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5 Tips to Rebound, Reset, and Reinvigorate Your Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.19.21. For most of us, 2020 will rank as one of the most tumultuous years of our lifetime. The restrictions, losses, and fears caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the emotions stirred up in the political and social arenas, touched virtually everyone—and creative people were hit extra hard. Songwriters, musicians, singers,… Read more...


“Amazed” Songwriter Aimee Mayo Shares Her Unexpected Journey to Hitmaker

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.19.21. The lauded songwriter releases her memoir, Talking to the Sky, likening the book writing process to “writing a song for 15 years.” Read more...


BMI Salutes its Songwriters and Composers Included in National Recording Registry

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From News, posted 3.21.19. “The National Recording Registry honors the music that enriches our souls, the voices that tell our stories and the sounds that mirror our lives,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden as she named the 25 new recordings to be added to the National Recording Registry for 2018. The recordings, eight of… Read more...


Billboard Honors BMI’s Alison Smith, Cyndi Lauper, SZA & Kacey Musgraves at 2018 Women in Music

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From News, posted 12.07.18. Billboard held its annual Women in Music event on Thursday, December 6, at Pier 36 in New York City, celebrating several talented BMI songwriters and BMI Executive Vice President, Distribution, Publisher Relations & Administration Services, Alison Smith, along with others whose impact on the music industry is indisputable. Longtime BMI singer/songwriter… Read more...


How to Write a Song That’s Fun to Listen to—and Fun to Sing

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18. When it was suggested I write about songs that are fun to sing, the jukebox in my brain instantly thought of “The Name Game” (recorded by Shirley Ellis, written by Lincoln Chase and Shirley Elliston). Anyone of a certain age remembers plugging his or her name into the formula,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 Drama Desk Award Winners

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From News, posted 6.04.18. BMI applauds its affiliates Yolanda Adams, Jonathan Coulton, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend and They Might Be Giants for their work on SpongeBob SquarePants, which took home the prestigious Drama Desk award for Outstanding Musical last night at Town Hall in Manhattan. This year’s Drama Desk awards considered shows that opened on… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 Tony Nominees

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From News, posted 5.01.18. The 2018 Tony nods are out and several BMI affiliates are poised to win big. The prestigious awards will be presented Sunday, June 10, at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Catch it live at 8:00 Eastern/7:00 Central on CBS. Here are the BMI nominees. Congratulations and good luck to all!… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 2.06.18. The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its latest class of inductees for 2018, and BMI is very proud to count six of these remarkably talented songwriters as longtime affiliates. We happily join our friends at the Hall in celebrating their amazing music. Dedicated to honoring the contributions of the composers and… 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...


BMI Icon Willie Nelson Honored By Library of Congress With Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

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From News, posted 11.19.15. Willie Nelson, legendary BMI Icon and writer of Patsy Cline’s unforgettable signature hit, “Crazy,” among many other incomparable works, was the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington, D.C. last night. Nelson, who’s 60-year career includes seven GRAMMY Awards as well as the GRAMMY… Read more...


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