly represented BMI at the Songwriters of North America (SONA) Summit in Los Angeles on June 3. The standing room-only event, which BMI sponsored, featured a performance by BMI songwriter Justin Tranter, who also participated in a panel discussion about the music industry… Read more...


Mark Ronson Receives the BMI Champion Award at the 66th BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.08.18. Justin Tranter named Songwriter of the Year; “Shape of You” awarded Song of the Year; Sony/ATV Music Publishing Presented with Publisher of the Year Read more...


How to Write Non-Visual Lyrics That Engage Listeners

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.12.18. “Show—Don’t Tell” is one of the basic tenets taught in almost every songwriting class. Writing cinematic lyrics—lyrics that incorporate visual imagery that listeners can envision like a movie in their minds—is often thought of as one of the most effective ways to connect with audiences. Cinematic lyrics do not spell out… Read more...


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...


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